Hot One Inch Action for One Day Only on Nov 9th

Hot One Inch Action Button Show Vancouver

To the victor goes the spoils…
Photo courtesy of Kris Krug |

Hot One Inch Action is the original, one-night only art show that features the art of 60 local artists reproduced on limited edition 1 inch buttons.

On November 9th  from 8-11pm at Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main @ 6th), the show will pop up for one night of miniature art. Conceived in 2004, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the show that merges button art and social interaction in Vancouver.

During the show, limited edition buttons are displayed on the gallery wall and the audience is offered the opportunity to buy randomly selected buttons in mixed bags of five for $5.

Hot One Inch Action Vancouver

Images courtesy of Kris Krug |

What’s great about the Hot One Inch Action is that if you don’t get the button that you wanted in the bag, you are encouraged to mingle with the other guests and organize trade-offs, making it one of the very few art shows where everyone talks to everyone else. How bad do you want that button?! That’s when the hot action starts…

Tip: Apparently each artist gets an extra bag of their own buttons. So if you can find the artist who created the button you want, you’ve got a good shot of making a trade!

Hot One Inch Action takes place from 8 to 11pm at the Hot Art Wet City gallery on Main Street. It’s a great way to meet new people in Vancouver, so check out the show and get ready to battle* it out for your favourite button! (*battles are not actually encouraged..)

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