Do you have a passion for art? I certainly do! Art provides an opportunity to engage your senses, including visual, auditory, touch, and even taste. It exposes you to new experiences, emotions, and thoughts, encouraging deep reflection on the present moment. If you’re a lover of art and looking for ways to enjoy it on a budget, here are some affordable ways to view fine art.
Look Up Free Shows
If you’re interested in finding art, attending art shows is a great option. While some may require payment, there are ways to attend for free. Instead of visiting museums or exhibitions that charge entry fees, consider exploring art galleries in your area. Many galleries offer free showings to the public and are open for viewing throughout the day. Additionally, some galleries host opening night events for new exhibitions, which provide a social experience with free food, wine, and engaging conversation.
If you enjoy visiting museums, it’s worth checking to see if they offer discount days. If you are a Bank of America cardholder, you can enjoy free admission to hundreds of museums and exhibitions nationwide on the first weekend of every month with the Museums on Us program. Other museums may offer other discount days or discounted tickets to service members, county residents, seniors, and people with disabilities.
Don’t forget to check with your library as cardholders can often get special offers. For instance, in Atlanta, cardholders can enjoy free admission to the Michael C Carlos Museum and discounts for the Alliance Theater, Center for Puppetry Arts, and Fox Theater. Other states may have similar offers to quench your thirst for the arts.
Many people, including myself, enjoy the art scene for the new experiences and perspectives it offers. It also encourages deep thinking and conversation. If you love the art scene, I hope these frugal ways to view fine art are helpful.
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Shatel Huntley has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. In her spare time, she works with special needs adults and travels the world. Her interests include traveling to off the beaten path destinations, shopping, couponing, and saving.