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- It will give you something to think about.
- It enriches the local community.
- It's free to look.
- You might see something that you like.
- It supports artists that live and work locally.
- Independent Art Galleries are on the decline.
- It can be inspirational.
- There is a shortage of gallery spaces in the South West your support could keep more afloat.
- Art can be educational, challenging and topical.
- It's free.
There are 10 (well 9 really) good reasons to set foot inside a gallery. I hope that you agree. The only qualifications that you need to look at art is knowing what you like and what you dislike. It is not important that you like everything that you see, in fact it is better if you don't like everything. That just means that you are discerning in your tastes.
It is important for people to visit exhibitions as they are put on with that intention and selling art is a by product of the experience. Not an expectation.
My soap box moment is now at an end. If you are in a town with a gallery, go and have a look. Don't be intimidated by anyone or anything. Art is produced and exhibited for an audience let that be you. If you like what you see, spread the word. If you don't like what you see, encourage others to go and have a look and then discuss both experiences. Hating something is as valid as loving something.
The only thing I will say is that artists are sensitive souls (mainly) so if a piece of work fills you with horror you don't need to shout it from the rooftops. Think of it like music, whilst classical music might float your boat, screamcore (yes it does exist) may leave you reaching for the earplugs. There are lovers of both.