Are you ready to start selling your art online? There are several ways to get started, and it’s not as overwhelming as you may think! We’ve put together two lists to make it easy for you to start selling your art online. The first is a list of our favorite online art marketplaces, and the second is a list of the top artist website platforms we recommend. As you grow your art business you will also want to check out the resources we have available on the various print-on-demand options available to artists: Ultimate Guide to Print-on-Demand Resources. If you’re brand new to selling art online, check out our Start Here page.
Top Marketplaces to Sell Art Online
- Artfire – A little bit like Etsy, ArtFire is a marketplace, craft, and maker community where people from around the world come together to buy, sell and interact. Forums and articles keep buyers and sellers in the loop. Related: Selling Your Art Online: Advice from 3 Online Gallery Leaders.
- Artplode – On Artplode galleries, dealers, artists, and collectors can list art for a low one-off fee of $60 per artwork for advertising. No commission is charged to buyers or sellers. Artworks must be priced at $1000+ to be offered for sale on Artplode.
- Artsy – A massive, venture-funded online gallery that sells art from thousands of artists from all over the world. “Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. We are a resource for art collecting and education.” They even have an app!
- CafePress – Turn your art into unique products and get featured on the site without having to worry about managing an online storefront.
- Ebay – The world’s largest auction site. Follow @ebayart on Twitter to get a good idea of what kind of art does well on Ebay. Related: How to Sell Your Art on eBay.
- Etsy – A well-known site catering to a community of artists who make handcrafted pieces. Related: How to Sell Your Art on Etsy.
- FineArtAmerica.com – Sell prints at any price you want to set. Fine Art America handles the logistics of fulfilling each order.
- Imagekind – An online marketplace offering artists a place to sell their art with print-on-demand, high-quality printing and framing options, a supportive community, and marketing tips. Related: Imagekind Power Selling Tips.
- Saatchi Art – Saatchi Art is an online art marketplace through which artists can sell both prints and originals. It’s free to sign up to sell, and Saatchi handles shipping — the artist pays for the packaging. Saatchi takes a 35% commission on each piece sold. Artists of all mediums can sell on Saatchi, and can even use the platform to offer commissions.
- Artspan is a hybrid that’s been in business since 1999. They offer an integrated eCommerce platform for your own website as well as a dedicated online art marketplace. Artists pay a monthly fee ranging from around $11 to around $26 based on the package. They offer a free “Live Preview” feature that allows buyers web-browser access to see how the art will look in their own space.
- Zatista is an online marketplace for artists to sell their original work. Artists are selected via scheduled rounds of curation, keeping the overall quality higher than other online art marketplaces, but it does mean you’ll have to apply to join and wait for the next round of curation. Zatista takes 45% commission but there are no listing or membership fees.
- Artfinder is a curated online art marketplace that requires an application with multiple examples of your work. There are a variety of seller plans available with different commissions taken out depending on the plan chosen. Artfinder sells original art and limited edition prints only.
- UGallery – According to UGallery, their “mission is to “democratize” the process of selling artwork by connecting artists directly with collectors.” UGallery is a juried platform with an application process that ensures that all art sold through the website maintains a high standard of excellence. They cater specifically to emerging and mid-career artists looking to get out from under the shadow of the traditional gallery system.
- Pictorem sells print on demand reproductions and handles all the printing costs. Artists can create an online gallery of their work, determine the price of their art, and keep all the proceeds without commission taken out.
- Singulart is a curated online art gallery that provides digital sales tools for their artists and handles all payment, insurance, shipping, and delivery. Artists must apply to join Singulart, and they favor artists who already have some level of recognition.
Top Website Platforms for Artists
Although art marketplaces are useful, we always recommend that artists sell primarily from their own website. This allows you to retain customer information for future communication and marketing, and also eliminates having to give a percentage to a third party website on commission. Here are our top 5 picks for website platforms for artists. These choices are based on our own experience as well as an extensive website survey we conducted with dozens of professional artists.
- Squarespace: Squarespace offers a free trial and extensive documentation. They make building a website very easy. Among artists we surveyed in 2018, nearly a quarter of them preferred Squarespace for creating their website. The Abundant Artist offers a course that will help you plan your website and gather your branding and marketing materials in preparation for building. Check out Artist Websites That Sell.
- WordPress: More than 10% of our surveyed artists liked the hosted WordPress solution the best. More than 60% of responses said that WordPress.com is easy to use and inexpensive. But when we asked what people dislike, the most common responses were that there is a steep learning curve. This leads us to believe that many WordPress.com users are more tech savvy than the average user. Read about why we most often recommend the Divi theme for use with WordPress.
- Shopify: Shopify offers arguably the most powerful eCommerce experience on the web. They also integrate with nearly every third party marketing tool available. See our review of Shopify.
- FASO (Fine Art Studios Online): FASO has been around for a long time, with a customer satisfaction rating of 4.62 out of 5, largely because of their origins. Their templates are designed for artists and they have artists staffing their support lines. The downside is their templates can be inflexible and don’t connect well with third party services.
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Mike Cullen says
You might also like http://www.zenfolio.com
Like ImageKind, but I think the interface is a lot classier!
http://www.Exquisiteartz.co.uk also sells art
This is a very cool site
You can customize your artwork online
Sell-your-art.com is a free classified style site.
This site has helped me sell many of my work.
You could try the website http://www.malfarin.com
They have an amazing collection and feel.
Another great site is http://www.bylocalartists.com It’s completely free to sign up and post. Your fans can follow you and get updates when you post new art.
Ula Davitt says
To really sell art, artists need to be well positioned online and make a show at least one time a year. This is what LocalArtStars.com do. This is the latest way to be findable
Site only works for those in selected areas of the country. Arizona not being one of them, and we have some of the best artists in the US….???
Please tell me how to get involved!! I have so many incredible pieces of art but I’m lost on how to show and sell. Tons of paintings both oil, & acrylic, abstract, landscapes, sculptures in stone, cement, polymer clay, 3D canvas art, rock sculptures, fairies, fairy house lamps and stash jars, as well as handcrafted soaps, lotions, candles, bath salts to die for and it’s all natural ingredients!! No harsh chemicals!! The list goes on & on and I stand by the beauty, quality, & uniqueness of all my products & creations! I know people would love these things & purchase them if they see, try & view my various items!! Someone please help me get these things out there to the public!
sarina gito says
link does not work.
Obaila Collins says
Yes,I need a place were I can take my art works to
sulochana edirysinghe says
I sell my artwork on artisenissanka.com. New site and is working well for me.
Been on fineartamerica for three years – nothing
Have used craigslist for years – nothing
Etsy – not a thing
Ebay – nary a sale
cory huff says
Sounds like you need to spend some time doing some marketing.
Roy camacho says
Where can’t see you’re art on instagram?
Your site does not work???
