What’s the Difference Between a Commercial and Public Gallery?
In this video, Grant Berg from the Grant Berg Galleries and Rob Swanston, Art Preparator at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, discuss the considerable differences between art found in commercial and public art galleries.
The biggest difference? Artwork at a commercial gallery is designed to sell to private collectors and the general public. A public gallery’s mandate is to inspire people, to invoke different feelings, to provoke discourse and new ideas and to generally enrich the community through art.