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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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Add a little color to your Black Friday

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Black Friday Edition
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y, Nov. 28
5-8 p.m.

After a long day of post-Thanksgiving activities, enjoy a nice fall evening with friends and family on the streets of downtown Charleston.

Don’t miss the annual Black Friday edition of ArtWalk on Nov. 28 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.

Check out what’s in store for the Black Friday ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium will feature photography by Clayton Spangler. Spangler is an award-winning photographer and certified photographic consultant. His images have been featured in “Wonderful West Virginia,” “Paddler,” and “Southern Living” magazines; advertising and marketing projects nationwide.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork & Create will showcase “Joyful Snowman,” for the November ArtWalk. An artist will guide participants step-by-step in the creation of their own 16 inch x 20 inch work of art on canvas. No experience is necessary and all materials will provided. Guests are welcome to bring adult beverages and snacks. Visit www.uncorkandcreate.com for more information.

The Art Store
233 Hale Street

The Art Store will feature an exhibit titled, “Totally Awesome Stuff.” It focuses on gift-sized artwork by represented and invited artists, including works by Barry Vance, Harold Edwards, Andrea Donnelly, Maggie Starcher, Jim Gibson and Diane White. The exhibit will feature fine crafts, holiday and Hanukkah decor, blown glass, wood, jewelry and ceramics.

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street

Tony the Tailor will showcase artists Kelly Bryant and Morgan Richards. Richards is the designer of Morgan Rhea Bespoke Leather Goods. Established in 2014, the company depicts personal journeys by inscribing individual stories onto one of kind bespoke accessories with personalized designs and superb craftsmanship.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street, Suite 302, Mezzanine Level

Charleston artist Lynn Payne will be featured at the Charleston Ballet for ArtWalk. Payne has been working as an artist for over 20 years and her work is collected throughout the country. Many pieces featured at ArtWalk are sized perfectly for gift giving.

Mission Savvy
Cafe and Juice Bar
202 Hale Street

Pottery by Susan Maslowski will be the ArtWalk showcase at Mission Savvy Cafe and Juice Bar. Maslowski has been the owner of Mud River Pottery since 1975. She is a juried member of Tamarack, Southern Highland Craft Guild and the West Virginia Art and Craft Guild. Her work has been featured in local and national exhibitions. It’s has also been purchased by and/or, is in the collections of Sen. Jay Rockefeller, John Denver, Davis Grubb and Jennifer Garner.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will feature a Department 56 “Christmas in the City,” display with a Lionel Polar Express train.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Linda Charles-Stone will be the featured artist at Gallery Eleven for the November ArtWalk.  Additional works from the students of Sharon McClanahan will also be displayed.

Taylor Books Annex Gallery
226 Capitol Street

Taylor Books Annex Gallery will showcase art from Kathleen Loomis, Charles Ott, Tom Acosta, Ashley Hoey, Joshua Miller, Eva King, Robert Villamagna, Joseph Lung, Brett Kern Ceramics, and Michael Doig, Great selections of hand crafted pottery, woodwork and jewelry will be available for purchase.

Other participating venues include:

The Boutique by B.Belle Events
Chet Lowther Studio
Ivor’s Trunk
Modern by Design
Only One Look
The Purple Moon
Stray Dog Antiques
Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner

For more information, visit www.ArtWalkCWV.com

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, the Charleston Area Alliance also encourages the public to consider supporting local businesses on Small Business Saturday, which will be held this Saturday, Nov. 29 in Downtown Charleston.

The occasion offers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed environment, find unique gifts, and help sustain our local economy.

For more information on Small Business Saturday, click HERE.

 

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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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A message from Alliance Chairman Pat Bond & President/CEO Matthew Ballard

ALLIANCE_color~verticalAfter hosting eight events in six days, the Charleston Area Alliance was busy last week, to say the least.Whether enjoying music at the Brown Bag Concert or touring loft properties across the city at Loft Walk, we hope you had the opportunity to participate in one of the many events held by the Alliance and Generation Charleston, our young professionals program.

