After being postponed due to weather, Art for the Cash Poor is back. Featuring over 120 artists, AFTCP offers an opportunity for art fans to get amazing pieces for great prices.
Hosted by InLiquid, The 23rd Annual Art for the Cash Poor will take place on October 7th from 12 pm – 6pm. on the 1400 and 1500 blocks of North American Street. Guests will get to peruse over 120 local artists from various disciplines and the best part is that all items will be listed at $250 or less with all proceeds going directly to the artists.
InLiquid was founded in 1999 by Rachel Zimmerman and serves as the most comprehensive source for regional visual arts information & activities.
“I think it’s a great way of having a relaxed approach to looking at art and actually meeting the makers and talking to them and enjoy being outside on a nice day and look at original artwork from ceramics, to wood, to glass, paintings, prints, handmade stuff, and wearable stuff,” Rachel describes.
What originally started as a way for artists to deaccession or sell work inexpensively, has blossomed into one of the city’s largest art market. “It just caught on. I mean it was a nice idea because as a photographer myself I have lots of prints that aren’t gallery worthy or have been shown and instead of throwing them away, it just made sense to sell them inexpensively.”
Aside from vending, local arts and community organizations will also provide free programming for visitors that day including art and craft-making demonstrations, workshops, and more. Local restaurants including Punch Buggy Brewing Company will will be along the the festival’s footprint to offer food and drinks to attendees.