Founded by illustrator/designer Ian Hanson and photographer/musician/baker Cody Cox, Priced to Move offers Jackson-based artists the chance to put their work in the hands of locals at an affordable price point.
“It’s an art sale for our friends and others who are bartenders and baristas and small business owners to be able to buy art,” Hanson said.
Hanson and Cox don’t take a commission. Artists take home almost all the proceeds of their sales, save for a ten percent “tip” toward the live, local bands who perform both nights of the show.
Garrad Lee, a frequent collaborator to Hanson and Cox and music promoter for the event, said keeping it grassroots is by design. “It’s never been the stated intention, but the show is Jackson art for metro Jackson people.”
This year’s roster, the largest ever (jewelry makers, painters, cross stitchers, glass artists, metal workers and more), includes established creatives who participate “because [the show] is fun,” said Cox. “There are a whole lot of new [artists] who have never hung outside of a student show. I always buy at least one piece from someone whose art I have never seen.”
On the show’s first night each year, Cox and Hanson do a walk-through. “I’m like, ‘that’s so cool, and I’ve got to make sure to get some of that.”
Hanson didn’t plan Priced to Move as an on-going event. “But, everyone is like, ‘I can’t wait for next year.’ So we say, ‘I guess we’ll do it again.”
Cox echoed their long-term staying power. “Every year, everyone is leaving with arms full of art, saying, ‘This is awesome.’ I don’t think Priced to Move is going anywhere because it’s obviously something people want.”
The artist roster includes Adrienne Domnick, Ahmad Thompson, Amelia Key, Anna Ballard Fair, Austin Lee, Beverleigh Nelson, Casey Jennings, City Pins, Drew McKercher, Ed Lowther, Emmi Sprayberry, Fertile Ground, Ginger Williams-Cook, Jo Patterson, Jordan Hankinson, Joshua Little, Justin Ransburg, Kathryn White, Kiri O’Gwynn, Lauren Miltner, Lucia Duque, Lydia Fortenberry, Ming Donkey, Mallory Palmertree, Nicole Robinson, S. E. ROBINSON, Samantha Ledbetter, Samara Thomas, Stephanie Miller, Thabi Moyo, The Swoosh, Victoria Meek, Wade Acuff, Wendy Eddleman, and Zita Webb.
The music lineup for 2019 includes:
Daniel Johnson (all Mississippi vinyl 80’s to present )
Good Problems Presents 90s Party feat.DJ Young Venom, DJ Breakem Off, Silent G
ExchangeJXN Presents: 2019 Recap curated by Dolla Black featuring: KC Young Bone, Yung Jewelz, Timaal Bradford and more.