TurningArt: It's like Netflix, but for art

February 25 |
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Morpheus by Shanon Playford.
Our sponsor TurningArt makes it easier to fill your place with fresh imagery: it's an art rotation service, like an art library stocked with hip and emerging artists. Think NETFLIX for ART.

Here's how it works:

  • You start a membership with TurningArt. Browse pieces of art and make a list of your favorites.
  • Start subscribing and choose your plan: you can get new prints of paintings, drawings and photographs delivered to you every three months for $10/month.
  • You'll receive new prints, and a custom-made frame for them every month, three months, or however often you like, depending on your subscription.
That Night by Rob Dowling.

The best part? When, 12 months in, you find a piece of art you just can't bear to send back you get to cash in on the really cool part of TurningArt: every dollar of your subscription is a credit towards the purchase of original art. Your $10/month is now $120 off a one of a kind, real life painting.

The Pits by Sara Martin.

TurningArt stables more than a hundred artists from across the country, and you'll have access to more than 400 pieces of art. This option to rotate art is great; you can try out pieces in different rooms, get new art for new decor (or even for the seasons!) and there will always be a new, interesting images around.

Lock 8 by LJ Lindhurst

There are so many smart ways to search for art. You can search style: traditional to conceptual. You can also search by price, medium and about 30 different hues. How's sage green treating you?

MAP, by Andrew Marathas

Start browsing drawings, paintings and photos now, and tell me you aren't thinking of subscribing after a few minutes. They have some seriously talented artists, and when the price for new art is so low, it's hard NOT to justify it.

  1. This is completely bonkers. Such a great idea. I so dig anything Netflix-shaped. You get all the enjoyment of having nice things, with the added bonus of SHARING with everyone else using the service instead of stock-piling a bunch of stuff and then forgetting to actually enjoy it.

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    • I know, right? I'm such a Netflix fangirl that as soon as I made that comparison I was like, "Well SHIT. We HAVE to do this!"

      Also I am seriously in love with the artists I featured in this post. They have a great, great stable.

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  2. I particularly love that you are pretty much paying towards original art as well. I LOVE THIS.

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  3. This is possibly the coolest thing I've ever heard of in my life. I'd much rather do this than netflix.

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  4. I can't believe I haven't heard of this, how freaking fantastic!

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  5. But is this available internationally? I couldn't find anything about shipping outside the US (say, to Australia)

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    • I'm thinking no. With frames, shipping would be RIDICULOUS!

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    • I checked in with TurningArt, and the short answer is "Not yet."

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  6. This is way better than netflix. You don't have to worry about your mailman installing your art in his apt before finally giving it to you a week later. Yes, I'm talking about you Pablo on the Riverdale route.

    Skip Netflix, Go TurningArt.

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  7. Interesting concept. I didn't see any photography options on the site though.

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  8. Wow. Best idea EVER. Everything about it.

    My boyfriend and I just moved to a new apartment (the old one was mine alone before he moved in) and he wants to make this place feel like OURS rather than just mine. He also doesn't like most of my art. Even if we disagree I think we can handle having something on the wall that one of us isn't crazy about for two or three months at a time.

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  9. Totally awesome! I signed up after reading this post a few weeks ago. We received our first print in the mail last week and are quite pleased!
    Totally worth the $10 a month! :D

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