Downtown ArtWalk continues its twelfth season with the August edition this Thursday 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.
While you’re strolling from gallery to gallery, check out a public square dance on the Lee Street Triangle, hosted by Footmad, and hear the sounds of the Old Time Open Street Band along Hale Street
Check out what’s also in store for the August ArtWalk:
823 Quarrier Street
Art Emporium will feature artwork by the Allied Artists of West Virginia for the August ArtWalk.
Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street
Uncork & Create will be unveiling Uncork & Create Kitchen, which will include a reception and cooking demonstration during the August ArtWalk. The cooking demonstration will feature Chef Frank Gonzales of Mi Cocina de Amor. Gonzales will create mouth-watering Chori-Calabaza Tacos, which will include handmade calabacitas, pork choriza and flour tortillas. The demonstration will begin at 6 p.m. No experience is necessary and all ingredients are provided.
Only One Look
110 Capitol Street
Only One Look will feature artist Paul Strain’s “Executive Giclees,” which will showcase historical and Civil War art in the expanded gallery room. Register to win one of the shop’s two West Virginia Heritage Coins, including the 150th Anniversary or “The Cycle of Coal” coins. During ArtWalk, you can register to win a $200 shopping spree for West Virginia glass.
The Art Store
233 Hale Street
The Art Store will display “Mélange,” an assortment of works from local and national artists including Helen Chilton, Katherine Cox, Chris Dutch, Harold Edwards, Nancy Berlin, Jan Griffin, Helma Groot and many more. The exhibition will include paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, handmade pottery items, and mixed media work. Fine crafts from across North America will also be featured during ArtWalk.
Christina DiFillippo at Zando’s Catering Unlimited
241 Capitol Street
Stop by Catering Unlimited and check out local young artist, Morgan Eggleton. She will feature an assortment of brightly colored oil paintings for ArtWalk.
Woomer Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street
Woomer Nistendirk & Associates will feature artist Sharon McClanahan for the August Artwalk. McClanahan has been teaching art since 1978 and owns a studio in Cross Lanes. She works in different mediums with a wide variety of styles and techniques.
Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street
Stray Dog Antiques will be displaying old photographs of Charleston and the Kanawha Valley, as well as new antique furniture, jewelry, vintage items and collectibles, for the August ArtWalk.
245 Capitol Street
Delfine’s Jewelry will feature artwork from Kim Shrader and Wes Eary during the August ArtWalk.
100 Capitol Street
View the artwork of Michael Teel, along with photos from an extensive library of ballets, during ArtWalk. Watch dancers rehearse for upcoming events and inquire about classes for yourself or your child. Also, stop by TSG Consulting at 118 Capitol Street and join the Charleston Ballet and the Clay Center as they announce the theme for Carnaval 2015.
West Virginia Executive
8 Capitol Street, Suite 200
West Virginia Executive will showcase artist Ray Yeager for ArtWalk. Yeager’s work explores new mediums and revolves around interpreting abstract visual qualities found in representational imagery.
Other participating venues include:
The Boutique by B.Belle Events
Capitol Conference Center
Chet Lowther Studio
Modern by Design
The Purple Moon
Romano & Associates
Taylor Books and Annex Gallery
Tony the Tailor