This year I am creating 10 pieces for the Big 500 show at the People's Gallery in Pioneer Square.
The show is pretty incredible every year....500+ artists are given 5-10 8x8 panels on which to create original art, and each completed piece is sold for the ridiculously low price of $40.
The event is cash and carry and most of the really amazing art goes in the first few hours, so I would recommend coming early to the opening on December 12 and waiting in the line to get in as early as possible if you're serious about buying. Just know that it's kind of CRAZY (ie crowded), so if you're an introvert or have kiddos keep that in mind.
Also, this event is a food drive for the Oregon Food Bank, so bring any canned goods you have in your cupboards to donate on the way in!