South End Gallery Crawl is an arts event that takes place the first Friday of every month. Galleries stay open late to host receptions for new exhibits. Many exhibits are timed to open the first Friday of the month. The events often include live music, food, and beer or wine. The events are free to attend.
Hours for the different venues might vary, but a good guideline is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Besides the fine arts galleries in the South End, some events take place in non-conventional venues as well.
Art Galleries in South End:
Coffey & Thompson Gallery
C3 Lab: Gallery Space
Dilworth Artisan Station
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
Hidell Brooks Gallery
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy
Lark & Key Gallery
South End ARTS
South End Kitchens Design Studio
Vane Gallery (limited public hours)
Some highlights of the February 1st South End Gallery Crawl
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy – 118 E. Kingston Ave., #16
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy will be continuing its current exhibit Tom Stanley: en route to here, which features a collection of paintings and works on paper from the last two decades. Stanley’s paintings, often layered and elusive, have been exhibited widely throughout the Carolinas.
South End Arts at the Charlotte Powerhouse – 1507 Camden Rd.
Join South End Arts at the Powerhouse for live Caribbean music and works from more than 20 artists, all selected by an independent panel of judges. These new pieces will be joined by Airing out the “Dirty” Laundry, a collection of nearly 200 stories and pieces about strength, unity and resistance to oppression. Stop by before the gallery crawl from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for 200ARTISTS, a meeting to find a common voice of local artists to determine the cultural future of New Charlotte.
Coffey and Thompson Art – 1201 South Graham St.
Coffey & Thompson Art will feature artist Daisy Schenone’s collection For the Love of Art. The collection, all acrylic on canvas, includes Aging Trees and Flirting, Autumn in the City, Poppies and Poppy Field 2. Schenone, who describes her aesthetic as landscape, cityscape and passion, first discovered her true passion for art one day while painting with her daughter on ceramic tiles. There will be light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments to enjoy while viewing Schenone’s artwork.
Magnolia Emporium – 307 Lincoln St.
Magnolia Emporium will feature works by more than 30 artists including Joyce Wynes, J.C. Pierstorff, Christian Adams and Jeanie Mauney. Wynes will show The Enlightened One, an acrylic abstract painting and The Fabric of Life – a (Frayed) Soul, an acrylic on canvas painting about outrage. Pierstorff specializes in medical, botanical and abstract art, creating different types of work using acrylic, watercolor and ink. Mauney, whose favorite places to soak in cultural artistry are Mexico and the Caribbean, expresses her love of color through abstract paintings.
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