Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Shop the Season: Affordable Art

Jenna S. from the executive office takes a look at the many affordable art options at the Bank of America Winter Village Holiday Shops.

After months of apartment hunting, you've finally found the one and now its time to move. You've just moved into the new apartment, just finished unloading box after box, and just put together and completed moving those last pieces of furniture. You've coordinated color schemes, fabrics, accessories, and furniture to give your home that personal touch. You're ready to welcome friends into your new place but notice one thing you hadn't really thought about, how bare the walls are. 

There is a good chance you’ve outgrown your college posters and are looking for something a bit more sophisticated. Finding original art by local artists is a perfect way to decorate, reflect your tastes and create a space you enjoy looking at every day. Your bank account will also thank you later since you don’t need a Picasso to give those bare walls an air of sophistication.

To help make your home feel a little more finished, I scoured the Holiday Shops and found some of my favorite affordable art shops that will make a statement without breaking the bank.

Melsy's Illustrations (kiosk F4): A go to shop for any NYC fashionista. Designer Jamel Saliba creates feminine and fun illustrations and that are guaranteed to liven up any space. 
Melsy's Illustrations 
Melsy's Illustrations 
Melsy's Illustrations 

You Are Here Studios (kiosk F8): Local photographers Alex and Lisa present a fresh and unique view of NYC. They proudly shoot and print their work to create an image like you have never seen before! 
You Are Here Studios
Alex Starr & Kanami (kiosk F12): Artist Alex Starr likes to capture the passing moment by using his love of color. Each one of his pictures has their own character and is sure to put a little piece of NYC on your wall. 
Alex Starr & Kanami 
BrooklynMadeStore (kiosk D5): This store is known for their original photographs silk screened onto different size and shaped pieces of wood.  
Elementem Photography (kiosk H3): This shop helps to transform any space with high deff art divided into three panels. The landscapes bring the natural world into your home.

Elementem Photography 
Decko (kiosk B9): These quirky movie posters, iconic photographs and antique tin advertisements are perfect for anyone looking to add a vintage touch to their home. 

The Raw Art (kiosk L12): An edgy and urban  mix of silkscreen, spray paint, photography and collage, this shop is a great place to browse for imaginative reinterpretations of NYC icons. 
The Raw Art
Intaglio Antique Prints and Maps (kiosk L9): Your treasure hunt ends here. This shop features authentic world and city maps, detailed floral prints and anatomical diagrams dating back to the 18th century. 

Intaglio Antique Prints and Maps
Intaglio Antique Prints and Maps


Holiday Shops at Bank of America Winter Village
Weekdays, 11am - 8pm
Saturdays, 10am - 9pm
Sundays, 10am - 6pm

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