The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on all our lives and the economy. As our city starts trying to regain some type of normalcy I hope that we make the effort to support small independent business. I’m sure you’ve seen all the posts telling you how the big box stores and chains will survive, but it’s the small businesses that need our help. This holds true for local artists as well. Art galleries, studios, spring and summer studio tours and shows have all been cancelled. This has been a hard blow for our local artists.
Many galleries are offering online services. Even though many in the art world say an online viewing cannot replace the firsthand experience of encountering a painting or a sculpture in person, more and more collectors are getting comfortable with the online gallery experience. When you visit an online gallery people don’t have to know you’re looking. You don’t even have to buy art to look at the Online Gallery, but if something interests you then it’s the first step in making contact with the artists and arranging a private viewing.
Birthdays, Father’s Day, weddings and anniversaries are still happening, even while we are social distancing. If you are shopping for unique gifts of art, then we encourage you to support our local artists. With the National Capital Network of Sculptors Online Gallery, you can select from over 50 original works that start as low as $15. The artists are listed in alphabetical order so it’s easy to find your favourite artist or just scroll through the photos. If there is something that you are interested in, you contact the artist directly and the work is either shipped or delivered, or you can make arrangements for a private and safe viewing. No commissions, no fees, 100% of the sale goes to the artist.
Stay safe and support our local artists