New gallery in Little Italy The McNabb Martin Contemporary Art Gallery opens its doors by Kinsee Morlan April 19, 2011 12:00 AM Back to Search Results × Expand × Add a new stop to the Kettner Nights gallery walk. The McNabb Martin Contemporary Art gallery opened at the beginning of the month in a 3,400-square-foot building at 1990 Columbia Street in Little Italy. Here's what the gallery's website says so far:Here at MMCA we strive to push the boundaries of art installations.... we have derived the notion that an edgy expression towards life can only really begin with the aesthetics.Patt McNabb Martin is the artist behind the gallery. An established artist herself, she was represented by the William Merrill Gallery in Laguna Beach and the Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery in La Jolla before she struck out on her own. The gallery's inaugural exhibition features sculptures and paintings by 11 artists. The grand opening celebration is happening April 30 and May 1, and, yeah, they'll expect to see you at the next Kettner Nights, which is happening from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13.