Finding an inspirational, unusual and alluring piece of art in the home or office can be challenge enough. Then there is the price tag to contend with. But beautiful art doesn’t always have to break the bank. In fact, whether you’re searching for replicas or originals, there are affordable options out there. Baltimore is home to these Best Places To Buy Local Art For Less Than $100 so anyone can own a conversational masterpiece if you just know where to look. In addition, these top shops below offer a variety of mediums like ceramics, metals, paintings, prints and crafts that are made with all of the detail and creativity you desire, but at the reasonable prices you hope for.

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21209
(410) 578-1919
www.baltimoreclayworks.orgBaltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center that supports the artist community while providing education, designing collaborative programs and selling ceramic works of art. Mugs, cups, plates, serving dishes, tumblers, jars, pitchers, teapots and more are no longer just everyday household items but inimitable hand-crafted pieces of art that offer a different perspective and appreciation from every angle. For sale by a variety of artists, each piece is as unique and special as the next. Numerous pieces can be purchased for less than $100 and with the added value that your support will continue to promote and foster the ceramic arts culture in Baltimore.

Drawn Metal Studios
201 W. Lorraine Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
(410) 499-6333

With a store set to open soon in 2014 and an online shop already selling this original metal art collection, Drawn Metal Studios holds the conversation piece you’ve been seeking. Three-dimensional, wire-sculpted pieces can be the perfect addition to a coffee or end table, and there are several animals presently to choose from: a kiwi, reindeer and angelfish, none of which will break your budget. Additionally, there are aluminum wall pieces for sale, including jellyfish, crab and Olmec designs and these range between $50 to $60. While waiting for the shop to open, check out the web site for details on the various shows and festivals in and around Baltimore where this studio’s art will be featured.

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Tradestone Gallery
803 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(443) 602-9899

Located in the historic Federal Hill district, Tradestone Gallery specializes in fine Russian arts and crafts that are as beautiful as they are affordable. Attention to detail and creativity is seen in the popular nesting dolls, many of which can be purchased for less than $100. There are also a variety of Giclée prints, which are enlarged reproductions made to adorn a home’s walls, for less than $60, and they feature landscapes such as “Winter in Russia” as well as cityscapes like “St. Basil’s Cathedral” among others. Hand-painted eggs, paintings, lacquer boxes and more can be found online but to truly appreciate the workmanship of these pieces, a visit to the gallery in person is highly recommended.    



Baltimore, Md.
(443) 474-7382

Baltimore artist Shawn Theron is leading a new kind of art revolution that’s bright, bold and painted on just about any material you can think of from bedroom doors to scrap lumber. This means that every piece is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that comes in any shape or size to suit your taste and space requirements. The best part is that a piece from the SOGH collection can be purchased for as low as $10 for the super minis and up to $290 for a 4’ x 4’ painting, making decorating your home or office with original art easily affordable. You can browse the collection online or visit one of these shops in Baltimore for an up-close look – The American Visionary Art Museum, TROVH Shop, and 2910 on the Square.

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2910 on the Square
2910 O’Donnell St.
Canton, Md. 21224
(410) 675-8505

Unique wall art is the theme at 2910 on the Square, where you can find a variety of pieces ranging from religious to sports to special Baltimore tributes, like the “Ravens Super Bowl 47 Brick or Wood” panel to celebrate the 2013 Super Bowl win. The artwork featured is created by local talent, and original paintings are available in addition to prints. Many of the pieces are available for under $100, however to sweeten the deal for those paying more than $100, you presently receive free standard shipping when you order online. Only a sample of what is sold can be viewed online so be sure to call or visit the store’s gallery for a greater selection.

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