Shop, stroll and discover downtown Charleston at ArtWalk, a free self-guided walking tour of downtown shops and galleries, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17.
Coordinated by the Charleston Area Alliance to support downtown small businesses, more than 20 participating retailers extend their hours and feature a variety of regional art – from paintings and sculptures to photography and music.
Attendees stroll along at their own pace, dip in and out of stores and stop off along the way for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant. This well-loved family-friendly event attracts art aficionados as well as folks who just want to get out and try something new.
This month’s ArtWalk exhibits include:
Charleston Ballet: Debi Amburgey Ellis creates one-of-a-kind, whimsical, mixed media art using vintage ephemera, acrylic paints, inks and texture mediums designed to bring a smile to your face and a lightness to your heart.
The Art Store: Shades of Summer Feature; Nellie Rose Trunk Show Her work focuses on hand-painted clothing and hand-dyed shibori scarves which are one-of-a-kind, and handmade in small batches.
Clay Center POP UP Exhibit : Leah Gore She is a multi-media artist who gathers and manipulates materials based on location and thereby documents human presence, similar to that of a chef who forages and composes a dish utilizing local ingredients.
Virginia Lee: Lisa Harrison’s art skills have developed over the years, with work done in pencils, pastels, and acrylic.
Rock City Cake Company: Dakota (Cody) Dingess is a self-taught artist who prefers graphite pencils,
charcoal, colored pencils, and markers on paper or wood.
Independent Order of OddFellow’s: Michele Zirkle Marcum is signing her book Rain No Evil based on her free liberation from evil and set in West Virginia at the Oddfellow's Building.
Swiftwater General Store: For ArtWalk this month, we will have Jennifer Monday playing acoustic spiritual music and presenting her new album "discovering me".
Capitol Conference Center: Blenko Glass will be showcasing their glassware at Capitol Conference Center for ArtWalk this month.
Art Emporium: This month we are showing Doug Maxwell: Pictures from Grand Adventures. Faces and places from all over the world.
Romano Gallery: Fort Guerin began painting in his home, defining his style through journaling and drawing inspiration from 1940’s and 50’s vintage western art and imagery.
About the Charleston Area Alliance
The Charleston Area Alliance works to build a more vibrant community and prosperous economy. As the region’s community and economic development organization, our focus is on local business growth, job creation, innovating and attracting industry to the region and fostering an enhanced quality of life for all. We also empower neighbors by providing networking opportunities, business development and resources to help them grow.