Collecting Fine Art
Fine Art Naples
Do you love fine art? Have you always dreamed of having an art collection? The practice of collecting fine art is for everyone, regardless of budget or motive, though stereotypes across popular culture suggest otherwise. So, how do you start your own art collection? Read on and discover how easy it is…
Your first consideration when starting an art collection should be defining your personal taste in art. While your artistic tastes might develop and change over time, having a starting point is important. It can help you hone in on certain pieces, buoying you as you drift through the world of art in search of what appeals most to you, both stylistically and aesthetically.
Setting a budget is another key step to take once you have decided to collect art. Limited finances are often cited as an obstacle to starting a collection of fine art; but this doesn’t have to be the case. Many people begin by purchasing pieces created by emerging artists whose art has the potential to become more valuable than the purchase price. And some simply start small, buying smaller pieces or prints which are often less expensive.
Also note that you will need a way to keep track of your art collection. As you build your collection, make sure to keep receipts, certificates of authenticity, and any other accompanying documentation organized and filed for valuation and insurance purposes, or in case you decide to sell any pieces in the future. Further, you should be able to take care of your fine art; it is important to maintain and store your art properly in order to protect the beauty and value of each piece.
Listen both to your heart and to your head when choosing pieces for your new art collection. Consider each piece as an investment, both in terms of financial value and emotional worth. Some pieces of art have great potential to grow in value as financial assets, but in some instances you’ll want to consider the enjoyment you will get after purchasing pieces that appeal to you on a more personal or emotional level.
The Naples Art District boasts the largest concentration of working artists in the Southwest Florida area. The District is home to a unique coalition of more than 80 professional creatives who employ a wide variety of mediums and methods in their work. The Naples Art District (NAD) gives these fine artists a place to share their talents with one another and with the general public. If you are planning a trip to visit the Naples area and are interested in finding out more about this 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization, check out the District’s website including the published calendar of events, workshops, and classes offered by member artists. Contact NAD any time via their website or by phone at 239-249-1977. The Naples Art District, located north of Pine Ridge Road and west of Airport-Pulling Road, can be found on any map of the Naples, Florida area.