After five years and two previous locations, Gallery 788 will continue to do what it does best—promote unique local art throughout the community.
Originally based in Pigtown, and then on Saratoga Street, Gallery 788 owner Eduardo Rodriguez has moved into the new Hampden space, which he has been working to convert into a gallery for the past 40 days.
As expected, tonight's grand opening, curated by Rodriguez and two friends, will showcase the visual and performing arts, featuring all genres of music and fashion from a myriad of local artists and designers.
Don't expect the typical runway show—models will walk the catwalk in looks from a select, yet eclectic group of local designers. From Christopher Schafer's sleek formalwear, to Stacey Chambers' (Go Go's Retread Threads) more casual vintage feel, to Kantankerous Couture's rebellious one-of-a-kind designs, this show will have it all. Some models will even sport headdresses crafted by Trish Dobson.
After admiring the fashions, you can even take some home. Be sure to check out the local vendors who will be selling clothing, jewelry, luggage, and more. (For a full list of vendors, designers, and other artists, click here.)
And no event would be complete without food. The opening (which will include vegan options) will be catered by The Life of Reilly Irish Pub & Restaurant.
Although the event is open to the public and admission is free, the gallery encourages $5 donations at the door.
When: TONIGHT (Thursday, September 5th) from 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: 3602 Hickory Ave.