I was really excited a couple of years ago when we found this little shop/gallery called the Bourgeois Pig* on a side street near the Heiliggeistkirche. Places like it were a dime a dozen in Chicago and Boston, but Heidelberg was really hurting for interesting shops with, well, stuff I actually had a taste for. The fact that it had a gallery which introduced us to local artists we really liked (like these two) was a super cool bonus. The other bonus was that it was so friendly. Come on, I know I'm not the only one out there with a little complex about walking into places I know are hipper than I am. But I always felt welcome there. A couple of times when we went in they mentioned there were going to be events that evening and we should stop by. Every time, I ended up getting caught up in something else that night and not making it back. I always meant to blog about them, too. Well I finally am, but...
Now it appears they are closing* and I feel like I've been taking for granted all this time that I was eventually going to make it to events there, make it to the next gallery show, use up the rest of a gift certificate I got from there. Argh! They're having a final show and a whole week of parties. I guess this is my last chance to go, but I feel a bit lame only finally showing up now. (Here comes that complex again.) And now Heidelberg is going to have a big freaking void again in the cool store/gallery department. I've been to several other galleries here too but haven't like any of the others as much. Why, Bourgeois Pig!?
I need to move to a bigger town!
*Clicker beware; something in the code on these pages kills my internet connection. (Pie Pants, have you been working with them? ;) )