Under $50: 10 Online Sources for Affordable Art

Under $50: 10 Online Sources for Affordable Art

Kim Lucian
Oct 14, 2013

The idea of collecting art can be a daunting one and when it comes to finding the perfect pieces to fill your walls it can feel like there are only two directions you can go in, mass produced cookie-cutter art or the intimidating, confusing and often expensive option of buying directly from a gallery.

The internet has democratized the process quite a bit, but can be hard to sift through what's available. Here are ten of my go to resources for good, affordable art. Feel free to add your own suggestions to the comments below.

1. Minted
This member curated gallery features tons of fresh, modern prints starting as low as $20.

2. Leif
One of my go-to shops for home accessories extends their boutique style curating prowess to wall art, with prints starting at $35.

3. Ideal Bookshelf
Artist Jane Mount's collection of quirky imagined bookshelves are available for purchase through her artists site with prints starting at $28.

4. Sebastian Foster
A gallery and studio based out of downtown Austin, it curates the work of emerging artists with prints available online starting as low as $35.

5. JHill Designs
Artist Jennifer Hill creates travel inspired prints based on imaginary vacations. What's not to love? Prints start at $10.

6. Rife Paper Co
The quirky designs best known for adorning stationary are also available to decorate your walls. Prints start at $24.

7. Etsy
The site known for all things handmade is home to an amazing selection of wall art, including works by better known artists such as Joel Penkman, Sophie Blackall, and Clare Elsaesser. Prints start around $15.

8. Society 6
Known for edgy, urban style artwork Society 6 is a great place to browse a near infinite selection of print. The "Emergency Compliment" series is one worth checking out. Prints start around $15.

9. Little Paper Planes
Established by artist and curator Kelly Lynn Jones, little paper planes sells artwork and goods online and in their brick and mortar outpost in San Francisco. Prints start at $15.

10. Michelle Armas
Specializing in abstract paintings with beautiful palettes, her work would bring a great dose of color to any room. Prints start at $35.

(Artwork shown by: Intro. Clare Elsaesser 1. That Girl Studio 2. Britt Bass 3. Jane Mount 4. Evan B. Harris 5. Jennifer Hill 6. Anna Bond 7.Joel Penkman 8. Emergency Compliment 9. Justin Richel 10. Michelle Armas)

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