Attention penny-pinching Gallery Hoppers: Mahan Gallery has seen you stop in, admire and leave, only to do so again the next month.

Mahan Gallery

Attention penny-pinching Gallery Hoppers: Mahan Gallery has seen you stop in, admire and leave, only to do so again the next month.

And instead of holding grudges, the gallery is putting on an exhibit just for you. "Penny Pinch," making its debut at Gallery Hop this Saturday, features the work of 10 artists (each with Columbus ties) whose pieces are priced at $200 each.

A two-month payment plan will also be available, and assistant director Kelly Cousins thinks the setup will jump-start the interest of art lovers who have yet to start a collection.

Photographer Nichole Senter, a recent Columbus College of Art & Design grad who's showing in the exhibit, loves the "Penny Pinch" concept.

"The idea of a well-respected gallery reaching out to the community and making art available to anyone, really, is something I'm proud to be part of," she said.

Senter's pieces (pictured) show life along Ohio's lakefront beaches, and she's eager to share these scenes with a group of budding collectors, she said.

"I think people collect my work because they find something to connect to within it," she said."Sometimes, it's because they think it's beautiful.Other times, it's an emotion that makes them feel a little more complete."

Each artist created 10 pieces specifically for the show, and artists were chosen to match Mahan's aesthetic while appealing to a variety of tastes - so paintings with abstract nature motifs are right alongside bright, rainbow-colored illustrations.

Art you'll like at a price you can (likely) afford. You've got no excuse now.

Terra Gallery

Artwork takes on a distinct jewelry-like edge with the silver leafing and mixed metals in Terra Gallery's "Silver Linings" exhibit.

Artists Cynthia Morefield, Lynda Cole and Jeff Hersey each employ metalworking and leafing in their paintings and sculptures, bringing a bit of bling to this Gallery Hop debut that'll run through September.