We understand that connecting the dots between the many grass roots programs taking shape across the Kanawha Valley to the Alliance’s overall mission can sometimes seem a challenge. However, we can ensure you that every Alliance program and its initiatives are driven by one force: Vision 2030.

In 2011 more than 400 local stakeholders gathered to collaborate and develop the Kanawha Valley’s 20-year strategic plan, known as Vision 2030. After months of hard work and planning, a forward-thinking roadmap designed to inspire an economy that provides sustainable jobs for Kanawha Valley residents, while meeting future megatrends, was born.

Using the roadmap as a guide, the Alliance has organized Vision 2030’s initiatives into seven drivers: Workforce/Education, Innovation/Research and Development, Leadership, Health, Energy Industry, Chemistry and Downtown Revitalization.

Thanks to hard work and extensive planning, nearly every Vision 2030 driver was supported during last week’s events.

We kicked off the week on Monday, Sept. 15 with the Alliance’s annual Golf Scramble. The event was held at Berry Hills Country Club and helped raise money to support the Alliance’s economic and community development initiatives, which in turn supports all seven Vision 2030 drivers.

Also on Monday, Generation Charleston kicked off its Urban Living 2014 week with the Homebuyer’s Blueprint at the Four Points by Sheraton on Kanawha Boulevard. At the event, young professionals got the tools and tips to buying their first home.

Helping young professionals take the leap into home ownership will support greater investment in our communities and downtown development. Housing and specifically “downtown housing,” remain the number one interest for young professionals in the Charleston Area.

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurs (SAGE) welcomed participants of the farmer-training program and volunteers to Rebecca Street on the West Side to plant an urban orchard. In a few years, the orchard’s trees will be producing apples, pears, apricots and more.

SAGE teaches participants how to grow sustainable produce in urban spaces across Charleston. The program, which supports the Downtown Revitalization, Innovation and Health drivers, helps urban farmers learn how to sell their produce as a reliable form of income.

Much of the produce grown is sold at the East End Bazaar on Saturday and used locally by several eateries and restaurants, including Alliance member Mission Savvy.

Also on Tuesday, more than 200 people attended the downtown Loft Walk. The walk, which was part of GC’s Urban Living 2014 week, showcased the available lofts for sale in the Four Points by Sheraton and more.

This is the seventh straight year Generation Charleston has hosted the event, which focuses on downtown housing options. The Alliance continues to encourage developers to invest in housing appropriate for young professionals and families who want to live in the downtown area.

The Alliance was excited to attend the grand reopening of Edible Arrangements in South Charleston on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The new owners met through Generation Charleston, which supports the Vision 2030’s Leadership driver.

At Appalachian Power Park on Wednesday evening, Katie Rugeley, owner of The Initialed Life LLC, defeated seven other businesses at “Thrive,” the Alliance’s annual crowdfunding event. Rugeley’s business specializes in custom monogrammed and embroidered items. She was among eight local entrepreneurs competing for over $4,000 in crowd-funded seed money.

Supporting Vision 2030’s Innovation driver, community members paid $20 to attend the event, listened to the entrepreneur’s sales pitch and acted as investors by voting on their favorite business idea. Rugeley plans use the money to invest in a second commercial embroidery machine to meet sales demand and hire a second employee. Providing a source of seed capital for start-ups is one way the Alliance is assisting small businesses.

ArtWalk, a monthly evening event supporting Downtown Revitalization, drew hundreds of attendees on Thursday, Sept. 18. The September ArtWalk showcased a variety of artists working in a myriad of media ranging from watercolor to coal sculptures. This event encourages the support of local artists, art galleries and other downtown businesses.

