The 15 best websites to sell art online (2023)

The 15 best websites to sell art online (1)

Hi, I’m @Stephan.vankuyk a Berlin-based art dealer and consultant, I help emerging artists establish and grow their audiences, helping them sell more art online.

One great strategy to start selling art online is to team up with an existing platform. This allows you to take advantage of an existing audience as well as existing sales tools, without the need to develop neither by yourself.

Each one of these platforms is completely unique and some of them might not be suitable for your art practice. If you are focusing on fine art, maybe selling prints is not a good idea or if you are a pop artists maybe creating a merchandising line is a good move. Some of them are print on demand websites, other are online art galleries or art commission websites.

Before starting with any of these platforms you should do your research and analyze which ones best fit your art practice.

If you decide to be a part on several platforms at the same time it’s important to have two things is mind. First, it’s important that your pricing is the same in every platform, if someone buys artwork and then sees it for a cheaper price on another website, they will feel cheated and are likely to not buy from you again. Second, you should have an inventory sheet (you can download a free template here) in place so you can have a thorough overview of what artworks are being listed on each site so you don’t risk selling twice the same artwork.

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And if you feel you need some extra help, I’ve prepared a FREE online course on how to sell art online: check it here.

Fine Art America*

Fine Art America has transformed the online art industry with the largest digital art marketplace in the world. Their global audience, easy setup, and print-on-demand technology make it a mouthwatering resource for any artist. Throw in career-accelerating tools — from newsletter design and branded web stores — and the offer is irresistible.

No surprise then that they’re home to hundreds of thousands of artists — selling anything from wall art and home decor to apparel and fine paintings. And their buyers are treated to a ready-to-hang product manufactured at one of FAA’s trusted plants and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
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ArtPal*

ArtPal is a popular, FREE gallery to sell art and buy art, representing many thousands of artists. No membership fees. No commission. Completely free with unlimited space to sell all of your art! You can sell originals, prints, and also use their free Print-on-Demand service for custom prints & framing. Importantly, they also guide you through marketing your art and getting a lot more sales.

Since ArtPal is the only completely free gallery where you can sell your original artwork, prints, framing, and more, having a free gallery on ArtPal is a must. It’s also quick and easy to set up, so you’ll be selling in minutes!

Create your free ArtPal gallery now by clicking this link!
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Art Storefronts*

This platform allows for more experienced artists to create their own website to sell their original work as well as reproductions of their art. Beyond only building your website, ART STOREFRONTS also has an extensive educational platform to help artists manage their business in a more efficient manner.

The tools made available by their websites combined with their educational material makes for this platform an excellent opportunity for experienced artists looking to take the next big step in their careers.
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OnlineGallery.art*

A fast-growing online art gallery based in the Netherlands, internationally known for its rich art culture, prominent design and expertise. It displays a beautiful selection of art in various price ranges. For a very small fee (from €4.99 / 9.99 per month) artists may exhibit an art selection of their choice, with the possibility to communicate directly with art lovers. A larger profile can be built with links to the artist’s own website. OnlineGallery.Art also shares news on its website about the artists and their exhibitions.
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VSUAL*

VSUAL is the best platform dedicated solely to selling art prints online because it’s free, makes selling effortless for artists, and offers buyers a wide range of print sizes and framing options. VSUAL can offer its premium prints due to its dedication to materials and craftsmanship: every print is made with archival ink, printed on premium paper, and framed with high-quality materials.

Two major selling points for VSUAL are that it’s free and easy for artists to get started. Simply apply for a shop, upload your work, and choose the markup you want to charge. VSUAL handles the rest. Because VSUAL handles printing, framing, and fulfilment, artists don’t need to carry any inventory or spend time packing and shipping their work.
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Artist stop bein poor CLUB

This gallery works as an artist collective formed by creatives worldwide. The platform offers the possibility for artists to sell prints of their works to collectors and art lovers.

