Jul 29, 2014

Love Art? Want an alternative to Pinterest? Here’s a social media channel for you…

written by Anya Amrith


The summer is officially here, and amongst lots of great festivals, it is also a great time for the arts & culture scene; with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival fast approaching, and Notting Hill Carnival – always an amazing spectacle!
The culture sector has begun to make a shift from using social media with a purely marketing focus, to sharing processes and insights; creating a much more dedicated social community with those with a real love for the arts. 
I want to introduce ArtStack to you…for those of you who love to be social..and love the arts.
“So it’s Pinterest for artists, right?”


Not really. It’s a real gem. ArtStack is a promising step towards connecting the visual art community in a truly social way.


ArtStack is a discovery tool with a social element – find a work of art that inspires you, ‘stack’ it to your personal art stack, which is a feed of your collected pieces, and share it with the wider community.
The site has all your standard social functions: you can follow other stackers and artists, re-stack the art inspiring them, create collections to arrange and organise the art you’ve pulled in and comment on any piece.


But that social element is perhaps more valuable than on Pinterest because of the user makeup – it’s exclusively an artistic community. Recommendations, comments and shares carry more weight because those using the program are the ones on the ground, talking about art, painting, curating, collecting and selling.


ArtStack has an exciting and growing global community including some of the world’s most prominent artists, curators, collectors, museum directors, gallerists and also people who are passionate about art using the site.
Check it out….