Buying Art on Vacation

This puzzle was completed on a client's vacation, and now framed and displayed it continues to evoke happy memories.

Buying Art on Vacation

6/21/17

With travel season is upon us, a lot of people will be returning home with new-found art from all over the world. There are lots of good reasons to purchase your art while away from home. Vacation art can seem to prolong your trip by continuing to evoke pleasant memories even after you've returned home. Art from elsewhere can also help to tell the story of your adventure to friends and family.

A client returned from Africa with this art made out of butterfly wings.

Even while on vacation, reasons to buy local art include an opportunity to meet the locals, get to know them through their creative endeavors, and help support the local economy. A lot of couples find that they buy art only while travelling because they have more time to peruse art at their leisure. Not only that, but busy couples often find that they only time they shop together is while on vacation. And shopping together is important when having to agree on a selection that everyone will enjoy for years to come.

A vacation trip gives you the opportunity to decorate your living space with unique items not available in your home city. There’s a certain satisfaction in displaying exotic items to which your friends and neighbors have no immediate access. Finally, there’s a bargain-hunting aspect of it, where you might get lucky to find boutique-quality decoration at inexpensive prices. For a real cost-saver, consider buying postcards and bring them to us for a custom frame design. You'll achieve that upscale decorator look while saving your money for a few more Pina Coladas!

These coasters are from a client's trip to Ireland.

These coasters are from a client's trip to Ireland.

In my next blog article I will talk about the pitfalls of buying art on vacation and how to avoid them. Subscribe so you don’t miss it!