Josh Rubens and his friends are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their shop before it officially opens for business-the one that’s smack in the middle of their two-flat apartment in Little Village.
The Five Dollar Store is Rubens’ first venture into hosting events at his living space/art studio/gallery. All items in the store-including everything from screen-printed tee shirts to wooden fortune cookies-are $5 and under. “It seemed like a good idea to have art for cheap-especially with all that’s going on in the world,” Rubens says as he takes a moment away from the “shop” while others are drilling, setting up lights and stocking beer onto makeshift shelves. Read the rest of this entry »