The Best Places to Find Affordable Art Online

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Stylist and blogger Christine Dovey has a knack for incorporating unique art pieces in the spaces she designs. If you'd also love to have art in your home but can't afford gallery prices, Christine says online resources are a great alternative. Not only are the pieces often original, they’re affordable too. Here are her favourite sites.

Affordable Art Online

1. Citizen Atelier

This Montreal-based website offers an ever-changing selection of curated prints and originals from around the world in a variety of sizes. Each artist is carefully selected, which means you don't have to spend hours sifting through to find something just right. The price point on the site ranges from prints for $75 all the way up to original paintings at $7,200 — there's something for everyone.

2. Minted

This is a marketplace for independent artists, offering affordable prints of over 1,700 works. The price points range from approximately $25 to $600, with prices being consistent across works. Their print inventory covers photography, illustrations and paintings. With every piece, Minted offers a choice between standard or premium archival paper, as well as an option to frame pieces.

3. Anewall

This site has state-of-the-art printing equipment, so they're able to produce large-scale images at incredibly high resolution. Their offbeat selection of images ranges over categories like Victorian, architectural, landscape, portrait, travel, maps, children and more. Images can be printed on stretched or non-stretched canvas or on paper (gallery or museum wrapped) in really large sizes for reasonable prices. A 48x58 print for example, is $79. Anewall can also turn your own photos of friends, family and places into custom art.

4. Nicole Cohen

Nicole Cohen is one of Christine’s favourite New York–based artists with her own e-commerce site. Her site includes photography prints that are varied in composition but all reflect the artist's gritty and graphic style. Nicole also paints original abstract work, which can also be purchased via her site. Prints are available in either a matte or glossy finish, and in a range of sizes and price points. She also offers printing on acrylic, which eliminates the need for framing.

5. Etsy

Christine loves this online marketplace because it gives start-up and seasoned artists alike the opportunity to open a shop and sell their work. There's a massive selection of pieces representing every genre, style and medium. You can search using keywords, topic, price point, medium and more. With Etsy, you're sure to find something in any style and for any price, if you're willing to spend the time looking. For tips on your keyword search, Christine recommends using the following words: "modern," "portrait," and "photography." She also recommends searching by orientation, especially if there are very specific dimensions that you need to fill.

 

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