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Get your last minute gifts at ArtWalk this Thursday

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Dec. 18
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk closes out its twelfth season with a special holiday edition on Thursday, Dec. 18 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.

For more information, visit www.ArtWalkCWV.com

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

Charleston Ballet
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.

Art Emporium
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.

Gallery Eleven
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.

Delfine’s Jewelry
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:

Taylor Books
The Purple Moon
Stray Dog Antiques
Mission Savvy Café & Juice Bar
Chet Lowther Studio
Only One Look
The Boutique by B.Belle Events
Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner

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Fall into ArtWalk this Thursday

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Oct. 16
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk continues its twelfth season with the October 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.

Check out what’s also in store for the October ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium will present “Sandra King: A Retrospective,” during the October ArtWalk. The paintings in the retrospective show span work from over 40 years. The works in the retrospective are a part of a series titled “Full Circle,” which feature large abstract paintings based on earth elements.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Cheryl Thaxton will take you step-by-step in the creation of your own work of art on canvas at Downtown ArtWalk. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. Guests are welcome to bring adult beverages and snacks. Doors open 30 minutes before scheduled start time. Seating preference is on a first come first serve basis. The demonstration will begin at 6 p.m. The event begins promptly at scheduled start time.

The Art Store
233 Hale Street

More than 40 artists will be on exhibit at The Art Store’s new location at 233 Hale Street during ArtWalk. The exhibition will include prints, paintings, sculpture, furniture and drawings.

Only One Look
110 Capitol Street

Only One Look will feature 25 percent off all of its West Virginia glass (Blenko, Fenton, Ron Hinkle) and 35 percent off all Citizen Watches. Also, a signed and numbered Randy Rider Blenko decanter, limited to 54 only, will be available.

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street

Tony the Tailor will feature the art work of Judy Foxx.

Timothy’s at the Quarrier Diner
1022 Quarrier Street

Timothy’s will feature guest artist Wes Eary and his 3D black light art. Also, original music composed by area musicians will also be featured.

Woomer Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer Nistendirk & Associates will feature oil paintings by Joseph Pettit.

Capitol Conference Center
815 Lee Street

The Capitol Conference Center will feature artists Newman Jackson, Deborah Herndon, and Mary Grassell. FOOTMAD will also be showcasing their talents.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Gregg Oxley will be showcasing art at Delfine’s Jewelry for the October ArtWalk.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Art walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet studios from 5- 8 p.m. for a drink and a snack. The Ballet will showcase the artworks of Rob Cleland, along with photos from its extensive library of ballets. Watch dancers from the Charleston Ballet in class and rehearsing for upcoming performances of “Romeo and Juliet.” Studios are located on the Mezzanine Floor at 100 Capitol Street in the Security Building.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Randy Selbe is the Gallery Eleven featured artist for ArtWalk.

Other participating venues include:

The Boutique by B.Belle Events
Chet Lowther Studio
Ivor’s Trunk
Mission Savvy
Modern by Design
The Purple Moon
Romano & Associates
Stray Dog Antiques
Taylor Books and Annex Gallery
West Virginia Executive

For more information, visit www.CharlestonArtWalk.org.

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Fall into ArtWalk this Thursday

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Sept. 18
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk continues its twelfth season with a special September 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.

This month’s ArtWalk is part of Generation Charleston’s Urban Living 2014 event. The event, a celebration of the “live, work and play” atmosphere of downtown Charleston, will be held from Sept. 15-20 at various location. Visit www.CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information.

Check out what’s also in store for the September ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium will feature recent works by Emily Roles and Traci Higginbotham.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will feature the artwork of Michelle Anderson for the September ArtWalk.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

On Sept. 18, Art Walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet studios from 5-8 p.m. for a drink and a snack. Participate in the creation of our Charleston Ballet rain barrel titled, “Bottoms Up.”. Also, view the artwork of Emily Griffith at the ballet studios, along with photos from our extensive library of ballets. Watch dancers from the Charleston Ballet in class and rehearsal for upcoming performances of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Pat Roberts is Gallery Eleven featured artist for ArtWalk. Roberts works in watercolors, acrylics, found items and multimedia.

Capitol Conference Center
815 Lee Street

The Capitol Conference Center will feature artist Travis Morton during the September ArtWalk. FOOTMAD will also be showcasing their talents along with the Open Street Jam.

Only One Look
110 Capitol Street

During ArtWalk, Only One Look will have coal sculptures made from coal mined in McDowell County.  Original art by West Virginia native Jamie Power titled, “It Came from McDowell County,” will also be featured. ArtWalkers will also be able to enjoy all of the store’s Halloween themed Fenton glass and “Cycle of Coal” coins.

