Frequently Asked Questions

Why do prices of art pieces vary so much?


Artists are always challenged when pricing their work. We don't take this lightly. A number of variables enter into the pricing of a piece. We consider the size of the finished piece. We look at the number of hours put into finishing it. The cost of materials is a factor. For visual art, it also makes a difference if something is framed or unframed. We can never recoup the hours and the time taken to develop our artform so in the end we also consider what would be reasonable. And just so you know...bargaining isn't part of this process. We had a hard enough time putting a value on these pieces, so prices are firm.




How do I find out more about a piece of artwork?


Please contact the artist directly. We will be happy to provide you with more informaton and perhaps a photo or two, to give you more info on the piece you are interested in. You might even get the story behind the piece. There's always a good story.




How long has Art in the Neighbourhood been in operation?


Art in the Neighbourhood began in June of 2016. This collective of artists has been showing twice a year ever since. If you looking for more about this group visit our website at https://neighbourhoodart.wixsite.com/artinneighbourhood




How can I join Art in the Neighbourhood as an artist?


You can submit your request via email. Use the mail button at the bottom of this site to make your inquiry and get further information. Art in the Neighbourhood is a collective collaborative group and membership is juried.




How can I get notified of future shows?


Send us an email we will be happy to put you on our mailing list. You can also check out our website periodically at https://neighbourhoodart.wixsite.com/artinneighbourhood




Which charities are supported by this art show?


The charities supported are Serenity Renewal for Families, Ovarian Cancer Canada, and Brain Tumour Canada. Check out the silent auction if you want to support Serenity Renewal. The sales from two different artists' cards go to Ovarian Cancer Canada and Brain Tumour
Foundation of Canada.




Can I just make a donation if I don't want to buy anything?


Yes, you can. Donate now to Serenity Renewal for Families, use the "Donate Now" button at the bottom of the page at any time. Donate now to Ovarian Cancer Canada or while you are visiting the Card/Book section you will find the donate button on the page for Flower's As Natures Art. Donate now to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or while you are visiting the Card/Book section you will find the donate button on the page for HeARTful creations.




What is the policy on returns?


Just so you know...this isn't Amazon. But nevertheless, we want you to be happy! All discussions of returns or exchanges are to be made with the individual artist selling the piece. Use the email link on their page. Art in the Neighbourhood has no responsibility for the monetary portion or the delivery portion of this endeavour. It is just a vehicle to showcase great artwork. *Here's a hint: it is unreasonable to expect a refund just because you don't like something. If there's something wrong or damaged that's a different story. Exchanges make for a much more reasonable request.




What is the best way to view the Art Gallery?


While we all like the convenience of our phones, the phone doesn't really do justice to the viewing of a virtual art gallery. We want you to have the best possible experience seeing all this great art, so switch over to a computer, laptop or even an iPad for a much better viewing experience.




What are my options for shipping?


Visit the link on the bottom of the site for our shipping info. There are a number of options that can be discussed with each artist selling directly to you.




How do I make a purchase? There is no shopping cart.


Think of this as Kijiji or FB Marketplace only much better looking. You see something you like and you contact the person who is selling it. We decided to do the same here. For two reasons: 1. we like to do things simply and 2. it saves you money and we don't have to pay some big corporation fees to use their e-commerce service. You save 15-30% on all the artwork because you are buying directly from the artist and there's no fee associated with it unless you choose shipping.




What happens if a piece is no longer on the site?


That would mean the piece is sold and no longer available. As the artwork is all original and one-of-a-kind, there's only one chance to purchase and then it is gone. This applies to the pottery and jewellery as well. The artists could make something similar for you, but no two items are ever the same when it comes to handmade work. In the photography section and the printed cards, copies are avallable from those artists.




How long will the Virtual Art Gallery be up?


We are hosting this show for two months. It will come down on July 30, 2020. However, if you saw something or you want to get in touch with an artist you can email them. You can also take note of our permanent website and visit there to get a hold of an artist at a later date. https://neighbourhoodart.wixsite.com/artinneighbourhood