While there's no shortage of art galleries on Cherokee Street, there is a severe lack of bars and nightlife on that hip-but-developing stretch of town. Sure, a few Mexican restaurants serve beer and there's also the long-awaited (and longer delayed) spot from The Royale
's Steve Smith, as wonky liquor laws/zoning
have kept the area dry for far, far too long.
But don't despair drinkers: the wait is almost over. Sometime in October, local group ArtDimensions
will open a massive new gallery/studio
on the second floor of 2720 Cherokee Street
and partner with the music promoters at Loyal Family
to open a club/concert venue on the first level
. Josh Grigaitis (Pop's Blue Moon, Broadway Oyster Bar) will be in charge of concert booking. Official names for both places are still up in the air.
Here are a few snapshots of the interior of the new gallery (which includes studio space for four ArtDimensions artists) and the bar/club:
Here's the gallery, which is HUGE in comparison to ArtDimensions' current home at the Third Floor Gallery on Washington Ave. That's Bryan Walsh in the picture.
A sample of Bryan Walsh's work, and a taste of what's to come at the new space. Check back for details about the grand opening in October when we have them.