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Stacy’s Picks – Support the Arts! Shop ArtFire for unique gifts

ArtFire.com is an online marketplace where artisans can sell their fine art, handmade items and crafts. It’s a place where artists can find supplies, patterns and unique materials. It’s also a place where vintage treasures can be found in abundance, and it has become one of my favorite places to shop for gifts.
Published: Dec 12, 2012
Author: Stacy Reed

ArtFire.com is an online marketplace where artisans can sell their fine art, handmade items and crafts. It’s a place where artists can find supplies, patterns and unique materials. It’s also a place where vintage treasures can be found in abundance, and it has become one of my favorite places to shop for gifts.

You can start shopping right away after signing up for a Buyer account, then you can save your favorite items and sellers, and leave seller ratings and feedback for the purchases you’ve made. You may be surprised to find just about anything and everything on your gift list this holiday season. Clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, toys, books, you name it, they’ve most likely got it and it’s probably cheaper than you’d find it elsewhere, even your hometown’s annual Arts & Crafts Fair.

What’s more, if you sign up for the ArtFire newsletter, you’ll get an opportunity to win $100 to spend at ArtFire every single day. That’s right. They give away $100 every day! It’s brilliant! I always keep my eye out for it to arrive. The newsletter showcases a themed collection of hand-selected items for sale. It also contains valuable offers and holiday specials that sellers are currently running. By shopping for gifts at ArtFire (and similar sites like Etsy), you’ll be doing two kind deeds at once: buying a gift for a loved one as well as supporting talented artisans and independent vendors.

If you’re interested in learning more about opening a Seller account at ArtFire, this page provides more detail and allows you to take advantage of their free trial!


About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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