The Best of The Practical Art World

I’m very happy to share that this November, The Practical Art World surpassed 200,000 visits! Over the past year and a half, we have enjoyed your generous feedback, emails, comments, and questions. We love hearing that the articles posted here on the site have helped you as professional artists, so THANK YOU!

In honour of the first 200,000 visitors to The Practical Art World, we’ve compiled a list: Continue reading

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Choosing Hardware to Hang Artwork

Many hardware options and methods exist for hanging different artworks. The following hardware and hanging examples are meant as a guideline for those wanting to hang their own artwork, however, please keep in mind that every individual project is different. If in doubt, it is best to contact a professional. Please find a list of Vancouver art installers at the bottom of this post.



Examples of d-rings


Affixing D-rings to your artwork and hanging without wire is a secure and sturdy method for mounting artwork to the wall. In my experience it is the most common way to hang small and medium-sized artwork, and even larger paintings which are not too heavy. This method will work if you have either a frame or a canvas or panel stretcher which will facilitate a d-ring. The benefit to using this method rather than hanging on a wire is the work will rest more flush with the wall, and will not shift or become un-level. Artwork can be hung using d-rings by following these steps:

  1. Measure the height of your work. Make a mark 1/3 from the top of the work.
  2. Use an awl to start a hole where you want to place the screw.
  3. Screw the d-rings into place on both sides Continue reading