The Best Places to Find Affordable Art these Days


Much to the dismay of my partner, I’m always moving things around in my house and finding new nooks and crannies to redecorate. Perhaps it’s because I’m craving a new project or that I’m just getting a little restless! I’ve been thinking a lot about picking up and moving to the country, which gets my mind going in a million directions. I’ve been pondering – should we buy or should we build? How many new pieces of furniture will we need for our larger space? What types of art will we need to purchase for our cascading blank walls? What STYLE do I want to bring into this new space? All of these questions led me back to the core of why I love interiors: they are a reflection of who we’ve been and who we are becoming. Nothing speaks more truth to this than the art we bring into our homes. Since we are forever on a budget, I put together an eclectic list of inspiring artists that are creating and selling affordable art online right now. If you’re looking for that special piece or hoping to complete your gallery wall, look no further we have you covered! I always love hearing what new artists are catching people’s eye, let us know who you’re loving on in comments below. We will add them to our list for future features!

Prince by Kate Worum on Etsy

Kate Worum – is a local, Minneapolis illustrator that is known for her fun and funky designs and colorful-caricature-like illustrations, you can see more of her work on Etsy.

Natural Habitat by Abbey Lossing on Society 6

Abbey Lossing – is an NYC based illustrator (and Junior Art Director at BuzzFeed!!) who created colorful and powerful illustrations that often celebrate women and diversity. She sells on Society 6, which is a great place to go for a wide variety of art at a really affordable price!

A Porch by Actual Footage of Me on actualfootageofme.com

The work by Actual Footage of Me is effortlessly simple, graphic-like, and seems to always tell a story. Niki also is a certified giffy artist so you can sprinkle her designs on your Instagram Story!

Oh Island in the sun by Alarah Gee on Tappan Collective

Tappan Collective has a unique online collection of contemporary art – often minimalist and earthy-toned with refreshing pops of color. There is something for everyone.

She Began VIII by Caroline Walls on carolinewalls.com

Caroline Walls‘ collection She Began is a beautiful screen-printed celebration of the human form.

No Matter What Print by CDR (Christopher David Ryan) on hellocdr.com

CDR makes art straight from his imagination; the whimsical and playful essence of his characters jump off the page. His art is perfect for a kid’s room!

Color Streak by Kiersten Garner on minted.com

Minted.com is a curated collection of artists showing their best, from photography to abstract color stories.

Black Women + Good Grain. photo book by Deun Ivory on deunivory.me

Art in the form of a book for your coffee table! Deun Ivory is an immensely talented visual storyteller who’s work is an effortless celebration of black womanhood.

Let’s Go For a Swim by Emily Quandahl on emilyquandahl.com or @emilyquandahlart

Emily Quandahl is a fellow Minnesotan and master of color. Her abstract paintings are a perfect marriage of unhinged color explosions and carefully considered editing and composition.

Mushroom Print by Shop With & Delight on shopwitanddelight.com

This is one of my personal prints that came straight out of my sketchbook. You can shop all my prints on shopwitanddelight.com. I’m currently in the process of creating quite a few more, so stay tuned.

Welcome to the City of Champions by Play Type on The Poster Club

Play Type is a Danish online type foundry created by design agency, e-Types. They started the first ever typography store in Copenhagen, selling products celebrating type like this poster. The Poster Club is a super affordable collection of modern posters – and they sell frames too!

24 Sisters Print by Jen Collins on shop.jen-collins.com

Jen Collins has a delightful and unique illustration style. You can find anything from pins to totes on her site!

Dusky Floral Art Print by Dylan M on Society 6

Bold, retro, and fun! Dylan M sells her work via Society 6 but she is also available for art licensing and design services!

Bedroom Corner by Mary Finlayson on paintedmary.com

Printed Mary is a collection of colorful still life’s set to brighten up any room. She sells prints, rugs, and paintings on her site.

Silk Tree of Life on St. Frank

We love the repurposed vintage textiles sold on St. Frank. They also sell a variety of art objects, decor and beautiful patterns.

Worksheet #19 by Scott Sueme on Uprise Art

Uprise Art is a place for the next generation of art collectors – they have pieces in all price ranges from all different kinds of emerging artists.

U.S Cities Print on Variety Show

The Variety Show is a small design studio and online shop run by a husband and wife duo, Amber and Mike Asay. Their collection is perfect touch to add a little more wanderlust to any room.