Are you an art enthusiast? Do you like to travel? How about a combination of the two -a little art and traveling? From the The Louvre in Paris to the Kula Gallery in Maui, I have pulled together some online resources that will help the “artful traveler” find the best art in town.
Artist on Maui
Art enthusiast who enjoy visiting small local galleries will enjoy a website called, Maui Info Source. The site offers links to over 60 Hawaiian artist from, Anna Gold to Wyland. Furthermore, Maui-Info-Source provides a small thumbnail of the artist work providing a clue to the style and technique of the artist. There is also a link to the artist’s website where the visitor can view a portfolio; all in all, this is a great place to start searching for that perfect work of art.
The Maui Arts And Cultural Center is another great web site that offers information on Maui events. That being said, if you decide to visit Maui, to either attend an event (or just visit the island), Gail’s Maui Condo is a beautiful studio on Kaanapali Beach, located at The Whaler. The unit is on the seventh floor facing the courtyard with an ocean view. It’s paradise. For more info visit – Maui Vacation Condo
Art In Southern California
For travelers looking to visit Southern California, ArtSceneCal has links and information about regional art galleries and museums, this includes the western contiguous states. The site also has some obscure galleries with a wide variety of styles and taste. Some of the galleries require an open mind -to put it objectively.
Art in Charleston South Carolina
The art scene in Charleston, South Carolina, is very active. For travelers wanting to visit a museum, the Gibbes Museum of Art is a good option. The museum offers special tours of Colonial, Charleston Renaissance, and Contemporary art collections. Charleston also offers a lot of smaller galleries featuring local artist. Generally, these South Carolina artist are influenced by: contemporary at, the civil war, east-coast beaches and southern living.
Since I currently live in Charleston, I want to add a comment about The Spoleto Festival. The festival takes place during spring, attracting thousands of visitors. The organizers of the Spoleto Festival describe the event as, “…a dedication to young artists, a fascination with contemporary effort, an enthusiasm for providing unusual performance opportunities to recognized masters in their fields, and a commitment to all forms of the performing arts.” This 17 day festival is an exciting time around Charleston and for the art lover it is a great opportunity to enjoy the arts.
Museums And Galleries In Europe
It is hard to beat Europe when talking about museums. Europe is home to many museums and galleries that exhibit some of the greatest works of art in the world. With such a variety of museums to choose from, knowing what exhibit is “coming soon” can be valuable information when planning a trip. Thankfully there is a website called ArtCyclopedia. Specifically, there is a section dedicated to art museums in Europe. It should also be noted, ArtCyclopedia is a good resource when searching for museums in the United States; so be sure to explore the site -lots of good stuff.
For a lot of people traveling and art go hand in hand. Some travelers prefer museums, while other like galleries, events and festivals. No matter the preference, depending on the city, country or time of year, travelers can enjoy “their idea of art” while traveling the world.
Here are some other links to a few interesting art sites:
- This is a fun web page, it lists the most expensive paintings sold. Visit here – Paintings Sold
- For something a little different, here is some good digital art. Visit here – Digital Artist
- Hotel art is a very interesting site, showing how artist have designed various hotel rooms. Visit here – Hotel Art
- For artist around the world, this site is a good place to start. Visit here – World Artist
- Finally, here is an artist that specializes in urinals. Yep. You gott’a see these. Visit here – Urinal Art
As always, if you have a favorite artist, or you are an artist -make sure to tell our readers in the comment section below.