To open an art gallery, it will help to have a passion for art, as well as some business experience.We hear a lot about building new housing, retail, and offices, but space for artists to work is also a valuable part of neighborhoods. When artists have work spaces in our communities, it can make art more accessible to the regular person."I thought, other minorities have art shows, why don't we?We have our own ambitions, our own inspirations." Her research turned up one show — an exhibition in Texas.Lots of people feel intimidated by today's art in particular, with its incomprehensible "masterpieces" and slightly disturbing figureheads.We want to understand it, be accepted into it, but even the act of visiting a museum can be less than ideal.To help lower your expectations, we've compiled the definitive "How You Expect To Feel At An Art Museum Vs. Behold: Only hyper-sharp, enlightened, and uniquely creative people visit a museum, right? You can't go into this gallery without paying the special exhibition fee.The institutions are always teeming with elite thinkers, well-dressed professionals and artists on-the-brink-of-bursting-with-ground-breaking-ideas... Upon entering the museum, I will immediately inhale a breath of fresher, smarter, just plain better air and through osmosis will absorb a higher IQ. How you actually feel: Slightly out of your league. They are abnormally quiet, palatial and pristine, filled with guards and attendants who will only speak to you if you mess up. You can't step too close to this sculpture because we're afraid you're going to put your tongue on it.
Open studios are also a chance to better understand art in a non-judgmental environment.With formidable columns and elaborate floor plans, entering a modern art haven can just as easily take the form of a dreamy afternoon jaunt or a nightmarish descent into the netherworld.But we all want that dreamy afternoon, so what's an art admirer to do?But the visual arts can often seem intimidating to those not steeped in that world.I went to the open studios for the Mid City Artists, in the Dupont, Logan, and U Street area, last year, and found everyone to be very friendly and not at all haughty. And yes, they are potentially interested in selling something, though I never encountered any pressure.Planning Your Gallery Setting Up Your Gallery Opening Your Gallery Community Q&A Art galleries attract many types of visitors, from serious art critics and collectors to the general public.