Buying your first piece is important. Buying any piece is important. And we’d like to be there with you every step of the way. We help you define what appeals to you, why, and how it fits into your life and home.
We often work as interior designers do, knowing this a long-term journey. It could take years to find the right piece for the right space. We make sure you’re satisfied with the artwork you purchase from Muse Gallery. If that means multiple trips to your home and/or trips to the artist studios, we are there for you.
If you’ve become an experienced collector and are serious about getting just that right piece by an artist we represent, or to commission a work of art, we're here to help. Or, if you want to start collecting and don't know where to start, we can come out to your home and provide our expertise on what we think you need. We then bring out different pieces and try them in different places until they have found the perfect spot in your home!
"We purchased a home in Hilton Head and were in need of artwork to cover the many barren walls that seemed to echo in our open-concept home. At the time, we were really looking for that one special, oversized piece of art, to hang above our fireplace, in our formal living room. This piece would be the focal point/conversation piece of the room. The owner of Muse Gallery, Hali Lookabaugh, rose to the challenge. She visited our home initially to measure the space, and to look around and get a feel for what might work best. She also asked us questions of what we were thinking we would like to see. She took her notes, and our thoughts, and started to send us pictures of artwork, via email. Once we picked out some of the great pieces that Hali recommended, she brought them to our home, so that we could see them in the space. We decided on a wonderful piece from Robert Livsey Wells. Since purchasing that one initial, statement piece, we have continued to purchase other forms of art for our home; including, steel sculptures, abstracts on rusted sheets of steel, and clay vessels, to name a few. Hali’s advice and guidance was, and is priceless. Muse Gallery has a large selection of many forms of art that seems to speak for itself. Muse Gallery is a class act. I want to thank them publicly and I recommend them wholeheartedly. -Sheri Newman"
Art changes lives, but we know life can change. If you’ve purchased a piece from Muse Gallery in the past, and need to “rightsize”, resize, or just change the look, we can work with you to resell the piece or possibly take as a trade-in.
First impressions are everything. Making it memorable is even better. Enhance the look and feel of your space with personality and professionalism. If you are undecided about purchasing art, we provide a rare opportunity to lease artwork. For a low monthly fee, you can live with one piece or a group of pieces in your home, business, or home for sale. It’s a great opportunity to see artwork in the environment where it will live before you decide.
"Leasing art has been a fantastic way to bring beauty into any space. At our office in New Albany, we are leasing 5 pieces of art and the ability to change the art with the season or as a desire to change the energy in the space has been both easy and engaging! I would recommend leasing art until you are ready to purchase - and then dive in! - Carol L. Clinton, MD | President, CEO, Timeless Skin Solutions"
POP UP SHOWS
We provide pop up shows anywhere in the US. We are known to travel across the country to take and show artwork. We like the idea that art be shown in different settings, making it accessible and easy to visualize outside an otherwise intimidating gallery environment (although we try to keep our gallery as un-intimidating as possible). Consider having us bring artwork to your home or business to stage an event, open-house, charity fundraiser, holiday party, etc.
"I purchased my first painting from Caren in 2004. Since then there have been many more painting, traveling together and most important a lasting friendship. Caren has had my house open two times, she handled everything, the only thing I had to do was make my bed. The people that came to the open house made it a wonderful and fun evening. I would open my house again anytime Caren ask.- Kay Cipriano, Columbus, OH"
I love having pop up galleries at my home. There is something very personal and relaxed about having Caren bring pieces into my home rather than seeing them in a gallery. A number of years ago, I inquired about certain works, and Caren offered to bring them to me so I could experience them hung in my own home space. It was amazing! She also brought many additional pieces and hung them for viewing: the home setting provided a very different perspective on the art. We decided to have an impromptu pop up show and invite my friends. It was so well received - a number of friends bought pieces from Caren - that we’ve done a few more since then. It is a wonderful way to see and appreciate pieces, and fun to gather friends to enjoy and learn about beautiful art together! -Cynthia Gallagher, Boston, MA"
DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION
We want to make sure your purchase arrives in pristine condition. If you want to grab and go, that’s great. If not, we will wrap it, deliver it and hang it (locally), or make sure it’s properly wrapped for shipping anywhere in the World.
We host yearly curated trips to New Mexico to visit artist studios and experience New Mexico in ways you may not on your own. We plan the trip from the hotels we stay in, to transportation, and dining. You don't have to do anything except join us!
“I so much enjoyed our artist and gallery tour of the New Mexico art scene area. Many of my favorite places too. Exciting to see working artists in their environment and hear their “stories” around their art history and lives. Our tour went smoothly with accommodating hotels and great meals, well selected places, good companions. What most made the difference was you, Caren: your commitment to these artists and art in general; your awareness of the the culture and history of the area; your ease in negotiating the physical environment; your sensibility about art. You were flexible and always in good spirits, especially given all the variables you were having to juggle. It was a unique and special experience.” Marlene"
“Caren, I could not have had a more wonderful trip, and I want to thank you for all of your planning and hard work. It was the best.” Jo Ann