The Benefits of Supporting and Buying Art From Independent Artists

The Benefits of Supporting and Buying Art From Independent Artists

Have you ever stopped to think about the impact your purchases can make on your community?

For most of us, when we buy things like toothpaste or fuel for our cars, we don’t think twice before we swipe our credit cards. However, when the time comes to purchase something creative, like art, where you choose to buy a piece from can make an enormous difference to the person that made it.

When you buy from independent artists, you’re helping to support creatives who may struggle to get their work seen in a market overcrowded with mass-produced products. So, by buying from them, you can help these artists continue to create and share their talents with the world. It’s a win-win situation; you receive something truly special, and you get to make a difference in the lives of these artists.” However, the benefits don’t stop there.

Give Back to your Local Community

Purchasing art from local or independent creators is not only a great way to add personal and unique touches to your home and life, but it also has the added benefit of giving back to the community. When you purchase artwork, crafts, or other creations from local artists, you are directly supporting the local economy and helping to create opportunities for these artists to continue to create and share their work. 

Local artists often have a strong connection to their community, and their work often reflects the unique culture and history of the area. So, by buying art from these creators, you are helping to preserve and celebrate the character and diversity of your local area.

One-of-a-Kind Works of Art

Many independent artists are more than happy to accept commissioned work, giving you a way to express the vision you have in your head while supporting the creator along the way. 

Artists are often willing and excited to work with you to create something specifically tailored to your tastes and needs. So, whether you’re looking for a unique piece of artwork to hang in your home, stickers, or a bespoke piece of clothing to wear to a special event, independent and local artists can carefully accommodate your requests and create something meaningful just for you.

Show your Support and Appreciation for your Favorite Artists.

For independent artists, their creations are more than just a means to make money; instead an extension of who they are. Their style, personality, and values are expressed in their work. So, when you buy independent artwork, you’re supporting their creative dreams and passions while also bringing a little piece of their unique perspective into your own life. Nothing gives an artist more satisfaction than knowing that their works resonate with others, so if you decide to buy artwork from an independent creator, letting them know how much you appreciate what they do will mean the world to them.

Where can you Support Independent Artists?

Looking to support independent artists and give back to the community? Check out the Art For Your Cause online art marketplace! Unlike other online art stores, AFYC doesn’t leave its artists starving. The Proceeds from each purchase are divided in four ways: 50% goes into production costs, 20% goes back to the artist, 20% goes to AFYC and 10% goes to support our Creator Grants through our nonprofit Causability. Check out what Art For Your Cause has to offer today!

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