Artists launch The Fine Art Café online art gallery

Press Staff Writer

        Local artists Jan Hackett and Laurie “Trumpet” Williams have launched a virtual art gallery at
         The Fine Art Café was conceived during the global coronavirus pandemic. “Traditional art galleries have been impacted around the world due to COVID-19, leaving artists with limited solutions for selling their art. This is especially challenging for full-time artists who rely on art shows, exhibits and physical galleries to support themselves.” Williams said. “We hope that by launching an online gallery, we can help some of these artists as well as provide some direction in Internet marketing for artists.”
        The Fine Art Café specializes in showcasing works by artists from around the world. It serves as a platform for art enthusiasts and collectors looking to discover new talent or to locate that special piece of art that fits their taste and budget.
        The site showcases unique original artwork, as well as reproductions, in a wide range of sizes, mediums and price points.
         Approved artists can set up their own personal “exhibit” in the form of a profile page that features their submitted artwork. This approach has been designed to build a strong connection between art sellers and potential buyers.
        “We believe that art heals the soul, and who doesn’t need that these days.” said Hackett. “Our vision is to offer platforms for enjoying, buying, selling, and learning art.”
         A component to the art gallery is the social media extension. The Fine Art Café Art Gallery hosts a dedicated Pinterest account with boards across most major mediums, as well as an Instagram account highlighting the exceptional art from its approved artists.
        Artists can also engage with The Fine Art Café in social media by using the adopted hashtag, #tfacart or by tagging the gallery using @thefineartcafe.
         Visit The Fine Art Café Online at
About the artists
        Hackett is founder and administrator of The Fine Art Café Academy and the Brusho Fun Community, where she provides a platform for learning art techniques in Brusho, alcohol ink and mixed media.
        Williams is the founder and administrator for the Alcohol Ink Art Community, the Alcohol Ink Art Society and Mixed Media Mad Community. She recently launched the Create SmART Academy with alcohol ink artist, Sheryl Williams, which features alcohol ink and mixed media art courses. Additionally, she is an internet marketing consultant and runs ArtBugle, an online community for art marketing tips.
        The pair designed The Fine Art Café art gallery to offer an online selling and promotional experience to members of these and other art communities, as well as others.


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