80+ Hashtags for Artists

We all know that using hashtags when posting on Instagram is a great way to boost visibility and gain new followers. But deciding what hashtags to use, and how many, can seem fairly daunting. But it doesn’t have to be! To make it easier, I’ve put together this list of 80+ hashtags for artists: general art hashtags, as well as some broken down by artistic category.

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But first, let’s talk about how many hashtags you should be using. First: there is no “should”… You have to decide what feels comfortable for you and your art business. Some people only like to include a handful of hashtags (or less) and they put them right there in the caption. Others (and this is what I typically do) use the maximum allowed (30) and put them in the first comment. You may find something in between these two methods works best for your business.

Typically, as an artist’s business grows (along with their Instagram followers) they’ll use fewer and fewer hashtags (from what I’ve noticed, anyway). But while we’re in the building phase, I personally think the more the better. Again, you just have to decide what feels best for you and your business.

One last thing to note before we dive into the hashtags for artists: there are a lot of hashtags here, and many may, or may not, be a good fit for your art. So when you look through this list of hashtags for artists, log into Instagram and type in the hashtags that feel like they might be a good fit for you in Instagram search and scroll through the results. Does the art and/or the “vibe” there seem like a good fit for you and your art? If so, try using that hashtag. But if it doesn’t, just move on to the next one! No big deal.


80 Hashtags for Artists #arthashtags #hashtagsforartists


So let’s get to the 80+ Hashtags for Artists, shall we?

General Art Hashtags


Hashtags for Illustrators


Hashtags for Paintings


Hashtags for Abstract Art


Hashtags for Watercolor Art


Hashtags for Patterns


Hashtags for Minimalist Art


Hashtags for Sketchbooks and Art Journals


Have you heard of that story about teaching a person to fish? You can fish for them and feed them for a night, or teach them to fish and feed them for a lifetme. Well, I just fed you for a night with this list. But if you want to “learn how to fish” and find your own best hashtags? Try Tailwind’s Hashtag finder!

But there you have it: 80+ hashtags for artists! Are there any favorites you think I missed? Let me know in the comments below…

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    March 20, 2017

    This is great! You’re so generous and an awesome source of inspiration and resources. Thank you

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      March 21, 2017

      Aww! Thank you so much Franca! I appreciate your words!

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    A. P. McKinney

    July 22, 2017

    Thanks a bunch! I’ve just started with my instagram for my art, this is going to help a lot!

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    August 6, 2017

    Where has ur blog been all my life?! I love ur blog;everything I’ve looked at is helpful. (I’ve got a notebook taking notes for future reference lol) Thank you so much for your posts I’ve painted for years and each time I attempted to make a real presence online I have faltered from my own uncertainties and ignorance of the whole business and social side of things. I typically try not to sound ridiculous but I really love what you’re doing for so many of us creatives. Stay awesome 🙂

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    Lena Dee

    November 17, 2017

    Hey I’m Lena! I stumbled across this blog looking for ways to promote my artwork and I’m truly happy I found it! I love your web design and easy layout and the content you post, like this is totally subscription worthy 🙂 lol I even like the little note you get when you subscribe. I’m a new blogger and a freelance artist and quite honestly finding websites like these inspire me <3 Keep up the great work!

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      Jules Tillman

      February 9, 2018

      Aww! Lena! Your kind words just made my day! Thank you! xo, jules

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    Pedrochi Dominion Aledor Ekoh

    June 1, 2018

    I want to make it big in art,I really want to be selling my art works on line,how do I go about it.thanks

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    July 31, 2018

    Absolutely agree with you. Hashtags have been a vital resource in growing my instagram. The key is to post daily, and use about 25 – 30 tags per post.

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    November 8, 2018


    if you have an instagram account and want to gain visibility why not follow and tag @Enter_Visual_: https://www.instagram.com/enter_visual_/
    Art is Power!

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    Jen Borror

    January 3, 2019

    Thank you kindly for some creative hashtag ideas! I’m trying to get more followers on my Twitter page @JenBCreative … Check out my pen and ink stipple artwork and graphic design. :)) Many thanks!!