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It helped put Echo Park on the hipster map before the term even existed, and nine years later, Show Pony is set to take its final curtain call. In an e-mail to fans, owner and artist Kime Buzzelli lamented, "The time has finally come to close the shop, and end this amazing adventure and focus on a new creative chapter....This is so hard, and I will miss being a part of the block and seeing everyone there, and hope that we will meet in other places."
So what's this new creative chapter of which Buzzelli speaks? It'll actually be kicking off before Show Pony even closes, when she opens her first solo show this Friday, March 6, at Urban Outfitters' Space 15 Twenty. She describes it as "sort of an art installation with fashion," and it will be accompanied by Show Pony designers' work and a set by performance art band Hecuba.
The parties will continue until the shop closes at the end of March, accompanied by sales on all merchandise, fixtures, display and artwork. There will be closing fetes on Saturday, March 7 from 7-10 and on Saturday, March 13, the time of which is TBC. Hey, the show must go on.
· Fashion and Art: Show Pony's Kime Buzzelli for Flaunt Magazine [Racked LA]
· Rackage: Show Pony in Echo Park [Racked LA]
· Show Pony [Official Site]