I love to talk about all the nuances and craftsmanship and art historical backgrounds of an artwork, but sometimes I just really think something looks cool, and I want to put it in my house. Such is the case with a whole slew of work currently hanging in East Nashville’s Art & Invention. The gallery/giftshop is filled with art, most of it by local artists, that could make a whole room look quirky and classy and awesome — for less money than a new piece of furniture, or in some cases, even a coat of paint. Emma Klingbeil makes brightly colored hilarious paintings of girls involved in fable-like quests, all for around $75. Brilliant illustrator Janet Lee has small works that range from $65 to $85, as well as $250 panels from her graphic novels Return of the Dapper Man and the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. Athena Workman’s Tim Burton-esque (the interesting Tim Burton, not the overwrought parody) dolls run from $90 to $240. Johanna Mueller’s prints include some of the coolest Chinese zodiac illustrations that $90 can buy. And Tracey Milum’s prints are somber and playful in all the right ways, for $150 to $300. The gallery is open today, which is a great way to get last-minute presents, or indulge your own seasonal affective greed.