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Why You Should Buy Original Art

Buying art for your walls? Be good to yourself, buy original art.

Why buy cold, heartless, reproductions at inflated prices when you can decorate your home or workplace with original art by local artists, at reasonable prices.

Lakeside Artisans member, Michele Southgate, collects and displays the work of local artists George O'Connell, Bert Leighton, Billie Jo Peterson and Mary Pierce in her home.
Lakeside Artisans member, Michele Southgate, collects and displays the work of local artists George O’Connell, Bert Leighton, Billie Jo Peterson and Mary Pierce in her home.

Oswego County has a large artists’ presence whose work can be seen and purchased at the exhibits sponsored by local non profit art organizations as well SUNY Oswego and Lakeside Artisans in downtown Oswego.

In an article entitled “5 Reasons To Buy Original Art,” Delores Mitchell, an artist and partner in a California art gallery, said that the difference between those decorative pieces purchased at discount and furniture stores and original art is, “…the difference between the taste of fast food and a 4-star meal.”

The best part is that original art by local artists is offered to the community at reasonable prices regardless of the venue.

Information about exhibitions and fundraising auctions appear in the media and websites for Oswego County, the city of Oswego and individual organizations.

Becoming an art patron, finding and displaying in your home or office that piece of art that really speaks to you, is fun and rewarding.