Selling art on the web and being successful at it is really my dream. I’ve tried several microstock agencies and various POD sites but have had limited success. I decided that selling my work for literally nickels and dimes on microstock sites was a futile venture so I don’t pay much attention to it. Now I’m focusing my attention on Zazzle and am having greater success. $40 in 3 months. For me, it’s something to get excited about. But it’s hard for me to see it as a primary source of income. I don’t know if it’s the quality of my art or my inexperience with marketing. I know there are people who are very successful selling art online but my question is can I be just as successful? Hopefully, yes. Fotos to Fractals
watamyr – what royalty level did you select on Zazzle and how are your sales now going?
I recently joined Pixapp and it’s pretty promising. They’re new but by far has the best concept in my opinion as the app is very fun to use as well. Kinda like Zazzle meets Instagram
Tabitha Reynolds says
There needs to be a better way than to upload your art and have it sold on a tablecloth or such, what’s ur art like?
Angela Canada Hopkins says
I tried selling online through my website and didn’t have much success. Personally, if I was buying an original work of art I would not buy it online. I’d want to see it in person to get a better feel for the colors, texture, and size. So instead I use my website as more of a portfolio. However, with prints, I don’t think that’s the case. But I haven’t tried selling them in the online market. So I’m interested in giving it a whirl using the sites listed. Thanks for the handy-dandy info.
Kris Mercer says
You may have changed your mind by now but just because you wouldn’t buy art online doesn’t mean other people won’t. Artwork for £1000’s can be sold online. I sell through my own site as well as online galleries.
Do you list the same artwork on multiple online sites as well as your own? I would like to do this, but the huge coincidence of selling the artwork at the same time (or when I’m asleep) puts me off slightly ><
cory huff says
You can just sell it to whoever buys first and refund the other person. This would be exceedingly rare if it happened. Just be sure the site doesn’t have any kind of exclusivity requirement.
For artists that want to sell prints, try thevespergallery.com. You will need to have print-ready copies of your work, but they take care of everything else and don’t charge a fee.
Foliotwist was co-founded by the creators of http://www.emptyeasel.com a well known website that reviews other online art community and offers tutorials for artists ranging from studio tips to advice for gaining exposure online. The bad part about that is that http://www.foliotwist.com features several things that Empty Easel has trashed other online art communities for such as only offering members a brief demo of the site before they have to start paying, bold claims of how great the site is for exposure when the site is barely on the radar of Alexa and other website ranking sites.
The fact that the site costs really tuned me off because Empty Easel has made a point of warning artists not to waste money paying for similar sites. But they do have a history of supporting other pay sites that happen to buy ad space on Empty Easel! It makes sense that they have knit-picked other online art communities given the fact that they had Foliotwist under their belt this whole time. BOOOOOO! All is fair in business but it just seems catty for them to put down the hard work of others only to do the same thing and in some cases worse. It just comes off catty and unprofessional.
Barbra Bio Writer says
Good obser vation.
Kendra M Gilbert says
I’d also love to point out that there are also free places to promote and sell artwork, one of which is FAEBAE, a newer site that provides classified ads and auction listings that are only art, craft, handmade or collectible items. It is growing pretty fast and also provides some really amazing social networking or promotion features…even an export tool to list artwork on Craigslist 🙂
Kind of surprised ArtFire didn’t make the list.
It was number 9 🙂
Fred Rousseau says
Is that Kristi Melaine?
New kid on the block. Check out http://www.artibly.com.
just joined foundmyself.com, sounds promising. It’s free on the basis that, if it proves helpful, you can donate something later…I like that concept, very positive and trust-inspiring. You can showcase and sell your work commission-free, there’s useful info and the layout looks good.
Can I post here? I’m an artist, but methinks I picked the wrong passtime. I have spent far more time and money producing inventory than selling it. Even when I give shows, people come by and say lots of oohs and aahs, and then walk off. C’mon! If it’s so pretty, show me the money!
I totally agree. I’ve collaborated with other artists to put our work and also that of others “out there”. I have sold work, definetly not enough to live off!!! As for online selling sites, ive had zero success almongst the thousands of other artists. Now apparently,its best to avoid free websites at all cost. So its a consant spending with no or very little return.Most people would rather buy a flat screen than an original thought provoking piece of art. At the moment ive an interior decorator store wanting my work but cant/wont pay what they’re worth, so I’ve sourced cheaper canvases and have compromised my work, just to sell and get it out there. So money continues to be earnt elsewhere and my art continues to be my refuge, an outlet for my creativity and if someone buys a painting that’s a bonus. I salute artists who are able to make a decent living from their work.
Judy Haney says
I agree with your comment that people would rather buy a big screen TV than to purchase a beautiful piece of art. It is frustrating. I would rather draw and paint than do anything else, but the art supplies cost a lot of money and unless you have a real job, can’t afford to buy the supplies. I’ve made a little bit of money here and there selling my art, but not enough to actually make a living. It makes me feel that I really must not be a very good artist, but I’ve seen things that I think are trash sell for a lot of money.
I have found if I barter my artwork it is more rewording than trying to sell it
Dentist, Hair stylist, landlord, manicurist and such
Barter… hmmm. Essentially that WOULD be selling. I may have to try this. I have sold a good bit of my work over the years, but never for what it was really worth. I have a full time job or I’d be really skinny. I feel like there HAS to be a way, but have struggled for years to find it.
I am glad to have found this article, and may try Amazon or Ebay for my prints at least, although it goes against a lot of what I really believe in. I love doing shows because I love to talk to people face to face about my work, and make a connection with them. Can’t do that via Ebay…
brittany kletter evans says
gallery representation is the route to becoming a working professional artist…I supported myself for 20 years through ]
the efforts of the gallery staff in Boston who believed in my work. Pretty. oohs and aahs mean little…originality in concept and execution are what separate the successful from the mediocre
Cory Huff says
I hear what you’re saying Brittany – but galleries are not the ONLY route. Just one.
I am also a struggling artist. I tried ebay and kijiji and artpal. The only site that worked for me is etsy. People go on this site to specifically buy art work. Its not free however the fee is small. They charge 26 cents per listing (just a one time fee) and then whenever you sell something they take a very small percentage (i think 0.3%). I’ve already sold 2 pieces and i just opened my shop 3 months ago and i have been getting lots of viewers. Maybe something you should check out.
Best of luck!
Jayson Stickney says
I sell a lot of work each month,mostly prints ,tried etsy but its easy to get lost there among the thousands of artists,and a few other free sites, I get most of my sales through promoting on facebook and instagram, and use pay pal for payment, I bring in between $500 to $1000 a month ( the $1000 being around the holidays) Its not enough to make a living but its great supplemental income!
I just wanted to add, another thought that may be helpful to you is to branch out with what products you offer. Sounds like you make paintings, then try to sell them.
Perhaps you should instead offer to specific companies. Drive through your town. See a nice restaurant with empty walls?? Talk to the manager, offer a custom painting of X size for X $. Doing things like this have worked well for me. Best thing to come of it was a 6,000 sale to paint a mural on the side of a restaurant!!!
Best of luck!
Nice effort, very informative, this will help me to complete my task.
