WHAT WE DO
Original art, directly from artists’ studios to your walls.
Artsicle is the place to discover your taste in art and rent or purchase original artwork to enjoy on your walls. But it’s also more than that. It is a unique opportunity to influence art history by supporting today's emerging talent. It is a chance to develop real relationships with talented local artists. And it is a way to keep your walls fresh and vibrant, with the ability to change your artwork over time.
We're working with emerging artists to rent their original artwork to individuals and companies nationwide, starting at just $25 a month. You can keep the artwork for as short as three months or as long as you like, and all along you’ll be supporting today's artists to continue developing their talent. We think it’s the perfect storm - democratized, no-intimidation access to art for new collectors and a sustainable way to make a living for artists.
WHY RENT ART?
Yes, we rent original artwork. Never heard of the idea? It’s a new one that we’re quite excited about at Artsicle. So why rent?
For the new collector:
When we started collecting, buying art felt as permanent as getting a tattoo – a tough commitment for most of us. Renting gives you a chance to dip your toe in – see how a piece looks on your wall, see how it makes you feel everyday, run it past the significant other, and lower the cost. Baby steps – with all the advantages of collecting art, including direct support of the artists.
For the seasoned collector:
Hi. I’m Bob and I’ve been collecting for 15 years. We get it, you’ve got the art collecting bug - and your walls show it. Renting provides an opportunity to continue enjoying the work of new artists you love, for that one tiny wall space you have left. Continue to support talented, emerging artists – without putting your growing collection in to storage. And if you fall in love, you can always decide to purchase.
All rental payments are shared directly with the artists, to support the cost of their studios, supplies - and their dinner. We’re working towards a world where artists can live off their art, with no need for ‘day jobs’ or constant grant applications to distract them. Today, most artists are supported by a handful of patrons who purchase their work occasionally. Art rentals provide a new, reliable stream of income for these artists, from a world of collectors eager to support their work.