Monday, November 25, 2013

Cheap Art Sale!

The Cheap Art Sale has become a staple event for winter in Mount Pleasant. It returns for the 5th iteration this year. The sale serves three important purposes. It is a neighborhood mini-market for holiday shopping, a venue for local artists to show off their styles, and a benefit for a worthy non-profit organization. This year's Cheap Art Sale is on Saturday December 7, from 1PM - 5PM. The location is La Casa at 3166 Mount Pleasant St NW and the beneficiary is Family and Friends of Incarcerated Children. From the organizers:

"On Saturday, December 7th, 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 Family and Friends of Incarcerated People

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, Tom LeGro, Anthem Press, MbM designs, Ian Delaney Doherty, Nebsi Camancho, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Alexandra Silverthorne, and Arelle Hughes. Artwork sold will include prints, photography, knitted wares, jewelry and more.

Family and Friends of Incarcerated People brings services to the children of the incarcerated and at-risk youth.  They promote social, cultural and youth development as a way of avoiding intergenerational incarceration through various programs including a summer youth retreat, roller skating socials and field trips.

To find out more about Family and Friends of Incarcerated People check out their website: or Facebook page:"