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Put a little color in your Black Friday at ArtWalk

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Black Friday Edition
Friday, Nov. 29
5-8 p.m.

After a long day of post-Thanksgiving Christmas shopping, 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. 29 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.

For this edition, participating venues will offer a free t-shirt gift with purchase, while supplies last.

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

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street East

Tony the Tailor will be open from 4-8 p.m. on Black Friday for ArtWalk. The store will have hors d’oeurves and an open bar. The guest artist will be Kelly Bryant.

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

“Illumination,” a show of new paintings by Sharon Harms will be the featured attraction at the November ArtWalk. The works contain focused light and camouflage in nature. Natural elements are depicted in optimum lighting conditions and animals and insects are shown camouflaged in their surroundings. The show runs from Nov.18 through Dec. 14. The opening reception will be from 5-8 pm on Nov. 29 during the Black Friday ArtWalk.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Joyce Daniels will be the featured artist at Gallery Eleven for ArtWalk. Daniels’ work is primarily abstract with a fantastic use of color and color harmony.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork your Christmas Spirit and bring along your shopping list to Uncork and Create for from 5-8 p.m. on Black Friday. The offerings will include oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings as well as sculpture and jewelry. Refreshments and wine will be provided by Allied Artists of West Virginia.

Uncork & Create will also be offering a “Snowman” wineglass painting event. This event is $35 per person and seating is limited. To register, please visit their upcoming events at www.uncorkandcreate.com. Works of art by Chet Lowther will also be on display.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery is planning a two-part event, “Beyond the Margin,” curated by Nik Botkin and Emma Fisher for the November’s ArtWalk. The event will feature live art-making and a contemporary art exhibition. Botkin and Fisher have invited more than 15 artists whose voices have traditionally been excluded from the fine art world.

Also, in support of World AIDS Day, Good News Garage will display four panels from the WV AIDS Quilt. There will also be HIV testing on site free of charge. The presentation is sponsored by SAGA (Straight and Gay Alliance) at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The Purple Moon
906 Quarrier Street

The Purple Moon will launch the holiday season in a plethora of vintage aluminum Christmas trees and other vintage decorations in addition to two very unique exhibits. The store will preview items, including glass, pottery and a china collection, from a recent estate sale in Belle, which contained more than 2,000 pieces of glass which spanned the 20th Century.

Additional items featured include pieces from the Pat and Helen Hamilton Collection, which will present rare and unique documents and signatures from historical and literary figures from Thomas Jefferson to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be having a 50 percent off storewide sale during the Black Friday ArtWalk.

Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique at Hendrickson & Long  
214 Capitol Street  

For the November ArtWalk, Hope Village will be at Hendrickson and Long, PLLC located at 214 Capitol Street. Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, Hope Village provides one of a kind items sure to enthrall anyone on your Christmas list – beautiful jewelry, shawls, wood carvings, home and children’s items, olive wood nativities, baskets from Africa, olive oil and much more. Every purchase enables the artisans to help support their family with food, clothing, shelter and education enabling them to live a more just and sustainable life.

House of Luxe
817 Quarrier Street

House of Luxe will feature artist Carmen J. File during ArtWalk. File is a native West Virginian. For her signature work, landscape confetti art quilts, she transforms countless tiny fragments of textiles into intriguing fiber art in much the same way a painter uses a palette. The lengthy process results in fiber art that has the appearance of impressionism and pointillism paintings. File is a Tamarack artist and her art quilt entitled “Backyard Sunset,” was selected for Tamarack’s 2013 Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

The photography of Penny Johnson and the showing of the film “Angels Perch,” will be the featured attractions at Charleston Ballet during ArtWalk. Charleston Ballet will have great stocking stuffers and many unique, original gifts available to make your holiday shopping easy and your gifts memorable. Set almost entirely in the small, historic logging town of Cass, WV, “Angel’s Perch” examines the delicate relationship between past and present, memory and loss.

Other participating
venues include:

Annex Gallery and Taylor Books

Chet Lowther Studio

GiGi’s

Ivor’s Trunk

Mission Savvy

Savvy Chic

Stray Dog Antiques

Visions Day Spa

White Oak Photography

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Fall into ArtWalk this Thursday

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Oct. 17
5-8 p.m.