Mosaicglobe.com has been providing free artist websites for years. i’ve had an account for 5 years i think. They recently added paypal to their galleries for upgraded members to sell art online. They don’t actively send buyers to your site but its nice to have a site to send people to.
We just launched a new arts marketplace where you can buy and sell art online:
There are no listing fees and only a low, flat 2% final value fee, only if an item sells. You can also build free webstores, similar to ebay. Meaning you can create your own categories and names, upload store logo, change colors a little and have a store search feature.
Also, you can accept PayPal and Google Checkout. Both auctions and fixed price listings can be made.
Please check out UniSquare. We are brand new, but we have a leading-edge, targeted marketing system that has already brought in visitors and sales for the items!
I sell my artwork on BarterDown.com. New site and is working well for me.
Good list. The big thing is promotion. Use more than one avenue to sell and get in front of as many potential customers as possible. Try different venues and see which works best for your particular medium.
creations tess says
I just finished watching Cory and Melissa about selling art online video. It was enlightening for me. I asked a question about getting several comments and no sales and Melissa said it is a multilayer question. A couple of things she said Do I have a way fro people to buy? Yes I have., Am I asking for sales? Not sure what she meant by that. I do have a PayPal button on each of the paintings. An interesting question that she asked me to evaluate is Do I make them jump thru Hoops. As far as I know I don’t. Please take a look at my site to see what you may think. http://mypaintingstudio.com
Hi creations tess. I just clicked on the link for your site an it doesn’t work. I just thought I’d let you know in case you weren’t aware.
stemmie DB says
yes thankyou , i just had the same frustration . am interested in your site though for sure , would like to discuss hmu @StemmieDB (fb/IG)
This is just a list of websites, suggestions like on http://www.artandbohemia.com/sell-art-online.php are much more useful… Cheers
Selling art isn’t like selling hotdogs. It takes much time.
I’m trying to sell some original drawings as well as signed lithographs. Look on these works if you’re a connoisseur of art http://www.randttreasures.com/exclusive%20picture%20gallery
I’ve used eBay exclusively to sell my art, and it took a few months but I can support myself from the income now. I am a realist artist living in vancouver,bc. Here is my advice: spend much more time improving your art than marketing it. Good art needs very little promotion.
@simonshawnandrews good advice Simon. Glad to hear things are going well for you!
Jeremy Worst says
Yes more time mastering your craft is key bro. If your promoting bad work you’ll get bad sells. if your promoting average work you’ll still get bad sells . like simon said ..Good art sells itself .
Nonsense ! good art definitely does not sell itself. You have to be extremely market savvy & persistent & even then ………….. .
It may be wise to take on board the amount of negative experiences reported about on line selling, perhaps you’ve got to get out into the real world disapointing though it is not to be able to sit at home ,make art & count the money!!!! GET REAL ! selling is as hard or harder than making art.
The one thing that I would recommend is patience. If you decide to go with your own website it will take awhile to get ranked towards the first couple of pages on a search engine. I recommend staying away from such general keywords as paintings for sale and reduce it to keywords that do not have tremendous competition yet describes your paintings.
Good luck to you.
I started up my website http://acryllicpainting.com/ nearly two years ago and have gotten very little action. I believe I have a quality product that is very affordable, and feel my trouble is I’m just not wrapping my head around marketing. I’m currently out of work and don’t know if I should, or even will be able to choose to, renew my page when it comes up in a few months, every dollar seems to count nowadays, and if I’ve been unable to make it happen in two years, well… meanwhile, my actual monthly financial needs are not so much, I don’t need to earn so very much, but I do need to earn a bit, and can’t seem to make even that bit happen… I’m 55, and in all my years I have never been able to sell my work proprly.
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We started a new website for artists http://gotartwork.com
You can list originals as well as sell giclee prints, greeting cards, t-shirts and other products and earn your desired markup. Check GotArtwork.com and help us build a vibrant artist community.
Just started trying to sell art on line and have signed up to several websites including Art.com and MioPicasso. Built a website http://www.cinziadaguanno.com and set up a twitter account and fb page. What else should I be doing ?
The world’s largest art website is currently deviantart.com. Artists of all ages and kinds come together and show their art to the world. I joined in July, and am pleased to say I have found people more than willing to buy my art. Not only that, but you can create collaborate with other artists and trade art. This is the best website I have found, and a good place to start. 🙂
Funny you should mention that. We recently published a short guide on selling art on deviantArt
Michael Hirsh says
If you want to sell prints and photos, I highly recommend Fotomoto to handle your websites sales. http://www.fotomoto.com/
When I’ve finished rebuilding my blog/website, I’m integrating Fotomoto for all my photographic sales
I’ve found my answer here http://blog.theonlineshoppingindia.com/456-online-shopping-stores-in-india/
Casey Gragg says
I’m a Mom of a very talented Son that is in prison. He learned how to draw and I’m was amazed at what I have got in the last 6 years. At first I was kinda ok nice and in the next year or more impressed.. Now I’m in awe its great work and he wants to sell some of his work to raise money for his needs in prison like more art supplies.. I really need advice on helping sell his artwork online.. Please help..
Hi Casey. I’d recommend signing up for the free email course How to Sell Art Online in 10 Weeks. If you want more advanced help, contact me directly for coaching.
please coach me how to sell my art online or
i am in toronto
i appreciate your time
BEN HENDERSON says
I listened to a wonderful recording that I found somewhere on your site by a San Francisco artist who was a protege of Wayne Thiebauld. Now I cannot find and I want to share it with my art group. Can you tell me where to find it again? I am sorry I cannot recall her name or where I found it. please advise. thanks.
Here it is Ben. Special Interview with Ann Rea.
Richard Thomas says
I just started dabbling in art because it gives me an outlet for expending those creative juices that build up.
I used to do woodworking, but in my new surroundings that’s no longer practical.
Creating something out of nothing is about the most fun you can have with your clothes on!
I thought I was just doing it for the fun of it, but as I peruse this site I am thinking, “what the hey”, it would be even more fun to have someone pay me money for entertaining myself.
I can see enough progress in my work to realize that I might actually be able to create a marketable item or two now and then.
I had no idea there were so many venues available for selling art.
If I could sell something, that I am creating just for the fun of it, it would literally be money in the bank!
And, money in the bank is a fun thing too.
Lukyamuzi elvis says
Am an artist of both realistic and abstract, i really love my work and some people say that my work is great, i have done many projects but i have failed to earn enough from it, what should i do? most of my paintings are on facebook,
Hello, I have tested many of these websites and for me they are not good enough to show you artwork, in term of design and navigation… also many of them have a lot of advertising…
Anyway I have also found another website I would like to share because well done, user friendly and NO adds… the must… it’s free : TweekArt, http://www.tweekart.com
There is also a contest page but… as you want, not my part…
Judy Herrig says
Your Number 8 above lists : “Art-exchange.com – high end artwork. This site is designed for professional art buyers.”
Below is a commentary on this outfit, which is anything but complimentary:
do you guys know any websites you can sell without paypal
Any particular reason you don’t want to use Paypal?
