Monday, July 11, 2011
New Pop Up Gallery, The College Inn Project, Open All Summer In Shadyside
Paintings by Brian Brown
A really cool city is often about the unexpected stuff that bubbles to the surface, but I didn't expect a lot of that to happen in the established, expensive real estate of Shadyside.
Don't ask me exactly how this is possible, but this pseudo trendy shopping street has a prime, large empty corner storefront that has sat totally empty for 18 years. Partly, this may date to the time when the area was more depressed-but something is goin on, involving the owner, an estate, back taxes-who knows?
So-I got a shock when Jean told me there was some kind of art opening there on Saturday Night! Seems like someone got the owner to donate or rent the raw space for a Pop Up Gallery, called The College Inn.
We talked to a few of the people helping out and they said there would it would be home to exhibits, screenings and other events all summer.
The College Inn
5851 Ellsworth Ave.