Don’t miss Downtown ArtWalk this Thursday starting at 5 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 in store for the October ArtWalk:

 

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Kathy Boland will be the featured artist at Gallery Eleven for Artwalk.

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium will feature Clayton Spangler’s new show “Charleston: Shades of Gray”. This show will feature a collection of black and white photographs of Charleston printed on metal. It will open with ArtWalk and will run through Nov. 16.

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer, Nistendirk and Associates will feature artist Jennifer McGee of The Creative Fire, LLC for ArtWalk.

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street

Tony the Tailor will have a Zelli shoe trunk show during October’s ArtWalk. Hand-crafted in Tuscany, Italy, Zelli produces footwear for the gentleman looking for quality and a classic styling. All shoes will be 20 percent off during this event. Tony’s guest artist will be Kelly Bryant, who will showcase special Halloween art.

Romano and Associates
230 Capitol Street

“Through the Eyes of Many” is an exhibit of the Charleston Camera Club (CCC) members at Romano’s during October ArtWalk. CCC has been providing an informal and friendly environment for photographers of all levels since 1953, which makes it the oldest camera club in West Virginia. CCC offers educational meetings, friendly competitions, exhibitions, and opportunities to photograph public events and more in order to expand the photographic knowledge of its members.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
9
00 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Jeanne K. Cochran, Arthur Evans, Mykal Baisden, Adrienne Galloway and Anna “Tookie” Nibert. Also, jewelry designs by Mary Blake and musician John Ingram will be featured.

Uncork and Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork & Create is the setting for the West Virginia Youth Symphony’s Artist and Sponsor reception to kickoff the ”Painted Violin Project”. Unique instruments will be on display during ArtWalk. Come enjoy wine and cheese and the first opportunity to see 11 painted violins and one cello that local artists have turned into unique, one a kind art pieces.

Chet Lowther Studio
223 Hale Street

Chet Lowther Studio will be showing new works in encaustic, acrylic, oil, and works on paper at ArtWalk.

Mission Savvy
807 Quarrier Street

For October’s ArtWalk, Mission Savvy will have the grand opening of its second location at 807 Quarrier Street. Mission Savvy invites the public to take a walk through and experience a plant based kitchen and learn about the new culinary programs they are offering.

Vision’s Day Spa
238 Capitol Street

Vision’s Day Spa will feature two artists, photographer Penny Johnson and mixed media with newsprint Ashley H. Bennett.

West Virginia State University Art Department
123 Summers Street

West Virginia State University Art Department will feature an exhibit of the works by its faculty, including Josh Martin, Nik Botkin, Paula Clendenin, Molly Erlandson, Reidun Ovrebo and Megan Shultz.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

FOOTMAD will be hosting “Contra Dancing at the ArtWalk” at Good News Mountaineer Garage. The dancing is fun and easy. All dances will be taught beforehand.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring art by Leah Towler.

Other participating venues include:

Annex Gallery and Taylor Books

Capitol Conference Center

Chet Lowther Studio

GiGi

Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique at First Presbyterian Church

House of Luxe

Ivor’s Trunk

The Purple Moon/Modern by Design

Savvy Chic

Stray Dog Antiques

Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner

White Oak Photography

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Take a stroll downtown this Thursday at ArtWalk

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Sept. 19
5-8 p.m.

Don’t miss a special Downtown ArtWalk 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.

This month’s ArtWalk is part of Generation Charleston’s Urban Living 2013
event. The event, a celebration of the “live, work and play” atmosphere of
downtown Charleston, will be held from Sept. 17-20 at various location. Visit www.CharlestonAreaAlliance.org
for more information.

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

Gallery Eleven

1025 Quarrier Street

Kathy Boland will be the featured artist at Gallery Eleven for
Artwalk. Boland’s exhibit is titled the “The Road Home.”

