Can I still buy art from Herringbone Gallery during the pandemic?
Absolutely. Supporting artists by buying their work online (especially when they can’t exhibit anywhere else) is good for them and good for you, too. As a recent buyer wrote, “I thought, what better time for a little happiness.”
But is it safe to get art in the mail?
Yes. According to the Canada Post website:
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have assured us it is safe to handle mail, including international mail.
According to the PHAC, there is no known risk of coronaviruses entering Canada on parcels or packages. In general, because of poor survivability of coronaviruses on surfaces, there is a low risk of spread from products or packaging shipped over a period of days or weeks. Currently, there is no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted by imported goods or packages.
If an artist is feeling unwell, has any reason to suspect he or she might be carrying the virus, or has tested positive for it, that artist will let us know his or her work will be unavailable for a while.