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Major Metropolitan Fine Art Scenes in the US

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art scenes, art movement, young artists, digital age, fine art

Major Metropolitan Fine Art Scenes in the US

 

art scenes, art movement, young artists, digital age, fine art

art scenes, art movement, young artists, digital age, fine art

 

The nature of fine art movements in the digital age is such that they are constantly in flux, adapting to social media campaigns, rising and falling on the whims of trends that turn ever faster. Yet some areas of the US play host to excellent local fine art scenes regardless of era, and the digital age, despite the proliferation of Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other trend-heavy social media programs, is no exception. Three of the most well-known US fine art scenes include New York City, Washington D.C., and Chicago. Unfortunately for young artists, breaking into the scene in these major venues often means making some sacrifices in terms of their living situation, as space is at a premium and high rent often requires working multiple jobs, at least temporarily. In return, the larger metropolitan fine art scenes present opportunities for greater exposure simply by virtue of a larger number of potential gallery viewers.

 

art scenes, art movement, young artists, digital age, fine art

art scenes, art movement, young artists, digital age, fine art

 

Though the digital age has in some ways consolidated large fine art scenes to major metropolitan areas, the Internet has also decentralized the creation of fine art movements by contributing to the emergence of many smaller art markets. Young artists can connect with each other far more easily than before, and they also benefit from a huge variety of online fine art forums, markets, and galleries. Electronic galleries give rural artists, as well as those who may struggle with funds for travel, the opportunity to share their work with artists around the world. Panoramic and 3D cameras have aided this process, allowing for many museums in larger fine art scenes to sponsor up-and-coming galleries for artists in different parts of the world.

 

art scenes, art movement, young artists, digital age, fine art

art scenes, art movement, young artists, digital age, fine art

These smaller fine art scenes have in turn blossomed via the creation of vibrant online communities by which they can advertise their markets for artists. From Ithaca in New York to Bisbee in Arizona, these new smaller-scale art scenes have emerged as a direct alternative to large, expensive metropolitan venues. Often, these smaller venues have property developers that are more conscious of the rent bubble, taking measures to keep rent (even in downtown areas) from outstripping local income. These developers are often more aware of the local attractions and art movements, and are less willing to bank simply on their local reputation (which property developers in larger cities often have no problem doing). To put it simply, renters in small art scenes know they have to work to spread the word if they want to get their desired tenants. For young artists who are willing to travel, take the time to inquire about the local art scene, as well as information about how the local community interacts with larger art markets in the area.

 

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