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium presents “Renewed Hope,” works by Traci Higginbotham. The works
will be available to view from Sept. 18 through Oct. 12. An artists reception
will be held from 5 -8 p.m. during Artwalk.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Art walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet from 5- 8 p.m. for a
drink and a snack. Observe dancers in class and rehearsals preparing new works
for the upcoming performances that include “Janis and Joe Suite”, a ballet to
music of Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker. There are also many photographs on
display at the ballet studio location. Studios are located on the
Mezzanine Floor at 100 Capitol Street in the Security Building. For additional
information call the Charleston Ballet office at 342-6541.

Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street

Join Stray Dog Antiques for Artwalk to browse its ongoing series of odd
collections. This month, Stray Dog will feature displays of vintage mesh
Whiting Davis purses, lllustrated cigarette cards, zebra figurines, Retro Red
mid-century metal furniture and more, plus art by Gary Needham and Paint Coyote
Studio.

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer, Nistendirk and Associates will feature photographs by local artist John
Sibold, owner of Commercial Photography Services of WV.

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street

The September ArtWalk will be the grand opening of Tony the Tailor’s new
store location at 822 Virginia Street. Join the store for a ribbon cutting at 6
p.m. and a small batch bourbon tasting in addition to great deals on Allen
Edmonds footwear. There will be special pricing on all off-the-rack and custom
suits, jackets & trousers and savings on all sportswear. Enter drawings for
jackets, shoes, jeans and many more other items. The guest artist is Tom
Hindman with his fabulous photography.

Romano and Associates
230 Capitol Street

Jeff Pierson will be exhibiting “The Lawyer Series,” at Romano & Associates
during September’s ArtWalk. “The Lawyer Series” features historically
significant attorneys such as Clarence Darrow, Belva Lockwood, Daniel Webster
and seven others. From 2007 – 2013, Jeff served as the director of arts at
the WV Division of Culture and History and currently serves as the art director
for Wonderful West Virginia magazine.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography
by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Jeanne K. Cochran,
Mkyal Baisden, Adrienne Galloway and Anna “Tookie” Nibert.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery is happy to announce the opening of
“Secret Garden,” new photographs by photojournalist Laura Antrin
Caskey.  Caskey describes her new work as a response to years of reporting
in war zones, witnessing the destruction of human lives in the natural
world. In “Secret Garden,” Caskey’s classic photojournalist style yields
to a different point of view: abstract, graphic and close.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring the art of Gregg Oxley.

Uncork and Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork and Create will hold a public painting event at ArtWalk. A
local artist will take people step-by-step thru the creation of their own
“Purple Door” painting. No experience is necessary. All materials
provided will be provided. Cost is $45 per person. Pre-registration required at
http://www.uncorkandcreate.com/.

GiGi’s
200 Hale Street

GiGi’s, Charleston’s original children’s boutique, carries unique items for
children and several of those items are made by local artisans. They will be
offering 65 percent off of their summer collections and there will also be
drawings for discounts on their regular merchandise.

Chet Lowther Studio
223 Hale Street

Chet Lowther Studio will be showing new works in encaustic, acrylic, oil, and
works on paper at ArtWalk.

The Purple Moon/Modern by Design
906 Quarrier Street

The Purple Moon and Modern by Design are now under one roof in a newly
remodeled and expanded space. Join us on Thursday for the official opening of
this exciting expansion of West Virginia’s only Mid-century design gallery.

As a special feature and in coordination with the family of Pat & Helen
Hamilton, the Purple Moon is pleased to present “Patriotism to Modernism:
Art and More from a West Virginia Family. While deeply involved in politics,
business and community affairs, the Hamilton’s filled their Oak Hill home with
art, mementos, photographs and historical items, which reflected their love of
country, West Virginia and the modernist aesthetic of the mid-20th Century.

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Don’t miss ArtWalk this Thursday starting at 5 p.m.

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Aug. 15
5-8 p.m.

Don’t miss the next Downtown ArtWalk 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.

New to ArtWalk this month are White Oak Photography and GiGi’s, which are located at 200 Hale Street.

