Best Of 2005

BEST INEXPENSIVE ART: Rock ’n’ Roll Swap Meet

The swap meet portion of this annual spring-time event takes a backseat to killer local tunes both in and outside Rick’s ACL, but there are indeed bargains to be had at them thar tables. We’ve snapped up works by Natty Moss Bond, Valeri Rose, Dan MacLeod, Carrie Price and a half dozen other known and emerging local artists — never paying more than $40 (often just $5 or $10). And our living room walls have never looked better. Rick’s ACL, 1750 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-823-6183. The Swap Meet occurs every April; keep your eyes peeled to the Planet ’round springtime.