October First Friday Gallery Crawl

October 2, 2018 7:56 pm

Take a stroll through the streets of South End and you will find galleries, murals and creativity on display, sometimes in unusual places. Whether the artwork is on the side of a building or plastered around a stoplight signal cabinet, you can’t miss the diversity, beauty and thought-provoking works. The October First Friday Gallery Crawl this Friday, October 5th will feature artists in a mix of galleries and breweries around South End. It’s the perfect time to explore.

Friday October 5th is also the debut of Nebel’s Alley Night Market, a sophisticated evening market popping-up in two historic alleyways of the Design District.

Read on for details on the exhibitions for this First Friday Gallery Crawl and how to find Nebel’s Alley Night Market.

Here’s what you can find in South End galleries in October:

Shed Brand Studios – 216 Iverson Way

Pottery, Pottery, Pottery, the theme of this month’s gallery crawl at Shed Brand Studios, features Ellie Knight, whose high-fire pottery with custom-made glazes takes the form of cups, porcelain mugs, bowls, plates and water pitchers.

Hidell Brooks Gallery – 1910 South Blvd #130

Pop into Hidell Brooks Gallery to see works by two artists: Todd Murphy and Daniel Anselmi. From Here to There is a collection of work from Murphy, who for more than three decades has combined sculpture, painting and photography to create subtexts of Southern history and literary stories. Anselmi, whose collection A Way of Painting explores the use of paper as an ongoing dialogue. The paint Anselmi applies to various objects offers countless opportunities to express color, line and form. You will have the chance to mingle with the artists and learn more about their background.

Dilworth Artisan Station – 118 E. Kingston

Dilworth Artisan Station will be showing work from various studios and artists, including Jean Rupprecht, Patty Russell, Mary Kramerer, Chris Clamp, Pamela Freeman, Greg Barnes and Paul Hastings, whose 52 x 48-foot oil painting “A Place in the Sun V” will be featured.

Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique –  128 E. Park Avenue, Ste B.

Into the Woods features a mixed media group with new paintings by Judy Klich, Vicki Sawyer, and ceramic artist Paula Smith. Through they work in different mediums, each artist celebrates the beauty, charm and diversity of woodland flora and fauna. This installation will be available at Lark & Key from Friday, October 5th to Saturday, November 24th.

Charlotte Powerhouse Studio – 1507 Camden Road

Through This Lens brings together Charlotteans through the power of their stories. The installation will offer the community a look through different lenses of the immigrant experience. The artists work to capture pride, belonging and shared humanity.

South End Kitchens – 1500 S Blvd #101A

Balance, energetic and timeless is how featured artist Kelly Aiken describes her work. Using gold leaf and her daughter as inspiration, Aiken uses her real life experiences as the basis for her paintings. Stop by for drinks and appetizers to meet the artist Friday night.

Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art – 1520 S Tryon Street

Learn about the visual language of shape, form, color and line with artist Cheryl Chapman at Elder Gallery. Through a sense of energy, her works often use a repetitive pattern and get to the heart of abstract impressionism. Worry Dolls, an oil on canvas, and Present II, an oil and collage on canvas, are two of the new works by Chapman that will be on display Friday night during the meet and greet.

Wooden Robot Brewery – 1440 S Tryon Street #110

Wooden Robot Brewery will be continuing its current exhibit featuring work from 11 artists in the taproom and gastropub. The 18th batch of Generously Hopped IPA benefitting Sustain Charlotte will be released during the Gallery Crawl.

Magnolia Emporium – 307 Lincoln Street

With a passion for community arts, Sam Guzzie, whose main focus is oil painting, has a flair for dark yet thought-provoking imagery as seen above in her featured work Her Majesty. To see more of her artwork, check out her larger-than-life mural of Queen Charlotte at Magnolia Emporium. Guzzie is currently developing a public charity, Brand the Moth, a nonprofit for mural arts and art education in the area.


Friday Hours

Shed Brand Studios: 5 – 8 p.m.

Hidell Brooks Gallery: 6 – 8 p.m.

Dilworth Artisan Station: 6 – 9 p.m.

Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique: 5 – 8 p.m.

Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse: 6 – 8 p.m.

South End Kitchens: 5 – 8 p.m.

Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: 5 – 8 p.m.

Wooden Robot Brewery: 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Magnolia Emporium: 6 – 9 p.m.

Nebel’s Alley Night Market: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Nebel’s Alley Night Market to Debut

As the sun sets on the work week, enjoy a sophisticated evening of open-air shopping, tasting and entertainment in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood. Nebel’s Alley Night Market, an evening festival showcasing local food, drinks and goods, begins October 5th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Set along Nebel Alley and Tompkins Alley in the Design District, the night market will be held the first Friday of the month. More than 30 pop-up stores will line the alleys featuring handmade leather goods, vintage accessories, clothing, home décor and local kombucha. Enjoy Tex-Mex at nearby Superica or artisan ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, then stroll the market and listen to live jazz. Black and white movies on the brick facades will add to the festive atmosphere.

Click here to read more about Nebel’s Alley Night Market. 

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