Dumas woodens says
I started painting 3 years ago, now i’m trying to sell my art.I wish i could stay in contact with you to see how you can help me to come out.
Subscribe to the email newsletter, and you’ll be in touch always!
chandra kishore says
i want to sale my sculptures work
Fresh Rag says
Great tips. I always appreciate finding new information to help promote my art. Thanks a ton.
Jaison Cianelli says
A pretty good website that will also get you some traffic without any promotion is http://www.absolutearts.com/
YES! This is great! Love the “Ways to Sell art Offline” ideas. Did not even THINK of that! Spring time, here we come.
Rachael Page says
Hi, There’s a new specialist website for artists who want to sell their own original artworks which includes marketing services, pop-up galleries, and even fully insured delivery! It’s about to launch at http://www.artfuly.com, but you can see the pre-launch site for artists at beta.artfuly.com. It is by invite only, but please send samples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachael Page says
New website is at https://artfuly.com
Cool article! Thanks! I will share this with some other artists I know.
Nappy Queen says
This is a great/useful post! Thanks for the insight, I’ll definitely check these out 🙂
My wife is an artist of mixed media (maryjane potts) that has shown her art all over the world but has since then(10yrs) entered a hibernation period. I am looking to re-new and rejuvenate her career as well as our bank account. We are both in New Orleans where unfortunately our city has become synonymous with stupid assembly line paintings of dogs and crooked houses……..clearly the art world down here could stand an enema..
What can I do and where can I start to resurrect her artistict career.
Thought that I’d already responded to you (??) But I live in New Orleans as well (and unfortunately know of the dog who shall not be named also…) You’ve got options:
-Jackson Sq/Pirates Alley- This is on the Street, you file through city hall, it’s an annual permit costing $175.25 per year. This way requires a hell of a lot of patience, but I’ve been doing it for 10 yrs. If you have questions email me, or try to find me on royal st/pirates ally.
-A better fit for her may be the Frenchmen Art Market. Open Thurs-Sunday, booth rentals are a bit pricey ($65/night) but many do well.
Hope this info helps!
I recently opened a Luulla shop selling multiple items per day. I’ll have much better luck if I post a few items every day.
Ela Earnberg says
Thanks- very helpful. How about FineArtAmerica?
I am an artist and have just started a blog, and i have put a link to this article, if that’s alright with you, if not let me know, and i’ll take it off, thanks, diana
http://www.etceterata.co.uk offers a flexible commission system with free portfolio and directory entry.
Marianne Campolongo says
A fellow artist on Fine Art America, another site where you can sell your artwork, directed me to your blog. I’m wondering what you think of that site?
You have some great information here.
Another idea is to approach local stores about selling cards with your artwork printed on front. The returns are less than from prints, but it’s a good way to get your work out there.
What do you think about redbubble? I designed some terrific iPhone and iPad cases there, including an iPad case for my college-aged daughter who says her friends love it, but I’m not getting much traffic there. Anyplace else where you can use your artwork to design products like that?
FAA & Redbubble are great ways to bring in some lower-end sales and prep people for bigger sales down the road.
I had a FAA site that I put a lot of time into building/maintaining about 2 years ago. I sell my work on the street & via markets so don’t depend on people randomly finding my work on the internet- so even sending people directly to this site after they had seen work in person was still less effective than a personal site.
I strongly advise against FAA as your sole website. The presentation is cheap & distracting, they make their $ with prints & framing & constantly drag peoples attention back to this. Also people are overhwhelmed by options. Keep the buying area as simple as possible (I know..we all wanna cram it all in..I get guilty with this too..) Currently I’ve got a Weebly pro site (www.weebly.com) and it’s working great for me. They automatically convert your site to mobile. FASO seems to offer a similar service & good community forums.
Really needed to mention I’m ecstatic that i stumbled onto your website.
I’m glad you’re here too Margery!
If you have your own website and you want to enable your customers to buy your art you should take a look at http://www.peecho.com/simple-print-button.
You can set your own margin to make a profit on every sale.
They handle everything from production-selection, shipping information, payment, customer service, printing and shipping.
And THIS is where my problem lies…I do not have the means to sell ONline. I need to find more efficient ways to sell OFFline. Many of these sites do payments through the internet, which, since I really truly AM a ‘starving artist’, I do not have ways of doing this. I’ve tried in the past, only to have the bank rob me of the money I put in an account to keep it open, by sucking it away with their fees, to have buyers money go into it, via whatever other account it would go through online, like PayPal, & send electronically, which also charges fees. And I’ve heard bad things about using such services. All I got was completely ripped off & made NOTHING. I do not WANT some middleman, stealing from me anymore. Some of my artwork is displayed in a music store in the arts district of my city, & it’s been in there for months. The locals know about it & love my work. But noone’s buying it. Welcome to this crap economy in my area.
jeff mann says
Check out artspurt.com … Just launched out of Vancouver BC … Seems to fit some of your needs.
Chrissy B says
Use cashapp there is no holds EVER and almost everyone has it
Chloe Toretto says
Hi, thought i’d share this link with you guys because this is how I have been selling my drawings online for the past month: http://awesomedoodledrawings.blogspot.co.uk/
ivg star says
you can sell your used stuff here:
also you can sell worldwide
Hi. I’m 15. I started selling artwork at 14. I have really awesome stuff , but all the competitions I try to get into say that I have to be 18 or older and I can’t have a website to sell things at my age now either. At my school we only have one show a year that no one really goes too. I sell paintings and hand painted wine glasses but not often enough . I need help because I would really like to start my own business early somehow. Is there anything I could do?
Cory Huff says
Hi Nickeyla – why do you have to wait to start a website? You can start one for free at Wix.com or other sites like that.
andre Noel says
Heads up! buysellart.com is closed down. ThanKs for the other ‘leads’ though, nice site design. I’ll be digging around a bit more…
Cory Huff says
Thanks for the heads up!
Maureen McCarthy says
Would be great if you could let your readers know about Artplode which launched in August 2014 where artists, collectors, dealers and galleries can sell art with NO COMMISSION charged. Art must be priced at $1000+ to be offered for sale and there is a one off $60 listing fee.
Artplode has $5million in listings from sellers in 43 countries.
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Good list of sites… I am finding that Fine Art America to be the best site for photographers while I’m having no luck with Etsy and Imagekind.
Hi, artists may exhibit and sell their art though VirtualGallery.com too. We place them on Amazon too so they dont need to do that.
Rachael Page says
http://www.artfuly.com (which is a bit like Etsy for art only) is now live and is a beautiful interface for buyers seeking art and completely free to artists!! (Australia only for now though).
We actively market our artists online and offline via social media, press releases, pop up galleries, supplier lists for home improvements shows etc.
We also arrange delivery with full insurance, so you only need to concentrate on creating! We have so many social share buttons, that once uploaded it takes only a second to share images and details of your work to any social media platform!
Australian artists, please see http://artfuly.com/artists/sell-your-art and for other countries, please do still apply so that we can add your details to our artists list and contact you when we open in your country.
