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.
Also, make sure to check out Nebel’s Alley Night Market.
South End Gallery Crawl will not be taking place in July and August, so this is the last one until September.
7 things to check out at the June 7th Gallery Crawl
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy – 118 E. Kingston Ave., 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Hodges Taylor in welcoming artist Martha Clippinger for her first exhibition at the studio: MARTHA CLIPPINGER: off-kilter. The solo exhibition features a selection of woven works, wooden constructions, ceramic reliefs and works on paper. The Durham-based artist’s colorful pieces are a bit off the beaten path, meeting at an intersection of art, design, functionalism and formalism. Art critic Chris Vitiello recently wrote about Clippinger’s works saying “this is a space where everything different from everything else coexists and makes sense”. Click here for more information about the artist and the exhibit.
South End Arts at the Powerhouse – 1507 Camden Road – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Meet twelve artists and view their prize-winning juried work at the Powerhouse during the gallery crawl this Friday. Two of the artists include Justin Klaus, whose style is filled with bright colors and is heavily influenced by hip-hop and graffiti, and Rosalia Torres-Weiner, who creates her public murals to celebrate the rich history and changing demographics of the South and to raise awareness about issues affecting immigrant communities. Click here for more information and a full list of artists showing their works at the Powerhouse.
Coffey & Thompson Gallery – 1201 South Graham St. – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
John Slaney, formerly of Danbury, Connecticut and now calling Charlotte home, will be featured in the exhibition Real Mixed: a collection of works from Slaney and other gallery artists. Slaney, the current framing manager for Coffey & Thompson, describes his aesthetic as organized cartoon philosophy and says that he wanted to be an artist since the young age of nine after being inspired by his uncle’s cartooning sketchbook. Click here for more information on the artist.
Magnolia Emporium – 307 Lincoln St. – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Magnolia Emporium features artist Lisa Scarber for the June First Friday Gallery Crawl. The local artist from Cabarrus County specializes in abstracts and landscapes, saying the level of abstracts varies within each of her paintings and is linked directly to the subject matter and vision at the moment. Click here for more information on the artist.
Karen Saks – 2500 Distribution St., Ste B – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Stop by Karen Saks during the gallery crawl to view a live painting by featured artist Angie the Rose. The Greensboro-based artist describes her work as braving the frontier of abstracted elements and colors that resonate with the soul while letting art inspire her “every waking moment” to appreciate the beauty that surrounds her. Click here for more information about the artist.
Amodernary Furniture Designs – 201 W. Worthington Ave. – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Amodernary Furniture will continue their exhibit by local artists Jax Jackson and Angela Clousher. Jackson is a contemporary abstract artist who experiments with many different art forms but primarily focuses on symbolizing a unique perspective on life through geometric shapes.rom a young age, Clousher found art to be a sanctuary, a place for escape, reflection and healing through expression.
C3Lab Gallery – 2525 Distribution St. – 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Join the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association for a special event at C3Lab where the annual alumni and student art exhibition will take place in memory of UNC Charlotte students Ellis Reed Parlier and Riley Howell, who tragically lost their lives on April 30th. This will feature works from students and alumni who have a passion for art.
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)
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