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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.”

Judith Szentkiralyi September 24, 2012 at 02:52 AM
F.Y. I. It was "cash mob" that occurred Saturday at the Local Girl Gallery. A cash mob is when you commit to purchase at $20 worth of merchandise from a local store and also try to meet at least 3 new people. A flash mob is when a group of people assemble suddenly in a place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. We hope Saturday was a great success for Linda and the Local Girl Gallery!

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