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The South End Gallery Crawl Walking Tour is back by popular demand! Our first two Gallery Tours have been very well attended despite chilly temperatures. Fingers crossed this Friday's weather will be better.
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 we are offering another free guided walking tour for the April South End Gallery Crawl for those interested. We will visit Atherton Market for a Night Art Market, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Ciel Gallery & Mosaic Studio, Lark & Key Gallery, the Charlotte Art League and if time permits Elder Gallery (they close at 8pm) .
Galleries often provide light refreshments and beverages 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. We will pass by the Food Truck Friday lot and you will be free to buy food if you so choose.
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.
The April Gallery Crawl Walking Tour will be different from previous tours and involve some different galleries as well as much more walking than in the past. Please make note.
5:45-6pm - Registration at Atherton Market, look for the South End Branded Tent Outside the Market.
6:00pm - Tour Begins inside the Atherton Market for their quarterly Night Arts Market.
6:30pm - Hidell Brooks Gallery
7:00pm - Ciel Gallery and Lark & Key Gallery (these galleries are next door to each other)
7:30pm - Charlotte Art League
8:00pm - Food Truck Friday Lot
8:30pm - Explore other galleries on your own or head back to the Atherton Mill Parking Lot