Varnish Fine Art Gallery has fallen victim to a little-known law called Imminent Domain, which allows the government to seize private property for their own needs at any given moment.
The art space is set to be knocked down to make room for a public transportation station, leaving the gallery unable to book shows or events to stay afloat.
Co-owner Jen Rogers says, Its a form of torture. The government is holding us hostage. We cant leave without getting sued for violating our lease, but we cant book any shows.
As a result, the gallery is hosting Project Wrecking Ball this Friday (Sep. 25), opening its doors and walls to artists by allowing them to create anything theyd like to display.
All leftover pieces that arent sold will go down with the building.
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