The gallery doesn’t charge any commission for sales, only the printing costs. Participating artists pay a membership fee in order to maintain the collection and finance activities such as exhibitions and publications. Memberships start at as little as $7 a month.
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Singulart*

Singulart is an online art powerhouse with 50,000+ carefully curated artworks, made by established and emerging artists from over 80 countries. Launched in 2017, Singulart has not only established itself as one of the most promising and dedicated original art galleries, but also continues to grow at an impressive rate, thanks to its dedicated team working to support artists and collectors alike.
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Displate

It’s a global marketplace, gathering artists from all over the world and selling their designs on one of a kind, magnet mounted metal prints. Placing emphasis on the product, they give you the opportunity to expose your art on the medium in the highest-quality on the market. The membership is 100% free and the sign up is very easy. All you need to do is upload your best designs and they do the printing, customer service, and marketing for you. You get a commission for every purchase and you can earn up to 25% extra of the total sale value made through the special Share and Earn link.
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Artfinder

Another juried gallery, with a great selection of artists. Their overall website has a very playful and fun approach. They regularly feature artists from their network, giving them extra visibility. They also have a ranking of artists, updated weekly.
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Azucar Gallery

Couldn’t miss the chance here, right? Azucar is a carefully curated art gallery representing some very exciting artists across the globe. Beyond being an fully functional online gallery, Azucar also is well known by hosting regular IRL exhibitions, combining the best of both worlds.
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Saatchi

Arguably one of the biggest art marketplaces out there, boasting around 65.000 artists across the globe. Their work goes way beyond just selling art, but organizing art fairs, curator groups and actively promoting artists.

With such large numbers it might be a bit hard to achieve visibility, but if you manage to establish good relationships with the curatorial team and get featured, it could be a great boost in your career.
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Artsper

This french website focuses solely on galleries, artists are not able to register independently. This ensures a extremely high quality level and focuses exclusively in professional artists. By excluding amateur artists, the website is a hot spot for professional collectors.

Azucar Gallery sells their work thru Artsper and the quality of their service and results are great, ensuring at least a couple of sales every month.
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ShairArt

A Portugal-based initiative that offers opportunities for both artists and galleries. They rely on high quality controls in order to maintain a level of artworks that attract a steady stream of collectors. Additionally they have a physical location where they host bimestral exhibitions.
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Art Please

An online network that allows connections between artists and collectors. Artists are able to upload their artworks and collectors can request specific artworks.
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Jose Gallery

This website caters to both individual artists and galleries, giving possibilities to both sides of reaching art collectors online. They also offer the website in Chinese and Russian aiming to reach those art scenes.
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Printful

This platform allows you to create and sell your artworks as a wide array of products. Shirts, hoodies, backpacks, fanny packs, and dozens of other products. They also offer a lot of options for printing your artworks as posters or framed, making it an ideal solution to manage your limited edition prints. You can sync it up with your website and sell it directly from your own site!

Working with print on demand allows you to automatize that part of your art practice, freeing up a lot of time to focus on making more art!

Get a 10 EUR voucher for your first order with code: Stephanvankuyk10
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Artquid

Another online art gallery for artists to upload and sell their art. The main differential point is that Artquid allows artists to create a 3d gallery that allows collectors to really visualize the artworks, helping the sales process.
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Picta Design*

Picta Design is the marketplace for those who love Art and wish to decor their Home or Office with something that could inspire them on a daily basis with the power of Art.

All the designs are carefully selected and each piece will stand out in any environment. The great quality of the materials and its relatively low prices makes it a really good deal in terms of value for money.
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Once you go over this list, you should analyze which platforms fit better in your practice. I’ve also written an article going thru the steps you should take before starting to sell art online.

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*These are sponsored entries, I have current collaborations with these online platforms and I can vouch for their high quality.

FAQs

Which website is best for selling artwork? ›

The best places to sell your artwork online to support your creative business.
  • Etsy.
  • Amazon.
  • FineArtAmerica.
  • Saatchi Art.
  • UGallery.
  • Shopify.
  • TurningArt.
  • Society6.

How can I sell my art online fast? ›

Where to sell your art online: A standalone ecommerce site using an ecommerce platform like Shopify is a great place to start. Online marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, or eBay can plug directly into your online store, allowing you to sync sales and reach wider audiences.

How can I sell my art online successfully? ›

Follow along to learn how to sell art online and make money in 2022.
  1. Decide What Art To Sell–And How To Sell It. To start you'll need to decide exactly what to sell and how to sell it. ...
  2. Register Your Business. ...
  3. Choose Your Sales Channels. ...
  4. Determine Pricing. ...
  5. Market Your Online Art Store.
30 Oct 2022

How can I sell my art online 2022? ›

The 10 best websites to sell art online in 2022
  1. Fine Art America* Fine Art America has transformed the online art industry with the largest digital art marketplace in the world. ...
  2. ArtPal* ArtPal is a popular, FREE gallery to sell art and buy art, representing many thousands of artists. ...
  3. Art Storefronts* ...
  4. VSUAL*

How can I make money selling art fast? ›

7 Different Ways To Earn Money With Your Artwork
  1. Sell Original Artwork.
  2. Sell Art Prints.
  3. Sell At An Art Fair.
  4. Make use of Instagram's shop tool.
  5. Open An Etsy Store For Your Art.
  6. Offer The Option Of Commissions.
  7. Licence Your Artwork.
  8. Making Money As An Artist Is A Process.

