6 Best Places to Buy Art Online

(2019 Quick List)

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After personally buying from the top 17 art sites in the past 12 years, and researching countless customer reviews, I believe that Etsy is the best art site for most people.

It’s the best way for people to buy a variety of affordable artwork directly from artists around the world.

Etsy’s customer support is also very reliable, item and shipping prices are very clear, and the review system is fair for both buyers and sellers.


Etsy Website

Etsy

The best place to find affordable art online for most people.

This site is the easiest and most affordable site to get prints, photography, paintings, sculptures, and drawings directly from artists around the world.

Etsy also offers so many other handmade and vintage items, such as jewelry & accessories, clothing, shoes, home decor, wedding supplies, craft supplies, and so much more.

The best part about Etsy is that you can buy directly from independent artisans worldwide. This site also has an amazing review system. Read about the quality of items and people’s shopping experiences with specific sellers.

You’ll find a variety of prices, but most items are low-priced ($ – $$$).


Other Great Sites

  1. iCanvas: Framed/Unframed Canvas Prints & Framed Prints
  2. Society6: Print-On-Demand, Prints & 60+ Products
  3. Redbubble: Print-On-Demand, Prints & 40+ Products (Younger Demographic)
  4. Amazon Handmade: Artwork & Other Handmade Items
  5. Saatchi Art: Original Artwork & Limited Editions (Suitable for Collectors/Investors)

iCanvas

My Favorite store to buy prints online is iCanvas.

iCanvas Website

What You Can Find:

  • High-quality, affordable prints
  • Framed or unframed canvas prints
  • Framed prints
  • 1, 2, or 3-piece canvas prints

Other Perks:

  • EXTREMELY inexpensive ($$ – $$$)
  • Very well curated with a large selection of famous, classic, modern, and contemporary prints
  • Known for their selection of photography, pop and street art
  • Ships worldwide from the United States
  • iCanvas has FREE shipping to the contiguous United States
  • Customer service provided by iCanvas

Society6

My favorite print-on-demand store is Society6.

Society6 Website

What You Can Find:

  • Prints
  • Furniture
  • Home decor
  • Pillows
  • Bedding
  • Bath accessories
  • Phone cases
  • Laptop sleeves
  • Laptop skins
  • Stickers
  • Stationery
  • Clothes
  • Mugs
  • Coasters
  • Bags
  • And the list goes on

Other Perks:

  • Affordable ($$ – $$$)
  • High-quality prints, frames, and other products
  • Thousands of creative people worldwide have uploaded their designs to Society6. You can then order their designs on 60+ different products.
  • International shipping available
  • Customer service and shipping provided by Society6
  • Ships from the United States
  • Read reviews on the site. You can find out what on other shoppers think of Society6’s products. They’ve also begun allowing people to review specific designs.

Redbubble

My favorite store to help me express myself is Redbubble.

Redbubble Website

What You Can Find:

  • Prints
  • Phone cases
  • Laptop skins
  • Laptop sleeves
  • Stickers
  • Greeting cards
  • Home decor
  • Stationery
  • Bags
  • Men’s, women’s, kids, and babies’ clothes
  • And more

Other Perks:

  • Affordable ($$ – $$$)
  • Has a younger demographic than all the other stores mentioned on this page.
  • Are known to have a lot of designs for fans of a particular person, team, fictional series, etc.
  • High-quality prints, frames, and other products
  • Thousands of creative people worldwide have uploaded their designs to Redbubble. You can then order their designs on 40+ different consumer products, including prints.
  • Customer service and shipping provided by Redbubble
  • International shipping available
  • They have a global network of manufacturers and they ship from the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, and Hong-Kong.
  • Read reviews on their site. You can find out what on other shoppers think of Redbubble’s products.

Amazon Handmade (Amazon.com)

My favorite store to get artwork in a hurry is Amazon Handmade.

Amazon Handmade Website

What You Can Find:

  • Drawings
  • Mixed media
  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Prints
  • And other handmade items.

Other Perks:

  • Very similar to Etsy, Amazon Handmade is a store within Amazon.com where artisans can sell their handcrafted items. But why stop there? You can find just about anything on Amazon.
  • Find unique gifts from around the world.
  • You’ll find a variety of prices, but most pieces are very inexpensive ($ – $$$).
  • Amazon is a global marketplace that most people know and trust.
  • Shipping and customer service is provided directly from independent artisans worldwide or through Fulfilled by Amazon.
  • They have one of the most complete review systems on the Internet today. Read about the quality of items and people’s shopping experiences with specific Amazon sellers.

Saatchi Art

My favorite gallery to buy original artwork online is Saatchi Art.

Saatchi Art Website

What You Can Find:

  • Original paintings
  • Photography
  • Drawings
  • Sculptures
  • Prints
  • Limited editions

Other Perks:

  • Find a wide variety of affordable original artwork.
  • One of the easiest and convenient places to get paintings online.
  • Features emerging artists from around the world.
  • One of the best online galleries in the world. It’s a traditional gallery experience from the comfort of your own home.
  • This gallery is professionally curated.
  • They offer a FREE advisory service to help you pick out artwork.
  • Compared to original artwork you find in traditional galleries, these prices are affordable ($$$ – $$$$).
  • Saatchi Art is a global marketplace that most collectors/investors know and trust.
  • International shipping and customer service provided by both Saatchi Art and artists (global marketplace).