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Please help... Support the Arts!

There are many ways to show support for the arts, but one of the best is to purchase exceptional handmade work for yourself, or as special gifts for family & friends, from professional artists and craftspeople.

When you purchase direct from their studios, you'll be getting top quality selections that will stand the test of time. You can begin your journey here at our extensive listing of [Art & Craft Mediums].

Continue scrolling for some other suggestions for finding original art & craft...


  • Help keep EC Gallery on the WWW!   All of our exhibitors from around the world are listed here at no charge ~ if an individual has the talent, we include them. But as you can imagine, the online expense fees are continual, so if you like what we're doing, please consider a small donation (via the PayPal button below), or check out some of the outstanding merchants that have agreed to donate a small percentage of every sale from visitors that we send to them, to help cover EC's hosting fees:

    Go to the page to... [HELP SUPPORT EC]

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    or click the PayPal button below to make a small donation now...
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    ...You choose the amount, via PayPal or Visa/MC!


  • Visit local galleries... Most communities have local art & craft galleries that showcase the work of artisans from your own area, and from around the country.

    Using the Ixquick search box below, type the name of your town after the plus (+) symbol. For example, "art gallery + Richmond". If you live in a town with a name that is also found in other places, then add your state to the search query: "art gallery + Richmond + Virginia". Try the same queries at the second search box.



    Art - Craft Books + DVDs

  • Learn art & craft techniques... We have assembled numerous [books & dvd's] to help you develop your own artistic skills in the fine arts & crafts, and also to help you successfully [market your work], which in some ways is the most difficult part of becoming an artist, so the information can be invaluable. This can also be very helpful to any young person you know who has developing creative talents.


  • Attend local art festivals... There are many hundreds of art & craft shows being held every year, so almost certainly there is one reasonably close to you. This gives you the opportunity to meet the artists and see their work first hand.

    If you are not sure when or where the shows are held in your area, here is a webpage with a listing of... [Festival Resources]  


  • Add this support logo to your own website! If you know simple HTML, then you can add this tiny graphic to your own site to show your support for the arts. All you need to do is to [copy and paste] this short line of code onto your own webpage:

    <A HREF="http://www.electroniccottage.com/supportarts.html" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://www.electroniccottage.com/logo/sola_logo1.jpg" WIDTH="110" HEIGHT="90" ALT="Support Handmade Arts + Crafts!"></A>


    Click to visit these online art/craft resources ~ if you see
    something you like, make a purchase for yourself or as a gift...
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    If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house.
    If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation.
    If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world."
    - Chinese Proverb

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