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The Cheaper Show at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver, 200 Artists – 400 pieces of art, each $200!

Time: June 26, 2010 all day
Location: W2 Storyeum
Street: 151 W. Cordova Street
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://www.thecheapershow.com
Event Type: exhibitionart
Organized By: The Cheaper Show

Event Description

The Show

The Cheaper Show returns once again.

In June of 2010, the ninth installment of The Cheaper Show will take place in Vancouver, BC

The concept of The Cheaper Show is very simple: 200 multi-disciplined international artists presenting 400 pieces of art, each priced at $200 for one night only. Far from being an ‘art sale,’ each exhibiting artist consciously makes a sacrifice by selling their work for less than its potential value. This creates united support for the event, the arts community, and an opportunity for this show to take place in an environment that is accessible to everyone. In turn, many walk away with sales, exposure, commissions and gallery representation, as well as having an opportunity to connect with peers on an even playing field.

Visitors are drawn to the show, discovering a rare display of exceptionally diverse talent where someone from almost any financial background may own a piece of art. These people include the curious, the first time buyer, and the well-seasoned collector.

The Cheaper Show is a salon style exhibition that focuses on quality and diversity rather than category. Works of art, regardless of medium, are displayed so as to activate one another; oil paintings and illustrations hang next to contemporary photographs with content that ranges from the urban to the academic.


The Cheaper Show has never been a profit-based event. Admission is free and the artists receive 75% of the sale with the remainder going to offset the production costs. The focus of the show is to create a greater observance of talent with both established and underexposed artists.

This year’s artists:
http://thecheapershow.com/artists/no9-artists/

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  1. June 26, 2010 at 7:56 am | #1

    This is a really great idea. I wish places close to me would do something like that.

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