Some people buy art based on an artist's name. If you're one of these people then this event is not for you. However, if you buy art because you like it, the $99 sale is a neat way to get some cool, original pieces relatively cheaply. Here's how it works: Walk about the gallery, taking in each work. Decide which one(s) you love the most, and make your bid. If you're selected, you get to take it home for a mere $99. It's not until after you purchase the art that you find out whose it is (each person has signed the back of their piece). Over 350 works will be on display, with participants ranging from emerging to well-established artists from around the country and include Wing Young Huie, Alec Soth, Ute Bertog, and Beatrix Reinhardt. Tasty treats will be provided by Restaurant Alma and Brasa Rotisserie. But don't fret if your budget is too tight: You can view the artwork for $10 at the afterparty starting at 10 p.m. with DJ Black Lacquer, and the next day art lovers are invited back to shop; the remaining pieces will be selling like hotcakes for $66 each. Proceeds benefit the Soap Factory.
Fri., Sept. 24, 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-noon, 2010