Pop-Up Galleries

Speaking of street art, today’s New York Times features an article about artists setting up temporary galleries (“pop-up galleries”) in empty commercial spaces:

“As the recession drags on and storefronts across New York remain empty, commercial landlords are turning to an unlikely new class of tenants: artists, who in flusher times tend to get pushed out rather than lured in. … On terms that are cut-rate and usually temporary — a few weeks or months — the artist gets a gallery or studio, and the landlord gets a vibrant attraction that may deter crime and draw the next wave of paying tenants.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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