Taking advantage of vacant storefronts and buildings, No Longer Empty organizes art events to breathe life into fallow spaces. The non-profit group opens an art exhibition this weekend at the former Brooklyn belt factory that birthed the “Invisible Dog” gag for which the show is named. One of many featured artists reflecting on the history and setting of the space, Tom Sanford painted this mural, titled “L&L Taxi (Motherless Brooklyn),” in reference to the taxi and detective agency of Jonathan Lethem’s novel, fictionally located on the same block. “Invisible Dog” opens on October 3rd from 6 to 9 PM at 51 Bergen St. in Cobble Hill.

Photo via Tom Sanford