The holidays are well and truly here and the shops are abuzz with festive tunes, sparkly tinsel and plenty of advertising encouraging everyone to buy, buy, buy! It’s easy to feel a little cynical during the silly season, but there is still plenty of magic to be had too. All you have to do is slow down and take a look around.
Make an effort to visit small businesses like Noordhoek Art Point to discover the magic for yourself. Stores like ours are bursting with unique and skillfully executed creativity. Need more convincing? That’s easy! Here are 5 quick reasons why local art makes the perfect gift:
1. Local art is personal
It’s a unique expression of the artist that can’t be found anywhere else, a window into someone’s own point of view of the world, and perhaps that speaks to how you or your gift recipient sees things too.
2. It’s special
When you give someone a piece of local art, you’re giving them something that is one-of-a-kind and meaningful. A piece of handmade art can never be repeated and that alone makes it wonderful.
3. It supports local businesses and artists
When you purchase a piece of local art, you’re helping the local economy and supporting the artist. It’s true what they say: when you purchase local, an actual person does a happy dance…
4. It has a story
Unlike mass-produced items, local art often has a story behind it that adds to its charm and uniqueness. And what’s more, as our artists almost all live locally, you have the opportunity to ask them directly.
5. It’s long-lasting
A piece of local art is something that can be cherished for years to come. This reason alone makes gifting art priceless.