If you think acquiring a piece of original artwork is far beyond your reach — you might want to think again.
This weekend, June 12-14, InLiquid Art and Design offers up the opportunity to launch (or grow) a collection of original art in an affordable way with Art for the Cash Poor 16, a block party-style art show and sale at the Crane Arts Building.
The three-day summer art sale spotlights more than 100 participating artists showing everything from fashion and jewelry to photography and paintings — the eclectic range of work on display each year is pretty awe inspiring.
The best part, though? All works on sale are set at a price cap of $199, with most artwork priced well under $100.
While perusing the works, guests can rock out to multiple bands each day, and grab food from on-site food vendors including Chewy’s, SPOT Gourmet Burgers, Kung Fu Hoagie, Mom-Mom’s Polish Food Cart, Farm Truck Philly, Foolish Waffles and Weckerly’s Ice Cream.
Plus, an outdoor beer garden with brews from Philadelphia Brewing Company gives the event a festival-like atmosphere and encourages attendees to hang out at the cool neighborhood space.
On Friday, the weekend-long event kicks off with a ticketed preview party from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Expect limited crowds, the work of hand-selected artists, live music, and an open bar with Philadelphia Brewing beers and drinks made with WhistlePig Rye, Siembra Spirits Tequila and Tito’s Vodka. Partygoers will be among the first to view and purchase work before the crowds have a chance to snatch up deals during the weekend-long event.
Tickets for the preview soiree, $30 in advance and $40 at the door, are available online, and half of the proceeds go towards the AIDS Fund.
The art affair continues on Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., when everyone is invited out to shop the wallet-friendly art collection sans admission.
Don’t miss out on this chance to get your hands on fine art you’ll feel great about taking home.
Art for the Cash Poor 16