Feeling Artsy?

Bring original art into your home for a burst of creativity and personality. Consider these tips from local artists and start collecting.

Original works by Heather Eck

When you fill your walls with handmade work, you’re supporting an independent artist and getting something one of a kind.

Taylor McGee, artist and owner, Curated Craft Marketplace, Fuquay-Varina

Buy what speaks to you — that could mean that the colors make you happy, maybe the subject matter inspires you, or that you made a personal connection with the artist.

You can discover original, handcrafted works of art at Curated Craft Marketplace in downtown Fuquay! CCM showcases work from over 45 NC-based artists, several of whom are in Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. Also, the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center hosts gallery shows and openings, which is a great way to meet local artists in person and connect with other art lovers in your community.

– Taylor McGee, artist and owner, Curated Craft Marketplace, Fuquay-Varina

Original art connects on a deeper level, inspiring contemplation and introspection. It adds depth, authenticity, and a touch of magic to your living space. Artists like to infuse their work with energy, emotion, and connection. These can inspire positive energy and healing intentions, creating a serene and uplifting atmosphere in your home.

Heather Eck, artist, Holly Springs

When you surround yourself with original art, you invite an ongoing conversation and a personal connection with the artist and what the art means. Each time you look at it, you’re reminded of the experience of finding it, collecting it, and letting it minister to your soul.

Buying art may feel intimidating, but most artists are intimidated to sell their work too. Let the artist know if you’re drawn to a particular piece, style, or energy. They’ll be thrilled to hear it and delighted to tell you all about it.

Art is for everyone! To start your search, consider art galleries, art fairs and exhibitions, online platforms and websites, and social media. Many artists, including myself, share their work on social media platforms like Instagram. Following artists you admire can lead you to new and exciting pieces. Don’t hesitate to contact an artist to discuss your interest in a work or negotiate a price.

– Heather Eck, artist, Holly Springs

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