Check out what’s in store for this week’s ArtWalk:

Mission Savvy
202 Hale Street

Goodies from Monroe Farm Market will be featured at Mission Savvy this Thursday. The farms will be offering free samples of its fresh fruit and vegetables, along with batches of kettle corn.

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium will present “West Virginia…Revisited,” new works by Emily Roles. A special artist reception will be held during Artwalk from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit will run from Aug. 13 through Sept. 14.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Arthur Evans, Cindy Walton, Anna “Tookie” Nibert, Adrienne Galloway and Shelia Sheets.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Art walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet from 5-8 p.m. for a drink and a snack. Observe dancers in class and rehearsals  as they prepare for new works for the upcoming performances of “Behind Barres Reality Ballet Uncensored!” There will also be many Charleston Ballet photographs on display at the ballet studio location. Studios are located on the Mezzanine Floor at 100 Capitol Street in the Security Building. For additional information call the Charleston Ballet office at 342-6541.

Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street

Stray Dog Antiques will be featuring a series of limited edition vintage postcards by Artist Max Kunsli. Max’s whimsical illustrations of anthropomorphized cats will be on display, as well as new work by Gary Needham, new “accumulation jars” by Gina Puzzuoli, and art by Paint Coyote Studio.k

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer will feature artist Dianna Perdue and work from her business Di Mac Photography.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Sonja Adkins the featured artist this month at Gallery Eleven.

Taylor Books Annex Gallery
226 Capitol Street

“Soliloquies,” a new work by Staci Leech-Cornell will be featured at ArtWalk. Cornell is a mixed media artist utilizing pen and ink, folded paper and gouache to create illustrative, playful works that combine her interests in nature, nostalgia, interior decorating and fashion. Also during ArtWalk, our ceramics studio will be selling new and collected work with proceeds going to local charities.

House of Luxe
817 Quarrier Street

House of Luxe will be featuring Alexis Bittar jewelry at 50 percent off.

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street

Tony the Tailor is open at his new location at 822 Virginia Street. This Thursday’s featured artist Kelly Bryant will be on hand, along with a special guest for ArtWalk. Tony the Tailor is also having a pre-season sale on all suits, jackets and trousers.

Romano and Associates
230 Capitol Street

Ian Bode will be showing off his talents this Thursday at ArtWalk. Swing by from 5-8 p.m. and stay for conversation, snacks and art.

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Beat the heat with some cool art this Thursday at ArtWalk

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, July 18
5-8 p.m.

Beat the heat with some cool art at Downtown ArtWalk 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.

Check out what’s in store for this Thursday’s ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

This Thursday, Art Emporium will be presenting “Wild and Whimsical: a work by JP Owens.” His art is ever-evolving. Originally a printmaker by study, his works are centered on slightly abstracted linoleum and woodcuts of nature. He started painting these prints, which were brought to life with vibrant colors and patterns. Art Emporium will be showcasing Owens’ work until Aug. 10.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Jeanne K. Cochran, Cindy Walton and Anna “Tookie” Nibert.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street

Romano & Associates will be featuring Leah Towler’s artwork in chalk pastels and drawings. Recently juried into Tamarack, Leah’s work features mastery of chalk pastels. Her work ranges from landscape, animals to abstract scenes. She also accepts many commissions of portraiture of individuals and pets.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

ArtWalkers are invited to join Will Manahan a.k.a. DANCING COW at the Charleston Ballet from 5-8 p.m. for a drink and a snack.

Young Will Manahan will be performing on his dulcimer in the studio and also selling his CD. There will be many Charleston Ballet photographs on display at the ballet studio location.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

Good News Mountaineer Garage will feature artist Scottie Stowers. Scottie was born and raised in Madison WV and is the son of landscape artist Betty Stowers. He paints his pictures in a way that color isn’t important to the finished piece. He has been featured on television and in news publications. His pictures are in public buildings and in the Coal Heritage Museum in Madison.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring gelatin paintings by Donna Wood during the July ArtWalk.

Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street

For July’s Artwalk, Stray Dog Antiques will be exhibiting a newly acquired collection of unique and beautiful handmade aprons that spans 20 years. Also on display will be a new painting by Chef Gary Needham, new “accumulation jars” by Dr. Gina Puzzuoli, art by Jake Fertig, Barbara Walker, Robert Allender, and Andrea Anderson, and of course Paint Coyote Studio will be exhibiting new work by Randy Yoho and Erin Turner on the second floor.

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer’s featured artist this month is jewelry designer and maker, Debra Davis Designs. They will also have art from Linda Charles Stone.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Larry Wolfe is the featured artist for July at Gallery Eleven. The featured exhibit is titled “New Direction.” Examples of the art featured include: two triptych landscapes, a painting from the vantage point of a parking garage, a dress in a mall storefront, and a painting Wolfe was asked to do as a cover for a fantasy, horror, historical story.

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FestivALL meets ArtWalk this Thursday

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, June 27
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.

This month, ArtWalk welcomes the City of Charleston and WV Department of Environmental Protection’s 2013 Rain Barrel Tour. It features 24 local artists that designed and painted rain barrels, which will be on display along Capitol, Hale and Quarrier Streets.

FestivALL street performers will also be out entertaining ArtWalk patrons.

Check out what’s also in store for this Thursday’s special FestivALL ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

The oil paintings of Belmont artist Karen Chamblin will be featured in the “Inspired By the Old Masters,” at the Art Emporium. Chamblin has been an associate member of Oil Painters of America for five years and has been juried as an artisan at Tamarack.

Tony the Tailor
107 Hale Street

Tony the Tailor is featuring artist Kelly Bryant for the June ArtWalk. Tony will also showcase Oxxford Clothes with a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” sale.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Faye Johnson, Betty Rivard, Jurgen Lorenzen and Anna “Tookie” Nibert.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

FestivALL art walkers are invited to join the Charleston Ballet from 5-8 p.m. for a drink and a snack for our “Dancing and Drinks” series. View the inside world of ballet dancers at work in class and rehearsal settings. This time, dancers are going to create their own piece of art while executing barre exercises. New artwork will be exhibited in the studio from Allied Artists.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

Good News Mountaineer Garage joins Mountain Stage as it celebrates 30 years of live performance radio. The exhibit will feature unique show memorabilia, an inside glimpse of backstage moments, as well as artwork created by West Virginia artists in celebration of the 30th anniversary.

Delfine’s Jewelry
2
45 Capitol Street

Delfine’s will be showcasing its brand new, state-of-the-art engraving machine. This machine is the finest computerized engraving system in the world. It allows
Delfine’s to do simple engraving like the inside of a ring or the outside of a bangle bracelet. It also makes cut-out name plates and even engraves wine bottles in minutes.

Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street

Charleston resident Barbara Harris Walker’s creates pieces using drafting tools, found objects, leather, glass, wood and bone. Many of her objects on display in this exhibition are functioning rattles, specifically for the creation of sound. Each form is stitched and beaded meticulously using traditional methods, evoking the meditative and mathematical integrity of ancient art forms. In her artist statement, Walker pays homage to artists Genny Zebach and Diane White, whom she says have provided her with “valuable inspiration as teachers and mentors.”

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Celebrating food, fun and the pleasure of gathering to share both, Charleston artist Lynn Payne’s paintings grace many private collections and public spaces throughout the country. Fascinated with the simplicity of food, and especially with the organic beauty of fruits and vegetables, Lynn imparts personality to the humblest of produce. Whether it’s a still life featuring a solitary cantaloupe or a group of rowdy women cavorting in a stream, Lynn’s art invites the viewer into the picture to share the moment.

Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique at First Presbyterian Church
16 Leon Sullivan Way

Hope Village, a boutique shop that brings lovely and unique art from across the globe to our city, will offer fabulous baskets from throughout the African continent as this month’s featured ArtWalk item. These one-of-a-kind specimens of functional artwork are woven by local African craftspeople that are committed to providing a beautiful and quality product. Cash and checks will only be accepted.

Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner
1022 Quarrier Street

Timothy’s will feature Allied Artists in the main Quarrier Diner space for Festivall.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork & Create will hold “My Heart is in WV,” painting event beginning at 6 p.m. In addition, Dr. Sketchy’s live models will be posing in the windows of Uncork & Create. The main gallery will also feature the work of various local artists.

