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Art Storage Solutions: How to Organize Your Masterpieces

Store your art the right way

Have you ever found yourself drowning in a sea of paintings, wondering where on earth to stash them all? 🌊

Don't worry, you're not alone! As a fellow art enthusiast and self-proclaimed painting hoarder, I've faced this dilemma more times than I can count.

So, let's dive into the wild and wacky world of art storage together, shall we?

First things first, let me spill the beans on my own storage secrets.

For those adorable little paper paintings (A4, 8x10"), I swear by plastic folders—even A3 size! They're like cozy little homes for our tiny masterpieces, keeping them safe and snug until they're ready to see the light of day again.

As for the bigger boys (we're talking 20x30" here), well, they get the royal treatment—framed and proudly displayed on my ever-shrinking wall space.

Yep, I'm starting to think I'll need a bigger house just to accommodate my growing art collection! 😆🏠

But fear not, my fellow art fans! I've scoured here some ingenious storage solutions that'll have you breathing a sigh of relief.

From rolling art carts to vertical hanging systems, there's an overload of options out there to suit every artist's needs.

So whether you're battling for wall space like me or simply need a nifty way to store your canvases, I've got you covered.

Let's turn our storage struggles into a work of art, shall we? Because let's face it, there's no such thing as too much art... 😉

Keep creating and storing like a boss!

Here are some existing ways to store your art:

Ideal for storing paper-based artworks such as sketches, drawings, and watercolors. They come in various sizes and are often made of sturdy materials to protect the artwork from damage.

Art Folders or Portfolios

These are large, flat storage units with multiple drawers, designed specifically for storing flat artworks like prints, posters, and loose papers. They provide organized and protected storage for a large number of artworks.

Flat File Cabinets:

These are vertical storage systems that allow artists to store framed artworks, canvases, and panels vertically. They're great for maximizing space and keeping artworks easily accessible.

Art Racks

Artists can use wall-mounted storage racks or pegboards to hang artworks vertically, especially smaller pieces or works in progress. This keeps them off the floor and easily visible for reference.

Hanging storage system

These are sturdy boxes designed to store and protect artworks during transport or long-term storage. They're available in various sizes and often come with acid-free interiors to prevent damage to the artworks.

Art Storage Boxes:

Similar to art storage boxes but designed specifically for flat artworks like paper-based paintings, drawings, and prints. They're usually larger in size and can accommodate multiple artworks.

 Flat Storage Boxes:

Artists can use shelving units with adjustable shelves to store artworks of various sizes and types. This provides flexible storage options and allows artists to display their works while keeping them organized.

Shelving Units:

8. Custom Built Storage Solutions:

Some artists opt for custom-built storage solutions tailored to their specific needs and studio space. This could include built-in shelving, wall-mounted storage units, or sliding panels for hiding artworks when not in use.

Custom Built Storage Solutions

These are just a few examples of how artists store their art, and there are countless other creative solutions out there.

The key is to find a storage method that suits your specific needs, space limitations, and the type of artworks you create.


Don't forget to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

If you found these storage solutions helpful or have another creative method to share, I'd love to hear from you.

Your insights could inspire fellow artists and help them find the perfect storage solution for their artworks.

* Feel free to explore the links I've attached to Amazon for easy purchase of some of these storage solutions. While I'm not affiliated with Amazon, I've curated these options to make your shopping experience as convenient as possible. Happy organizing!

Meital Regev Artist and blog writer


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