Local professionals were encouraged to get out of the office and enjoy live music at Davis Park in downtown Charleston during their lunch break on Friday, Sept. 19. The Brown Bag Concert was held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with musical performances by West Virginia State University’s Jazz Ensemble and St. Albans High School Marching Band. Several local Alliance member restaurants sold lunches during the downtown event.

We’re excited to bring the Kanawha Valley innovative programs and events to encourage greater economic development, community engagement, innovative entrepreneurial activity, healthy food initiatives and more.

We know that none of this would be possible without the support from our members and community leaders.

We’re eager to continue down the Vision 2030 path with you and advance the Kanawha Valley as a vibrant place to live and work.

To learn more about the Charleston Area Alliance or ways to get involved visit www.charlestonareaalliance.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Local designer takes fashion world by storm

10347802_487687844700642_2347749083498344309_nEveryone has a story and Morgan Richards’ begins with “I Love Lucy.”

As a young girl, Richards, a Kanawha Valley native, loved the heart shaped, black and white silhouettes that were featured during the credits on the classic 1950’s television show.

It was the beginning of a love affair with fashion and design. What followed was a youth filled with designing clothes on sketch pads.

“I used to say that I wanted to design swimsuits, but not shoes and handbags,” Richards said. “That’s so funny, because that is my niche now.”

Richards has taken her talents to the big time with her company, Morgan Rhea. She hand assembles timeless pieces with personalized designs and superb craftsmanship.

The pieces are designed for the ”individual who wants to express their personal journey through an accessory that is a conversation in its self.”

Currently, Richards is working out of the Charleston Area Alliance’s small business incubator. Located at 1116 Smith Street, the incubator offers an affordable office and warehouse environment, along with the business coaching and consulting necessary to make sure startups or expanding businesses succeed.

“The Alliance and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center have been amazing,” Richards said. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if (Alliance President/CEO) Matt Ballard did not push and guide me into the right direction. Morgan Rhea would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for the kindness that the Alliance and the Small Business Development Center has shown us.”

Richards graduated from South Charleston High School and attended the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, where she received an associate’s degree in fashion merchandising.

“It was an amazing school to go to,” Richards said. “I was able to see if fashion was what I really wanted to do and I had great professors.”

She then continued her education at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia, where she focused on accessory design.  After graduating from the school in May, Richards was still undecided on her career.

That changed in June when she won the “Best Student Made Handbag” award at the International Handbag Designer Awards. She won the award for “The Ronald,” which was a buffalo leather briefcase that she designed.

The awards ceremony, which was held in New York City, was judged by industry professionals from fashion conglomerates, such as Kenneth Cole and Kate Spade.

“Winning the competition helped launch my business into the right direction because my briefcase is currently in the September issue of InStyle Magazine,” Richards said.

Richards netted an apprenticeship at handbag mecca, Coach, and was given the opportunity to design and present singer-songwriter John Legend with a pair of shoes that she made.

On Thursday from 5-8 p.m., Richards’ work will be featured at Tony the Tailor during Downtown ArtWalk. She will showcase her current collection, “Silently Speaking Gratitude.”

Richards’ said the collection is inspired by people in her life and their journeys in this world.

“Each of the stories is laser etched onto the accessory,” Richards said. “For example, I have a tote bag and duffle bag that I designed and it has my aunt’s story about her journey through breast cancer written on it.”

Richards will be selling leather phone cases, tassel key chains and small wallets. She will also be taking pre-orders for the “The Ronald” briefcase.

Charleston Area Alliance President/CEO Matt Ballard predicts Morgan Rhea will be a household name very soon.

“Morgan’s designs are amazing and her ability to make quality handmade accessories that anyone would want to have and to personalize them with your own story has tremendous value in the marketplace,” Ballard said. “The Alliance specializes in assistaning small start-up businesses and I am excited about the future success of Morgan Rhea.”

For more information on Morgan Rhea and to view Richards’ accessories, visit her website at www.morganrhea.com.

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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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