Are you ready to be an art collector? Start small. Get to know the local artists.
A fine place to begin is Schack Art Center’s 22nd annual Artists’ Garage Sale on Saturday.
The popular event is staged out in front of the center in the 2900 block of Hoyt Avenue in Everett, and it’s a deal.
A big deal.
Nearly 100 artists have cleaned out their studios and will be on hand — rain or shine — to offer discounts on all sorts of arts and crafts.
If you don’t buy anything, it’s free to attend. But if you have some cash, look for big bargains on glass, ceramics, watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, garden art, fiber arts and jewelry.
And if you need art supplies, the sale usually offers leftovers from some of the artists.
Parking at the garage one block north is free.
The Artists’ Garage Sale Schack event coordinator Juliettte Ricci Lagman likes to tell people to get there right at 9 a.m. for the best selection. Others say it’s good to wait until just before closing time when some artists will offer more discounts.
But whenever you go, Lagman advises that, “Just like any garage sale, cash is the preferred form of payment, so be sure to hit the ATM before you arrive.”
While you are in for some good prices, remember that you are buying original artwork. Some of the work might be seconds or old stock, but it’s still exceptional.
Participating artists are listed at www.schack.org.