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Looking for a unique souvenirs from your trip to Athens? Do you cringe at walking through the streets of Plaka and the Flea Market, seeing store after store with the same hokey Acropolis pencil sharpeners and faux ceramic vessels?  How about something uniquely Greek, a one of a kind artistic creation by an Athenian artist?  If you’re visiting Athens in December, the Cheap Art exhibition should be on your list of places to visit.  This free annual gallery opening runs from December 8 through December 23, 2008, and promises a variety of artistic media, by some 250 different artists, all for sale.  The “cheap art” movement began as a way for up and coming artists to present work that was often considered to risque for traditional gallery exhibits. The exhibit is open daily from 5pm to 10pm in Excharia, Athens.  For more details on the organization, visit their website at

For more details you can reach them at 210.3825430, Fax: 210.3828222.
The exhibition space is located at Lontou 1 at Zoodoxou Pigis in Exarheia.

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!