I have been hearing about the ArtLocal app from the time they were having a poll to choose a name for it (I have no idea how I ended up on their email list but glad that I did.) When I first downloaded the app I was not sure if it woudl last long on my iphone but today all the good stuff I was waiting for popped on the screen.
The app is designed to help discovering hottest galleries, exhibitions and artists in the city all in one place. It also allows you to follow your favourite galleries and get updates which is somehow similar to a feature on my most favourite site Artsy (where you can follow favourite artists.) You can search based on calendar and distance.
This is just great for planning gallery hopping adventures.
I think I would like to see the information about the show and the artist more visibly with a better design than a small pop-up boxed screen. A short description on the gallery would be useful too. I would also love to have a feature where I can save the shows I want to see, or the openings I want to go to or easily add them to my calendar. It might be there and I haven’t discovered it yet. I am sure their team is constantly improving features.
This is a much needed local app. I am quite excited about using it and highly recommend it to gallery hoppers alike.
Well it is going to be a busy weekend as there are tons of awesome galleries in walking distance as well as Luminato in full swing.
Happy gallery hopping!
Image below from Blonder Online by Jillian Kay Ross happening now at Division Gallery