March ArtWalk is this Thursday

Downtown Charleston will celebrate its vibrant creative community at the first ArtWalk of the 2015 season from 5 - 8 p.m. March 19 at participating galleries, studios and businesses.

Now in its 13th season, this free self-guided tour features a variety of art, from paintings and sculptures to photography and music.

March exhibits include:

Capitol Conference Center 815 Lee Street East The Allied Artists of West Virginia will feature several artists at Capitol Conference Center including: Sandra King, with pastel media paintings and small jewelry; Sharon Harms, with acrylic media paintings; Kathy Boland, with oil media paintings and Deborah Herndon, with metallic photography.

Delfine's Jewelery 245 Capitol Street Delfine's Jewelry will be featuring the art work of Danielle Milam. Danielle is the art teacher at Andrews Heights Elementary.

Gallery 11 1025 Quarrier Street Gallery 11's featured artist this month is abstract artist Linda Stonestreet. Featured artist this month will be abstract artist Connie Mae painting nature landscapes.

Real Estate Central 5 Summers Street Christina Di Filippo with Real Estate Central will be featuring Fine Art Portraiture by Aska's Atelier. Aska creates heirloom quality custom portraits. Samples will be available for viewing. TC Torre with Tower Creations by TC will also be on hand with handmade jewelry.

The Art Emporium 823 Quarrier Street The Art Emporium in Charleston will open an exhibition featuring Fayetteville artist Ginger Danz titled: Rustic Impressions: Scenes From a Small Town. It will feature recent works by Danz, including cityscapes and depictions of rural life. The colorful paintings in this exbit aim to celebrate life in a small town. “My own town of Fayetteville has so much charm and forward momentum, I wanted to convey that,” said Dantz.

The Art Store 223 Hale Street The Art Store will feature a selection of works titled Scapes: the portrayal of a scenic view. The exhibition explores images whose principal subject is the view of a real, imaginary or idealized scenes. Scapes is an invitational exhibition in which works exploring the idea of expanse through landscape, seascape, cityscape and sky were chosen.

The Purple Moon Modern by Design 906 Quarrier Street E The Purple Moon and Modern by Design will feature fine handcrafted furnishings by West Virginia woodworker Peter Cornett plus vintage and contemporary art.

Tony the Tailor 822 Virginia Street East Tony The Tailor will featuring the works of Sarah Frydrych, of Hurricane, who specializes in vibrant character paintings in an Andy Warhol style. Many of the artist’s pop art canvases will be on display. She hopes to expand her talent and make her art more well-known through the process of selling prints and originals of her work.

Uncork & Create 1031 Quarrier Street Uncork & Create will hold a public painting event titled "Spring Whimsy" from 6 -8 p.m. Registration is required and the cost is $35, plus sales tax per person. A local artist will take participants step by step in the creation of their own 16 x 20” work of art on canvas. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Guests are welcome to bring adult beverages and snacks. Doors open 30 minutes before scheduled start time. To register, please visit the Uncork & Create website at

Other venues participating this month include:

  • Mission Savvy, 202 Hale Street

  • Chet Lowther Studio, 223 Hale Street

  • Annex Gallery and Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street

  • Heidi Dylan Boutique, 1031 Quarrier Street

  • Ivor's Trunk, 819 Lee St.

  • Charleston Ballet, 100 Capitol Street

  • Timothy's/Quarrier Diner, 1022 Quarrier Street

  • The Boutique by B.Belle Events, 602 Virginia Street

  • Stray Dog Antiques, 219 Hale St.

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