Thursday, April 11, 2013
East Dallas entrepreneurs hope to transform vintage trailer into mobile art gallery
CART will help local emerging artists received deserved exposure.
EAST DALLAS Say you had a 1955 Spartan trailer just sitting around. There are a few ways to put just such an unusual item to good use, and local small business owner Jeremy Turner not only happens to have a Spartan, but also a great idea for its renovation. Turner wants to turn his trailer into CART, a mobile art gallery that provides underground artists an outlet to show and sell their work.
Turner and his wife Kelsey are the masterminds behind The Vintagemobile -- a 1980 model school bus turned popular mobile market that peddles sweet retro threads from location to location. CART will work much the same way. A casual conversation with his neighbor Al Perez -- whom Turner calls "the most talented undiscovered artist I've ever met" -- spurred the idea for a place where emerging creatives can jump-start careers or simply show local artwork that otherwise might never see the light of day. As Madi Pechacek points out, most artists don't also attend business school. CART hopes to make the marketing, selling, and showing side of the field more accessible to local talent.
CART Mobile Art Gallery hopes to offer a new outlet for area artists
According to CART's Kickstarter fundraising page, the trailer needs to be gutted. Funding will also go toward refinishing it into a white-wall gallery space with appropriate lighting and air-conditioning for the sweltering summer months.Follow @brentneyh
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