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Welcome to Gallery Night | First Time Buyer's Guide

by Kennita Hickman on Jan 15, 2020
Welcome to Gallery Night | First Time Buyer's Guide

New to Milwaukee Gallery Night? Thinking of buying your first art piece?

Buying Milwaukee-based art is a great way to add vibrancy, joy, and local pride to your home and workplace. (Plus, original art pieces often appreciate in value over time!) 

Milwaukee's next Gallery Night is on Friday, January 17, 2020. You can read up on the many locations around the city here, and check out more details about Imagine MKE's own Gallery Night in Amani and Metcalfe Park here.  

Read on to get in the game and buy your first piece from an awesome artist. Here are a few tips to get you prepared.

Research before you buy. Learn about the artists at our Gallery Night before you come. Be inspired by their point of view and ready to find a piece that speaks to you. A full list of artists showing at this month's gallery night can be found here

Set a budget. Buying original Milwaukee-based art doesn’t have to be expensive. Original work can start as low as $50. Setting a budget ahead of time will help you narrow in on the pieces that are the best fit for you. You can also discuss payment arrangements on pieces with the artists. So if it’s something you really love, explore the options. 

Buy what you love. You don't have to be an art expert! Buy the piece(s) that speak to you. 

Have fun. Gallery Nights are an opportunity to connect with Milwaukee-based artists. At Imagine MKE's Gallery Night in Amani and Metcalfe Park, we hope you'll meet artists entirely new to you! So get out there, meet some artists, and buy some art. 

We’ll see you at Gallery Night this Friday!

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