You are interested in art. You want to buy some art, but you don’t know what you should consider buying. Before doing a google search of ‘art store near me’ to buy art; You should consider knowing about what is going on in the art world. Blogs can be a lifesaver when it comes to this. Here are a few blogs that you should be following to gain knowledge about the art world.

Hyper Allergic

The brainchild of the husband-husband duo of Veken Gueyikian and Hrag Vartanian. This is considered as one of the go to site for news, reviews, essays and global art scene. The site based out of Brooklyn but the contributors of the site come from all over the US and the world. With so many contributors the wealth of information is vast.

Keeping up with the site is almost impossible. However, you will always find great content and be enthralled by the topics, that is a guarantee. Whether you want to buy or sell art, or even if you are running a local art store you should be following this site.

Artnet News

While there are sites that dive into the politics, the power dynamics and the philosophical side of art this site based on pure news. With Andrew Goldstein as the editor in chief Artnet News is a dedicated 24-hour news website about art.

This blog will help you decide on where to go and which places are the best to visit. Which art shop near you is the best and where can you find art for sale. They make sure that you have all the news about the art world both national and international.

The Aperture Blog

Aperture is a well known print magazine in the art world. However, their blog site has some fantastic content that is exclusive to the site. This is all about photography like the magazine. From great reviews to amazing essays they provide a unique insight on the art of photography. Based out of DC this blog shows that the city isn’t only about museums.

East City Art 

If you are looking for the best place to find reviews and essays around the DC area then East City Art is a safe bet. The premise of the blog is based upon the ideology that there is more to art in DC than people are aware of.

While keeping up with the art scene of an entire city can be tough, they manage to do it. They hold events like the emulsion show annually to increase people’s interest and they publish a quarterly print magazine.

Broad Strokes

This is the blog of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This blog offers you amazing content original and curated. The blend of different content on different style from the many different women artists around the world makes it a fascinating site.

The blog along with its associated museum was the initiator of the “#5WomenArtists” project. If you want to get the best of the content from this site you should check out the Art Fix Friday posts. They provide links in there for the best posts of the day.

Art and You

Sometimes the world of art can be disorienting. There is so much happening around you that you can miss the good stuff. This is why I love following these art blogs. Whether I am visiting an art shop near me or going to an art exhibit I first check on these blogs. Of course these are not the only good blogs out there. There are plenty more where you can get fantastic content. So make sure you look into this before getting out into the world.


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