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Nab Incredible, Original Art For Under $500 At This August Sale

?Untitled 22 by John King. Image via <a href="">Little City Arts</a>.
?Untitled 22 by John King. Image via Little City Arts.

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The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is a unique organization. According to its site, it's the only nonprofit in the US "dedicated solely to presenting self-taught and outsider art"—meaning art created by people without specific training or schooling in the medium. Next month, they're hosting a one-day-only sale where locals can get their hands on incredible pieces and handcrafted items from these "outsiders" at the Little City Center for the Arts.

This sale, which is open and free to the public, was spurred by the positive reception to the exhibit Beyond Influence: The Art of Little City. Prices for works will be incredibly affordable, ranging from $50 to $500. Proceeds from the event, which is August 24 from noon to 5pm, will benefit Little City Center of the Arts' programs. For the unfamiliar, the center's focus is to provide people with developmental difficulties equal access to opportunity in the artistic world and is made up of an extremely diverse group of artists.
· Little City Arts [Official Site]
· Events [The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art]

Little City Center for the Arts

1760 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067