What You'll Get
Art collections improve any home by providing attractive covers for cartoon-character-shaped wall-holes. Hide the remnants of roadrunner chases with today's deal: for $12, you get an art-collecting and fabulous finds event that includes a guided gallery tour ($10), an informational session and appraisal of two collectibles ($25), and refreshments ($5) at ZuCot Gallery (a $40 total value) in Castleberry Hill on Centennial Olympic Park Drive. Each event has 15–20 minute information sessions every hour on the hour during the event, and each event lasts four hours total; choose to drop in on one of the following dates:
- Thursday, July 22, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Thursday, August 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, August 21, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, August 28, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, September 4, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, September 25, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, October 2, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The art-collecting and fabulous finds events at ZuCot Gallery are like a hands-on combination of Antiques Roadshow and Night at the Museum. You'll be treated to a vast body of knowledge from a small panel of experts as they speak and answer questions on custom framing, art collecting, art theory, and art history. Bring along up to two small collectibles or heirlooms—such as jewelry, ceramics, or a small, signed first-edition lithograph of _Lolcats Playing Poker_—and you'll get a five-minute appraisal of each, delivered by the knowing hands, mouth, and eyeballs of an adept antiques expert (for entertainment purposes only). The event also includes a guided tour of ZuCot's in-house art collection of paintings, photography, sculpture, and more.
Whether you're hoping to beef up an ongoing hobby or simply want to prepare for a dramatic role as an underdog art framer with a heart of gold, this event at ZuCot is an ideal first step on an art-bound journey. The gallery space itself, finished with polished, hardwood floors, dotted with a wide range of contemporary paintings and multimedia artwork, and capped by a ceiling of exposed industrial piping, is a classic arena to engage in the time-honored tradition of looking at pretty things. Light refreshments will be served during the four-hour event, so bring a paint-splattered bib and prime your mental portholes for incoming aesthetic knowledge.
Firearms, stamps, and coins are excluded from the appraisal for reasons of danger and possible counterfeitery.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required; 200 people max per session. Must register for class at least 1 week in advance. Appraisal not valid on firearms, stamps, or coins. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.