It's actually a 'pop art' gallery, and what it displays and sells includes clothing, too

RITA A. LEONARD - B. Carrow is the proprietor of a new artist collective in Brooklyn - housed in a former martial arts studio at 3432 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. A new pop art gallery, "228 Art Collective", has opened at 3432 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn, just north of the "Know Thy Food" organic grocery.

The colorful collective generally carries custom clothing for all ages made from repurposed materials, vintage cameras, nostalgic video cassette tapes, television sets, and rotating displays of work from various local artisans. There is an additional selection of vintage garments made by one of the artists, Gordon Price.

The gallery is operated by a group of owner/artists — "Space Case", "Price is Ight", "Shrank", "FUQ Clout", "TOO Glued", "Blaklung'", "Fadderall", and B. Carrow. To get in touch with any or all of these artists, Carrow says, "Check out '[email protected]_pdx'." The collective features rotating displays of artwork from local artists, and is also known as an events base for DIY concerts by local and touring artists. These events are held in the public space behind Know Thy Food.

"Our Birthday Music Fest was held in mid-July," says Carrow. "It was to mark our opening, and also to help support Know Thy Food and local artisans."

Carrow continues, "This site was formerly a martial arts studio — but we're now open seven days a week from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. "We've re-housed the centrally-located rotating clothing rack from Vincent's Tailor Shop up the street at 3334 S.E. Milwaukie. Vincent's closed at the end of June, after 20 years in business. We're proud to help recycle local business furniture here; and in August we'll also begin carrying and selling artist supplies."

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