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Art doesn’t always need to be expensive to be unique

No more empty walls: Where to get affordable art for your home Colour your home with affordable art

You love your home but are tired of staring at white walls. You’ve wanted to spruce things up for a while, but the world of art feels intimidating and you’re overwhelmed just walking into a gallery.

Relax. Singapore has art galleries that cater to all tastes and budgets, and their staff will be more than happy to guide you through the process of buying your very first piece.

Buying art: The classic approach

Since 2009, Vinci Gallery has tried to make art accessible and affordable to all, and is hence a great place to start your journey into the world of art. Their extensive collection showcases the creations of South-east Asian and European artists, and caters to a range of budgets.

If you prefer regional styles, then Heng Artland is a good place to consider. While they do feature European artwork and regional artists, the gallery focuses largely on contemporary Chinese artists. They keep things affordable too, with the belief that anyone who walks into their gallery “should have the opportunity to own a choice piece of art”.

To market, to market, to buy me some art

Singapore frequently hosts art fairs and markets where you can pick up something trendy. Check out the annual Affordable Art Fair, which runs from November 16-18 at the F1 Pit Building. With over 75 exhibitors presenting works of art priced from $100, you have a good chance of finding a unique piece that speaks to you.

For something a bit more local, keep your eye on The Local People’s website for their next Art Market. Here, you’ll find students and vendors selling locally-made or designed works such as paintings and prints, as well as handcrafted items.

Check local event schedules to see which markets or fairs are coming your way. They are a great opportunity to meet local creators and support home-grown talent – you never know what you might find there.

Art, delivered home

If you’re certain about your taste and budget, you could even shop for art online and save yourself some time and money.

For novice online art shoppers, Tatinis is a great place to start. They offer a wide variety of paintings, even budget-friendly pieces for under $250. Delivery is free for orders over $100.

Exquisite Art has a physical presence on our island as well as an extensive online store, with pieces starting from as low as $300. From rare paintings to portraits, sculptures, handmade African ritual masks and Australian Aboriginal art, they’ve got something interesting for people with different tastes and preferences.

Ready to make your foray into buying art? While you’re at it, don’t forget to pay with Standard Chartered’s Unlimited Cashback Credit Card, which offers 1.5% cashback1 on your eligible purchases. Unlike many other credit cards, there is no minimum spend required to start earning the cashback and no cap on the cashback earned either, so start art-shopping now.

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