The Art Store
233 Hale Street

The Art Store will feature the Nellie Rose Textiles trunk show of hand-dyed silk clothing and accessories during ArtWalk. Nellie Rose Davis is a native West Virginian and daughter of textile artists specializing in shibori, a Japanese method of resist dye. The textile collection will be on display during regular business hours from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street

Tony the Tailor is proud to have Morgan Richards, the designer of Morgan Rhea Bespoke Leather Goods, as its guest artist for September’s ArtWalk. Tony the Tailor believes Richards will put West Virginia on the fashion map, as one of the best leather goods makers in the world. Tony The Tailor is offering 20 percent off of Richard’s products during ArtWalk, in conjunction with the store’s Anniversary Sale.

Woomer Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer, Nistendirk and Associates will be featuring artist Jean Pennington for this month’s Artwalk.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street

Charleston Daily Mail photographer Bob Wojcieszak will display his collection of portraits from Harvest Time titled, “Faces of the Redeemed” at Romano and Associates. For more information, check out this Daily Mail article HERE.

Other participating venues include:

The Boutique by B.Belle Events
Chet Lowther Studio
Christina DiFillippo at Zando’s Catering Unlimited
Ivor’s Trunk
Mission Savvy
Modern by Design
The Purple Moon
Stray Dog Antiques
Taylor Books and Annex Gallery
Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner
Uncork & Create
West Virginia Executive

For more information, visit www.CharlestonArtWalk.org.

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Take a stroll downtown this Thursday at ArtWalk

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Aug. 21
5-8 p.m.

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:

Art Emporium
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.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will feature artwork from Kim Shrader and Wes Eary during the August ArtWalk.

Charleston Ballet
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
Gallery Eleven
Ivor’s Trunk
Mission Savvy
Modern by Design
The Purple Moon
Romano & Associates
Taylor Books and Annex Gallery
Tony the Tailor

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Spend an evening downtown this Thursday at ArtWalk

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, July 17
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk continues its twelfth season with the July edition on Thursday, July 17 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.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame will have their bandwagon on the Lee Street Triangle providing free live music from Mark Bates and the Carpenter Ants during ArtWalk.

Check out what’s also in store for the July ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

The Art Emporium will feature, “Janet Ripper Chambers: Simply Natural.” The show will run until Aug. 16, with an artist reception during ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork & Create will feature works of art in various mediums by members of Allied Artists. The featured works will also be available for purchase and 100 percent of all sales go directly to artists.

Only One Look
110 Capitol Street

New to ArtWalk this month, Only One Look will feature 20 percent off all of its West Virginia glass, excluding cameo and bronze look exclusive limited edition glass. The shop will also offer small, original unframed watercolors for $7 by artist Jack Scott.

The Art Store
233 Hale Street

The Art Store will exhibit “Summer in the City,” a selection of artwork from our collection featuring our locally and nationally represented artists. The exhibition will include paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, handmade pottery items, and mixed media works by our talented artists. Fine crafts from North America will also be featured in the main gallery.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Art walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet studios from 5- 8 p.m. for a drink and a snack. The artwork of Judy Foxx will be displayed at the ballet studios, along with photos from our extensive library of ballets. Learn about our Fall semester or inquire about classes for yourself or your child.

Christina DiFillippo at Zando’s Catering Unlimited
241 Capitol Street

Christina Di Filippo will feature Purple Ferret Photography for the July 17 ArtWalk. Purple Ferret Photography, located in Nitro, is an eclectic creative business owned and operated by Becca Saunders. Handmade photo keepsakes and photo-jewelry are a few ways Purple Ferret Photography offers to display your photos.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Impressionist painter Tony Papa is the featured artist this month at Gallery Eleven.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

After eight years of being the most offbeat gallery on the ArtWalk trail, Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery will host its last show. In appreciation of their many wonderful donors, artists and years on Hale Street, the shop will feature a multiple screen slide show of over 2,000 families who’ve received vehicles since 2001. Come celebrate their success with live music, food and refreshments.

Woomer Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer Nistendirk & Associates will feature oil paintings by Awyn Danielle McQueen-Milam.

Timothy’s at the Quarrier Diner
1022 Quarrier Street

Timothy’s at the Quarrier Diner will feature LoJam, Lola and Jamie who will be performing on its newly roofed deck. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., 3rd Eye Cabaret will perform until 10 p.m. or later.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will feature the artwork of Newman Jackson.