Rachael – Director of ARTFULY
Rachael Page says
Artfuly is now global!! Hosting your artists page is 1 Euro per week for unlimited art uploads and 25% commission which is way less than most other sites. We also arrange and pay for delivery door to door which not many of the others do. See a comparison of art sites here – https://artfuly.com/diary/?p=803
Darren Kelly says
If you have large-scale paintings that are 11 ft. long and 5 1/2 feet high and they are priced at around 10,000.00, how do you expect to sell them using the internet-Is it possible? Keep in mind>crating/packing, shipping, UPS/FedEx, taxes, invoices, etc. Most of the art-selling-shared/web sites want you to set up an extremely long web address like>http//www.blaublaublaublau.artist.//blau.blau//darren_kelly.artist .com YOU GET WHAT MEAN> And then there’s PayPal: You must have a Pay Pal account to hook up with them >>they only allow you to retrieve $500.00 at a time of your own money> I need the whole 10,000.00 at a time. I’m not into this whole (internet”swap meet”) way of doing business. So what do I do to move large pieces, not to mention welded metal sculptures that are 8 to 10 ft. ? Darren Kelly-Throwdown ArtworksLLC
Thomas Griffin says
I read your comment and was moved by the difficulty you face in transacting art online. I am working on a project that I hope would solve that for you. I would love to stay in touch with you and learn more about the issues that you face if you are interested?
Mark Lewis says
Are you an artist, gallery or collector who want’s to sell your art? You can post some of your art or your entire portfolio on Art Collector Mall’s website for FREE! Go to this link and upload your portfolio today!
Anyone have experience with http://www.saatchionline.com ?? They have a customizable search (price, medium, style, etc) I’m gonna give ’em a go. It’s free to sign up. Originals sold I believe it a 70/30 cut (70 to artist).
Rachael Page says
See this article for a comparison of sites – https://artfuly.com/diary/?p=803
As beautiful as saatchi gallery is you can easily drown in there in between millions of other art work and millions of other artist – especially with good recognition. Ive been there for a year. I do understand it takes time but as a starting artist it can be very demotivating and depressing. I’m looking to join a online place where I can sell my work without printing 100 t-shirts and 200 mugs. My work is unique and obviously super special to me I don’t want it to go just like that on a post card. I wish to find a place where your artwork is promoted for your work not for your name. I’ve checked 200 different websites just today and my head is about to blow up.
will try tomorrow again
Thank you all for sharing, it’s nice to know im not the only one not selling artist.
I sold 3 pieces but in person, not online.
thanks your advise was appreciated .
I’ve had great success with Wallspace. http://www.wallspaceexchange.com
Wallspace Exchange helps facilitate fine art sales throughout the world. Restaurants, Hotels, Bars, Spas, Salons, Retail Stores, Cafes and Airport Terminals allow artists to sell their paintings on their wallspace in return for a commission. The business generates another source of income while the artist gains a larger audience to show their artwork and increase sales. Businesses save on interior design costs and get an updated look while helping the art community.
The business or artist may want to use an Art Broker from Wallspace Exchange to handle the negotiations, scouting, and logistics for the paintings. An Art Broker may represent a client such as a restaurant or hotel that can bring in certain types of artwork the client is looking for. Also, the Art Broker may represent an artist and help place their artwork on walls of several different types of businesses. In return for the work done by the Art Broker, upon sale of the painting they will receive a commission.
Artists, Photographers, Sculptors and Charity organizations can join for FREE
kritika harsh says
I think these things helps me to sell my paintings online or on internet…….
an online auction site that focused on building a powerful community where people were free to buy and sell affordability and with simplicity.
He began to dream up a marketplace where sellers were not penalized for doing well and buyers could easily connect with sellers through an open and simple platform. It was from this dream that IndoArtCenter.com was designed and established and continues to this day with the sole purpose of creating a simple marketplace where buyers and sellers connect.
i want to make my professional website…i want to my artists website four selling my pantings so please help me
I’ve been trying to sign up for your mailing list, but the link seems to be broken. I’ve tried several times. It just says “please enter a value”.
Sam Carlson says
As far as Selling prints of your work, there is etsy, cafepress, zazzle, and deviantart. Etsy for me is too much of a hassle b/c I need to actually handle the shipping and printing and everything. Personally I use SMugmug.com as a printer and shipper of my work. they give you a whole gallery option and pricing plans. They have their bare minimum prices, and you keep anything over that amount. Say it costs them $2.30 to print out and ship an 8×10 print. if you price it for $12, you get 10 bucks.
Here is an example of my smugmug gallery.
Also, you want to get all of your social media networks on par with one another, make it easy for people to be connected with you. on my homepage http://Obilex.com you can see that I have links to all of my different outlets (twitter, facebook, instagram ebay etc.)
Hope this helps, and keep up the hard work!
I have some abstract and realistic paintings Also I have beautiful water colour paintings, and Traditional Kerala mural painting, pencil sketch/ landscape Paintings and water colour, Abstract and excellent pencil drawing
You can also sell your art on http://www.pictorem.com
No commission, we just add the printing cost.
We have a good visibility but we need content ! Any artist are welcome !
Will Jones says
For any student or amateur artist in the UK who wishes to sell artwork, we have set up a new website with no listing fees and low commission. We aim to help aspiring artists sell their work whilst providing the public with access to affordable and original art. The website is http://www.undiscoveredartist.co.uk
You can sell on Yovigo completely free! Only pay when you sell and get a website and blog included.
Here’s the link to Yovigo, https://yovigo.com
The comments on this post illustrate the problem and what the article didn’t answer: which of these sites really WORK to sell art? I don’t see the answer here.
Cory Huff says
Karena, thanks for commenting. The answer to that question is – it depends on how these sites align with your artistic style, and how much work you are willing to put in to selling your art. None of these sites are places where you just post your art and automatically start making sales. You have to drive traffic to your pages.
Michael Swanson says
I want to know how to promote and sell my art online and become a millionaire from it. I believe I have both the talent and the vision to do so. All I need are the resources in which to make it happen. I am on facebook also, but it seems as if the people on there are mentally slow when it comes to art.
Mark Lurie says
Our new site, Lofty.com, is also a great resource for people interested in selling art and antiques. Lofty is an expert-vetted online marketplace for fine art, antiques, jewelry, and collectibles. Users can submit pictures of their objects through the Lofty website, and we will provide them with a free evaluation, carried out by a member of our expert network, which includes professional appraisers, reputable dealers, and former and current auction house specialists. A user then has the option to list the item on our site at the evaluated price.
To get a free evaluation and to find out more about Lofty, visit us at http://www.lofty.com!
Mark Lurie – CEO of Lofty
I see Artpal charges 5% to sell a painting on their site, not free? Can you advise?
Cory Huff says
Why would it be free? If you want the service to be around, to perform well, and to offer support, they’re going to need to make money some how.
