South End Gallery Crawl Tour
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
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The South End Gallery Crawl Walking Tour is back by popular demand! Our first Gallery Tour was last month in February and 65 people came out to brave the 40 degree temperatures. The March weather seems a bit more promising weatherwise and hope you will join.
South End is home to the largest concentration of art galleries in Charlotte with over 12 galleries and more than 25 studios. The First Friday of every month, South End hosts a Gallery Crawl where the galleries offer receptions as they launch a new monthly exhibition.
Gallery Crawls are typically set up so you can wander or stop and start as you choose but our first gallery walking tour was so successful we are going to offer another guided walking tour for the March South End Gallery Crawl. We will visit Elder Gallery, the Charlotte Art League, Lark & Key Gallery and Ciel Gallery and Mosaic Studio. There will be a couple of special stops at Escape Studios and Boulevard at South End along the way and we will complete the tour in time for you to explore Charlotte ARTery, Coffee Thompson Gallery, and a special Pop Up Gallery in Atherton Lofts. (These stops are not part of the walking tour due to location but directions will be shared for those who'd like to attend)
Galleries often provide light refreshments and beverages free of charge during the Gallery Crawl as a way to enhance the experience.
In addition to the Gallery Crawl, a new event has emerged called Food Truck Friday, which is a gathering of Charlotte's popular food trucks on the vacant lot at the corner of Camden Rd and Park Ave. Hundreds of folks come out to sample this food truck cuisine and engage in a truly unique culinary experience. March marks the one year anniversary of the start of Food Truck Friday and you are encouraged to enjoy some food truck cuisine either before or after the Gallery Walking Tour.
The Gallery Crawl Walking Tour will be led by Ted Boyd, Director of South End. The Tour is Free to attend but space is limited.
5:00 - 5:45pm - Food Truck Friday (this is optional but if you'd like to enjoy the food trucks, please make certain to order your food before 5:45 because food takes a bit to prepare and the tour leaves promptly at 6pm)
5:30 - 6:00pm - Registration. Meet at the Corner of Camden Rd and Park Ave (Food Truck Friday lot) to register and get maps. Look for the branded black and white Historic South End Tent for Registration
6:00pm - Elder Gallery
6:40pm - Charlotte Art League
7:20pm - Lark & Key Gallery
7:40pm - Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio
8:00pm - Explore other galleries on your own