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Right: Upcoming event at Art Town. Below: pic #1 upcoming event at Studio 2500 pic#2 show finale at Art Town & pic#3 my first papier mache mask at Craig Legg's Mask making workshop at Art Town #4 Brian Connell. Executive Director, explains mission of DISCO at 100 Thousands Poets for Change event


Probably the biggest bottleneck for artists in business is pricing. There are some very good reasons for this - (1) art falls in the category of want and not need (2) value is perceived and not hard and (3) it's a small market with incredible competition. It would behoove - (there's a pricey word. Rare. When was the last time you saw it used?) - behoove the artist to do a little reading about how to think about money. I recommend Dollars and Sense.

Dan Areily does a nice job explaining how we make decisions about not just spending money but how we spend money and why. This is helpful to know when pricing. He also introduces the concept of relativity in making expenditures. Since spending money on art is very personal and subjective, understanding the intersection and synergy of the details that go through the mind is essential in pricing. It's written in easy English and only about 150 pages. Relatively painless and priced for free at the library or $27.00 in bookstores, this is a sound expenditure. 


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Poetry Workshop 

Looking for a Facebook/Instagram wizard type to facilitate a workshop. 

Be local and available in next 30 days.  Reply [email protected]  with experience.  


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205-908-2365

Workspace Available

Conveniently located, reasonably priced, long hours available are just some of features of this new space for artists use or virtual office purposes.  Suitable for performance, rehearsal, display, work, lessons, club meetings. Hour/day/month rates.  Contact Octavia @ [email protected] or 

306-4576. 

Vendor Opportunities

Need 2 funny ladies for comedy show on December 15.  Do a 15 - 20 minute set. Paid gig. Might also serve as MC.  Contact by November 30.   [email protected] 


Probably the biggest bottleneck for artists in business is pricing. There are some very good reasons for this - (1) art falls in the category of want and not need (2) value is perceived and not hard and (3) it's a small market with incredible competition. It would behoove - (there's a pricey word. Rare. When was the last time you saw it used?) - behoove the artist to do a little reading about how to think about money. I recommend Dollars and Sense.

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Dan Areily does a nice job explaining how we make decisions about not just spending money but how we spend money and why. This is helpful to know when pricing. He also introduces the concept of relativity in making expenditures. Since spending money on art is very personal and subjective, understanding the intersection and synergy of the details that go through the mind is essential in pricing. It's written in easy English and only about 150 pages. Relatively painless and priced for free at the library or $27.00 in bookstores, this is a sound expenditure.