I really wanted this to be what I imagined this! While this was great for a couple of months, after that it seems to be stale or recycled of the rejected ones. I would either skip months, pick out items for gifts (which I barely gave) or just pick the best of what was offered after getting a new pick to get over the process and see if there were something new in the next month. Unfortunately this didn't come. As many times I skipped months, tried getting new offerings, showing pictures of what I liked by descriptions of store esthetics, pictures, color combos or instagram. This didn't help. After a while, I was frustrated. I cancelled my box subscription multiple times, and they kept charging me and without a curation, they ignored my numerous emails on getting art or a refund, stopped email me pictures and never sent me art. As I said I enjoy some of the art, overall what a waste of money. You will settle or overpay in my case with nothing to see. Go find a local artist, or indie store. You'll know who it's going to and appreciate it more in the long run.
I've been using Art Crate for a short while now, and have received and hung a few pieces of art throughout my home. I love the idea; I think they have a great business model.
Upon joining Art Crate, I was set up with a curator named Rachel. She's been a wonderful curator, and I've really liked almost 90% of the things she's sent me. Rachel has really taken the time to understand my tastes and is constantly working with me to make sure the art she sources for me is spot on. The art has always arrived on time, and Art crate stands behind their perfect print promise. One piece I wasn't quite sure about when I was holding it in my hands. Rachel sent over free return shipping labels and curated a new piece for me. The new piece she found is my absolute favorite! I would definitely recommend Art Crate to my friends.
I have loved every piece of art that I have received from art crate. When people come into my home they say they feel like they are in a HGTV show and I know it is because of my diverse and awesome art collection. I loved how with art crate you could change your sizing preferences at any time so it was easy to get a variety.