While A2 offers transportation and installation services, customers are welcome to drop-off or pick-up their own works! With preparation and planning, artwork can successfully be transported in a personal vehicle. Here are some tips for making sure your art arrives at its destination safely:

Choose the Right Vehicle

Depending on the size and weight of the artwork, you may need to borrow or rent a larger vehicle such as a van or SUV. These vehicles provide more room for the artwork, as well as space for any other items you may need to transport with it.

A2 Art Storage & Services Art in a Personal Vehicle
Transporting art in a personal vehicle doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. Plan ahead and follow these tips and tricks from A2 Art Storage & Services.

Get a Plus One

Depending on the size and weight of the artwork, it may be helpful to have someone help load the piece into your vehicle. Remember, it’s better safe than sorry so err on the side of asking for help if you’re concerned for your safety or the safety of the art. If the artwork is coming to A2, we can help you unload it for storage. If traveling to another destination, make sure you have the help you need to safely unload the artwork.

Prepare for the Journey

Before you remove the item from its current location, make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the trip. Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle, prep the space with moving blankets or support blocks so it can easily slide in and out of the vehicle. Think about how you’re going to orient the piece – is it going to ride vertically or horizontally?

Pack the Vehicle Carefully

Make sure that the artwork is properly secured. This may mean foam blocks or rolled moving blankets (If transporting the work flat) or using straps or rope (If transporting vertically) so that it won’t move around during the trip.

Plan Your Route

Make sure to plan your route ahead of time, and avoid any roads that are particularly bumpy or might be under construction. Additionally, it’s important to drive slowly and carefully. Avoid any sudden stops, starts, or turns that could throw the artwork around and cause damage. Depending on the length of your trip, take care of minor errands (Such as eating or getting gas) prior to beginning your trip. You want to leave your vehicle unattended as little as possible!

Following these tips will help ensure your artwork arrives safely at its destination! Feeling unsure about packing and transporting your art or other items? Contact us to learn more about how A2 Art Storage & Services can help help with all your packing and transporting needs!