Thursday, December 20, 2012

323East Sets Date for Final Show, Announces New Global Headquarters in Detroit’s Eastern Market

After five years and 50+ art exhibitions on Fourth Street in downtown Royal Oak, progressive art gallery 323East will be closing its doors. In its place, 323East’s offshoot 1xRUN — an international limited edition online print house and art gallery — is expanding their global operations with the purchase of a refurbished three-story, 10,000-square-foot building in Detroit.

The new space — located at 1410 Gratiot in historic Eastern Market — will house a gallery, artists workshop with screen printing capabilities, artist residencies, a digital printing facility and a new office space for the expanding international art company. 1xRUN’s new facilities are slated to open in late March/early April. Detroit-based architect Tadd Heidgerken, whose portfolio includes Slow’s To Go, Astro Coffee & Red Bull House of Art, is handling the design and build out.

”This is a natural progression for us,” explains co-founder Jesse Cory. “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.”

To celebrate the end of 323East & the end of the Mayan Calendar, the renowned Royal Oak gallery will host its final show — the aptly titled “Apocalypto: An End Of An Era” — on Friday, December 21 from 6-11pm. Visit for details & a list of participating artists.

About 1xRUN
Since 2010, 1xRUN has released over 375 editions of art prints and original art by local and international artists around the globe. Each release is a limited edition and available for a set amount of time. Most releases are available for one week only. 1xRUN’s revolutionary approach to the art world has created a new level of interaction with the artist and the art community. Nearly 300 artists make up the archives of 1xRUN, including nationally and internationally recognized artists like Ron English, Dave Kinsey, REVOK and Tara McPherson as well as Detroit-based heavy hitters like Glenn Barr, Ron Zakrin, John Dunivant (Theatre Bizarre), Camilo Pardo, Bethany Shorb and MALT.

Over the past year, 1xRUN curated and produced the official art print for the 2012 Detroit Grand Prix, Movement Electronic Music Festival and Detroit Design Festival. Each print was created by local artists and sold to an international collector base, expanding Detroit’s creative reach throughout the world.

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