You own a few artistic showpieces, but you could still use original art to replace the mass-produced mall prints in your hallways, bathroom and study. Shop smart at the Los Angeles Art Association's weeklong Summerstock Sale.
At Summerstock, everything is original and sells for less than $500. Emerging artists get a chance to clear out their inventory, and shrewd buyers like you get a chance to purchase paintings, mixed media, sculptures and framed photographs at dirt-cheap prices.
Pick up a piece that's thought-provoking, offbeat and nuanced enough to merit a place of prominence on your wall. You'll be supporting LA's art scene while investing in someone who could be the next Picasso or Pollock. Recent LAAA success stories include Richard Bruland and Gegam Kacherian.
Get first dibs, along with refreshingly unpretentious hot dogs and cold beer, at the opening reception Saturday night. Or stop in anytime during the following week to check out the goods.
LAAA Summerstock Sale
Saturday, August 11. 6-9p. Free. Sale through Friday, August 17.
Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood (310) 652-8272
Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 10a-5p.
Best bets: Brian Mallman's graphite drawings and Lynda Lester-Slack's highly suggestive botanical photographs (pending availability).
Nearby: Spanish Kitchen; Stone Fire Pizza Co.; Koi