Monday, November 30, 2009

The Cheap Art Sale: A Benefit for Neighbors’ Consejo

Take a few minutes out of this coming up weekend to lend a hand to a great local organization. Neighbors' Consejo, like many area nonprofit service organizations, is worse off than it was even a year ago. Their funding has been drastically cut and they are trying to raise thousands of dollars before the end of the calendar year to continue doing the work they do.

Neighbors’ Consejo provides bilingual and multicultural services to the homeless, addicted, and low-income residents of the Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. Programs include street outreach, counseling, case management, vocational services, addiction treatment, and other advocacy programs that promote civic engagement and develop leadership skills.

This weekend we can help Neighbors' Consejo, which is LOCAL to Mount Pleasant at 3118 16th Street NW. The event being held is called the Cheap Art Sale. That's cheap as in affordable, not cheap in quality.

The sale is on this Saturday December 5, 1PM-5PM. The location is La Casa, at 3166 Mt Pleasant Street NW.

All art will be priced at $100 or less. The artist are from all over DC, with some from right here in Mount Pleasant. Works of art will include photography, prints, screen printed clothing, jewelry, paintings and more. At least half, and in some instances, all of the artists' proceeds will go to Neighbors' Consejo.

You can use the sale as an opportunity to pick up a unique holiday gift. You're pretty much guaranteed to find a one of a kind item.

Organizers will also be taking donations at the art sale, if you would like to donate without buying anything. You can also donate funds on their website (

Yes, I will be there, help me pick out some art!