If youre dreaming of building an impressive art collection but youre living the same paycheck-to-paycheck life the rest of us are, listen up. Tonight at Locust Projects, starting an art collection on a Green Stamp budget is a guaranteed deal so say organizers of the gallerys annual fundraiser. At 6:30, the nonprofit celebrates Smash & Grab a unique event during which anyone who ponies up a mere $395 can take home an original piece by one of Miamis top artists.
Heres how it works: Arrive early, purchase a raffle ticket, and scope out the 100 oil paintings, photographs, sculpture, videos, and funky conceptual creations on display. At 7:30, the names of ticket holders will be selected randomly and budding collectors can snag their favorite piece in the order they are called. If someone beats you to that quirky drawing you had an eye on, dont fret. Last year some lucky collector left Locust with an artists old sock; we hear its worth a bundle now. For those who simply want to support the edgy spaces cause, tickets cost $50.
Fri., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m., 2007