It is definitely important for all of us to consider just who we buy from and how we can support local artisans even when we shop online or for others. Here are some of the top reasons to support local artists, artisans, and designers.
Better Customer Service and Artist Connection
Choosing to do business with artists and businesses who recognize and value community and family businesses means that your shopping experience will be more meaningful and personalized. Instead of doing business with an impersonal corporation, you are choosing to support other locals who care about you and your community.
More importantly, because of today’s mass production, it is difficult to find an interaction between the consumer of a product and those who have created it. When you meet with an artist, designer, or artisan, however, you are given the chance to connect with the person who created the work. This is also advantageous for the artist, who has the opportunity to understand the impact of their work on other people and the entire community.
For any artist, competition motivates them to come up with new and unique ideas. Competition on its own is essential for the economy to continue to grow. For artists, competition encourages them to stand out from the rest and find better ways to connect with their audience. Having a community, even a small one, to support a local artist or artist will be very meaningful to them and ensure that they strive to succeed and create the best possible experience.
One’s form of expression can be another’s inspiration. Supporting local products and art lets you recognize the artists’s freedom of expression, as well as allows you to obtain a new perspective or to be inspired. You do not have to be an artist to appreciate art. Purchasing art from a local artist or craftwork from a local artisan, is not only supportive to the local artists community, but give you more opportunities to explore art and gain a deeper understanding of their value and importance!