OWNART: AN [INTEREST-FREE] INNOVATION IN ART COLLECTING

Published: 26 September 2017


There's no worse feeling than falling in love with an artwork whose price tag doesn't love you back. Like the forlorn protagonist of a romcom, you're forever plagued by memories of 'The One that got away'.

Luckily, OwnArt exists to end such heartbreak. This interest-free loan scheme (run in partnership with the Arts Council England and Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance) allows art lovers to make acquisitions immediately, spreading the total balance across ten monthly payments. 

Thompson's Gallery has been proudly OwnArt-registered since the program's launch in 2004. Since then, numerous clients of all ages and incomes have utilized the programme to own the art they fall for.

A few friendly tips about OwnArt:

-The scheme can be applied to any art for sale by a registered gallery; works acquired through OwnArt must be by a living artist and sold at full price.

-All clients must make an application through the registered gallery selling the work; this process takes between 20-45 minutes and can be done in person or over the phone. 

-Successful applicants are usually informed of their status immediately after submission. In these cases, the artwork is released to its owner straight away.

Please contact us if you're curious about the OwnArt process, or want to see if the artwork you're after applies to the scheme. A member of our gallery staff will gladly assist you.

Email: enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk

Telephone: +44(0)207 935 3595