Joseph Armstrong says
Hello, I have been reading your comments and replies and they are all good, I myself have a problem and some questions about selling art online, you I’m disable and been out of work of a few years, So I decided to go and get back into my art work like painting and drawing, I been wanting to see if I could sell my paintings online, so what I have done is start searching different websites to post my art work, I have been checking out eBay, Ugallery, Art Break, Esty, Fine Art America and some others, the problem for me is which one of these should I choose, I was thinking about putting different pieces on different websites and see what happen, O before I got hurt I use to do wall murals and still do sometimes, of the wall isnt too high, but I want to do some work from home, so what websites would you recommend? My next question is I like making some painting of US Navy and Coast Guard ship mostly Coast Guard I guess because my father was coast guard retired (deceased) what would be a good website to sell paints like that, I was thinking eBay,but is there any others out there, I would be happy to get some advice thanks
Caroline Wood says
Great tips…how they work for me!
James Ruiz says
You can buy and sell art for free at http://www.artsy.us
Definitely missing from this list!
Check out printpop.com diffent then anything you’ve seen before
Arina Zinovyeva says
i use these two last web-sites to sell my art
the first one is just for australians..
I am a nigerian artist, I have practiced fulltime for 8 years with my wife who is not a trained artist but she helps with marketing my art. Overtime, I have discovered that art requires visual appeal to sell. So it needs to be seen live to be fully appreciated. I advise anybody who have tried online sales and is feeling discouraged by the outcome to combined it with physical display of your works at strategic places where you can meet people who can afford to buy your art especially in a relaxed environment. Pay for the space, stay their yourself or somebody who can represent you well. Let them see it, feel it, and make comments. You will be amazed at the outcome. I have done it for years and the outcome is incredibly.
We just launched http://buycheapart.com in beta … a local classifieds dedicated to artwork priced under $1,000. Check it!
Come and be one of the first to sign up to
our brand new website and sell your artwork for free. You don’t pay us a thing, not in sign up fees or
commission. 100% of your sales goes directly to you. Find out more at
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100% free to join and earn 80% http://www.artpreferred.com/ they have less members as many other sites so you stand out from w site with 100k artists. You can sell your originals through them or prints.
I love Etsy! It has been working well, although I really do need to raise my prices. Not sure what a good price point is. Feel free to check it out https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmiliesPaintings
Dave Cullen says
Do you think this is a good website to sell my paintings
Went to Art college in London in the 90s
Im English no idea where to start
WOW great advice here. Thank you Arina below for mentioning Art Pharmacy. We are based in Australia and have over 70+ artists on our site with 600 original artwork. Its all about supporting emerging artists within in Australia. We are looking at going international, but at the moment shipping costs for us Aussies are expensive! Check out more here. http://www.artpharmacy.com.au
I always love to hear from artists far and wide. Feel free to contact me email@example.com
Emilya – Founder and Director.
@Arina Zinovyeva Thank you for the mention Arina – I really appreciate your support. Have you been to our pop up art shows? We recently finished on apart of Sydney Fringe Festival last month. Thanks, Emilya – Art Pharmacy.
BoomBoom Art says
This is great advice! Also check out http://boomboomprints.com/. Its a completely free marketplace that allows artists to reach thousands of potential customers. They handle everything from printing and shipping to customer service, freeing up the artists time to create! Artists always maintain 100% ownership of their artwork, can name their own prices, and have total creative control over the products their work goes on.
Create a profile and begin uploading artwork for free!
You might also like http://tucanstore.com/ you can sell art there too.
Cassy Patina says
sites selling art online are unencumbered by the physical infrastructure of the traditional gallery or auction house, they can also make their commissions lower and the whole business of buying art much cheaper and more accessible. Buyers can discover new art and potentially build a whole collection from the comfort of their own homes, not the occasionally intimidating setting of a gallery. In the highly fragmented art market, bringing art and art buyers together wherever they are in the world is no bad thing either. But that will only work if buyers are prepared to sacrifice the one thing that is central to the way that people traditionally buy art – the chance to see it and experience it in the flesh first. That’s something that many people will be reluctant to do, particularly with big-ticket purchases. Although sites such as Artspace and Artsy also drive buyers towards physical galleries, not all online art platforms facilitate in-person art purchases too.
Cory Huff says
Hi Cassy, thanks for the comment. I’ll point you toward the recent Hiscox study that shows pretty clearly that art collectors are becoming more and more willing to buy art without seeing it in person first.
Every month I hear about some new record set for online-only auctions and gallery sales. It’s becoming the new normal.
This is a very nice list of places to sell art online. I will like to also share a place in Spain. It is free to register and create your own gallery, it is focused for all artists who want to sell their original paintings and artworks. http://www.artenet.es
When I was looking for illustrators, I remember scanning forums such as DeviantArt a great deal. Having a good page on a site like that certainly got my interest.
I would like to mention the website http://www.blucats.com – a fairly new online marketplace for artists and crafters and vintage lovers. If you have hand crafted and organic gourmet food you can sell it too.
The site is easy to navigate and it is not difficult to sign up. They offer 10 free products. No memberships.
James W says
We sell Artwork at RebelsMarket – Its the largest counterculture marketplace.
Disclosure: Am affiliated with RebelsMarket
In the meanwhile another platform has arisen. I just did an interview with the owner of Artplode, who has over 20 years of experience in selling art, and she told me all about the art market online. Including some tips for buying art. If you like, you can read it at http://demuseologue.com/buying-and-selling-art-interview-artplode/.
Rita Pan says
If you are a designer or even an art major student, you are free to sell your art work on our website here.
Sell paintings, illustrations and photography on products through our Print-on-Demand provider. No fees; just upload your images. We create and drop ship products, and pay you the difference between tour base price and your selling price.
Boheman is a great place to sell art and other products made by creative people. Give them a try
You can sell any kind of art or handmade goods at http://www.madeurban.com
Or if you offer a creative service you can post there too.
Best of all it is completely free to use.
Society6.com is also a great website for selling art. You can turn your art into posters and phone cases and bags – etc. They’ll sell it for you for some royalties.
You can sell original artworks at http://www.siottgallery.com
It is important you find the right place to sell your art. Look at different online art platforms and find a place which suits your art and your goals. Good Luck!
good tips and I must share one more place where artists get international exposure.
its free and wonderful
Online auctions are a great way to sell your artwork online, check out http://www.christies.com, http://www.sothebys.com or https://auctionata.com.
Great post! In order to sell art you need to see the performance and popularity of the site you intend to sell on. I found a great online free tool for estimating website price here:
just try it.
Nice to read this article and comments.
I just started to use fineartamerica integrated on my site, for the open edition prints: http://www.cristinavelinaphotography.net/ , but now I am searching for sites and art galleries for my limited edition prints.
Hope to find something to fit my conceptual art.
Bob Stedman says
Do you charge to do this? It would be great to use your know
Ledge for a fee
Cory Huff says
Bob, we do coaching and classes. Take a look at the top menu for info on both.
Thanks for the great post.
I’ve gone through a lot of the comments but can’t see my question.
Can you sell the same artwork through ALL of these channels at the same time?
I’m just exploring selling my mandala artwork and am curious to know if any restrict you from selling elsewhere?
