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10 Best Places to Sell Art Online

From the LinkedIn group, Art Lovers & Artistic Creations. We know that SOAR members use many, if not all, of these sites. We’ve also seen members using a site called Zatista. Share your experience with the community – please let us know which sites you use, and which you find most effective as selling tools, in the comments!

1) International Artist Gallery: This website features the best artworks and paintings from artist around the world. Post your art works for free, premium & Featured. Buy and sell your artworks here.

Link: http://artistsgallery.directory/

2) Amazon – amazon-art: Amazon is a place to buy and sell pretty much anything, and it’s one of the largest e-commerce platforms out there. The Amazon Art section features some of the best paintings, prints, photography, drawings and mixed media on the Web. The site also has experts from art, fashion and design share their favorite picks in the the Amazon Art Collections.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Art/b?ie=UTF8&node=6685269011

3) Creative Designers and Writers: This website is completely free to sell/promote your art works, paintings and crafts for free

Link: http://creativedesignerswriters.com/

4) eBay: On eBay merchants compete over various product offerings like electronics and sporting goods. eBay has a popular collectibles and art section where you can find antiques, art, coins, comics, sport memorabilia and other collectibles.

Link: http://www.ebay.com/rpp/collectibles-art

5) Etsy: Etsy is one of the greatest creative marketplaces online for buying and selling art and other unique goods. On Etsy you can set up your own store to sell your designs, paintings, sculptures, photography, prints and additional artwork. Also, if you’re lucky, your art or shop could be featured in the Etsy blog leading to a ton of new exposure and likely sales. The Brooklyn-based company has also recently reorganized its business structure into a B corporation, a new style of for-profit company that looks to address the impacts of its decisions on the social and environmental settings surrounding them.

6) deviantART: The world’s largest online art community, deviantART, showcases over 285 million pieces of art from over 31 million registered users and art enthusiasts. The site was founded back in 2000 and now attracts over 65 million unique visitors per month. DA is a great place to find interesting digital art, photography, film, animation, comics, anime, stock images and more. deviantArt also has one of the most popular Tumblr blogs, and you can submit your art for consideration and massive exposure – if you’re lucky enough to make the cut.

Link: http://www.deviantart.com/

7) Zazzle: Zazzle is a marketplace for buying and selling custom art, clothes, electronics and other products that started in 2005. The Zazzle “Make Engine” is a tool and marketplace for customizing just about anything you can imagine from posters to t-shirts to coffee mugs. You can keep up with interesting designs and artist’s on the Zazzle blog.

Link: http://www.zazzle.com/

8) Fine Art America: Do you consider yourself a fine art connoisseur? If you’re looking for museum quality prints, canvases, frames, acrylics, metal prints and other poster materials, check out Fine Art America. The site helps you create a business around your art and photography by printing and assembling your orders while handling all the packaging, shipping and everything needed to get your art to the customer.

Link: http://fineartamerica.com/

9) Creative Market: The Creative Market is a sellers platform for handcrafted design content from independent creatives from around the world. The site includes photos, graphics, fonts, web templates, CMS solutions and blog themes like for WordPress.

Link: https://creativemarket.com/

10) Threadless: If you’re looking for some hip threads for the summer, this is your place for fresh t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops and more. Artists can also sell prints on high quality gloss paper or canvases. The Threadless Tumblr blog is a great source of design inspiration. There, stay tuned for the design competitions where you can submit your own work for extra exposure.
Link: https://www.threadless.com/

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