The Cheaper Show No.8

Cara Yeates takes Novus TV to Gastown to one of the hottest exhibitions of the year, the Cheaper Show No.8, at 142 Waterstreet where admission is free and all art costs only $200.

The array of artists exhibiting at this show is what makes the event so popular, having become the largest recurring one night art show in the city. With 150 local and international artists, each with two pieces in the show, three hundred pieces are given the opportunity to be shown to gallery goers from all walks of life. This exhibition strives to remove the boundaries sometimes placed on the art world, one of exclusivity, and anyone can buy a piece of art to take home, appreciation and desire are the only criteria. 

Graem Berglund, Executive Director of the Cheaper Show, and a founder along with two friends, Steve “Breadman” Cole and Syx Langeman, came up with the concept eight years ago when the first Cheaper Show took place on a cold and dark November night; Cheaper than a One Night Stand. The creators were inspired to form a platform on which art could be shown in a manner that increases the display of a greater diversity of talent. Consequentially, many of the artists walk away with sales, contacts, commissions and even gallery representation. Artists of all backgrounds for buyers of all backgrounds.

If the line around the block was too daunting for you this year, make sure you get there earlier on next year. Or if a flourishing artist you be, visit for more information including submissions.


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