Great discussion. I started to post on FAA (fineartamerica) three years ago. My first sale there came out three or four months after first post. Today, I think I sell more or less for 100$ a month. What is interesting, I’ve got another online printing house requested to provide them with high-res images, because their client visited FAA and wanted some of my works for their Pizza stores. They paid me 1000$ one time and I keep receiving smaller commissions from them now periodically. I do digital paintings or photo manipulation things with different software. I’m not a “natural” painter, unfortunately, have no hand for it. Of course this is more a hobby rather than earning, but it is nice when somebody treats your art well by spending money on it. I wish I cold explore other ways of online sales, just need a bit time and effort for that…
Ricardo Macedo says
I would like to suggest a new website where artists and galleries can sell art online: http://shairart.com/
Launched in April 2014, shair is now representing more than 1.000 european artists and art galleries and have sold more than 400 artworks across all Europe.
Sean Boon says
Thanks for this – good resource
Himanshu Yadav says
Hello Awesome Article,
Ardizen.com is also a great idea for selling art online, we have 500+ artists working with us.
You might also like:
Marketplace for Art Professionals and buyers. Free artists gallery and more.
Artebooking aims to connect the world’s art professionals to allow them to be more visible and successful.
Sell and buy art online with NO COMMISSION and NO FEES
Mubasher K. Artist says
Can any one please suggest me any way….
I’m selling my paintings prints through FAA.com but unfortunately they only deal if I have a Paypal account. I’m in a country in which Paypal account is not allowed so you can understand my problem. I have potential buyers for my art work prints but I can not sell these via FAA.
Can any one please suggest me any website which don’t force me to use Paypal or have another options like direct deposit or Payza, Skrill or something else…
Cory Huff says
Which country are you in?
Mubasher K. Artist says
I’m in Pakistan
Will you help in this regard?
I really need help because I have already lost the payment of $500 at FAA because of their payment method…..
deviantart.com is also a good place to get exposer and sell art.
Great website – your articles are very helpful.
The issue with all the websites you listed is that none have a focus approach. You got lost in 10 000 and 10 000 of art and style and often the filter is very bad… It is not user friendly.
I just launched my own platform with a focus on ONE particular art Chinese Contemporary Art. I wanted a focus approach and help customers find the perfect pieces. I also help artists to get their name out there.
Don’t hesitate to visit maolovesart.com
Spencer Costanzo says
We really appreciate you adding Spreesy to the list!
Thank you! 🙂
Thank you for sharing. Great article and usefull, I am gonna try some of the proposals.
Jennifer Loew says
Also there is Saatchi art and Artspan.
Roberto Aceves Díaz says
Great article! Some ways I wouldn’t have thought about!
One thing is important to say. Putting artwork online just by itself is not going to do the whole job. It is required to create awareness, to do the marketing part. As in every other area, sales will follow.
You may like
Here you can upload your images direct from your mobile. Mipic converts your art or pics into T-Shirts, Framed Art, leggings, Phone cases and more which you then sell to the world!
Good news is this is a totally free site 🙂
They also have an IOS app on the app store which is easy to use for those with iPhones.
really to sell my art I just made an easy ecomerce site and it does pretty well http://www.artchriscarter.com/store/ and it really didnt take that much to do that. http://www.artchriscarter.com gets sales without me trying.
There is also http://www.mojarto.com, specialises in Indian art
Shahana Parveen Samad says
my son is 19 years old.He is a deaf & dumb young man. He expresses his emotions through his pen &pencils. He works on watercolor, acrylic,chalk pastel,gesso. pencil sketch and pen sketch. He works both paper and canvas. He has a Facebook page zaowad’s artisan.I want to sell his works.How can i proceed, may I get your help please?
Jessica @ art services directory says
Thanks for great article…I do creative art works in clay, fiber,oil paint, wood designs, mural on cement and other materials. looking for a site or club where these can be submitted and earn profit.
My daughter wants to sell art online! I told her that if she plans on selling more than $500 in a year she would need some type of permit for venders. Was I wrong??? She’s serious that she does not, please help???
cory huff says
You need a business license if you sell more than a certain amount, but that varies by state and country. You can also get it after you make the sales, so go ahead and go for it, then once you have the money, get the license.
As a buyer I like artandbohemia.com, they have a decent filter and there’s no middle man in the contact with the artist.
I sell my art from my website but I also direct traffic to the two POD sites that I use, which are fineartamerica and redbubble. Honestly, while I appreciate the high quality of fineartamerica, I haven’t sold very much on there. They are quite pricey. Redbubble, on the other hand, is still awesome but is less expensive and I have done quite well through there. The artist needs to drive customers to those sites though, as they are saturated with art. Unless you can find a way to get featured, you will likely be lost among millions. The longer I am in the selling market, the more I am finding that buyers want original art. And they usually want it from someone they know. That is where most of my business comes from. Alison Newth, artist
James McCarthy says
I’ve had some dealings with Artplode recently and have found them very reasonable. They’re no 5 on the list.
This online gallery http://www.myvietnamart.com, specialises in Vietnam art
Been trying to get the artwork from sheerahdesigns.com more exposure so this article really gave me some options. If anyone has any ideas on where African and or Southwestern originals are in demand I ‘d really appreciate it.
jatin sharma says
I want to pramote my work…
And website also..
If you can give me right direction…
Than plz ..help..
I sell pretty well on a number of pod sites including the big ones like Imagekind, Redbubble, Zazzle, Crated, Artflakes, and Society6. But the one pod site that has worked the best for me (aka sales) is fineartamerica.com. You still have to promote your art yourself on social media, though. I’ve used a number of those (SM) too, but my current favorite is facebook, it gives you more interaction with your viewers.
Jakob Lambert says
Hello, I am a fourteen year old trying to make some cash by selling some art but don’t have anything like a canvas to make my art on. How can I start making money without a lot of supplies?
Dale McKinzie says
What I would do is start slowly. Start with the supplies you have and do the first piece of art. Sell that on one of the hundreds of sites out here that do not require money upfront. Then use the money you make on that one to get supplies for a couple of more, etc. repeat.
Suzanne St. John says
I have sold art from my free blog. Once you create a button that links to PayPal it is simple. You get an email, PayPal makes the deposit, mail your art.
Art Exposure says
Some useful sites here – thanks!
Another good website. It looks nice and has some limited selected artists. Check https://www.gallerytoday.com
Shoaib Raza says
Keep posting these kind of articles it inspires to every internet newbie like me.
Continue your good work.
I found the negativity in the comments unbearable! Cheer up! Selling isn’t difficult at all. I sold some of my work without even trying. My friend literally begged me until I sold him some work
Laura Roberts says
Surprised Saatchi isn’t on here.
Brian Moore says
Complete list ………..
Thanks for sharing….
Selling art is now more easy with internet.
I recently got on Pixapp. they’re pretty cool and ship super fast.
Thanks for sharing up–to-date on this subject! I find it is very informative and very well written one! Keep up on this quality!
