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Thursday, November 16, 2006

$100 Dollar Art in DC?

Back when I first moved to the area, my friend N was forever trying to drag me to these "$100 Art Sales" wherein emerging area artists would sell their works for $100 or less. I never went because I was dirt poor at the time and even $100 dollars seemed too steep a price to pay when there was bread and milk that needed to be purchased.

But now that I have the very first signs of an art collection, and a desire to amass more, I long for the days of such sales. I've done some poking around on the internet but it seems that the days of these sales has passed. If anyone out there has any inside information on them, by all means, do share (you can email me if you'd like).

Please note that I know that opportunities exist to buy cheap art in DC, but they are often grouped with expensive art as well. What I'm looking for are events or venues that dedicate themselves to art under $100.

5 Comments:

Blogger Kristin said...

I've got NO idea, but I'll keep checking back to find out if someone else does. I've just got my own photography on my walls.

10:22 PM  
Blogger brettonarts said...

My art is very affordable, although not in the $100.00 realm any more. More like in the $200.00-700.00 range. Check out my site and/or blog. tinyurl.com/k2w5p
-brettonarts

2:31 PM  
Blogger EclecticBlue said...

Hmm, there was an art fest in Bethesda a few weeks ago, but I wasn't able to attend. I mention it because I have obtained some nice, affordable pieces at such festivals. I don't know about strictly $100 or less sales, though. I would love to find that.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Dave S. said...

Is it snarky to point out that when someone specifically asks for art "under $100," advertising your persoanl site for stuff between the ranges of $200-700 is not necessary? (Although I do dig the art - kudos to you for artistic skill.)

I believe at one point Eastern Market had something akin to a price-limited art sale. But I haven't been there in a long time.

- DS

5:07 PM  
Blogger Hey Pretty said...

Kristin and EB, I will certainly keep you posted on what I find. I'm half inclined to start something on my own, but those are always famous last words.

DS--Heh. You said it, not me. Although, I had the same reaction.

BA--Although your work is lovely, I specified under $100 and in DC (not New England). Although, as a native New Englander, I appreciate your efforts.

5:27 PM  

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