Downtown ArtWalk, the showcase of downtown Charleston’s thriving art scene, celebrates FestivALL for its June edition this Thursday.
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 Art Store at 233 Hale Street and Only One Look at 110 Capitol Street.
The Carpenter Ants will perform on the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Bandwagon at the Lee Street Triangle during ArtWalk.
The ever popular Musical Easels will also occur at the Lee Street Triangle at 6:30 p.m.
FestivALL street performers, including Qiet, The Snake and the Pot, and Mike Waldeck, Jr., will also be out entertaining ArtWalk patrons.
For a full lineup of FestivALL events, check out www.FestivALLCharleston.com.
For more information on ArtWalk, visit www.charlestonartwalk.org.
Click on the June 26 date from the home page to get a the list of venues for the month.
Check out what’s also in store for this special FestivALL ArtWalk:
Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street East
Tony the Tailor will host artist Sarah Frydrich, who has been adding to her incredible portfolio since her debut show at Tony’s earlier this year. In addition, Tony The Tailor will be having a preview of our “Go to Hale” sidewalk sale with sportswear and footwear up to 90 percent off.
823 Quarrier Street
The Art Emporium will feature “The Greenbrier: A West Virginia Treasure”, new works by Kathy Boland for the June ArtWalk. The exhibit will run through July 12.
Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street
Uncork & Create will be featuring Dr. Sketchy’s.
245 Capitol Street
Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring artwork by Gregg Oxley.
100 Capitol Street
Art walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet studios to observe dancers and apprentices in class and rehearsals. They will be featuring artist Trevor Oxley, who has recently returned to West Virginia to continue creating his art.
Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street
Romano and Associates will feature photography by Doug Maxwell. Many of Maxwell’s images will be from travels across the world, as well as still life and landscapes. Maxwell first picked up an 8 mm movie camera at age nine and never looked at the world the same way again. Now a filmmaker based in Charleston, he draws his inspirations for his still photography from his favorite cinematographers and directors.
West Virginia Executive
8 Capitol Street
West Virginia Executive will showcase artist Glenn Toler. A retired teacher, lifelong outdoor enthusiast and avid traveler, Toler will demonstrate traditional forms in pottery.
1022 Quarrier Street
Quarrier Diner will have chalk art along the sidewalk near the Quarrier Diner. Also, Lola and Jamie ‘LoJam’ will be performing during ArtWalk. The Quarrier Diner menu will be served at Timothy’s in the lower level from 4 p.m. throughout the evening and served on the deck.
Chet Lowther Studio
223 Hale Street
Chet Lowther will be showcasing new works in encaustic, oil, and acrylic. Check out the website at www.chetlowther.com.
The Art Store
233 Hale Street
The Art Store will exhibit new and recent works of art by our local and national artists for ArtWalk and FestivALL. Join them for refreshments and fun during Artwalk for the first peek at the new gallery and our exhibition, “Gone to Hale” from 5-8 p.m. The “Gone to Hale” exhibition will continue as The Art Store joins the businesses on Hale Street for “FestivALL: Go to Hale”, a weekend of music, special deals, exhibitions and events that begins Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The events will resume on Sunday, June 29 at 11 a.m. and continue through 5 p.m. Go to www.theartstorewv.com for more information.
Woomer Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street
Woomer Nistendirk & Associates will be featuring Bill and Carolyn Hilborn for the June Artwalk. The Hilborns will be presenting photographs that represent the capture of light and are delicately post-processed to highlight the features of the subject.
Christina DiFillippo at Zando’s Catering Unlimited
241 Capitol Street
At Christina DiFillippo at Zando’s Catering Unlimited, Justin Gillispie will be exploring the Appalachian folk art tradition of whirligigs, which are kinetic, wind-powered sculpture.
202 Hale Street
Mission Savvy will hold an Instagram photo contest for a chance to win Mission Savvy money.
Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street
“We Love Charleston” is the name of an exhibit at the Good News Mountaineer Garage for ArtWalk. Local fine art photographers including: Todd Griffith, Thorney Lieberman, Chris Morris, Steve Payne, Al Peery, Betty Rivard, and Sally Swisher, will present their various views of the city. The exhibit will be open during ArtWalk on June 26 from 5-8 p.m. and on June 27 and 28 from noon to 4 p.m.
819 Lee Street
Ivor’s entire store will be 50 percent off including all summer apparel, handbags and jewelry. Don’t miss their outdoor rack sale (cash only) $10, $20, $30 and $50 racks with values up to $300. All sales are final as they get ready to receive their new fall lines.
Capitol Conference Center
815 Lee Street
Steven A. Holsclaw will be the featured artist at Capitol Conference Center for ArtWalk.
Only One Look
110 Capitol Street
Only One Look will showcase a large collection of West Virginia art glass for ArtWalk.
1025 Quarrier Street
Gallery Eleven is having its first ever sale in June. Selected items will be featured at 40 percent off.
The Boutique by B.Belle Events 602 Virginia Street East, Suite 101
The Boutique by B.Belle Events will feature artist Judy Foxx.
Other participating venues include:
Taylor Books and Annex Gallery
The Purple Moon
Modern by Design