The DNAinfo archives brought to you by WNYC.
Read the press release here.

Western Avenue Art Gallery Returning For Those Who Might Have Missed Debut

By Howard Ludwig | June 22, 2016 8:33am | Updated on July 6, 2016 8:18am
 The Mullet Show will return at 7 p.m. Friday at 10936 S. Western Ave. in Morgan Park. The space previously known as The Lesson Factory has been transformed into an art gallery.
The Mullet Show
View Full Caption

MORGAN PARK — "The Mullet Show" will reopen at 7 p.m. Friday, giving art enthusiasts a another chance to check out the pop-up gallery at 10936 S. Western Ave. in Morgan Park.

Some 33 local artists have work on display in the former storefront that previously operated as The Lesson Factory. Four rooms — previously used to teach music lessons — have been transformed into collaborative art galleries.

The gallery debuted June 24, but second showing was always planned, according to Sal Campbell, one of the founding members of the Beverly Area Arts Alliance.

"Our plan initially was like last last year — an art show in front with a party in back ... like a mullet," said Campbell, referencing the popular hairstyle from the 1980s.

Indeed, the latest gallery is patterned after a similar pop-up art show in May 2015 dubbed, "Enchantment: Nature Re-Imagined." The opening of that show included a party with live music, craft beer and food trucks.

The show last month also included these draws, and the neighboring O'Brien's Pub at 10934 S. Western Ave. in Morgan Park will again be serving craft beer to art lovers on Friday.

John Brand owns the adjacent tavern as well as the storefront that is hosting "The Mullet Show." The sign outside the former music lesson shop has since been spray-painted to read "Citizens Gallery."

Brand bought O'Brien's Pub as well as the gallery and some other adjoining storefronts March 9. He plans to transform the bar into a craft brewery, expanding the footprint and renaming the brewery upon its debut.

Work is slated to begin in October, and Brand is keeping the current bar open until the demolition begins. However, his plans left him with the shuttered music lesson store, which he offered to the alliance — the organization behind the annual Beverly Art Walk.

"I was not going to find a short-term tenant to fill that area," Brand said. "Plus, I like being around those type of people — creative folks."

For more neighborhood news, listen to DNAinfo Radio here: