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The local gallery inspiring our ideal outdoor situation

Where fine art meets rosemary margaritas

As we enter the peak of a socially distant summer, we find ourselves missing the freedom of aimless wandering through our favorite neighborhoods, meandering in and out of cafés and shops and galleries—galleries like Andrew Rafacz, which moved to a stretch of Chicago Avenue in West Town late last year.

The new gallery space is complete with a small back patio, where pieces from internationally recognized emerging and mid-career artists (like Cody Hudson, who created the sculpture pictured) sit comfortably among a mix of tried-and-true CB2 favorites and standouts from the Outdoor 2020 collection. There’s even room to entertain a crowd for an exhibition opening, when those become a thing again. Or for now, to just have a few friends over to hang out and drink rosemary margaritas.

It’s that “fine art and chill” mood that we’re so into recreating for ourselves. Even a small outdoor space can capture the innate cool of an art gallery with a few key pieces, like concrete pedestal tables (to display artworks or margarita pitchers, your choice), modernist Ixtapa lounge chairs and cacti in sleek planters for a desert vibe. Because who says you can’t elevate everything in life to the level of fine art?

Photos by Jon Shaft

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

The local gallery space inspiring our ideal outdoor situation | CB2 Style Files

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