2018 is almost here! It is the perfect time to pat yourself on the back for being such a dedicated art lover, and make new goals for the New Year!
As an art lover, you may have a different list of resolutions than the average individual. If you love art and are motivated to create more artworks in the New Year, here are some artistic New Year’s resolutions that you can use to get more inspiration! Are you ready to accept the new challenges and opportunities for 2018?
1. Visit Art Museums!
For all art lovers, walking around art museums and galleries is perhaps one of the most ideal ways to learn more about art history and current art trends. In 2018, why not make one of your main goals to experience fine art at one of the Top 10 Museums and Galleries in the world?
Or, if you are tight on budget during New Year, maybe you could visit one of the Top Free Museums Around the World, which include famous attractions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York and both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, in the UK.
2. Subscribe to Art Websites!
Other than art museums and galleries, there are tons of resources online where you can stay updated about the current art market and interesting art news!
For example, ARTnews is the oldest art magazine in the world and serves as a trusted source of art criticism and news in the digital age. Plus, these Top 10 art websites are ranked by TimeOut on the latest trends in contemporary art. Start subscribing to these websites today to stay on the pulse with your favourite trends and artists in 2018!
3. Attend Art Festivals and Events!
Art Festivals are where the most amazing and talented artists around the world gather and share their artworks. Although the Internet has allowed art lovers to enjoy artworks around the world without traveling, nothing will ever beat a real-life experience. Listening to the artists explain their motivations and stories behind the painting will inspire the artist in you! Take a look at the 10 Must-Visit Art Festivals Around the World to add to your checklist for 2018!
4. Start a New Art Collection!
For the New Year, one of your resolutions could be to start your first, or another, art collection! Don’t worry if you have a small budget, there will always be suitable art options for you! Read the Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Art Collection, by Business Insider, to get some tips and inspiration.
Art fairs are also the perfect place to find a new favourite art piece. You will see amazing works from various galleries all at once, and the dealers are eager to make sales. Check out the Top International Art Fairs around the world for high-end art fairs. Or, if you are looking for affordable artworks, you can browse through this list of Affordable Art Fairs.
5. Embrace New Techniques/Mediums!
If you like being hands-on with art, 2018 maybe a good year to explore a new art technique or medium you’ve never tried before! Learn about Works of Art Made Using Unusually Awesome Mediums such as trash, spilled coffee, cassette tapes, jell-o and even more! Learning a new medium may even help you to overcome creative blocks. Art should be fun, and everything can be art, so for this new year, try out a new art medium, or even create one yourself!
Artworks made of cassette tapes (above) and jell-o (below)!
2018 can be your year to be an artist and a more dedicated art lover! Start by visiting an art museum you’ve never been to, attend art festivals, and start your own collection!
Verus Art wishes you a Happy New Year, full of creativity and inspiration!
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