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Gallery Space: The Year of the Art Sale

December 7th - This week in the Gallery Space:

As I mentioned in last week's round-up, this month is all about art sales and the big story this week is 401 Richmond's Holiday Marketplace.

The event brings together over thirty 401 Richmond artists, galleries, studios, etc to show off the year's work and offer the public a free, all-access opportunity to see and buy original works. The marketplace kicks off tonight and runs until Sunday, December 10th.


For the photo lover in you (or on your list), Gallery TPW (56 Ossington Ave.) invites you to join them for PHOTORAMA 2006. Now in it's 20th year, they're dubbing this yearly bash as, "the best in boundary-pushing, contemporary photo-based art at accessible prices," so it should be high on your list of sales this year. Most works are priced below $600. Money raised goes to help Gallery TPW programs.

PHOTORAMA begins with a soiree tomorrow evening from 7pm-10:30pm. The artists will be in attendance and the evening is sponsored by Grolsch and Dufflet Pastries... so let yourself be sweetly swooned into a new purchase!

Can't make it? The sale continues through to Saturday, December 16 (check website for hours, etc.)

And finally, SPIN Gallery (1164 Queen St W.) would not be left out of the year-end festivities, joining in with their own show & sale: Yearbook.

Yearbook is a group exhibit featuring work by selected artists that were given the title "Yearbook" to base their work on. Figuratively, literally, drawing from the past or from fantasy, each work interprets the idea in a unique way. Media and sizes vary. Prices range from $200 to $1000.

The opening reception is this Saturday, December 9th, 6-11pm and features performance from cheer leaders, Harajuku Girls, avant garde performance art and even "dumb jocks". Cover? What cover?

Sales continues 'til Christmas Eve's Eve.


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