May Gallery Crawl

April 23, 2017 10:10 pm

One evening each month, South End galleries and art destinations keep their doors open late to welcome visitors for a night of art and community. Stop by the ten participating galleries to see the latest works created by artists from near and far! Always free, always fun.


Coffey & Thompson – 1200 South Graham

Coffey & Thompson presents “Old World New” from artist Tom Cowsert. Cowsert is a former Charlotte resident who now lives and paints in Madrid and has had exhibits throughout Spain as well as France, Italy, Switzerland and the United States.



Elder Gallery – 1520 S Tryon St.
Elder Gallery will be hosting the opening reception for Willie Kohler’s ‘Between the Earth and the World’ from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Kohler studied painting at The Maryland Institute, College of Art and The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and has been exhibiting his work professionally since 1987 with recent exhibits in Chicago, Paris and New York City.






Lark & Key – 128 E Park Ave.
Staying open from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Lark & Key celebrates spring with a ‘Garden Party’ exhibition bringing together bird and animal portraits by Vicki Sawyer, ceramics Teresa Pietsch and jewelry by Anna Johnson.


Ciel Gallery – 128 E Park Ave
Ciel opens their doors this month on their new exhibit Skew the Masters. The exhibit will have all visitors feasting their eyes and filling their spirits with delight, as they view the work of Ciel member artists and how, through their own mastery, they’ve put their own spin on masters through the ages like Duchamp, Klimt, Calder, Picasso, Matisse, Basquiat, Chagall, Kandinsky, Vangogh, Fine, Michelangelo, Mondrian, and more! 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Details:


South End Kitchens – 1500 South Blvd., #101A
South End Kitchens will be open from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, showcasing original artwork from Elder Gallery along with stunning kitchen designs.




Studio Cellar – 1800 Camden Rd., Suite 106
Stop by Studio Cellar from 5:00 – 11:00 pm for freestyle pop-in painting and a bar all evening, with a Paint and Sip class starting at 7:30. Artwork ranging from $5 – $75 will also be on sale.

Charlotte Art League – 1517 Camden Rd.

Charlotte Art League will be hosting their exhibit “No Artist Left Behind” from 6-9 pm. The exhibit celebrates personal artwork that has made artists proud but has been rejected or critiqued by others.



Climb’s Roast Coffee – 1515 S Mint St.

Newly renovated Climb’s Roast Coffee will be hosting their grand opening event on Friday evening. Along with their new nitro coffee, Climb’s Roast will feature works from artists Larry Lippi and Thea Barbato along with the photography of Michael Hutchinson. Proceeds from the event will support the ministry’s efforts to help people affected by human trafficking.


Dilworth Artisan Station – 118 E Kingston Ave.

The Dilworth Artisan Station is hosting their Spring Open House on Friday evening from 6-9pm. During this bi-annual event, over 30 studio artists whose studios reside in Dilworth Artisan Station open their doors for visitors to check out their work. Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the event. Stop by Holt Studios for a special artwork sale benefiting the Arts for Life program at Levine Children’s Hospital and participate in the Paint Palette Challenge Hosted by DAS where you can get stamps for your palette throughout the event and have a chance to win prizes after you fill your palette. Plus, Golden Cow Creamery will be serving up scoops with their new bike-powered pushcart!


Hodges & Taylor – 118 E Kingston Ave., #16
From 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy will host the exhibition ‘ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: I May Not Be A Lion’, which features sculpture, collage and photography. In this collection, Elizabeth Alexander deconstructs and reconstructs appropriated materials to question symbols of femininity, domesticity and class and confront the American dream using found porcelain, images of porcelain, formal gardens, party dresses, furniture, and antique wallpaper.


Magnolia Emporium – 307 Lincoln St.
The work of Rosalia Torres-Weiner – a Charlotte muralist who focuses on themes of migration, immigration and social justice – will be on display at Magnolia Emporium, open from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Torres-Weiner’s work has been featured at Levine Museum of the New South, the Charlotte Children’s Theatre, is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum in Washington D.C. and can be seen at Friendship Trays in South End.


C3 Lab – 2525 Distribution St.

C3 Lab has teamed up with Mecklenburg County Public Health, West Charlotte High School, local artist Bree Stallings and Behailu Academy for ‘This is Art. This is Public Health.’ The showcase ranges from photography to painting and highlights high-priority public health areas including food access, tobacco prevention and profiling, and HIV and STDs.



Coffey & Thompson: 5-8pm

Elder Gallery: 5-8pm

Lark & Key: 5-8pm

CIEL Gallery: 6-9pm

South End Kitchens: 5-8pm

Studio Cellar: 5-11pm

Charlotte Art League: 6-9pm

Climb’s Roast Coffee: 6-9pm

Dilworth Artisan Station: 6-9pm

Hodges Taylor: 6-8pm

Magnolia Emporium: 6-9pm

C3 Lab: 7-10pm

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