How to Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season

December 19, 2018

There is an art to giving gifts. Give something personal and thoughtful this year to your gift list. Gifting art can be intimidating so we’re here to guide you on how to make sure they’ll love it! Art is a great gift for family members, significant others, co-workers and mentors. It’s a timeless gift that will bring them happiness for years to come.

Consider the Person Receiving the Gift

The first step to gifting art is considering the person receiving the gift. What are their interests? Would they prefer a landscape, portrait, abstract, etc.? You can pull from their personal interests like hiking in nature or fishing and find a piece you think will speak to them.

Set a Budget

Have a clear budget in mind before shopping around for art. Luckily for you, our prints at Art From the Streets are super affordable starting at around $25 ! Keep in mind to factor any framing or displays you want to style the piece with. You can browse our available prints for sale here. Not only is our art affordable but it helps support the local homeless community.

Think About The Space

Consider where the person receiving the art piece can display it. Sure, an eight foot long painting is impressive but many people simple don’t have a space suitable for it. Consider spaces like their home or office. 

Frame the Work

Framing the art can instantly tie a room together. The choices for frames are endless but we recommend keeping it simple. This is the easiest way to ensure it will accommodate different personal tastes. Notice which colors stand out in the print and consider a frame that highlights those colors.

Add a Personal Touch

Include a note with the gifted artwork to let the person know why you chose the piece you did. This can be a quick note telling them why the piece made you think of them. Include information about the artwork such as the artists name, maybe a quick bio, the name of the piece and any inspiration behind the artists’ work you know about.

Art From the Streets rely on generous donations of people like YOU! 
Purchasing artwork supports the artists directly. 
Donating to our program helps us to offer a free Open Studio 
for the homeless and at risk. THANK YOU!
 



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