What can you get from an art festival?
You may be thinking that the one thousand dollars that you paid for that art at an art show is too much, you might want to think twice because given how art appreciates in value, you might be holding on to a gold mine.
It helps to collect the right artist. So do yourself a big favor. When you’re going to an art festival, think in terms of contributing to the art. Don’t just focus on what you stand to gain. But the good news is the more you contribute and the more you hang out, the clearer the art opportunities will be. You may even be able to pick up really solid pieces of art at a steep discount.
It’s not just about the money. There, I said it. A lot of people are thinking that if they buy a piece of art and it doesn’t go up in value then the art they bought is worthless. This is not true. There are other ways to valuate your trip to an art show. You can look at the experience. You can look at the inspiration. You can look at how it made you feel about yourself and your ideas. You cannot exactly put a price tag on these but they are still worth something. In fact, depending on who you ask, these are worth more than the money you get when that print or painting you bought at a show goes up in value. You can’t put a value on memory. You can’t price inspiration. Keep this in mind so you don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees.