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Where to Find Art Buyers and Meet Collectors


Where and how to find art buyers requires a combination of knowledge, strategy and persistence. However, there is no need to be frustrated, confused or mystified about finding art buyers. This article provides 16 ways to find them.

I learned early in my art career that, like the old adage, you can’t judge a book by its cover. On our quest to find art buyers it is important that we don’t judge a potential art buyer by how they dress, their profession, or even how well they understand art or art history. The most surprising people may become our most devoted and cherished collectors. As I recall some of my best collectors did not necessarily have the highest financial resources.

Potential art buyers are your neighbors, relatives and friends. They are the blue collar workers and the people you read about in the social columns. They are people and businesses that will come to you and those you must reach out to. Art buyers come in all different shapes, sizes, professional backgrounds, personalities and origins.

There is, of course, a difference between occasional art buyers and avid art collectors. If you want to meet people who have more than a casual interest in art and who are more likely to already be buying art, there are some steps you could take to come into contact with them.


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