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Finding Art Events in Your Area

by | Jul 3, 2018 | News

Many events within individual communities help support the arts. But, finding out where to locate these events can be tricky if you don’t know where to look. Different types of arts are more frequent in different areas, so knowing what to search for can help the process go more smoothly. Artists help improve local communities by connecting us all to a common humanity.

 

Check Local Listings

Most cities and even small towns distribute local magazines or other forms of publications. Stop at the city’s welcome center to receive helpful resources. Comb through local listings to see featured galleries, shows that are playing or locations with live entertainment.

 

Experience a Virtual World

Although numerous galleries in physical forms still exist, many artists feature virtual galleries as an extra means of exposure. There are also online portfolios to page through and social media sites where they post their work. You can explore artist communities via the internet without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.

 

Exhibit Openings

If you live in a relatively well-populated city or town, chances are there are quite a few art galleries nearby. A little research will quickly show upcoming events, shows and exhibits in the area. Many galleries feature an events calendar to stay in the loop. If you find a particular spot you are fond of, sign up for their email list to stay updated on upcoming information.

 

Download an App

As the saying goes, there’s an app for that. When traveling to a new city for the first time or searching for new cultural experiences to enjoy, download one or all the following apps:

  • DoStuff
  • Eventbrite
  • Heylets
  • Songkick
  • Party with a Local
  • All Events in City
  • Bandsintown
  • Connecter

 

Give Back

Artists help improve individual communities in a variety of ways. Instead of purchasing household items through large corporate companies, consider commissioning a local artist to create something special for you. This way, your item will be unique and one of a kind, and you can give back to a passionate person who helps their community thrive.

 

Sources:

http://emptyeasel.com/2014/12/11/6-ways-to-support-fellow-artists-in-your-art-community/

https://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2015/feb/12/creative-ways-artists-improve-communities

https://www.lifewire.com/best-local-events-apps-4048406