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Top Shops To Buy Affordable Art In South Florida

March 24, 2014 9:00 AM

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Collecting art is not simply a pastime for the mega-rich. If Art Basel is any indication, lovers of art are people of all ages and not everyone can afford to spend thousands or more on a single piece. These great art galleries and gift shops around South Florida offer incredible works and plenty of options. The finds are anything from mixed media works by local artists to functional art perfect for contemporary home décor. Even items for less than $100 can be found in these shops.

Elemental

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7530
www.elementalstore.com

Bass Museum of Art features the exclusive Elemental design store as its gift shop. No ordinary museum gift shop, Elemental brings unique art and design products to the forefront with plenty of items never before seen. Art on the Elemental shelves can be anything from colorful, whimsical prints to light fixtures that double as art. Museum members receive 10-percent off and the prices are always reasonable.

Art Center/South Florida

800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-8278
www.artcentersf.org

One of the best places to source affordable art is from up-and-coming, emerging artists. Shopping from emerging artists is one way to be ahead of the curve collecting-wise and it’s also a way to shop great work on more modest budgets. Art Center/South Florida is home to the studio showrooms of dozens of artists at any given time so visitors can take in art, interact with artists and pick up great pieces. Artists at the center specialize in various mediums including painting, mixed media and collage.

Frangipani

2516 N.W. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 582-6396
www.frangipanimiami.com

Frangipani sells art as well as great products such as yoga mats and wine coasters featuring incredible art designs for wonderful creative motifs to keep things artistic in daily life. The art in store can include such items as sculptures and a number of items may be discovered for less than $100. The fun shop celebrates design but also focuses on sustainability. Frangipani is located in Miami’s art-centered Wynwood area.

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Koto Miami

811 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-5686
www.kotoaspen.com

Koto is an incredible sort of gift shop featuring merchandise of various categories including art. All of the seemingly random items feature high design or innovation as the common thread for great gift items and items for home that are truly special. There are products for various price points and the stock updates frequently, allowing for frequent discovery of great new items. Art items in store can range on any given day from figurines to wall hangings.

The Gift Shop by Books & Books

The Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 603-8067
www.booksandbooks.com

South Florida treasures its Books & Books book stores selling the latest and greatest in literature as well as incredible special edition, art house books and collector’s edition pieces. Books & Books takes its knowledge of the arts and top taste to the gift shop of the Coral Gables Museum. The shop offers exciting gifts such as craft items, wall art, jewelry and accent pieces for home for shoppers with the most discerning tastes. The price points are reasonable and members of the museum always receive 10-percent off of purchases.

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Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at Examiner.com

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