If you’re feeling a bit dull in your day-to-day activities, a good shot in the arm could be some artistic inspiration. And if you’re already in some type of creative industry, it shouldn’t be much harder than looking around or following company leads.
However, if you find yourself outside general artistic borders, consider the following five ways to find and be inspired by art, including by following updates on professional pages, learning smart search techniques in Google, reading art-centric magazines, buying your family some art supplies, and visiting a local art museum.
Follow Updates on LinkedIn Pages
One creative way to search for art and exhibits of different sorts is by finding the professional LinkedIn page of various galleries and looking for updates. A good example would be to visit the Park West Gallery LinkedIn page, and you’ll see great updates of where art exhibits are taking place, and even opportunities to communicate with members of the company who could give you specific information on the kind of inspiration that you’re looking for.
Search In Google
By learning smart Google search techniques, you can specifically look for any type of art that you want, as well as being able to add modifiers to the text string to be even more focused. That way, instead of spending an hour looking for something on your mind, you can eliminate a lot of the general searching, and instead find links and images in minutes or even seconds of your time.
Read Art-centric Magazines
If you read the latest art magazines, you’ll find a huge cross section of modern stuff, historical works, and everything in between for people of all persuasions. Classical, abstract, contemporary – it’s all going to be in there, and lots of times they are accompanied by really fantastic articles that will explain in depth the who’s, what’s, when’s, why’s, and how’s so that not only are you scratching your artistic itch, you’re also gaining deeper knowledge of the art world in general.
Buy Your Family Some Watercolors
And perhaps an out-of-the-box way to get yourself an injection of art is to do some projects on your own! Buy your family some paints, watercolors, crayons, or pencils and some white sheets of paper and go nuts. Especially when it comes to seeing art from a child’s perspective, there is a lot of inspiring potential there.
Visit an Art Museum
A final way to check out some art is by visiting a local art museum. These places may be big or small, depending on your community, but seeing what is there, and usually for free or for just a bit of money, is all you need to set your mind to peace.