Practice Best Practice: Why Haven’t You Started Your Art Collection Yet?

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Thursday May 2

5:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Practice Best Practice is a series of community conversations designed to help different segments of the SouthCoast cultural community improve their practice and enhance their success in the creative economy. This series offers panels and workshops that teach artists, businesses, and non-profits best practices and ways to work with others to foster professional and financial success.

Practice Best Practice: Why Haven't You Started Your Art Collection Yet?

Demystify art viewing and art collecting.

Thurs, May 2

5 PM - 7 PM

S&G Gallery, 88 Hatch St, Rm 306a, New Bedford, MA 02745


This workshop will help to familiarize participants with learning to trust your taste, attending art openings, finding art you love, and becoming comfortable with looking at art as something to acquire and live with. There will be a moderated panel of collectors and sellers and plenty of time for audience questions.

The discussion will include:

  • affordability of art (it isn’t just for the rich)
  • comparability with other typical/everyday purchases
  • why art is not usually an investment but an acquisition
  • the importance of buying art to your local economy