323East to pack up shop, move to Detroit

323East to pack up shop, move to Detroit

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Royal Oak, Mich. — A gritty art gallery that has called Royal Oak its home for the past five years will soon close its doors on Fourth Street.

After more than 50 shows, 323East will say goodbye to their Royal Oak space, and hello to their freshly purchased and much larger space in Detroit's Eastern Market. 

323East is well known for their 1xRUN screen print series and gallery Co-Founder Jesse Cory said the they will continue the series when facilities are ready in April 2013.

Since 2007, they have released over 375 one-of-a-kind prints from nearly 300 local, national and international artists. 

1410 Gratiot

”This is a natural progression for us,” Cory said in a press release. “After years of living and breathing the city, we’re excited to finally bring our business downtown. We have a huge amount of respect for the history of Detroit’s art scene and look forward to participating in the next chapter.”

323East will have one final show to celebrate the gallery as well as the forthcoming Mayan-predicted end of the world titled: "Apocalypto: An End Of An Era."

The show will be Dec. 21 from 6 to 11 p.m. and will include dozens of artists.

Their new three-story, 10,000 square-foot building will be located at 1410 Gratiot Ave. in Eastern Market and will have a gallery, host workshops, artists in residence, a digital printing facility and more.

Support and celebrate 323East and check out their final show this Friday, Dec. 21!

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