Monday, November 22, 2010

Cheap Art Sale Returns to Mount Pleasant

The Cheap Art Sale is back! It will be held at La Casa on Saturday December 11, 1:00-5:00pm.

Last year the Cheap Art Sale was envisioned as a way to raise funds for Neighbors Consejo while providing alternative, arty options for holiday shopping. It was a great success. The sale raised over $900 for the social services agency located right here in Mount Pleasant. Last year, cheap meant art under $100.

This year cheap means $50 and under. Artists will include Leslie Andrus, Lely Constantinople, Mike Ferguson, Sha Grogan-Brown, Floyd Knight, Tom LeGro, Gina Matchitt, Les Telusan, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Frank Turner and more.

The beneficiary is Girls Rock! DC. GR!DC is a week long camp  whose instruction is music-based, but also grounded in helping girls grow skills in community building, self-confidence and interpersonal relationships. A great organization. And if you've been to the showcase, held yearly at the 9:30 club, you know they're pretty good at teaching music, too.

Girls Rock! DC is a volunteer run organization and gets larger by a few students each year, Any additional funds will allow the organizers to produce a bigger and better camp than before, for more girls. Half of the proceeds for each artist of the Cheap Art Sale will be donated to GR!DC. With any luck, they'll do as well as Neighbors Consejo did in 2009.

La Casa is located at 3166 Mount Pleasant St NW.