What is the best app to sell art? ›

Artsy is the largest online art marketplace with more than 1 million artworks by over 100,000 artists. Collect art from galleries around the world, bid in live auctions from wherever you are, and sell works from your collection.

How can a beginner sell art? ›

  1. 12 Tips for Selling Your Art Online (Beginners Guide) Sharing is caring! ...
  2. Find Your Niche. ...
  3. Get to Know Your Art Business. ...
  4. Find the right marketplace to sell your art. ...
  5. Don't rely on one stream of income. ...
  6. Create an e-commerce art shop on your own website. ...
  7. Consider Print-on-Demand products. ...
  8. Get Social Media Savvy.

How do I know if my art is good enough to sell? ›

But just because people aren't buying your work doesn't mean your work is not good enough to sell. If you are getting validation in the form of likes, comments, and followers, you are good enough to be selling your work. But to get sales you actually have to make sales. Just making art is not enough.

How do I get people to buy my art online? ›

9-Step Guide to Marketing Your Art Without Being Salesy
  1. As a creative, you are constantly in pursuit of finding your authentic and real voice. ...
  2. Know your target audience. ...
  3. Learn where your target audience gathers. ...
  4. Write to one person. ...
  5. Use stories to engage. ...
  6. Write persuasively. ...
  7. Focus on THEM. ...
  8. Talk about the benefits.

How can I get my art seen and sold? ›

These are the easiest and most effective ways to sell art and earn money:
  1. Apply to sell via art sites. ...
  2. Network with art buyers. ...
  3. Approach commercial galleries. ...
  4. Create a strong portfolio website. ...
  5. Enter art awards and competitions. ...
  6. Sell images of your art to stock websites. ...
  7. Apply to sell at art fairs.
31 Mar 2022

What type of art sells in 2022? ›

The company's findings show that the most popular art styles in 2022 are expected to be abstract (54%), followed by contemporary (48%) and modern (42%) while 48% of designers indicating they anticipate an increase in use of sculpture.

Is it worth selling art online? ›

Selling reproductions of your work online can supplement your income. Commission at an online gallery is generally a lot lower than a brick and mortar gallery. It can range from 1-5% on the low end and 10% on the high end. Websites can do this because they have lower overhead costs.

What type of art sells fast? ›

Best Selling Art Subjects
  • Traditional Landscapes.
  • Local Views.
  • Modern Landscapes.
  • Abstracts.
  • Dogs.
  • Figure.
  • Seascapes.
  • Wildlife.
17 Jun 2020

What size of art sells best? ›

At present, most people prefer medium to small paintings for their living and bedrooms with moderate themes. The most commonly preferred frames are 20″ x 24″,16″ x 20″ and 11″ x 14″. For posh galleries, exhibition areas and auditoriums the preferred size is generally 24″ x 36″ and 30″ x 40″.

What kind of art is popular now? ›

The most popular art today is commonly referred to as Contemporary Art. Contemporary art encompasses many styles including Modern, Abstract, Impressionism, Pop Art, Cubism, Surrealism, Fantasy, Graffiti, and Photorealism. Today's popular mediums include painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and digital art.

How do small artists make money? ›

The majority of an artist's revenue comes from touring, selling merchandise, licensing their music for things like television, movies, or video games, and partnerships or side businesses.

How can I make money online in 2022? ›

How to Make Money Online for Free: 11 Best Ways in 2022
  1. Become a virtual assistant.
  2. Do research online.
  3. Transcribe audio and video files.
  4. Set up a Patreon.
  5. Review websites and apps.
  6. Join an affiliate program.
  7. Launch a YouTube channel.
  8. Participate in focus groups.
19 Apr 2022

What color paintings sell best? ›

Noussair, and Luc Renneboog analyzed 5,500 abstract works that had sold at auction, according to the Blouin Art Sales index, and found that blue and red works sold for prices 10.6% higher.

What piece of art sells the highest price? ›

This is a list of the highest known prices paid for paintings. The current record price is approximately US$450.3 million (which includes commission), paid for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi ( c. 1500).

Which type of painting is in demand? ›

Since most abstract artwork doesn't have a recognizable subject or relate to anything external, individual viewers can interpret an abstract painting for themselves. So it makes sense that abstract paintings are always top sellers.

