Silver wire fences, heavy machinery and concrete adorn the city blocks. Odd bits of modern and contemporary architecture take root where brick-face real estate once stood. What was once flat terrain becomes tall, both in structure and in power.
Most people who frequent First Friday, the monthly Richmond art crawl, know about Gallery 5 at 200 W. Marshall St. The gallery has become popular for its quirky art exhibits, music shows, burlesque and other sideshow acts. This April, the gallery turns 10 years old, and they are not celebrating quietly.