Buying Art in San Francisco Tips

Destination San Francisco

San Francisco is known around the world for the Golden Gate Bridge, the Fisherman’s Wharf and Lombard Street famed for supposedly being the most crooked street in the world. However, did you know that San Francisco is also known as the art capital of the western hemisphere? Thousands of art lovers arrive in the city each year to visit its galleries, art exhibitions and museums. The M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the world famous San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have all emerged as the centerpiece of attraction for passionate art lovers from all over the world. Many of them buy art objects and take them home. Buying art in San Francisco isn’t simply an exercise, it’s an experience of a lifetime for many.

The International Art Circuit

The art-buying spree we are all experiencing currently is global. From Dublin to Dubai, scores of art lovers are hopping on to cheap discounted flights and globetrotting in their quest to buy art. What has fueled this fire a downturn in the economy not withstanding? The answer may not be obvious at first glance. The economic slowdown has now made it possible for many art lovers to become art collectors because art has become affordable.

Cybertising Art in San Francisco through Online Art Auctions

The Internet has helped tremendously with its ability to transfer JPEGs in a wink and allow potential art buyers to examine art objects remotely. San Francisco too has benefited from its proximity to the Silicon Valley in that much if not most San Francisco art has gone online in one form or another. Online art auctions are regularly held in San Francisco and you can purchase art from San Francisco artists and online art galleries from the comfort of your home or office.

Art Galore for Bay Area Residents

The number of art fairs being held in San Francisco has mushroomed over the past few years. Public art fairs such as the Festival on the Hill, SF Open Studios and the Capsule Design Festival have become increasingly popular not only among art lovers who live in the Bay Area but also among those who love to travel for art’s sake. The city’s place on the international art circuit is beyond validation. The art collectors’ stampede has provided an unparalleled opportunity for young artists to join the ranks and bask in the limelight. The works of many young artists in San Francisco have been showcased in local galleries and have been snapped up by art enthusiasts. So if you are an art collector or planning to wet your toes and test the waters in the exciting world of art collection, it is time for you to get in touch with a reputable San Francisco art dealer, preferably one with an online art gallery so that you can make wise investment decisions that bring rich returns on your investment.

Bay Area interior designer and art consultant Noa Bloch is the owner of Noa’s Art Inc., a San Francisco-based mobile art gallery which makes it possible for both individuals and organizations to purchase paintings after having viewed them in their offices or homes by actually hanging them to see how they look.