80 Clever Art Puns to Paint Your Day with Laughter

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Art puns are like painting with words – they add a splash of humor to our day. In this article, we’re rolling out 80 hilarious art puns that are guaranteed to draw you a smile.

Palette-able Humor: A Brush with Comedy

  1. Why did the artist go to jail? Because he had a brush with the law.
  2. I’m reading a book on the history of glue. I just can’t seem to put it down.
  3. I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked surprised.
  4. Why was the painting arrested? It was framed!
  5. My friend’s bakery burned down last night. Now his business is toast.
  6. I’m friends with all my pencils; we’re pretty drawn together.
  7. Why did the artist paint his dog? It was a ruff draft.
  8. Artists really know where to draw the line.
  9. The pastel artist just couldn’t chalk up to his mistakes.
  10. Watercolor artists always brush off their mistakes.
  11. The sculptor made a terrible model of me, but it’s the thought that counts.
  12. Why didn’t anyone like the artist’s new song? It just didn’t have the right composition.
  13. I got my daughter a fridge for her birthday. I can’t wait to see her face light up when she opens it.
  14. Every morning is a canvas for a new joke.
  15. I lost my job at the bank on my very first day. A woman asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over.
  16. Why can’t you trust artists? Because they are always a bit sketchy.
  17. I decided to sell my vacuum cleaner; it was just gathering dust.
  18. I got kicked out of the secret cooking society. I spilled the beans.
  19. I used to be a baker because I kneaded dough.
  20. I’d tell you a Fibonacci joke, but it’s probably as bad as the last two you’ve heard.

Sculpting Smiles: Marble-ous Mirth

  1. Why did the sculpture break up with his girlfriend? He said, “It’s not you, it’s marble.”
  2. I tried to catch some fog. I mist.
  3. Marble sculptures are so bad at hiding—everyone takes them for granite.
  4. I’m no cheetah, you’re lion! A safari mix-up in puns.
  5. How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.
  6. The artist said his next piece might not make cents, but it makes sense.
  7. What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing, but it let out a little wine.
  8. Did you hear about the artist who died? Too many strokes.
  9. Don’t trust atoms; they make up everything!
  10. A plateau is the highest form of flattery.
  11. If you’re cold, stand in the corner; it’s 90 degrees.
  12. Artists love their bread; they knead it to make dough.
  13. What’s an artist’s favorite sport? Sketch-ball.
  14. Why was the belt arrested? For holding up a pair of pants!
  15. Sculpture jokes aren’t funny, they’re just stone-cold.
  16. I’m a big fan of whiteboards. They’re remarkable.
  17. Why did the artist draw a cow? It was a moo point.
  18. I’ve started investing in stocks: beef, chicken, and vegetable. One day I hope to be a bouillonaire.
  19. When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar.

Easel-y Amused: Framing Laughter

  1. Why do artists always easel into conversations?
  2. I hate change, but I always carry extra coppers; I’m cents-sitive.
  3. Why did the painting go to jail? Because it was framed.
  4. Canvas believe some of these puns?
  5. Ancient artists never die; they just draw their last breath.
  6. Why did the artist go to the beach? To draw the coast line.
  7. At an art gallery: I can’t picture myself without you.
  8. Why did the painting hang on the wall? It nailed it.
  9. Why did the artist refuse to duel? He could never draw a weapon.
  10. Meetings are often in tents, but camping?
  11. How does the ocean say hello? It waves.
  12. I used to be a tap dancer until I fell in the sink.
  13. I didn’t sketch that coming.
  14. Why did the painter paint a blank canvas? It’s his way of expressing nothing.
  15. What’s a pirate’s favorite letter? You might think it’s R, but his first love be the C.
  16. The two silk worms had a race. Ended in a tie.
  17. Canvas get this party painted?
  18. I have a few jokes about unemployed people, but it doesn’t matter none of them work.
  19. Why do we tell actors to “break a leg?” Because every play has a cast.
  20. I used to play piano by ear, but now I use my hands.

Brushing Up on Laughs

  1. I asked the librarian if the library had any books on paranoia. She whispered, “They’re right behind you…”
  2. The broom swept the nation away.
  3. Why are elevator jokes so good? They work on many levels.
  4. If you spent your day in a well, can you say your day was well-spent?
  5. I dig, you dig, we dig, he dig, she dig, they dig. It’s not a beautiful poem, but it’s very deep.
  6. I’m on a whiskey diet. I’ve lost three days already.
  7. The man who survived both mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
  8. Tried to make a belt out of watches but it was a waist of time.
  9. Acrylic on crying over spilled paint.
  10. I’m terrified of elevators, so I’m going to start taking steps to avoid them.
  11. Paint me like one of your French fries.
  12. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  13. Why did the computer go to art school? To improve its graphics.
  14. I told my wife she should embrace her mistakes. She hugged me.
  15. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
  16. Why do we never tell secrets on a farm? Because the potatoes have eyes and the corn has ears.
  17. Don’t trust people that do acupuncture, they’re back stabbers.
  18. How do you organize a space party? You planet.
  19. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.
  20. Want to hear a joke about construction? I’m still working on it.
  21. I had a joke about time travel, but you guys didn’t like it.