Meeting new people is essential to growing your art business.
The more people you know, the more people there are to appreciate, buy, and tell people about your art.
The best tip I can give is just to get out! Online relationships are valuable, but in-person meetings can make an artist’s career.
Everyone you run into is a:
- Potential buyer. You never know where people are coming from.
- Potential connector. If everyone you meet knows 150 people (the average), imagine the possibilities. When you meet someone who is great at making connections between people, WOW!
- Potential friend or fan. Who can’t use more of these?
Become involved with an artist organization if it’s the right speed for you. If you are serious about selling your art, don’t waste your time in a group of hobbyists. You’ll quickly get frustrated in groups where you’re always a step ahead of everyone else.