What is the number 1 art app? ›

The free Adobe Photoshop Sketch ranks among the best drawing apps for giving users a set of expressive drawing tools. Users can choose from utilities that mimic a graphite pencil, ink pen or marker. The app supports a variety of Bluetooth styluses on the market such as Adobe Ink, Pencil, and others by Wacom and Adonit.

How do I price my art? ›

Multiply the painting's width by its length to arrive at the total size, in square inches. Then multiply that number by a set dollar amount that's appropriate for your reputation. I currently use $6 per square inch for oil paintings. Then calculate your cost of canvas and framing, and then double that number.

How do artists price art for beginners? ›

Pay yourself a reasonable hourly wage, add the cost of materials and make that your asking price. For example, if materials cost $50, you take 20 hours to make the art, and you pay yourself $20 an hour to make it, then you price the art at $450 ($20 X 20 hours + $50 cost of materials).

What makes art worth a lot of money? ›

An artwork's provenance, the documented history of who it has belonged to, is a huge determining factor in its value. For example, if a painting was once owned by a celebrity, a prominent collector, or perhaps a respected gallery, it will certainly attract higher offers when put on sale.

Is painting before selling worth it? ›

Without fail, painting a house before you sell will increase the value of the home. Opendoor has a tool to estimate the value of a repaint on your house based on location and local pricing. An average interior painting project costs $967, while an average exterior paint costs an average of $1,406 according to survey.

Should I frame my art before selling? ›

Some clients want ready to go artwork. Especially with paper pieces and lower priced paintings - these works need to be sold in ready to go condition. They should be at least matted but also often framed. For a paper piece clients expect them to be matted and framed and ready to go.

How do you get people to buy your art? ›

Keep them coming back for more with these seven tips to turn your art buyers into super fans.
  1. Impress Customers with Packaging. ...
  2. Create a Friendly Social Media Community. ...
  3. Pride Yourself on Top-Notch Customer Service. ...
  4. Keep in Touch. ...
  5. Send Surprise Perks. ...
  6. Make Your Top Customers Feel Extra Special. ...
  7. Share Social Proof.

Why won't people buy my art? ›

Not having established trust is almost always the reason a person won't buy from you. It isn't that you are too expensive - its that you haven't convinced them of your value. As an artist, this means something a little bit different than being a service or necessary product provider.

What is the best platform for artists? ›

We have created a list of 10 social networks for artists to explore in 2022!
  • DeviantArt. Founded in August 2000, DeviantArt is the largest online social network. ...
  • Artstation. ...
  • Renderosity. ...
  • Behance. ...
  • Dribbble. ...
  • Discord. ...
  • Twitch. ...
  • Artist Network.
15 Feb 2022

How do artists get more visibility? ›

Collaborate and connect with other artists

Create ties with artists you like, get to know them, befriend them. It is important to be close to other fellow artists, to count a good proportion of them in your followers. First of all, comments are a great way to attract new followers.

Do artists need a website? ›

Having a website helps to build your credibility as a professional rather than a hobbyist. People expect to be able to find the website of a well-known artist, maker, or creative. If someone is looking for your website and discovers you don't have one, this may send the wrong message.

What type of art is the most popular? ›

Pop Art is perhaps one of the most well-known and well-loved art styles throughout history and for good reason. It is, after all, a reimagination of sorts that “popped up” and took inspiration from mass or popular culture, particularly American consumerist culture, hence the name.

What art would people buy? ›

The most popular art subjects have generic themes and include traditional landscape painting, local scenery, and local landmarks. Seascapes do well, as do animals and figurative work. Art buyers like paintings with a background and composed with a distinct focal point.

What prints are trending in 2022? ›

The hottest print trends this season
  • 70s GEOMETRIC. The 70s are back in a big way. ...
  • ANIMAL PRINT. They say leopard is a neutral, and we're inclined to agree. ...
  • CHECKERBOARD. Yes this is the check you've been seeing everywhere. ...
  • COLOUR BLOCK STRIPES. ...
  • FLORAL SILHOUETTE. ...
  • PAISLEY. ...
  • POLKA DOTS. ...
  • SWIRL.
12 Jul 2022

How much does the average online artist make? ›

While ZipRecruiter is seeing monthly salaries as high as $8,958 and as low as $1,625, the majority of Digital Artist salaries currently range between $2,375 (25th percentile) to $4,750 (75th percentile) across the United States.

Is it better to sell original art or prints? ›

When you sell original art, it has a higher value than a print. It's unique and buyers will pay more for the exclusivity of being the only one to own that piece of work. What is this? This makes sense when you think about the audience that typically buys original art.

