Changes to the Art Industry During the Pandemic

art industry - installThe pandemic has been a challenging time for many businesses and organizations. The inability to gather and share experiences in person has impacted the art industry by temporarily shutting the doors of many galleries, museums, and art studios.

However, through these difficult times, we have seen an explosion of creativity and new ideas. From taking gallery experiences online to sharing resources, beautiful change has blossomed in the art community.

We invite you to learn about the positive response our team and the Pacific Northwest’s art community have displayed in the midst of uncertainty.

Pacific Northwest’s Response

The pulse of the art community in Portland and Seattle can be felt when walking through their cityscapes. The rich, cultural diversity of each is a big part of the artwork produced and the reason why there is still a continuous creation and collaboration of art.

When the pandemic first hit, plywood covered the town of Seattle, boarding the entrances of shops and restaurants. The Seattle art community responded by painting vibrant murals to help combat the virus by bringing in a picture of joy and hope.

In Portland, the art community has also responded by taking art to the outdoors. This year, the annual Portland Winter Lights (non) Festival returned, but this time formatted for pandemic regulations. The event was spread out throughout two weekends, and pop-up light displays were viewable across town in storefronts and even from the streets outside private homes. The artists in their community were eager to work on the project and connect in civic engagement once again.

Both art communities have also focused their efforts on taking art experiences online. Their galleries and museums have placed virtual exhibition tours on their websites and provided several online resources for people to connect with to inspire their own creativity. Their websites have also provided a platform for artists, offering them a wide range of resources to continue to support their careers and efforts through the pandemic.

Our Response

We are thankful that we have still been able to offer our services during this unprecedented time. Our team has made every effort to stay up-to-date with the latest news and regulations regarding COVID-19. When needed, we have developed new safety measures for the health of our team, clients, and communities.

We believe it is important to continue to find joy and hope during this time, and we know that art can do just that. The pandemic has given us an even stronger desire to champion the arts in it’s full spectrum in support of and in dedication to our communities. We have been able to get creative when deciphering safe ways to serve our customers. In a way, it has made us feel even more connected. We appreciate your continued support and, we look forward to a time where we can freely enjoy art together again.

About Us

For nearly 30 years, Art Work Fine Art Services has served as the trusted logistics partner to some of America’s most highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists. We specialize in expert and custom solutions for domestic and international shipping, warehousing, and preservation of artwork. 

Our team is made up of passionate experts in many mediums, including design, painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography, and sculpture. Art Work FAS offers services in Portland and Seattle, in addition to California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, and across the Rocky Mountains.  

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