House of Luxe
817 Quarrier Street

House of Luxe will showcase Alexis Bittars’ full summer collection of jewelry in all three lines: Lucite, Elements and Miss Havisham. The store will offer 30 percent off the entire collection.

Chet Lowther Studio
223 Hale Street

Chet Lowther Studio will feature new works in encaustic, oil, and acrylic.

Capitol Conference Center
815 Lee Street

The Capitol Conference Center will host a special Family Fun Night and the art work of Rebecca Recco Burch during ArtWalk on Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

The Purple Moon
906 Quarrier Street

New items are in at The Purple Moon and at Modern by Design in advance of its growth and store owners hope you will stop by and check things out. In addition, The Purple Moon will be conducting one of the largest estate sales in Kanawha County ever in July – a 20,000 sq. foot warehouse chock full of antiques, glass and collectibles – and will be providing information on this sale during ArtWalk, including preview photos of this remarkable collection.

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Don’t miss ArtWalk this Thursday

DArtwalkowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, May 16
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk, the showcase of downtown Charleston’s thriving art scene, returns for its May 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 ArtWalk venues this month include: the Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique at First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 16 Leon Sullivan Way, and Timothy’s at the Quarrier Diner located at 1022 Quarrier Street.

Check out what’s in store for this Thursday’s ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

The oil paintings of Belmont artist Karen Chamblin will be featured in the “Inspired By the Old Masters,” from May 14 – June 16 at the Art Emporium. Chamblin has been an associate member of Oil Painters of America for five years and has been juried as an artisan at Tamarack.

Gallery Eleven
1033 Quarrier Street

Gallery Eleven welcomes two new members for ArtWalk: Joyce Daniels and Arthur Evans. Scott Milam and his son Colin will be playing easy listening music at the gallery.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street, Suite 200

Romano’s will feature West Virginia artist and soldier Todd Harrell. His photography captures the faces of people in a war torn Afghanistan. His passion for the people and his mission has lead him to capture more than 20,000 images, dozens of which will be on display during ArtWalk.

Tony the Tailor
107 Hale Street

Tony the Tailor is featuring artist Kelly Bryant for the May ArtWalk. Tony will also debut Crayon Lacing, which is a West Virginia based company founded by Marc Rigsby and Bennett Rainey. They offer a fresh take on men’s fashion by introducing an assortment of colored shoe laces for men’s dress shoes.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
9
00 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Shawn Brogan, Katie Cumberledge and Faye Johnson.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Art walkers are invited to join the Charleston Ballet from 5-8 p.m. for a drink and a snack for our “Dancing and Drinks” series. View the inside world of
ballet dancers at work in class and rehearsal settings for their upcoming performances. Along with watching the dancers, “Antique and Modern Porcelain Doll Creations of Becky Turley,” will be exhibited at the ballet studio location.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

“New Deal Photographs of West Virginia, 1934-1943,” which is a collection of photographs by Ben Shahn in 1935 and Marion Post Wolcott in 1938 in Logan and McDowell Counties, will be featured at ArtWalk. The exhibit includes a book-signing by Betty Rivard, the editor of the book.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring calligraphy by Jen Bischof.

Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street

Stray Dog Antiques will feature an exhibition entitled “JARS,” that showcases collections of quotidian, weird and amusing objects composed in jars, by Gina Puzzuoli. In addition, artwork by Jake Fertig, Gary Needham, Robert Allender, Paint Coyote Studio, and many others will be on display.

Mission Savvy
202 Hale Street

This month, Mission Savvy will be collecting donations for the animals at Kanawha County Humane Association and will have café specials all evening.

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer will feature photographers Bill and Carolyn Hilborn at this month’s Artwalk.

Annex Gallery
226 Capitol Street

Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served for the opening of a new exhibit featuring the intricately layered monoprints of Karla Hackenmiller, an associate professor of art at Ohio University, Athens.

Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique at First Presbyterian Church
16 Leon Sullivan Way

Hope Village, a boutique shop that brings lovely and unique art from across the globe to our city, will offer fabulous baskets from throughout the African continent as this month’s featured Artwalk item. These one-of-a-kind specimens of functional artwork are woven by local African craftspeople that are committed to providing a beautiful and quality product. Cash and checks will only be accepted.

Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner
1022 Quarrier Street

Timothy’s at the Quarrier Diner will display original scarves made by Anna Pollitt and Lisa Pollitt. They will be selling for $20 for a variety of prints and colors.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork & Create will be offering a painting event entitled “Tulips.” It will be led by artist Janet Ripper Chambers, which will begin at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. To register for this event, please visit Uncork & Create’s events calendar at http://www.uncorkandcreate.com/ or call 304-552-3331. Also, the Uncork & Create gallery will feature artists Rebecca Recco and Chet Lowther.

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Spring into ArtWalk tonight

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, April 18
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk, the showcase of downtown Charleston’s thriving art scene, returns for its April 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.

Held on the third Thursday of each month, galleries, art studios, shops and restaurants open their doors and showcase their goods and services to potential customers and those who are “just looking.” Each season brings new venues, exciting special events and the best of local, regional and nationally recognized artists.

New to ArtWalk this month is the Capitol Conference Center, which is located at 815 Lee Street. It will feature the photography of Steve Payne.

Check out what’s in store for this Thursday’s ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium is having a solo art exhibition from Homaira Ahmed from April 16 through May 11. The opening reception will be held during ArtWalk. Ahmed’s paintings and clay artwork displays will be featured for sale at the event.

Gallery Eleven
1033 Quarrier Street

Linda Charles Stone is the featured artist for April at Gallery Eleven. Stone works primarily in acrylics and watercolors, in both realism and abstract styles.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street, Suite 200

Romano & Associates will host the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network’s silent auction titled “One with Courage.” It will be an evening of inspiration, courage and support. Enjoy refreshments and meet some of the artists.

House of Luxe
817 Quarrier Street

House of Luxe will feature new jewelry designs from Alexis Bittar. Bittar’s jewelry is hand-crafted in his own studio in Brooklyn, NY. There are three distinct lines within his collection: The Lucite, Elements, and Miss Havasham. Each collection is collectable and is highly coveted among his many fans.

Tony the Tailor
107 Hale Street

Tony the Tailor will provide a “Best of England” promotion featuring fabrics from the best mills in England along with a scotch whiskey tasting. The featured artist will be Kelly Bryant.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography by Bill and Carolyn Hilborn and Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Mary Blake, Diana Pittis and Katie Cumberledge.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Join the Charleston Ballet from for a drink and a snack for its “Dancing and Drinks” series. View the inside world of ballet dancers at work in class and rehearsal settings for their upcoming performances, along with new artwork paintings of up and coming artist Kim Sunday. A few works of dance photography by Charleston photographers K. D. Lett and Jurgen Lorenzen will also be on display.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

The Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery will feature the WV Allied Artists. Works featured include art by Anne Jacobs, Steven Holsclaw, Newman Jackson, Sandra King, Judy Pratt, Linda Stonestreet, Sharon Harms, Regina Swim, Patricia Fox and more. This multimedia event features drawings, painting, 3D works, and pottery.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

This month, Delfine’s will be showcasing its brand new, state-of-the-art engraving machine. This machine is the finest computerized engraving systems in the world. It allows Delfine’s to provide simple engraving, like on the inside of a ring or the outside of a bangle bracelet.

Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street

Stray Dog Antiques has new work for April’s ArtWalk by Robert Allison, Jake Fertig, and Paint Coyote Studio.

Mission Savvy
202 Hale Street

This month, Mission Savvy is having a fun fundraiser for its animal shelter called “Pops for Pups”. They will be painting balloons and selling them for $2 each. With each balloon purchase you get to pop it and see if you have won something inside. All proceeds go to the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association.

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ArtWalk returns for its 11th season this Thursday

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, March 21
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk, the showcase of downtown Charleston’s thriving art scene, will kick off its 11th season 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.