Is it worth selling on Saatchi art? ›

Recommendations. SaatchiArt is good for those who want to sell original works. However, some other sites may be a better idea for those who want a site to produce and sell prints of their originals. Some other sites that can sell your prints: TurningArt, FineArtAmerica and RedBubble.

How do I make my art business successful? ›

10 Steps to Start a Successful Art Business
  1. Create great work. ...
  2. Get to know your target market. ...
  3. Get to know your marketplace. ...
  4. Develop a simple business plan. ...
  5. Regularly review your business plan. ...
  6. Create fans by creating opportunities. ...
  7. Make it easy for your fans to “connect” with you.
23 Feb 2010

How many artists make a living? ›

Only ten percent of art school graduates make a living from their artwork.

How many hours should I work as an artist? ›

You have visions of getting up early and going to the studio each morning to create masterpieces. You don't have to stop on Monday and haul your rear to a 9-to-5 job. The reality is that if you really do want to make a full-time living as an artist, you can expect to work 12- to 16-hour days for the rest of your life.

What website do most artists use? ›

Our Top Website Builders for Artists Showcasing Their Work:
  • Squarespace – Best overall builder for showcasing art.
  • Wix – Best for promoting your work.
  • GoDaddy – Best for getting started quickly.
  • Duda – Best for a technically polished art website.
  • Zyro – Best for simple, grid-based drag and drop.
6 Oct 2022

Where can I sell my art online for free? ›

ArtPal is a popular, FREE gallery to sell art and buy art, representing many thousands of artists. No membership fees. No commission. Completely free with unlimited space to sell all of your art!

How do I market my artwork to sell? ›

To boost your art business, check out these nine worthwhile ways to cut galleries out of the equation and make a successful living:
  1. Social Media. ...
  2. Art Fairs. ...
  3. Artwork Archive. ...
  4. Custom Website. ...
  5. Newsletter. ...
  6. Retailers. ...
  7. Interior Designers. ...
  8. Licensing and Merchandising.

How do artists get noticed online? ›

  1. Create An Irresistible Online Presence With Your Website. ...
  2. Online Art Market Places And Online Art Galleries. ...
  3. Skyrocket Your Mailing List. ...
  4. Use Your Blog To Build A Buzz Around Your Art. ...
  5. Rock Social Media And Get Your Work Noticed Around The Globe. ...
  6. Get Your Followers To Promote You. ...
  7. Cross-Promote With Other Artists.
8 Sept 2022

What is the number 1 art app? ›

The free Adobe Photoshop Sketch ranks among the best drawing apps for giving users a set of expressive drawing tools. Users can choose from utilities that mimic a graphite pencil, ink pen or marker. The app supports a variety of Bluetooth styluses on the market such as Adobe Ink, Pencil, and others by Wacom and Adonit.

Do online artists make money? ›

Being a successful freelance artist or business creative appears easy on social media, but can feel challenging in a market full of talent. It is, however, possible to make money as an artist online. It doesn't matter if you are an illustrator, calligrapher, graphic designer, or photographer.

What is the best app to sell art? ›

Artsy is the largest online art marketplace with more than 1 million artworks by over 100,000 artists. Collect art from galleries around the world, bid in live auctions from wherever you are, and sell works from your collection.

Is it easy to sell art online? ›

The advent of e-commerce has made it possible to buy and sell almost anything online, including artwork. Today buyers and sellers from all across the world meet in virtual marketplaces. You can very easily start selling your art online, promote it, and attract customers from all over the world.

Where should I post my art 2022? ›

We have created a list of 10 social networks for artists to explore in 2022!
  • DeviantArt. Founded in August 2000, DeviantArt is the largest online social network. ...
  • Artstation. ...
  • Renderosity. ...
  • Behance. ...
  • Dribbble. ...
  • Discord. ...
  • Twitch. ...
  • Artist Network.
15 Feb 2022

What size of art sells best? ›

At present, most people prefer medium to small paintings for their living and bedrooms with moderate themes. The most commonly preferred frames are 20″ x 24″,16″ x 20″ and 11″ x 14″. For posh galleries, exhibition areas and auditoriums the preferred size is generally 24″ x 36″ and 30″ x 40″.

How do I know if my art is good enough to sell? ›

But just because people aren't buying your work doesn't mean your work is not good enough to sell. If you are getting validation in the form of likes, comments, and followers, you are good enough to be selling your work. But to get sales you actually have to make sales. Just making art is not enough.

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