For those of you who missed it before—conceived by Jim Hoehnle and Chris Bentzen in 2004, Hot One Inch Action is the original, one-night only show of button art and social interaction from Vancouver, BC.
Hot One Inch Action reproduces the tiny art of 50 local artists on one inch buttons. At the show, we sell mixed packs of 5 buttons for $5. If you want a specific button, you'll either have to take a chance and buy more mixed packs of random buttons OR trade with the other people at the event.
With none of the pretentiousness of a regular art show, everyone interacts out of necessity—"I want that button!"—and the evening becomes a relaxed and fun event for people of all-ages.
This year's artists include: andyvanoverberghe, Audrey McNamara, Ben Bittner, Bryce Pedersen, Caprice White, Chris Bentzen, Chris Cilla, Chuck E. Bloom, Danielle Weiss, Darlene Schaper, DAVIE, Dick Mama, Emily Segel, Eric J. Millar, Erin Gibbs, Erin Nations, Far Sebastian, François Vigneault, Jackson Smith, Jacob Redmond, Jadah Goldblum, James Baker, Janette Ussher, Jennifer Winship Mark, Jess DeVries, Jesse Narens, Jill Bridgeford, K.J. Campbell, Kyley Quinn, Leda Zawacki, Mari Navarro, Marilyn Romaine, Matt Cosby, Matt Schlosky , Megan Carruthers, Murphy Phelan, Nicole Gartland, Patrick Woolworth, Peach MoMoKo, Pierre Leichner, Randall Cosco, Rose Thor, Starheadboy, Suzanna Wright, Tom O'Toole, Tyler Segel, Violet Tchalakov, White Swallows, Yo Mutsu, and Zachariah leBaron d'Avignon.