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The 411 on 5x7

Arthouse at the Jones Center may not actually have the Jones Center as a space right now (its $6.6 million makeover is still under way, remember?), but that can't stop the contemporary art organization from throwing its annual 5x7 art show and sale. This year's 1,000-plus crop of 5-inch-by-7-inch works of art created by more than 900 artists will be set up and ready for purchase at the Whitley Building, 301 Brazos. As before, each miniature masterpiece can be bought for just $100, but because the works aren't labeled by artist, you won't know for sure if you have a Sterling Allen (Austin) or an Allison V. Smith (Dallas), a Faith Gay (Austin) or a Fritz Haeg (Los Angeles), a Robyn O'Neil (Houston) or a Dario Robleto (Houston), until after you've forked over your Benjamin. (Maybe you'll just have to buy something you like looking at.)

To get first crack at the selection, check out Art Splurge on Thursday, May 13, 7:30-10pm. DJ team Lean & Bounce provide the soundtrack to your shopping, while Kevin Williamson and Ranch 616 deliver tasty comestibles. Or if you're the patient type, you might prefer to wait a day for the Art Social, where you can rock out to Balmorhea and wolf down haute dogs by Frank. The Art Social will be held Friday, May 14, 8-11pm. And the sale will continue Saturday & Sunday, May 15 & 16, 11am-6pm.

All 5x7 proceeds support Arthouse exhibitions and educational programs. For more information, including a list of participating artists, visit www.arthousetexas.org.

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