This weekend http://uristocrat.com/author/admin/page/316/ brings you its annual http://uristocrat.com/2009/08/nike-air-pegasus-gx/ party and art sale. The art sale, now in its 10th year, is a two day event featuring over 100 artists from Philadelphia and the surrounding area. With item prices never going above $199 and most items below $99, art lovers can expand their collections without smashing the piggy bank. Art for the Cash Poor isn’t just an art sale, the event will feature sets from Philly performers DJ DeeJay, DJ Royal T, Illinois, Kings and Comrades, and more.
The sale happens this Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm to 6pm both days, in the Crane Arts building at 1400 N. American St. This is your chance to snag recession priced pieces from your favorite area artists.
While you’re there take the time to check out two Philadelphia artists whose innovative installations are already on display at the Crane. Summer Yates, a 2007 MFA graduate from PAFA, brings us Houston and Bowery, an installation paying homage to our cyclic nature through the transformation of discarded Items. The inspiration for Houston and Bowery come from Yates’ experiences living and working in a post-industrial American city. Also being featured is Nicole Wilson, a senior sculpture major at Temple University. The installation, The Pink Dandelion Project, is a grant funded research project to develop a new breed of Dandelion. Wilson’s goal is to challenge our preconceptions on beauty by making what is not beautiful, beautiful.