July First Friday Gallery Crawl

June 28, 2018 5:20 pm

From the galleries to the music venues to the walls of new restaurants, art can be found just about everywhere in South End. On Friday, July 6th, celebrate art in South End with the July First Friday Gallery Crawl where three galleries will be staying open late to show their latest exhibitions. Along with the galleries, you can take in the local art scene by seeing South End’s two newest murals or by seeing one of the three musical performances that will be going on. Get more information about locations and times below:


Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique – 128 E Park Ave. 

Lark & Key will continue to host ‘Wandering Landscape’ by painter Mary Alayne Thomas and featured potter Kelly Lynn Daniels. Thomas’ paintings are inspired by daydreams about places she has visited, showing a not just the landscapes but the impression they left on her. Daniels’ pottery explores intimacy and relationships over time through the use of imagery, pattern and texture.




Magnolia Emporium – 307 Lincoln St.

Magnolia Emporium will have a variety of art and curated items from over 750 vendors. Along with artwork from around the world, you’ll see stylish home décor, the perfect personalized gifts, men’s and women’s accessories and gourmet food items. Just outside of Magnolia Emporium’s doors, you can see more art through their revitalization of the Riva Finoli Passage with murals from local artists that share the history of Charlotte.


C3Lab – 2525 Distribution St.  

Artist hub C3 Lab will spotlight UNC Charlotte alumni and student artwork in its July Gallery Crawl exhibition. The show will be curated by a panel of university alumni and will include work from alumni and students who have a passion for art, not just those from the College of Arts + Architecture.


Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique: 5-8pm

Magnolia Emporium: 6-9pm

C3Lab: 7-10pm



Sullivan’s Steakhouse will have live music from country artists Josh Sanders from 7-10pm.

Gin Mill will host upbeat acoustic act DJ Rev and Patrick at 10:30pm.

Sycamore Brewing will have a band on the patio at its weekly Food Truck Friday.



Charlotte artist Sharon Dowell is putting the finishing touches on an 80-foot mural on the Hawkins Street side of the Design Center.

Red Calaca Studio recently added murals to the side of the new Max and Lola Bodega coming to South End.



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