Artwork Lite – Free WordPress Art Gallery Theme

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Artwork Lite is a classic free WordPress art gallery theme for creatives. Full-screen layouts, awesome parallax effects, different post formats and more to put everything you are passionate about into art.
Install the theme by searching "Artwork" in "Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New" or download it for free from Open source software. Distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

Brand Header

Artwork Lite features a customizable brand header: you can display or hide the logo, a title border, a site title and a tagline. Also, you can add a favicon which should be 512 × 512 pixels.
artwork lite header image

Google Fonts

Fonts are extremely important for an art-focused website. Artwork Lite offers you great flexibility in changing typography: change a site title font family, site title font-weight, site title font size, overall site font family, site font-weight, and site font size.
google fonts artwork lite


Use unlimited colors to change a header text color, a background color, a text color, accent colors, and a background color of the posts sections.
colors artwork lite

Menu Behavior

The main Artwork Lite navigation menu can be static or dynamic: set it to be displayed always or only on mouseover.
menu behavior artwork lite

Page Layouts

With Artwork Lite you can create a stunning front page with a ready-made customizable landing page layout. Also, you may use full-width or default layouts for standard pages, and a works archive template to boldly present your projects.
page layouts artwork lite

Post Formats and Settings

Your posts are just as awesome and diverse as your creative works: a gallery, image, link, video, and more post types are at your disposal. You may also use full-width or with sidebar blog layouts. You are free to display metadata, categories, and tags info for your posts.
post format and settings artwork lite

Footer Widgets

Add any needed widget to the footer menu – you may add content to the footer left, right and center locations.
footer widgets artwork lite

WooCommerce Compatibility

If you plan to sell your works with the WooCommerce plugin, the Artwork Lite WordPress art theme comes with a ready-made shop layout.
artwork shop

More Features of Artwork Lite

  • Social integration – add links to any social media account
  • Parallax scrolling
  • Apply your custom CSS

Artwork Lite vs Artwork Pro

FeatureArtwork LiteArtwork Pro
1 year of updates and support+
MotoPress Content Editor – WordPress Page Builder Pro (save $29)+
Edit footer text “Artwork Lite / Designed by MotoPress”+

View Artwork Pro

You may also be interested in more WordPress themes for creatives developed by MotoPress: Pixetty, Nifty Fifty, and Creatista.

Artwork Lite

Free WordPress Art Gallery Theme


Which WordPress theme is best for artists?

Artwork is a premium WordPress theme that suits both individual artists and galleries. It provides a lightweight design with elegant typography and visuals. In addition to a full-screen front page, the theme is packed with a smooth parallax effect, amazing galleries of different styles, and the ability to edit in a drag-and-drop manner.

It has a free version called Artwork Lite that offers limited features.

Are there any completely free WordPress themes?

WordPress is an open-source platform that has a wide range of completely free themes available. You can download them from the official WordPress repository or find them on third-party provider websites.

For example, MotoPress offers a set of free WordPress themes suitable for multiple niches: Artwork Lite – for artists, Albatross and Oceanica Lite – for vacation rentals, Avior – for bloggers, etc.

What is the best free WP theme for portfolio?

Artwork Lite is a free WordPress theme that fits both a personal portfolio and an art gallery website. It ships with different customization options (color and font customization, several layouts, branding customization, menu alternatives, etc.) for free.

Is WordPress good for an artist?

Yes, WordPress may be an excellent platform for artists to showcase their work and build an online presence. It offers a wide range of themes and plugins that allow artists to create a unique and visually appealing website that aligns with their artistic style and brand. For example, the Artwork Lite theme combines the classic look and concept of the best free WordPress themes for artists.

Artists can use WordPress to showcase their artwork prominently with image galleries, portfolios, and sliders. With WordPress, artists can easily engage with their audience through comments and social media integration, fostering a sense of community and encouraging dialogue around their work.


Average rating is 5 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews.

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8 Replies to “Artwork Lite

    1. After activation Pro version you might need to re-do some configurations in Customizer. All the rest should work the same way.

    1. Thanks for your interest in the Artwork theme. Unfortunately, there is no option to import sample data via XML nor SQL files.

  1. Love the look of this theme, but at a complete loss at to rig mine so that it even remotely resembles all the beautiful parallax and full screen effects. Is there no documentation in which to refer? Completely lost/confused.

    1. Hi Tom,
      Make sure you have selected page template called Front Page for the Home Page of your site. It should output list of Works post type.

      1. Hello! Need help with a tutorial to personalize or customize the theme to reflect this masterpiece. Any help on how to proceed. Many thanks

        1. Hi Swetha, I’m sorry but I’m not sure I get this question correctly. Could you please contact our support team and describe the question in more detail providing screenshots and examples?

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