Last Updated 14/02/2018
There’s no change to the number one spot with StreetArtNews staying at the top of the ranking. The blog was created back in 2009 by Rom Levy, who wanted to start a publication for urban art that would cater to ‘art geeks’. Now a trusted source for art news, exhibition updates and reviews, StreetArtNews explores street art from around the world. Rom shares updates from the exciting world of street art, including pop-up exhibitions and brand-new creatives from respected artists as well as up and coming creatives. Art lovers can buy prints of their favourite pieces from StreetArtNews, bringing this number one blog from the screen to their walls.
Rapidly climbing the ranking to second place is StreetArt360. A relative newcomer to the blogging world, Laurent Jacquet founded StreetArt360 back in 2015 when he discovered his love for street art in Paris. Now with a team of contributors stretching across continents from the US to Serbia, StreetArt360 shares the latest news in the local street art scene, providing detailed and handy guides for where to find the best art, together with helpful interactive maps.
The official blog of Jackson’s Art Supplies, this is the place for advice, insight and art tips for both professional and amateur artists. Jackson’s Art Blog provides reviews of new products and keeps readers up-to-date on the latest exhibitions and where to find their favourite artists. Jackson’s also runs the Open Painting competition, allowing followers, artists and customers to enter their work, promoting not only the business but also the art community, which has evolved from the blog.
Created by Régine Debatty, a writer, curator and critic, We Make Money Not Art explores the connections between art and the world around us. We Make Money Not Art looks at how social issues impact artwork and exhibitions, such as climate change and personal identity. Régine covers art installations designed to challenge the individual alongside interviews with the artists themselves.
Stuart Holdsworth is the man behind Inspiring City. After moving from rural Yorkshire to East London back in 2012 he was struck by the urban art surrounding him and decided to share the artwork he discovered. Inspiring City focuses on new and emerging artists, giving them publicity through reviews and interviews. Stuart also reviews local art festivals, from graffiti events in Leicester to Nuart Aberdeen Festival, interviewing the artists and sharing the creative process with his readers. Inspiring City has a podcast, Art Related Noise, for followers who want to hear from local artists and enjoy Stuart’s content on the go!
Scribblah is the creation of Rose Davies, a Swansea-based artist with a passion for art and never without a sketchbook in hand. Exhibiting her work in her studio, online and on television, Rose shares her creative talents with people from all walks of life and from around the world. Scribblah acts as an artist’s diary, detailing competitions, exhibitions and features plenty of Rose’s own work as well as other talent she discovers along her creative journey.
7. Artweb Blog
Launched in 2011, Art History News was created by Dr Bendor Grosvenor, an art historian, writer and broadcaster. With a regular supply of posts A must-visit for any artist new to the scene, Art Web Blog is packed with useful resources, from getting your own website up and running to advice on how to start selling your artwork. Art Web Blog has plenty of tips and ideas for artists, from comparing different types of paint to advice for tackling a new medium, such as sculpture or metal. With a monthly post detailing the free art events around the UK, the Art Web Blog is a supportive online community for artists, both experienced and amateur.
Hookedblog was created by Mark Rigney back in 2005 to share his love for the London street art scene with his contemporaries. With a team of contributors, Hookedblog extends outside of London, featuring installations in Europe, allowing readers to see how street art trends travel outside of the UK. With a section dedicated to street art across the capital this is the perfect place for any Londoner to find out more about the art on their doorstep.
Making A Mark was created by artist and author Katherine Tyrrell back in 2006 to share her love for art and provide a resource for other artists. Making A Mark covers art exhibitions, competitions and the artists themselves, both historical and contemporary. Katherine provides detailed reviews of high-level competitions, including those that are televised such as Landscape Artist of the Year, offering her predictions on where the heats could be held.
10. Dark Yellow Dot
A brand-new entry to our ranking is Dark Yellow Dot. Founded by Lauren Little, Dark Yellow Dot is an independent artist-run platform, supporting artists at the start of their careers. Providing development opportunities for artists to exhibit their work at galleries and events, Dark Yellow Dot aims to empower the artist community. Alongside the artwork are handy posts for new artists, including tips on how to network and how to sell your art online.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these art blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.
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