The art gallery scene in Seattle can be tricky to navigate, especially for newcomers like Sarah Brooks. “When I moved to Seattle, I was living on my own for the first time, and I was excited to make my first art purchase from a local artist,” says Brooks. “But because of the limited hours of galleries and general lack of visibility into what was available and in my price range, three years passed before I finally bought a piece of art in Seattle.”
After her friend Stella Laurenzo expressed the same frustration, the duo came up with a solution: They founded Artsyo, a website that connects Seattle art buyers with local artists.
“Approaching Storm” by John Armstrong
The site allows you to browse through all works by the more than 400 featured artists, or filter results by price, size, medium and even neighborhood. Once you’ve landed on a piece that strikes your interest, you can buy it online or click “see it” to send a direct message to the artist or gallery to arrange a viewing.
“Bloom” by Daphne Minkoff