Where is the fun?
Are you a person that thinks “Finding the Fun at an Art Gallery” is an Oxymoron?
Would you rather scrape paint off of siding rather than spend an hour in an art muesum?
I completely understand because I would not want to give up my comfortable seat in front of my favorite TV show to venture into an art galleries unless I had my own watercolor paintings hanging on the wall. As much as I love to see the variety of artwork, I feel intimidated by the gaze of a gallery attendent who knows I probably could not purchase anything other than a note card.
I feel bad that I am reluctant to go to galleries because as an artist, I am more interested in showing my watercolor paintings than selling them. I don’t make art to be hidden away, I make art to unleash childlike wonder, stimulate curiousity, trigger a memory or spark joy in the Beholder. So how do I convince you that visiting an art gallery is worth moving past your fears and finding the fun.
- Cheap source of entertainment: Generally art galleries are free. You can see thousands of dollars worth of artwork for nothing.
- Be the first to discover a famous artist: You never know, maybe today’s art will be famous and you can claim you saw it back at the beginning.
- Quiet place for meditation: Having a hard time finding a quiet place, galleries often have soft music in the background and the artwork can shift you mind from the objective to the subjective quickly
- Stimulate Creativity: The art Beholder is a co-creator with the artist. The Beholder brings their past into the interpretation of the artwork and creates their own story, this helps boost creativity in general.
- Emotional knowledge: You can learn a lot about yourself by checking how you are emotionally transformed by different types of art.
- Support Small Business: Even you never buy anything at a gallery, it is likely you will share your experience with others who may in turn visit and purchase something.
Are You Convinced?
I am so glad you have decided visiting an art gallery might be a good idea. Now how can you start finding the fun? Stay tuned, I will will tackle that in my next blog (in about a week).
I would love to hear from you, please provide your comments on “Why should I visit an Art Gallery” below.
P. S. I will be showing my watercolor paintings at a Pop-up Gallery in Madison Wi starting November 19, 2021. I guarantee there will be no intimidation entering this gallery.