Held on the third Thursday of each month, galleries, art studios, shops and restaurants open their doors and showcase their goods and services to potential customers and those who are “just looking.” Each season brings new venues, exciting special events and the best of local, regional and nationally recognized artists.

Click here to download a map for the March 2013 edition of Downtown ArtWalk.

Check out what’s in store for this Thursday’s ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Charleston’s Art Emporium will feature “In Between Dreams,” an art show featuring the work of West Virginia artist Jacob Bucy. Bucy’s work has been all over the state from Olgebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling to Tamarack in Beckley.

Gallery Eleven
1033 Quarrier Street

Clay artist Randi Selbe is the featured artist for March at Gallery Eleven.

The Purple Moon
906 Quarrier Street

It has been a long Winter but the folks at The Purple Moon have made the best of it by scouring the countryside for the best of mid-century, industrial and vintage art and home furnishings. With new inventory including everything from vintage German biology and industrial posters to the most amazing pair of barrister-style department store cabinets and everything in between. And of course, art by our friends Glen Brogan, Sharon Stackpole and many more.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street, Suite 200

Romano’s will feature original paintings by Blake Wheeler, photographs by Balsa Goboyic and Leslie Bragg and illustrations by Bill Richardson. Also, author Jason Pell will be on hand to sell his just released graphic novel, “Season’s End” and author Daniel Boyd will also be there showcasing all things “Chillers.”

House of Luxe
817 Quarrier Street

House of Luxe will feature new jewelry designs from Alexis Bittar. Bittar’s jewelry is hand-crafted in his own studio in Brooklyn, NY. There are three distinct lines within his collection: The Lucite, Elements, and Miss Havasham. Each collection is collectable and is highly coveted among his many fans.

Tony the Tailor
107 Hale Street

Tony the Tailor joins ArtWalk for the very first time with his spring “Made in America” trunk show. Tony will also be hosting a small batch bourbon tasting and artist Kelly Bryant will be showing her works.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography by Bill and Carolyn Hilborn and Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Mary Blake, Faye Johnson, Diana Pittis and Katie Cumberledge.

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Get your last minute gifts at ArtWalk this Thursday

ArtWalk_ColorOption2Downtown ArtWalk
Thursday, Dec. 20
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, 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.

ArtWalk offers a great way to do some last minute holiday shopping, while supporting Charleston’s local artists and small businesses.

Check out what’s in store for this Thursday’s ArtWalk.

White Oak Photography
807 Quarrier Street

What is that lurking in the back of your closet?  Why it’s an ugly Christmas sweater. It’s time to break it out, put it on, and join us under the Oak as we celebrate the season. New works by owner Michelle Krompecher will be on display and select fine art prints will be available for purchase. It’s sure to make a great last minute gift.

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

For the December ArtWalk, the Art Emporium presents Kathy Boland’s “People and Parlors: An Afternoon at the Greenbrier.” Boland will discuss techniques and share stories of her experiences while at the Greenbrier. The exhibit will run Dec. 17- Jan. 30.

Gallery Eleven
1033 Quarrier Street

Gallery Eleven is featuring all its member artists with one or two paintings in their featured artist area for December.

The Purple Moon
906 Quarrier Street

The Purple Moon will feature vintage holiday decor, mid-century furnishings and accessories, with art by Glen Brogan, Chuck Hamsher and Sharon Stackpole. With a plethora of vintage holiday gift ideas, The Purple Moon will be happy to assist you in choosing that perfect gift for your friend, loved one or maybe even just for yourself.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street, Suite 200

Romano & Associates will be featuring a selection of this years participating artists.  Revisit some of works new and old from your favorite local artists. Many items will be cash and carry, just in time for last minute holiday shopping.

House of Luxe
817 Quarrier Street

House of Luxe will feature the award winning jewelry designs of Alexis Bittar. Bittar’s jewelry is hand-crafted in his own studio in Brooklyn, NY. There are three distinct lines within his collection: The Lucite, Elements, and Miss Havasham. Each collection is collectable and is highly coveted among his many fans.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be displaying an assortment of chocolate diamonds.

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