Monday, January 23, 2012

Aisle 1 Gallery, Cherokee Street

Aisle 1 Gallery, named in reference to its storefront's former use as a corner store, is one of my favorite art galleries in the city.
Part of the burgeoning art scene on Cherokee Street, galleries like Aisle 1 are possible because the hard work of its owners, Bryan Walsh and Jenn Carter, who live and maintain studios in the back of the gallery.
Filling an empty space with life, they've also spread out onto nearby buildings, such as the recently painted mural by Chicagoan Ruben Aguirre (with permission from the building owner, of course).
Come down and check out their opening this Friday at 7:00 PM.


  1. Tom Maher - KirkwoodJanuary 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    This is completely OT, but - I noticed the tin ceiling in the gallery.
    I wonder - when old commercial spaces are razed or totally rehabbed, are the ceilings routinely saved? I would think that there is a ready market for them, whether for their original use or as sections used for interesting wall art (or even exterior decoration, whether painted or left to rust).

    Not too many are left in my Olde Towne Kirkwood, save for that of my friends at Bicycles of Kirkwood (next to Kirkwood Ice & Fuel).

  2. I had some friends that bought a whole set for their kitchen on the internet.

  3. What about the two watch dogs? Keeping the art safe.

  4. They were hiding under some blankets by the stove in the back.


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