Friday, December 4, 2015

The Cheap Art Sale is December 12

The Cheap Art Sale has become one of my favorite holiday events in Mount Pleasant. With new artists every year, the sale is diverse enough that you can return each time, finding something unique and worthy of gifting (yes, even to oneself). The sale features art priced at $50 and below, with lots of photography, paintings, and prints. 

The Cheap Art Sale is happening next Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. As always, the sale will be held at La Casa, 3166 Mount Pleasant St NW. 

From the organizers:

"The 2015 Cheap Art Sale will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, at La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant Street NW, in Washington, DC. This year’s sale will benefit An Open Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy among disadvantaged children in the greater Washington, DC, area.
The Cheap Art Sale, now in its sixth year, gives shoppers an opportunity to purchase unique, inexpensive holiday gifts and one-of-a-kind items while supporting a good cause. Most of the art will be priced at $50 or less, and half of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to An Open Book Foundation. 

Participating artists include Bekka Barker, Ian Delaney Dougherty, Nico Fertakis, Tina Pell, Carol Petrucci, Alexandra Silverthorne, Cait Sherwood, Stephanie Vermillion, and photographers from the Smithsonian’s open darkroom. Drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, and needlepoint will be available for purchase. The sale will be held in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, DC, a short walk from the Columbia Heights Metro station.

An Open Book Foundation promotes literacy among low-income children in local schools through author visits and other events. Rather than just distributing books, it ties books to visits by authors and illustrators. This connection ensures that children have an attachment to the books they take home, and the ones donated to their classrooms and library, which entices them to read. The books provided during these events are often the first books the children have ever owned. More information is available on An Open Book Foundation’s website,, and its Facebook page,"