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Start your summer early at ArtWalk this Thursday

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, May 15
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk continues its twelfth season this Thursday, May 15 from 5-8 p.m.

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

New to ArtWalk this month is The Boutique by B.Belle Events on Virginia Street.

We are also announcing the launch of our new website www.charlestonartwalk.org.

Just click on the May 15 date from the home page and it will take you directly to the list of shows for the month.

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

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium will feature new encaustic works by Hal Shunk.  Shunk is an art professor at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. This will be his first exhibit in West Virginia.

Shunk’s artwork is a combination of spontaneous action and control.The exhibit will run May 13-June 21, with an artist reception during ArtWalk.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Gallery Eleven’s featured artist is Awyn Danielle McQueen Milam. Her exhibit “Impatiens O’ Keeffe,” are paintings influenced by artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Heidi Dylan Boutique, which specializes in affordable women’s bohemian chic clothing, shoes and jewelry, will hold their grand opening at Uncork & Create during ArtWalk from 6-9 p.m..

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring acrylic and watercolor paintings by Jim Huffman.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

You are invited to observe Charleston Ballet dancers and apprentices in class and rehearsals preparing new works for the upcoming performances that include balletic variations and contemporary works.

“Art By Jacquelyn,” will be displayed for the first time at the ballet studios, along with photos from our extensive library of ballets.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street

“Out of the Darkroom” is an exhibit of the Charleston Camera Club members. Photographers include Josh Hanna, Rod Matheny, Lisa Hechesky, Al Peery, Neci Pickens, Bill Hilborn, Carolyn Hilborn, Bill Evans, Bill Woodrum, Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox.

West Virginia Executive
8 Capitol Street

West Virginia Executive will showcase Linda Conner, who teaches acrylics at the Paintbrush Studio. She was born and raised in Charleston. She is known for her detail in her work and bright colors. Linda has won several awards around the Tri-State area.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature artist and instructor Arthur Evans. His students will be displaying at work during ArtWalk. Other artists featured include: Susan Basile, Sandy Castleman, Fred Ferrell, Toni Garrett, Joyce Grow, Laurie Helgoe, Betty McMullen, Kim Rowley, Pam White Todd, Cindy Walton, Deborah Herndon, Jeanne K Cochran and Melissa Ellsworth.

Timothy’s at Quarrier Diner 1022 Quarrier Street

Timothy’s will be hosting “ArtAttack-Masterpiece for All”, as well as providing musical entertainment for the May ArtWalk.

Woomer, Nistendirk and Associates
231 Capitol Street, 4th Floor

Woomer, Nistendirk and Associates will feature the works of Chris Wood. Wood specializes in creating custom art pieces which “fit perfectly” in just the right spot.

City of Charleston Service Center
915 Quarrier Street

The City of Charleston Stormwater Department will debut 22 painted rain barrels for their 2014 Rain Barrel Tour during May’s ArtWalk. Local artists, including Rob Cleland, Jamie Miller, and area school children, have put their creativity into the most unique set of painted barrels yet.

Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery
222 Hale Street

West Virginia State University art students wlll present May’s ArtWalk show, featuring the best of their colleagues, peers and fellow art majors.

Other participating venues include:

The Boutique by B.Belle Events
Vision’s Day Spa
Taylor Books and Annex Gallery
Chet Lowther Studio
The Purple Moon
Modern by Design
Christina De Filippo at Zando’s Catering Unlimited
Mission Savvy
Capitol Conference Center

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