- by Shawn Conner/photos by Robyn Hanson
Last night, Vancouver's artsy demi-monde swarmed a soon-to-be-condo-ized space for a preview of this year's Cheaper Show.
The Cheaper Show, which opens its doors tonight to investors and even some art-lovers hoping to buy a piece of art for a reasonable price, is now in its 10th year. The display and sale of two hundred pieces of art, each at $200 - with all the money going to the artists - have made this one of the must-attend art events in the city.
The Cheaper Show 10. Robyn Hanson photo
In recent years, however, some people have complained about the first-come-first-serve event being hijacked by investors trying to make a quick buck rather than serious art-lovers who might not otherwise be able to afford an original piece.
The Cheaper Show 10 opens its doors at 188 Kingsway at 6 p.m. and goes 'til midnight. Purchases are entitled to buy no more than three pieces each, the show is cash only (an ATM is on-site) and art pick-up is tomorrow (Sunday, June 26). Good luck, and get away from that Brandy Masch...
Art by Penny Jo Buckner at Cheaper Show 10. Robyn Hanson photo