The site went live on July 9 and is an extension of the first-ever online Dallas Art Fair, CultureMap reported.
Like many businesses, artists and galleries are also having to find alternative ways to keep their business alive and thriving, and having a platform like Culture Place promoting their work greatly can benefit them financially.
“Culture Place will enable dealers to connect with our audience of collectors on an ongoing basis, to engage more deeply in conversations about art in today’s world, and to facilitate the sale of art when the opportunity for physical engagement has evaporated," says John Sughrue, Culture Place founder, and Dallas Art Fair chairman, in a release.
The marketplace will place its emphasis mainly on Texas galleries, but will also welcome galleries from nearby states, said its website. The invited galleries will be able to refresh their artworks every 60 days.
The process to search is relatively easy as you can view art by the gallery, artist, and title on the Culture Place website and make your purchase safe and securely. The artworks are then shipped to buyers.
Some of the Houston galleries include the following:
- Bill Arning Exhibitions
- David Shelton Gallery
- McClain Gallery
- Moody Gallery
- Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art
As the pandemic continues to loom over businesses across the country, finding ways to continue enjoying life's little pleasures such as collecting art for your home is a plus during these times.
Having an outlet such as Culture Place that allows you to safely browse and purchase art online helps you stay connected while at the same time supporting their business. I would call that a win for all.