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Affordable Art Answers

27 Jan

We at Artists Circle understand everyone is carefully gripping their purse strings.  Art is obviously the last item on the check list when a client renovates or moves into a new space; having desks and chairs is more necessary than obtaining artwork.  But let us not forget the contributions art can provide: it uplifts employees (which is especially important at this time), gives a positive message to office visitors, and – among other things – it provides creative inspiration.

Designers always seem surprised to hear that we can work with budgets of only a few thousand dollars.  When money isn’t available for original pieces of artwork, poster prints are a terrific answer.  Once framed and matted, a poster print has a similar level of impact as a painting or collage on paper.  This week, we installed a collection of posters for one of our client’s medical buildings in Leesburg, VA (see images below).  So think about giving those poor white knuckles a break and loosen up those purse strings a bit.  A small budget can yield fantastic results!