Paul Chong says
Selling art can be indeed challenging, and also rewarding at the same time. I have been about 6 years in selling my photography and painting. I would like to share my personal experiences below. The idea is not so much focus on trying to make sale, but leveraging and growing as an artist. I’ve sell through gallery, solo show, art fairs and website. They all function very differently from one another. Below is my thought;
The idea of exhibiting in a museum is basically to help increasing your name recognition and adding extra leverage to your CV. People don’t usually go to museum to buy art, but to see and appreciate art. If you can get your works be shown on museum, it would be a big advantage to your art career for a long run.
Selling through Gallery:
Having a solo show or group show through gallery can really opens up to many art collector. This is the place where they would like to come to buy and see new art. The gallery may charge high commission, and I understand that many artist prefer to sell art by themselves. Honestly, I also face the same challenge myself. But the beautiful rewards are:
1. Sometimes along the street, I can bump into someone who would stop me and say. “Hey, I’ve known you. Are the the artist from so and so……”
2. Second, gallery can help me to increase the value of my artwork. Meaning, my artworks now sells at higher price because of the constant art market that is evolving.
3. They help me to focus on creating arts with a theme. Rather than simply individual pieces that I like. This is important for artist later down the road to produce a cohesive works. And finding your style or voice, very important.
Selling On Art Fair:
Well, you know… standing by the table throughout the weekend from morning till night. With your artworks on the partition. Hopefully someone would drop by. Showing on these kind of venue is not so much on increasing your brand like gallery of museum. But this is the place where you focus on selling. Because people come to buy art.
1. The advantage of art fair is that you can collect a good list of email for visitor who sign up. They may not buy art at the moment. But could be your potential collector in the future. Unlike gallery, they wouldn’t want you to have the name list. Or else you can go the buyer directly.
2. You then can direct them to your website and update them with new artworks from time to time.
3. This is a good place to build up trust and connection with potential buyers. And also to follow-up on collectors who already bought your art.
4. You also can learn the kind of prices by other artist around the art fair. Spend sometime to learn how other artist sell their works. Learn to interact with buyer and stranger.
There are more buyers who buy art online todays. From my experience, majority prefer to buy cheaper art which may range within $100. There are instances collectors would willing to go higher than $500 or $1,000. I’ve sold more cheaper arts than expensive one. But usually those returning buyers are willing to go for bigger and expensive art.
1. Online present is also important to share your works, and through different social media.
2. Have one main website, and have other social site (pinterest, facebook, blog) link to that main site. Direct the traffic.
3. Online presence can also helps you to be discovered by other galleries. I have had galleries from other countries approached me to show at their venue. However, one advice, just beware of spam. Try to learn more about them first before you agree to them.
Conclusion is that, as an artist you have to be creative and flexible to know how the world of art is going. How they each function. Is like know how to use these tools to help you to grow. Not just on one place, but learn the multi-facet of these marketing strategies. I still have yet to talk about art competition, magazine publication, book publishing and more. I hope these are helpful, as I am also learning and discovering new things along the way.
Wish you all success in your artistic journey!
Sanduni Wathsala says
I have Question for what are the important things of sell arts?
Morgan Le Rossignol says
You might want to add https://artzine.com to your list for European artists. They provide regular features for talented artists, and offer a great set of sales tools and social media integration for artists.
I added my art to a lot of the top sites like redbubble and society6 but I’ve gotten the most success from blogging about my art. I do keyword research and and follow great seo strategies to form short 800 word blogs that get ranked in google and get seen by people searching for the keywords that I have in my blog. This is nothing new but just letting everyone know that it’s a method you should add to your tool box. You can take a look at a blog that I wrote about one of my paintings that is selling really well here.
Niki Katiki says
I think the only way to sell your art is to promote it through social media, forums, blogs etc. Just my 2 cents.
Try this one also has no listing costs https://www.willofart.com/
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Mikkel Hansen says
I didn’t know some of this places so very useful list for my art career.
You can see my artwork here:
Great Article, could use a refresh though. It’s missing the most innovative marketplace for art and design: https://artlimes.com has the lowest commission on the market, no selling fees, no shipping fees, they organise free courier pickups and you can sell in your currency.
Best of all it looks slick and you engage with your buyers, they do marketing for you and have an amazing customer service.
Here’s some facts from their CEO compared to Etsy:
Michael B. McClure says
I enjoyed your blog, a great source of information for the Artists who prefer to sell there work. i have explored one website http://www.theworkingartist.com which is also a Amazing platform for the artists to sell there work.
minet michel the golden child says
well; i’ll be happy selling my drawings for t shirts
Oran David says
You can also buy art from Adesina’s website. Some very interesting visual arts available there. http://adesina.com/
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Today, there are many websites where you can publicize your works of art. I know of a new online art platform: Saisho art https://www.saishoart.com/
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What if I want to use someone’s photo that they provide, Photoshop it a little and maybe add their name or some design, then have just one or two products custom printed for them? Anyone know of a good site to do this from?
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I sell my art mostly on artmajeur.com its free and unlimited and I like the setup better, way better than many galleries you advertise in top15, I tested most of them
What would be great would be to also have opportunities physical spaces of course
looking for some useful sites to sell my artwork for Australians ?
Also check out Artorful.com.
It’s an art network helping artists show and sell their arts in the world. They charge no commissions and fees.
Joseph Donahue says
I like your thoughts, on your time here! I agree with just about everything you said about Korea…it is definitely not a cheap country compared to other places in Asia, that is for sure! Since I have been living here for about 6 weeks now, I have discovered the cheap places to eat in my neighborhood. Kim bap places are the way to go…two of us eat well for $10, it is awesome.
Karl Smith says
I personally like Artplode due to its no commission policy. The interface of the website is easy to use and I sell my paintings here only.
Kelly Hubbard says
I definitely must admit I agree. I made my site for desktop because I wanted to show people how beautiful an anime site could be and now, when I worry about making it workable for smaller mobile devices (I’m skipping iPads & other tablets since their screens are bigger), dread comes over me because all the things my sites designed to do when they look at it (originally) is lost. It’s extremely irritating trying to deal w/the limited options of wptouch plugin for wordpress…and wptouch pro isn’t much better unfortunately. -_-” …..it makes me sad-face.
Harold Burton says
I agree that consistency of content is important. Unfortunately, the possibilities of responsive design lead away from that. Any tool or technique can be used in an ineffective way.If your site’s width is fluid, is it a responsive design? Yes. Sites have been designed like that for years, and it’s a simple, fast, easy change.When this new idea popped up, a lot of design already were providing a different design for different browser widths.
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Holly Hooper says
I agree that consistency of content is important. Unfortunately, the possibilities of responsive design lead away from that. Any tool or technique can be used in an ineffective way. If your site’s width is fluid, is it a responsive design? Yes. Sites have been designed like that for years, and it’s a simple, fast, easy change. When this new idea popped up, a lot of design already were providing a different design for different browser widths.
Ezekiel S Segun says
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Gordan P. Junior says
A combination of FAA as a shop with personal WP page is the best way to go in my opinion