by Erika Mehlhaff
Art lovers can visit galleries and museums to appreciate great artwork, but many enjoy having pieces at home and in their workplaces as well. For many people, collecting fine art is more than just a fun hobby; it is an experience that invites art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in a world of timeless beauty, culture, and history. The allure of fine art lies not only in the aesthetic appeal of the pieces but also in the stories each piece tells and the emotions each evokes in the viewer. Whether you're a seasoned collector or an art lover new to collecting, the experience of acquiring and appreciating fine art is undeniably intriguing and enthralling.
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One of the most captivating aspects of collecting pieces of art is the opportunity to own several different pieces of history. Through their collections, fine art fanatics can connect with various eras, cultures, and movements; this allows them to develop a deeper understanding of the diversity and evolution of society around the world over time. Art also serves as a conduit for emotion and introspection for many collectors. Each piece in a collection tends to resonate with its owner on a personal level, offering a unique and intimate connection to some feeling, memory, or personal experience.
If you are both an art collector and a business owner, Art From the Streets (AFTS) has some magic up its sleeve for you! The newest initiative from the Austin, Texas-based non-profit organization is the AFTS Collectors Program. This program supports the individual artists of AFTS while giving business owners the opportunity to enhance their workspaces with beautiful works of art. They offer original artwork and framed prints for collectors; you can choose from a diverse selection to find something that appeals to your specific tastes and preferences. You and other art-collecting business owners will enjoy extraordinary art while also contributing to the growth of AFTS and its artists.
The Mission of Art From the Streets
Art From the Streets provides assistance to local artists experiencing homelessness by providing them with a safe and nurturing environment where they can produce art. The organization helps each artist by encouraging autonomy and connection as they build their artistic skills.
The process of collecting fine art can be both intellectually stimulating and emotionally rewarding. Having art in both your home and workspaces offers many potential benefits, from boosting creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to inspiring employees to creating a positive and welcoming environment. With the AFTS Collectors Program, you can demonstrate your commitment to supporting the arts and local artists and making a direct positive impact in your community. AFTS is excited to bring this wonderful program to art lovers like you who want to surround themselves with beauty at home and at work. If you are an art lover looking to add to your collection to display in at your business premises, consider purchasing a piece through the AFTS Collectors Program, to support Art From the Streets.
Art From the Streets is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1991 to give transient people a way to develop as artists and use their creativity to climb out of homelessness. Purchasing artwork supports the artists directly. Donating to our program helps us to offer a free Open Studio for the homeless and at-risk.