$ 5 BELOW $

02/21/15 - 03/01/15
The Archer Beach Haus 3012 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL

The opening reception will take place on 27th February from 7 to 11 PM. The storefront will have regular business hours over the weekend (2/28 + 3/1) from 11 AM to 8 PM. The reception will be a safe and sober space. There might be pizza.

Bring $10, leave with like five different works of art! TCC is a business model designed to create an inexpensive art market/community. Taking cues from Claes Oldenburg's The Store, the philosophy of Andy Warhol, and the growing Do-It-Yourself/Do-It-Together movement, TCC's seminal group show $5 Below combines the business of a local dollar store with the creativity of Chicago's burgeoning artistic community.

$5 BELOW$ gathers the work of over 50 Chicago-area artists into a mixed store/gallery environment, all items will be on sale for $5 or less. Works range from useful to useless, from band merch to bad drawings, from experiences to ephemera. Our low prices are a political statement, not about the quality of the work, but about who may be included in purchasing art. Cheaper art means that people with low incomes may partake. Cheaper art means that more artists can benefit per dollar spent. Cheaper art means that people who may only have the ability to create art in their spare time can continue to do so.


over 50 Chicago-area artists

DJ (da jams) provided by
Pastel Fractal

Archer Beach Haus
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