May Gallery CrawlApril 25, 2018 7:00 pm
With the Rail Trail getting busier, patios opening up and festivals filling up the weekends, spring may be the best time to enjoy South End. On Friday, May 4th, soak up the season by checking out Charlotte’s art scene during the First Friday Gallery Crawl with eight galleries and art destinations hosting shows featuring a variety of artwork and appearances by some of the artists.
You can even start your evening off enjoy the Rail Trail with Art by Bike, a guided bike tour of art in South End hosted by Sustain Charlotte. The tour starts at Unknown Brewing and is BYOB (bring your own bike, of course) so stop by a B-Cycle station or find a dockless bike on your way there.
Here’s what each Gallery Crawl stop has planned:
Amodernary – 201 W Worthington Ave.
South End’s newest gallery Amodernary will host its first Gallery Crawl with work from Charlotte-based artist Jax Jackson. Jackson is a contemporary abstract artist who has created his own style he calls “Salvage Restoration”, which uses old, forgotten materials in his art.
Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique – 128 E Park Ave.
Lark & Key will continue to host ‘Flow’, an exhibition featuring nature-inspired paintings from Nashville-artist Elizabeth Foster and pottery from Elise Delfield.
South End Kitchens will host painter Susan Britt Macon and will have live music from acoustic guitarist Thel Petty.
Dilworth Artisan Station – 118 E Kingston Ave.
Dilworth Artisans Station will be hosting its semi-annual open house with over 25 artists opening their studios, almost like half a dozen miniature Gallery Crawls under one roof! Each artist has their own one-of-a-kind style and will be in their studio to talk about their work.
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy will host the opening reception for its new exhibition ‘AT PLAY: Ellie Richards + David Halliday’. Richards uses wood and found objects in her colorful sculptures while Halliday focuses on photography.
Magnolia Emporium welcomes New York-based artist Amy McLaren. McLaren’s paintings focus on identity, particularly pivotal points in her life where she’s felt she’s found or lost her identity.
South End ARTS – 3015 South Tryon St.
A new show hosted in Morningstar Storage, South End Arts, will showcase work from seven local emerging artists.
C3Lab – 2525 Distribution St.
C3 Lab will host the opening night of ‘Resist’, a night of visual art and poetry sharing how each artist resists in their own way.
Amodernary: 5-8 pm
Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique: 5-8 pm
South End Kitchens: 5-8 pm
C3 Lab: 6-10 pm
Dilworth Artisan Station: 6-9 pm
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy: 6-8 pm
Magnolia Emporium: 6-9 pm
South End ARTS: 6-9 pm