Recession Art is a new arts organization devoted to helping emerging artists show and sell their work while giving middle-income art lovers and collectors an opportunity to buy original work at reasonable prices. We believe that in spite of hard economic times, artists and art lovers don’t have to put their passions on hold! We aim to break open the traditional gallery model and make showing, buying, and enjoying art more accessible for people who have been hit by the recession. We believe that we can start our own art stimulus plan today!
Featured artists: Megan Berk, Amanda Boulton, Zach Chupa, Julie Floersch, Emily Francois, Katerie Gladdys, Angela Jann, Jonathon Kambouris, Ian Trask, Cubby West, Alison Wilder, and Shawn Yu
Sunday, April 25 at 12pm: Bake Sale Brunch
Stop by Works Progress on your lazy Sunday and enjoy a cupcake while you browse the affordable art.
Tuesday, April 27 at 8pm: Hot Movie Night
Recession Art screens an eclectic mix of short films from emerging filmmakers, curated by Jesse Wakeman. From provocative shorts and dark comedy to documentary and experimental sound pieces, Recession Art’s first-ever Movie Night has it all.
Friday, April 30 at 8pm: Live Art! Night
Help WORKS PROGRESS go out with a bang at our first Live Art! Night. Featuring Matthew Silberman’s jazz saxophone stylings, Theatre Reverb’s off-the-wall performance pieces, Leslie Goshko’s hilarious comedic monologues, This is Just a work-in-progress dance piece by Stephanie Fungsang and Jeremy Finch, and Folk musician Isaac Gillespie. Live Art! Night has something for everyone.
Saturday, May 1 at 4pm: Workshop’s 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party
Recession Art is a proud sponsor of Workshop’s 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party. We’ll be serving up mint juleps, beer, southern-style snacks, a hat contest, games, and of course the best place in town to watch the Derby. Contest winners will get gift certificates to purchase art from WORKS PROGRESS. Tickets are $20. Get yours today SOLD OUT!
April 24–May 2
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.