For the past four years, Mammal Gallery has been a staple of South Broad Street. When founders Chris Yonker, Dan Mammal, and Brian Egan first started looking at the property at 91 Broad street SW it was a ghost town of dilapidated buildings forgotten by most of Atlanta’s business district. Since taking over the building in 2014 they have helped drive a creative resurgence that has helped birth artists’ careers, formed and fostered bands, and shed light on the much-forgotten plight of south downtown.
In these past four years, Mammal has grown into a community of artists. It has been an incubator that has helped many local creatives move from purely DIY to more fully realized career paths. It has acted as a bridge that straddles both sides of the art world, established and underground. And now Mammal is shapeshifting, taking on its next stage of metamorphosis as it leaves South Broad Street to inhabit another creative cocoon. This Saturday’s events will be both joyous and sad because while it is not the end of the Mammal Gallery it surely is an end of an era.
Please join us for, Flowers for Mammal celebrations this Saturday, May 19th. The event is free to the public and starts at 8 pm. There will be special guests and plenty of good friends to share one last hoorah on South Broad!