Best Places To Buy Local Art For Under $100

November 19, 2012 12:00 PM

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Beautiful art doesn’t have to bust the budget. Sacramento has a great selection of shops and galleries where you can purchase quality art for less than $100. At a time when big-box stores are full of manufactured products and impersonal staff, it is nice to know Sacramento has a wide variety of locally owned shops that feature local artists and artisans. Whether your tastes are classic or kitschy, traditional or folksy, these unique shops have something for everyone.

artworks 21 Best Places To Buy Local Art For Under $100

Artworks 21

1812 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 440-1210
Artworks 21 is a funky little shop located in Midtown featuring a dazzling display of Mexican folk art. Much of the art is handmade by the owner, who is welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. He supports local art and artists, but he also brings back much of the artwork from struggling artists in Mexico. The shop carries handmade jewelry, handbags, hand-painted tiles and wooden trays, wall art, statues, home decor and handcrafted altar boxes. There is a wide range of prices with most of the items under $100. A few favorites include the $3 beaded coin purses, the $85 painted trays and the color wall prints for $48.
peradice Best Places To Buy Local Art For Under $100
PeraDice
918 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 930-0600
www.peradice.com

This small-but-mighty gift shop is a hidden Midtown gem. PeraDice offers truly unique artwork, jewelry, home decor and gifts. Many of the pieces are handmade by local artists, such as the hand-painted mirrors, jewelry and photo cards. The shop is warm and inviting and the owners are friendly. Prices are very affordable with many of the paintings and wall art available for under $50. PeraDice is a great local business to find beautiful art that won’t stretch your budget.
taylors art soul Best Places To Buy Local Art For Under $100

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Taylor’s Art & Soul
114 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-0055
www.taylorsartandsoul.com

Located in Old Sacramento, Taylor’s Art & Soul is a beautiful gallery-like shop that features handmade jewelry, art and gifts. The shop features local artists, including the owners themselves who are jewelry designers. You’ll find artisan jewelry, raku pottery, art glass, photography, wall art and metal sculptures. Taylor’s welcomes custom orders and will design jewelry to your specific taste or budget. The shop also features a customer rewards program that offers loyal customers free merchandise as purchases accrue.

Related: Best Places For Glass Art In The Sacramento Area

art of toys Best Places To Buy Local Art For Under $100

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Art of Toys
1126 18th St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 446-0673
www.artoftoys.com

The mission of Art of Toys is to present toys as art and art as toys. The shop features unique art pieces made out of toys, as well as a wonderful collection of vintage toys. Here you will find Lego necklaces, kaleidoscopes and kaleidoscope-inspired artwork and jewelry made out of vintage game pieces, plus so much more. Located in the heart of Midtown, Art of Toys is the perfect place to bring out the kid in every adult while appreciating the unique beauty of toys as art.

artistic edge Best Places To Buy Local Art For Under $100
Artistic Edge Custom Framing & Gallery
1880 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 482-2787
www.artisticedgeframing.com
Do you have your own art piece that you would like framed? Artistic Edge is your local source for custom framing of everything from tapestry and needlework to shadow boxes and mirror framing. The shop is family owned and all work is done in house with the highest-quality materials.  Artistic Edge also has a gallery featuring local artists and frequently hosts Second Saturday showings. Prices are affordable and the gallery frequently offers coupons and discounts.Related: Best Photography Galleries In SacramentoKaren Boruff is a freelance writer living in Sacramento. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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