Buy a unique gift and put some cash in an artist's pocket by snapping up something at one of these shows.
WHAT: G(ift) Hunting
WHERE: G+ Galleries, 48-50 Gladstone, 416-840-5549.
WHEN: To December 10, Tuesday-Saturday noon-5 pm, special hours Sunday (December 3) noon-5 pm; December 7-8, 11 am-8 pm; December 10 noon-5 pm.
ON THE BLOCK: Various works under $345.
WHAT: Holiday Show and Sale
WHERE: Ryerson Gallery, 80 Spadina #305, 416-703-2235.
WHEN: December 1-9. Reception Friday (December 1), 6-9 pm.
ON THE BLOCK: Emerging photographers alongside well-known artists like Ed Burtynsky and Phil Bergerson.
WHAT: Line Art Auction 2006, live auction to benefit the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line, with guest auctioneer Salah Bachir.
WHERE: Gladstone Hotel,1214 Queen West, 416-962-2232.
WHEN: Auction Saturday (December 2), 1 pm. Opening reception and preview tonight (Thursday, November 30), 6-8 pm, hosted by Nik Redman and Will Munro.
ON THE BLOCK: Online preview at www.myspace.com/lineart.
WHAT: Photorama 2006
WHERE: Gallery TPW, 56 Ossington, 416-504-4242.
WHEN: December 8 to 16, reception December 8, 7-9 pm.
ON THE BLOCK: Photos by artists including Nina Levitt, Jesse Boles and Steve Reinke, $75-$600.
WHAT: Something for Everyone III
WHERE: Xexe Gallery, 624 Richmond West, 416-646-2706.
WHEN: December 2-23.
ON THE BLOCK: Smaller works by Moira Clark, Kirsten Johnson, John Paul Robinson, Sandra Tarantino and others in the gallery's roster.
WHAT: SpeakEasy Seventh Annual Holiday Sale
WHERE: Gladstone Ballroom, 1214 Queen West, second floor, www.SpeakEasyTO.com.
WHEN: December 7, 8 pm-midnight.
ADMISSION: Pwyc ($4 suggested).
ON THE BLOCK: Handcrafted holiday gifts like quirky one-off ceramics and fine art, fuzzy hats, jewellery and Christmas cards.
WHAT: 10th Annual Christmas Spice Group Exhibition
WHERE: Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 962/980 Queen West, 416-979-7874.
WHEN: December 8-23. Reception December 8, 7-10 pm, open Wednesday-Saturday 11 am-5 pm.
ON THE BLOCK: Small-scale works, $50-$300.
WHAT: Holiday Marketplace
WHERE: 401 Richmond West, 416-595-5900 ext 30.
WHEN: December 7-10. Reception Thursday 7 pm, Thursday-Friday 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.
ON THE BLOCK: Galleries and studios on four floors offer artwork, clothing, jewellery and more.
WHAT: 22nd Annual Artist Proof Sale and Open House
WHERE: Open Studio, 401 Richmond West #104, 416-504-8238.
WHEN: November 30 to December 21. Reception tonight (Thursday, November 30), 6-9 pm.
ON THE BLOCK: Original artists' proofs of silkscreens, etchings, lithographs and relief prints, plus hand-printed greeting cards, $50-$300.
WHAT: Wall to Wall 2006 fundraising show and sale.
WHERE: Gallery 44, 410 Richmond West, 416-979-3941.
WHEN: December 7-10. Reception Thursday 6-10 pm, show Friday 11 am-8 pm; Saturday 11 am-5 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm.
ON THE BLOCK: Photo-based art and objects, from photo arm bands and photo pins to framed photographic artwork, by over 60 artists, $5-$500.