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Market 5 Gallery needs your support NOW!
For over 30 years Market 5 Gallery has operated in the north hall of Washington, DC's historic Eastern Market as an alternative art space. Despite the fact that the space has no indoor plumbing or climate control, this non profit arts organization has thrived and launched many a career in the arts. A few years ago, Market 5 went to court to fight an illegal eviction by the city. The case was settled out of court but the rent was raised almost 10 fold with the promise of indoor plumbing, heat, an upgraded electrical system and other improvements to bring the entire market up to code. Now that improvements are underway, the city is trying to evict Market 5 Gallery again.
Please view our videos, rate, share and leave comments to boost our visibility.
We also need everyone to:
1) Sign the eviction protest petition (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savemarket5gallery /)
2) Contact the mayor and city council persons to express your outrage (mayor's contact info is displayed in the video)
3) Help us spread the word. Post info and videos on your blog, e-mail and call friends.
EMCAC, EMV and OPM think we'll keep our mouths shut and leave. We're not doing either. We're going to fight the eviction notice and put an end to the bullying, harassment and spread of falsehoods by OPM, its contractors and special interest groups.
Please read the Save Market 5 webpage (http://market5gallery.org/save_gallery.htm ) as well as the depositions that have been posted online for more info on Market 5's legal battle with DC's Office of Property Management. It's a lot of reading but you'll begin to understand the hostility the gallery has faced in dealing with OPM and EMCAC. Thanks in advance for your whole hearted support.