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Mobile Art Gallery - In The Back of a U-Haul Truck

In the visual arts, talent, of course, is the central factor.

But finding success is sometimes a question of timing and luck.

And so it is with Kevin Dowling, an Oakhurst photographer who recently found both.

Dowling, 31, set up his latest exhibit — a series of black and whites focused on images of Downtown Atlanta — in the back of a U-Haul truck earlier this month.

The Lillburn native, who set the mobile gallery in front of the  Elliott Street Deli & Pub in Castleberry Hill, thought he'd sell a few images in this, the first edition of nine in the series.

But he had an unexpected turn: A buyer purchased the entire first edition for $20,000.

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