There are the big Basel art shows in Switzerland and Miami.
There’s the New York International Art Festival.
And then there’s the $20 Art Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
The “umpteenth annual $20 Art Show” is Saturday, Dec. 10 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Clifton Art Supply, 2005b Frankfort Ave.
As in the past, the 2011 show will include works from 20 artists, and every piece is $20.
This is, despite the Everyman pricing, a big deal and kind of a holiday tradition. And, as they say, demand far exceeds supply, so you don’t want to get there late.
Last year, Scarsboro told Insider Louisville, “We keep the doors locked right till the sale starts. We usually have about 400 people turn out.”
Here’s the backstory from a news release:
The $20 Art Show was started many years ago by artists John King and Mike Ratterman and others at the 931 Clay street space. It featured about a dozen Louisville artists including Tish Quesenberry, Scott Scarboro along with Ratterman and King. The next year it moved to Scarboro’s the Cinderblock studio and gallery and stayed there for several years until it’s closure in 2006. Since then the $20 art show has floated around town, but has remained a holiday tradition and a great way to purchase affordable art.
This year’s show includes:
John J Cobb
CM, Grace Kelly and Ruby Laster
O’ Bannon family