Monday, November 26, 2012

Cheap Art Sale is Saturday December 8

This is the 5th annual Cheap Art Sale. So, so cool that this event has endured and is still happening in Mount Pleasant. The concept is simple: high quality affordable art, made by locals, benefiting a worthy local organization. Most art will be priced at $50 and below. Artists will donate a portion of their proceeds to ¡Empodérate! Youth Center in Columbia Heights. 

Like last year, the Cheap Art Sale will take place at La Casa, 3166 Mt Pleasant St NW. The date is Saturday December 8, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM.  From the organizers:

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Fifth Annual Cheap Art Sale to Benefit La Clinica del Pueblo’s ¡Empodérate! Youth Center

On Saturday, December 8th, the fifth annual Cheap Art Sale will host artists from across the city who will show and sell original works of art, and donate half or more of all the proceeds to the La Clinica del Pueblo’s ¡Empodérate! youth center. Most art will be priced at $50 or less. 

The Cheap Art Sale is an opportunity for shoppers to purchase unique holiday gifts and one-of-a-kind items. Participating artists include Mike Ferguson, Arelle Rodriguez, Tory Pedonti, Anthem Press, Heidi Phelps, Jane Claire, Les & Oscar, and others. Artwork sold will include jewelry, prints, photography and more.

¡Empodérate! (Empower Yourself!) is the only bilingual HIV program that targets young gay and bisexual Latino men and young male-to-female transgender Latinas. The youth center is a safe, supportive space, offering counseling and social events, as well as free HIV testing. 

To find out more about ¡Empodérate!, check out their website:

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Please note that the list of participating artists was as of late last week. The lineup could possibly grow before December 8. This has always been a very cool event and this year looks to be the same! Stay tuned for more awesome Mount Pleasant winter happenings; there are others in the works!