The Best Website Builders for Artists

As an artist you want to make sure you present the right kind of image online. So, a boring, bog-standard website will simply not do! But it also has to be affordable on a tight budget.

You want to include images, videos, or music on your website – and integrate your social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube) to make it easy for your fans and supporters to follow your creative output.

Your requirements:

  • Very easy to use
  • Simple website structure (about 5 to 20 mainly static pages)
  • Photo galleries, integration of video and/or audio possible
  • Social media integration (Twitter, Flickr, YouTube)
  • Attractive, high-end design
  • Your own domain name
  • Blog integration as an option
  • Technical support offered by the provider
  • Cost: $5–10 per month

You don’t need

  • Membership pages with login and different levels of access for different user groups
  • Managing hundreds of individual pages

Our recommendation

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Many artists’ websites are created using Wix.com. This website builder is perfect for sites that make an impact. Wix offers a wealth of design options – from animation and slideshows to a wide range of different templates that are designed with models, singers, visual artists or photographers in mind. In particular their image galleries are a visual delight.

You can find more detailed information about Wix in our full test report.

Alternatives

If good blog functionality and good search engine rankings are important for you, Jimdo or Squarespace are a good choice. Their standard templates are not quite as sumptuous as the ones offered by Wix.com, but if you know a little HTML and CSS, you can use these tools to create your own individual design yourself. Check out our Jimdo test report and our Squarespace test report.

Examples of artsy websites

Other Website Types

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Our reviewer

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Robert Brandl is the founder of WebsiteToolTester and he has been analyzing the market of website builders since 2009.