Top 15 Best Art Websites

What are the best art websites on the internet?  Here are the top 10 most popular art websites hand picked with careful checking and testing. The quality, taste and the popularity are three standards of choosing these sites. You are welcome to share your favorite animation websites and blogs with us by commenting below.

1. deviantArt is the largest art website on the internet which aims to provide a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss art works. Works cover a comprehensive category including photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, filmmaking, skins for applications, and others.

2. Art.Net is a web-based artist collective of more than 450 artists, poets, musicians, painters, sculptors, animators, hacker artists, and other creative people from around the world, aimed at helping artists share their works on the Internet.

3. ARTINFO provides art news from around the world, as well as events, museums and gallery information, jobs, and auction reviews. ARTINFO is the online source for Art+Auction, Modern Painters, Culture+Travel, My ARTINFO, and Art Sales Index.

4. ArtBabble is a cloud based video hosting service for art content and has been called the “YouTube of the arts”.

5. Artcyclopedia is an online database of museum-quality fine art which indexes 2,900 art sites, links to around 160,000 works by 9,000 artists.

6. ArtDaily is an Internet-based media company founded in 1996. Its website is presented as an online newspaper, with rich content updated each day of the week.

7. The Arts Map is an international on-line resource to locate and identify artists and their studios, as well as galleries, art schools, museums and more things related to art.

8. Blackbird is an online journal of literature and the arts based in the United States. It publishes fiction, poetry, plays, interviews, reviews, and art by both new and established writers and artists.

9. Design Observer is a website devoted to a broad range of design topics centered on graphic design, communications arts, print, typography and criticism.

10. Freaking News is a website featuring Photoshop news and contest. Its virtual community of over 17,000 digital artists and members features free daily Photoshop contests that are fueled by global news and events.

11. InterArtCenter social network is a popular online community for international digital and fine art artists. The network’s websites provide free of charge graphic design content and information and promote modern digital multimedia & computer art.

12. Myartspace is a social network for art professionals, and has been described as a Myspace for artists. It was founded by Catherine McCormack-Skiba in 2005 and was launched in May 2006.

13. Virtual Collection of Masterpieces is an international internet project created and maintained by the Asia-Europe Foundation. The project displays images of art masterpieces donated by museums.

14. Ugallery is a place to buy original paintings and photographs by top emerging artists. If you are an artist still have not earned the big fame, it is a good idea for you to sell on Ugallery.

15. Pixiv is a Japanese online community for artists. Pixiv’s main concept is for users to submit their own art illustrations, which excludes most forms of photography, and creative writing can also be submitted.

Update:

16. Etsy is a large handmade online marketplace where you can buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies.  Perhaps it is the  most useful site in regard to helping artists and craftsmen sell their works.

55 thoughts on “Top 15 Best Art Websites

  1. sidney orr

    Please consider adding Etsy, perhaps the most useful site in regard to helping artists and craftsmen sell their works..

    A very good and accurate characterization of deviantart.

    I would add notes re which sites offer the best in modern giclee printing. I have found none so far, but it is not a bad thing for artists to simply locate their own individual printers.

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    1. Bruce Post author

      Thank you sidney orr, I have added Etsy to the list. Welcome to this site again and give us your valuable opinions.

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  2. Wall Art Store

    I would have to agree that Etsy is one of the most useful art related websites for aspiring artist. While your list covers many sites with a deep breadth of information, none of the websites listed are shopping related. Therefore, with self-promotion in mind I will nominate http://www.saveontapestries.com as a great retail and wholesale art site with a large selection of canvas wall art and European tapestries.

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  3. Kostandine

    Dear topsitesblog,

    We are The Art-Profiles.com

    This art community should be included in your art sites catalog ,

    Please update this list as soon as you can

    Your information must be on time

    Thank you for your convenience

    The Art-Profiles.com

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  4. Pat Rogers

    Hi! Thank you for providing this informative resource of art websites for exploration. You’ve made it easy to discover online arts writing and art info.

    It would be terrific if you would consider adding http://hamptonsarthub.com/ to one of your art lists. Hamptons Art Hub.com is celebrating one year of posting with Memorial Day Weekend 2012. A site redesign is planned for June 2012. It’s been a fun ride!

    Keep up the good work.

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  5. Rob Mackay

    This list is great and it is interesting to see what people are interested in and how it is presented. Our art site, “This is Art” is emerging as the artist social network for Australia with 100+ artists, art education (including art documentaries) and an art map that’s primary focus is documenting the ancient aboriginal rock art sites. There is no doubt that we could learn and adapt http://www.thisisart.com.au from this list of great art sites.

    Thank you

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  6. kim

    you should add dragoart.com to this list. it is a very good website for people of all ages and skill levels to display their art and also includes tutorials on how to draw. i really think this website is fantastic and it should definately be on this list. thank you

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  7. Nicolas

    I thinck that these websites are very old and not up to date…
    The one which have a lot of success to day is tweekart.com, artists can also open an art gallery, but the thing which improves its quality is the contest… every week some artists try to be on the top of the list by becoming the artist of the week which will test people’s taste in terms of art. this artist which winns the contest is pulled on the front page BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE he’s work!

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    1. Becky

      Tweekart is sketchy. Gallery creation doesn’t work most of the time, and the amount of spelling errors (and words that completely do not make sense in english) do not give a sense of professionalism and intelligence.

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    1. kandinsky

      In my opinion, you can add “http://www.findartinfo.com” in your list. This website has many useful information about artist, pictures and auction! Now its in top 3 google about art!

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  8. Geraldine

    This link is broken:
    12. Myartspace is a social network for art professionals, and has been described as a Myspace for artists. It was founded by Catherine McCormack-Skiba in 2005 and was launched in May 2006.

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  9. Bob Barber

    I am a director of a brand new exciting website called Original Art Under 100. As our name suggests, all our featured art is priced UNDER £100. Artists sell direct and commission-free to art hungry buyers-on-a budget, and benefit from an initial free 4 month trial. After that it’s just £20 pa.

    Since going live in January 2013, we already have a large and growing number of artists signed up with us and the site’s going from strength to strength.

    Check us out here at http://www.original-art-under100.com

    Thanks.

    Bob

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