How To Support Your Favorite Artists (without spending money)
There is one simple, free, and easy way to support the art and artists you love. (And it can mean almost as much as investing in their work.)
Share the work.
In today’s world, one where people can literally become famous overnight, it is vital for artists’ work to be seen. It’s simple, but it’s the best thing you can do to show your support for the artists you love. (And most artists have links to share right on their websites.)
Sometimes I get the urge not to share, because I’m afraid someone else will see it and want to buy it and then I won’t be able to. But as an artist, I realize how important it is and I hit that share button anyway. If someone buys something you wanted, but you were awesome enough to share it, that artist might recreate it just for you when you do have the money to invest. (Us artists are cool like that.)
Another point I must make is that, even if you don’t have the money to invest, your friend Martha’s mom’s best friend might. You share the painting Martha sees it, shows it to her mom “hey mom, wouldn’t your friend Susan love this?” and either Martha’s mom buys it for her best friend or shares it with her so she can buy it. And bam! You’re keeping your favorite artist in supplies without doing much more than moving your thumb across your phone’s screen.
So, the next time you see a piece of art you love share it.
This post was originally shared on March 18, 2017