Galleries are important as they a place where artists and collectors both can meet and engage in their chosen field.
It's a place which creates a real social network for people who are interested in arts and photography and serves as a great inspiration to the general public, along with other practising artists.
Galleries support artists and photographers careers and they serve as a hub to insulate artists from collectors and control the interactions between the two.
By giving the public free exposure to Galleries two things happen. One the public gets exposed to contemporary art and photography free of charge. Two the gallery gets exposure to possibly more clientele.
Galleries are a place to build a community — a real, true social network — your art ecosystem. Without a doubt, Galleries have a special place in today's society. In general, a fine art gallery can offer an open, eye appeal.
The best way is to visit galleries and have a good chat, call by going directly to them via the Directory, or else I am happy to chat to you.