7 Ways to Deal With Criticism as an Artist

Criticisms deserve their own appreciation day. Criticism is the most valuable tool in the creation of art. Everyone has their own opinion of what works and what does not. Criticism has become an integral part of art since centuries. While art is being judged, the process itself helps convert it into a fine art. Criticism……

Art Promotion and Marketing Tips For Artists

A key part of being an artist is having a substantial knowledge of art promotion i.e. knowing how to promote your art, specifically what audiences to target. Selling your art is a lot more difficult than creating it, so getting your art out there might be challenging, especially for someone with limited knowledge of digital……

Mende Cane Village, Maryland Going Into Extinction

The Mende Cane Village, Maryland is going into Extinction as construction work begins under the Ojota-link bridge, Lagos. The Mende Cane Village is a local craft market located in Maryland, Lagos beneath the Ojota-link bridge. Artisans in this market use canes to make a variety of furniture and household items, including chairs, tables, baskets, flower vases,……

6 Tips For Investing In Arts in Nigeria

Interested in the art & crafts market and want to learn more about your investing options? Wondering where and how the best place is for you to invest in art? The art market can be confusing for many, especially those who have no background in the industry. Art has evolved into a unique type of……

Launch of the CraftsVillage African Store

Crafts Village Nigeria™ launches it’s FLAGSHIP CraftsVillage African Store! The CraftsVillage African Store is an initiative of the Crafts Village Nigeria™ Project to bring affordable Arts & Crafts closer to users and art enthusiasts! Launched on 20th March, 2021, at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall (Shoprite), Surulere Lagos, our African Store houses an array of African Arts,……

Raffia Crafts in Nigeria

What is Raffia? Raffia are fibers obtained from the leaves of the raffia palm, used for tying plants and other objects and for making mats, baskets, hats, and the like. Raffia palm a palm tree, Raphia ruffia, native to Madagascar, that has large plumelike leaves, the stalks of which yield a useful fibre. the fibre obtained from this……

Difference Between Art and Crafts

What is the difference between Art & Crafts is a popular question many new creative entrants find difficult to answer! Weaving, painting, sculpture, pottery, photography, embroidery, macrame, etc. which is art or craft? So many people don’t see any difference in them. But the fact is that art is different from the craft in a……

STAYING CREATIVE DURING A PANDEMIC

GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING (Despite a Pandemic) It is no longer news that the whole world was hit with a huge pandemic blow this year, hence the need for this post on Staying Creative During a Pandemic. The novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 – whatever you choose to call it – has altered the structure……

How to make money as a Creative Artist in Nigeria

HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS A CREATIVE ARTIST IN NIGERIA There is no doubt that the subject “How to make money as a creative artist in Nigeria” is a question that lingers in the heart of many young & new artists who aspire to make a living from the Art trade. Speaking from experience, there……

The Pros and Cons of having your Artworks Online

Displaying your creative works in a physical retail store is great to attract buyers and art collectors, but having your works in an online gallery is a better way to exhibit them as the benefits are more. But there are some downsides to displaying your works online, hence the reason we deem it fit to……

Crafts Village visit to the Mende Cane Village, Maryland

As part of the Crafts Village Nigeria’s mission to create an alternative platform to bolster and promote the Art & Crafts industry in Nigeria, we visited the Mende Cane Village, Maryland to introduce our digital platforms to the local weavers and crafters in this beautifully positioned cane village in Lagos. The Mende Cane Village is……