The pop-up concept — using unused space for a short-term store or show — comes to Highlandtown this week in the form of Driven Within, a pop-up exhibition of two emerging artists on view now until Sunday, May 27. The space, 445 S. Robinson St., was a raw, unused space just weeks ago. Today it is renovated for the exhibition and full of art on view.

Driven Within is described in its press release as a “subconscious narrative versus introspective reflection. It investigates and reveals the journey of two artists who seek personal enlightenment and awareness while simultaneously addressing their role in the world of ceramic art.”

The show is produced by Shultz Development and the Nomad Gallery. Schultz Development is a local development company that specializes in rehabbing residential houses. Its target area is East Baltimore, specifically Highlandtown, Canton, and Brewer’s Hill. The scope of its work extends beyond simply building houses; the company cares about seeing communities grow and flourish. It seeks to see Eastern Avenue bustling with street life and creative businesses.

The Nomad Gallery curates public art performances and installations in once empty storefronts and other unused spaces. In the spaces, while the building is in transition, the gallery temporarily sets up pop-up exhibitions. Through the partnership of artists and building owners, Nomad creates and builds low budget, DIY galleries that have the ability to pop up all over the city. The goal of Nomad is to provide exposure for emerging artists, connect with many different neighborhoods, and promote the arts in unexpected locations

The exhibition is open to the public by appointment and on the weekdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. Please call 330-329-7756 to schedule an appointment.

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Susan Dunn

Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founding editor and publisher of Baltimore Fishbowl.