Other participating venues include:

The Boutique by B.Belle Events
Capitol Conference Center
Chet Lowther Studio
Ivor’s Trunk
Modern by Design
The Purple Moon
Romano & Associates
Taylor Books and Annex Gallery
West Virginia Executive

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FestivALL meets ArtWalk on Thursday

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, June 26
5-8 p.m.

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.

Art Emporium
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.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring artwork by Gregg Oxley.

Charleston Ballet
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.

Quarrier Diner
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.

Mission Savvy
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.

Ivor’s Trunk
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.

Gallery Eleven
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

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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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Spring into ArtWalk this Thursday

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, March 20
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk kicks off its 12th season this Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

With a new year, brings an updated look for ArtWalk. We have a fresh, new logo and some new locations for 2014.

To learn more, check out  this recent Charleston Gazette story on ArtWalk by clicking HERE.

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.

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

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street East  

Tony the Tailor will feature work from Sarah Frydrych, a student at Hurricane High School. Frydrych’s main focus is painting portraiture, but she is interested in a variety of concentrations and mediums.  Frydrych is influenced by the works of the late Andy Warhol and the street artist Banksy.

In addition, Tony the Tailor will feature featuring two of the best hand-made American products available: Oxxford Clothes and Allen Edmonds shoes. Allen Edmonds will be 15 percent of each pair of shoes during this event; with an additional 5 percent off if you purchase multiple pairs. Oxxford Clothes will have on hand several end bolts at 50 percent off and the new spring fabrics will be 25 percent off.

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium will feature new works by Ian Bode in a show titled, “The Passenger Side of Modern Life.” Bode’s art takes a decontextualized look at many of the things on the surface of our modern culture and how they relate emotionally to the individual or group. Bode will be on hand present for his opening reception during ArtWalk.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Arthur Evans is the featured artist at Gallery Eleven for March. With his outstanding talent, Evans has put together an exhibit that will be a must see.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork & Create will host “Uncork & Create for a Cause,” during ArtWalk. A local artist will take participants step by step in the creation of their own 16 x 20 inch masterpiece on canvas. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own adult beverages and snacks. The cost is $45 per person and $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to Dollar Energy Fund (DEF). DEF is a non-profit dedicated to providing utility assistance to limited-income West Virginia households.

The Purple Moon
906 Quarrier Street

The Purple Moon will be featuring vintage art from our collection as well as historic documents from the Pat and Helen Hamilton Collection.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be showcasing artwork by Leah Towler.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

Come celebrate the spring equinox with the “Art of Dance: The Dance of Universal Peace,” which will be performed with participatory rhythmic percussion to follow. Handheld percussion instruments will be used, but you can bring your own, although some instruments will be available. As seating is limited, movement is required. Dr. Paula Bickham will facilitate both circles. Eclectic art honoring spring and the human spirit will be on display.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street

Artist Josh Martin and his show “Highbrow Lowbrow,” will be the featured attractions for March ArtWalk.

West Virginia Executive
8 Capitol Street

West Virginia Executive will showcase the work of photographer Tracy Toler at ArtWalk. Toler has been a feature photographer for several local magazines.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature artists Deborah Herndon, Jeanne K Cochran, Adrienne Galloway and Mary Blake.

Christina De Filippo at Zando’s Catering Unlimited 241 Capitol Street

Joe Zando with Catering Unlimited Inc. and Christina Di Filippo with Real Estate Central will feature T.C Torre of Tower Creations. She will offer hand crafted beaded and hand woven, colorful, fun jewelry.

Annex Gallery and Taylor Books
226 Capitol Street

“Drawn Together,” is an exhibit comprised of artwork produced by area and regional artists that have an affinity for drawing. Each artist has an individual approach with his or her art practice that promotes drawing as a primary mode of expression. The conceptual, intellectual, and creative endeavors are key aspects that bring the group together collectively.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Art walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet and observe dancers in class and rehearsals preparing new works for upcoming performances that include a variety of balletic variations and contemporary disco pieces.

There will also be West Virginia photographs by Penny Johnson on display. Make sure to check out the Ballet’s three April Fool’s packages that include cash, weekend hotel packages, dinner and restaurant packages, performance tickets and much, much more.

Raffle ticket chances are limited to 400 and are $20 each. You could be the winner of one of these great packages.

Other participating venues include:

Capitol Conference Center

Ivor’s Trunk

Mission Savvy

Stray Dog Antiques

Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner

Visions Day Spa

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Don’t miss a special holiday ArtWalk tonight starting at 5 p.m.

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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
1
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
2
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

GiGi’s

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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