Art is a great investment in two ways. The first way that you can invest in art is if you invest in the art of others or if you invest in your own art. You invest in the art of other people by supporting a purchasing their art. This does not have to be ready-made artworks but you can also purchase commission.
You also do not have to purchase the artworks of famous artists. You may support local artists or even just your friends. As friends, you should be the ones who first give them support with their passion and their dreams. You can help them earn money and expand their audience by supporting their artwork.
There are also various artworks that you can purchase. You may purchase portraits, tapestries, embroidered works, paintings, and so on. You may even invest in other more useful items that you do not just display such as clothing and the likes. You may also purchase pottery and other things, even sculptures, and furniture. They are also really great investments as you can actually use them.
On the other hand, you may also invest in your own art. This way, what you should do is to invest not just in art materials but in your education. Enroll in a variety of art classes. Learn as much as you can. And purchase quality art materials. You may start with beginner items but as you go along, it is a lot nicer if you have items that you can use for a long time and that really performs well for the best results.
Furthermore, this is a great investment as you earn skills that you can use for other things as well. You may use these skills for work, to earn extra money, and use these skills for other things as well.