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.
For more information, visit www.ArtWalkCWV.com
Check out what’s in store for the December ArtWalk:
100 Capitol Street, Suite 302, Mezzanine Level
A preview will be held for “Carnaval Roaring ’20s,” the annual benefit for the Charleston Ballet and The Clay Center. Stop by the ballet studio for early bird tickets, and join them at 7 p.m. to learn how to perfect your dance of “The Charleston,” with Ballet Director Kim Pauley.
The Art Store
233 Hale Street
Small sized works of art will be displayed in the “Totally Awesome Stuff” exhibition. Local artists include Helen Chilton, Ellie Schaul, Jan Griffin and Susan Poffenbarger. New invited artists of interest include Sandra Reed, director of Marshall University’s School of Art and Design, Bruce Hyer and John Spurlock. There will also be gift-worthy fine crafts made in North America on display, including bird’s eye maple cutting boards, handmade jewelry, oil lamps by Wolfard Glassblowing, ceramic serving dishes, wooden utensils, and holiday ornaments of all shapes and sizes.
Capitol Conference Center
815 Lee Street
The Tamarack Artisan Foundation will conduct a sealed bid auction of beautiful handcrafted items made by artisans throughout West Virginia for the benefit of future programming.
823 Quarrier Street
Art Emporium will feature two special gallery exhibits..The Charleston Calligraphers Guild will be showcasing new gift-sized works, and doing demonstrations throughout the evening. Frank Ceravalo of Vista Landscapes will be signing his new book, “West Virginia: A Wider View,” and will be displaying the photographs included in the book.
Romano & Associates, PLLC
230 Capitol Street
The firm will feature a recap of the artists who have been exhibited throughout the 2014 ArtWalks, with works from Robby Moore, Bob Wojcieszak, Josh Martin, Liz Turner, Laura Alvis, Wesley Eary, and Gregg Oxley.
Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street
Participants will paint “A Child is Born,” with instruction from artist Cheryl Thaxton.
1025 Quarrier Street
Each of the gallery’s participating artists will feature works during the ArtWalk.
Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street
A special trunk show of high-quality clothing and accessories will be featured at the store.
245 Capitol Street
The store will feature “Department 56 Christmas in the City” display with a Lionel Polar Express Train” and Santa will be on hand.
Other participating venues include:
The Purple Moon
Stray Dog Antiques
Mission Savvy Café & Juice Bar
Chet Lowther Studio
Only One Look
The Boutique by B.Belle Events