If you have funding to install a proper gallery system with lighting, that’s wonderful! But if you don’t, here are some inexpensive DIY art gallery system that can be built on a shoestring budget.
With a little carpentry skills, you can follow the instructions from Lowes to create your own display system that can be stowed away flat when done. Ashlyn Cunningham, OMA trainer from Maryville University had her son create these for his boy scout project. You can make them too. Follow Lowes instructions below (it includes material list):
And here is an even cheaper and simpler way to display finished art: Stack some folding chairs on tables and cover them in black fabric.
But if you have the funding, we would recommend ordering a hanging system with lighting from www.GallerySystem.com; They provide OMA clients a 10% discount.
Contributed by Ashlyn Cunningham, ODT, OTR/L, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO. Ashlyn is an OMA trainer and has been facilitating OMA in St. Louis since 2015.