How To Turn Your Love Of Art Into A Career

Whether you are an artist or you just love art, there are many things you can do to turn that love or talent into an actual career. Even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body but you enjoy art, you can make money with that passion.

Here are some career ideas for people that love art, but might not have that artistic talent. Any one of these jobs can be the ideal career for an art lover, and you’ll make the money you need to feed your own art addiction as well.

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Work At An Art Gallery

One dream job of someone that loves art, maybe even some artists, is to work at an art gallery. This is one of the greatest places to see new art, meet actual artists and help promote local arts in your own area.

A gallery curator gets to see the art, watch over it, and even set up events at the art gallery. Hosting art events can be great fun. Not only do you get to enjoy the art, but you also get to see how it evokes emotion in other patrons and art lovers.

Open Your Own Art Gallery

It doesn’t have to be big to start with, you want to leave room to grow. If you have some of your own art to display, by all means display it, but try to come up with a theme so your gallery is cohesive. Finding a niche and executing it strongly is important; you want to be known as an art gallery that displays a certain type of art, not a mix and match of everything. For example, if your target audience is into fitness, you may want to open something similar to a gym gallery, where they focus on the human body and its physical sporting prowess.

Be An Art Auctioneer

According to Park West Gallery, another interesting job for art lovers is that of an art auctioneer. Their gallery does art cruises, but you don’t have to get on a boat to auction art. Look into gallery art auctions or even art auctions for charity Of course, you need to be able to do the auctioneer speak!

You could attend art auctions, if you would rather collect art. Or, you could start going to storage unit auctions and bid specifically on units that have art in. This is an excellent way to get art dirt cheap so you can resell it at a great profit.


Get Into Art Sales

Whether you are getting your art from a storage unit auction or you find a company to sell art for, this gives you a chance to share your art with other by getting them the pieces they need to complete their home. You may also go into art design for people’s homes if you’re good at deciding where a piece should hang.

Learn And Teach Art History

Another way to make money from your love of art is to learn about art history, get your degree, and become an art teacher, or an art history teacher. Or maybe you want to work at an art history museum where you can share your knowledge with visitors.

It’s fairly easy to find a way to turn your love of art into a job, even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body. And, even if you do you don’t have to be a starving artist if you look into some of these job ideas.