by Shari Held

Looking for a work of art to freshen your space? Look no further than to local art and galleries where you’ll find unique, original pieces rather than mass-produced, ordinary art that’s available anywhere and everywhere. And local art pieces are often customizable for your personal wants and needs.

When you purchase art locally and from galleries, you’ll receive customer service with a personal touch and exposure to a broad array of artists. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with the consultants who become familiar with your preferences, budget, and style to find the perfect pieces to suit your goals.

But those aren’t the only reasons to buy local. Buying local benefits many others.

“When you buy art locally you feed the local economy and the art community,” says Jill Lehman, founder of High Frequency Arts, located in the Hub & Spoke Design Center. “At the same time, you assist small businesses in creative fields such as galleries, artists, and frame shops.”

Supporting such businesses helps maintain a community’s vibrancy and create an ecosystem that allows them to thrive. An art-friendly local environment fosters sustainable careers in art which attracts more artists and art-related small businesses to the area.

So next time you’re in the market for a piece of artwork, buy local. Local galleries offer one-of-a-kind pieces that often cost less and are readily available without long lead times compared to art offered by mass retailers. Plus, you’ll feel good knowing you’re helping your community and supporting a small business.

Visit High Frequency Arts at for a one-stop source for all your art and art-related services. Or contact them via phone at (317) 585-ARTS (2787) or email