How to Buy Art

How to Buy Art at Arisia

Since Arisia has moved to an entirely fixed-price show, purchasing art is easy and direct. All pieces in the show that are for sale have their prices listed on or near the piece on an art show "tag" that includes the artist's name and the piece title.

Multiple copies of an item may be for sale. Other copies and related not sold in the Art Show may be found in the Dealer's Room if the artist also has a space there.

Some pieces in the show are not for sale. These are clearly marked with a designation such as "NFS" and a pink-colored tag. If you do not see a piece you wish to purchase or you wish to find out how to acquire an item that is not for sale in the Show, please contact the artist directly. Many artists provide baskets of cards or flyers with their displays that have contact information. It is also possible to find many of the artists at Arisia both in the show space and on art-related programming panels and events.

Artwork Sales

Artwork with cream-colored tags may be purchased any time the Show is open, but must remain in the Show after purchase. Take the top (cream-colored) copy of the tag to the Art Show Sales Desk to pay for it.

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You will need your receipt to pick up your art. You may pick it up:

  • Sunday 5pm-8pm
  • Monday 10am-1pm

Any other pick-up must be arranged in person with the Art Show Sales Desk.

Print Sales

Prints with blue-colored tags are available for you to purchase and take with you at any time. Bring the piece with its tag to the Art Show Sales Desk to make the purchase.

Items Not for Sale

Any item with a pink-colored tag either is not for sale or has already been sold. If you are unable to get a piece you desire at the Show itself we encourage you to contact the artist and make arrangements to get their work directly. Please let them know you saw their work at the Arisia Art Show.

Applicable Laws

By law, we must collect MA State 6.25% sales tax at the time of purchase. Artists must be given buyer contact info; to choose which info you provide, please tell the cashier who helps you at the Art Show Sales Desk.