WATCH: Local Girl Gallery ‘Mobbed’ With Support
Participants were asked to spend at least $20 each to keep the doors from closing at the popular Detroit Avenue gallery. The customers showed up in force.
In an effort to keep the Local Girl Gallery from closing, hundreds participated in a flash mob at the popular Detroit Avenue gallery on Saturday.
At times, the checkout line stretched out the front door.
No word yet on whether the effort was enough to keep the doors open for good.
But every medium was a hit with shoppers on Saturday — items including paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, and stuffed animals.
Artists, friends and customers will assemble to shop at the Detroit Avenue gallery for a planned “flash mob" on Sept. 22.
“Fans of the gallery were alarmed when owner Linda Goik announced earlier this month that the gallery would be closing by end of September,” said co-organizer Jeanine Gergel in an email.
“Many of us asked what could be done to save it. The answer: The gallery simply needs more business. If you love Local Girl, this is your chance to help keep it alive.”