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Addison Karl opened idrawalot on November 2011 and based it on the idea of Keith Haring’s Pop Shop.  It’s a place where the art can have the widest possible audience and communication between the artists and the larger community is key.  The shop is a combination of retail, gallery and studio space.  When you first walk through the doors, you enter into the retail space.  The walls are full of original prints from local and international artists.  Not only does the gallery offer a wide variety of prints, the shelves are stocked original small edition zines, hand screen-printed bags and t-shirts, artist books and stickers.

The gallery is located just beyond the retail space.  There’s an opening reception every other Thursday and each exhibit runs for a month.  The gallery also extends out into the retail space; an entire wall is dedicated to an ever-changing mural, painted by an exhibiting artist.  A fully functioning screen-printing studio is set up in the basement and Addison offers a printing service in conjunction with the artists that they work with and exhibit.

More than just a physical space, idrawalot is a community – a place where artists go and get inspired.  The creativity grows and the success of the space is the caliber of artists and the quality of art that’s produced.  So many people come in, get inspired by what they see and become creative, which is very important to Addison.

Idrawalot is an organic space, it’s always changing; the art, the layout of the store, the exhibits.  It’s like living, breathing entity and if you don’t drop by at least one a month then you miss out.

HeatherS
Hello Dear True Berlin Reader! I’m Heather, a freelance photographer and writer exploring this vibrant city. There’s so much to do and see in Berlin that it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed, that’s where I come in…guiding you through the city like a good friend. Pointing out the places you would frequent as a resident - not a tourist; art openings, events, restaurants, bars, usw.

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