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Get your last minute gifts at ArtWalk this Thursday

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Dec. 19
5-8 p.m.

Add a little color to your holidays at the final ArtWalk of 2013 this Thursday night.

ArtWalk, a Charleston Area Alliance program sponsored by Masters Law Firm, is a monthly event that draws hundreds of residents and visitors to downtown Charleston for a festive evening of culture and commerce.

The Horace Mann Middle School Chorus will be singing carols throughout downtown.

The purpose of ArtWalk is to help revitalize downtown and to promote economic development through the arts.

Check out what’s in store for the December ArtWalk:

Gallery Eleven
025 Quarrier Street

Gallery Eleven will showcase all of its gallery artists as its featured artists in December.

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

“Illumination,” a show of new paintings by Sharon Harms will be the featured attraction at the December ArtWalk. Art Emporium will also have new paintings by local artists including: Ian Bode, JP Owens, Sandra King, Robert Tribbe, Traci Higginbotham and Emily Roles. New photography by Clayton Spangler and new jewelry by Sue Chase will also be featured.

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street

Tony the Tailor will feature artist Kelly Bryant, in addition to special pricing on items throughout the store.

Uncork and Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork & Create will have works by Allied Artists on display, Chet Lowther and Cheryl Thaxton. Also violins, which were painted by local artists and auctioned to benefit the WV Symphony, will be on display one last time before going to new homes.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
22 Hale Street

Artist Tandi Stephens is fascinated by the repurposing of discarded everyday items into what she calls assemblage art, juxtaposing man-made items with found natural elements. Her work will be featured at ArtWalk.

Also, First Presbyterian Church’s Hope Village and Equal Exchange will sell coffee, chocolate, tea, beautiful jewelry, shawls, wood carvings, home decorator items, olive wood nativities, colorful baskets from Africa, olive oil and much more.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring our Department 56 “Christmas in the City” display with a Lionel Polar Express train.

Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique at Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

Shop Hope Village for beautiful and unique gifts that is sure to please everyone on your Christmas list. Featured gifts include: unique baskets and olive wood carvings, home goods, beautiful jewelry, clothing, scarves and purses, as well as delicious olive oil.

Nine artisan groups from around the world are featured in Hope Village. All products are fair trade and 100 percent of the proceeds go back to the artisans. Shop and make a world of difference. Hope Village will be temporarily located at the Good News Mountaineer Garage for the December ArtWalk.

Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner
1022 Quarrier Street

Come experience the last Downtown ArtWalk of the year at Timothy’s. Enjoy a custom designed hot chocolate, browse a variety of local vendors and finish your Christmas list.

Capitol Conference Center
815 Lee Street  

Capitol Conference Center will feature the works of Barrie Kaufman at ArtWalk.

The Purple Moon
906 Quarrier Street

Join The Purple Moon for a very special holiday party during the December ArtWalk. Vintage Christmas decorations, West Virginia glass, unique and wonderful art will all be available for your holiday shopping convenience.

Featured items include vintage jewelry from the Pat and Helen Hamilton collection, a fabulous selection of vintage glass from Blenko, Fenton, Viking, Rainbow and other West Virginia makers, vintage art and many items just brought in from Chuck and Connie Hamsher’s latest buying expedition. In addition, The Purple Moon is pleased to bring back the musical duo ”Tofujitsu” for your listening pleasure.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street

The Kanawha Regional Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts (K.R.A.Z.E) is proud to announce its second annual Holiday Homebrew Giveaway. K.R.A.Z.E, West Virginia’s premier home brewing and beer enthusiast group, will be giving away samples of its members’ creations to Artwalk patrons of legal drinking age (IDs will be checked).
Members will also be on hand to discuss the basics of home brewing and to answer any questions – including how to get started in the hobby for the holiday season.

Other participating venues include:

Annex Gallery and Taylor Books

Chet Lowther Studio


House of Luxe

Ivor’s Trunk

Mission Savvy

Romano & Associates

Savvy Chic

Stray Dog Antiques

Visions Day Spa

White Oak Photography

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