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Gallery Crawl and HUGE Food Truck Friday

This Friday is going to be incredible as we have Gallery Crawl, a HUGE Food Truck Friday and the Free Explore South End Shuttle. If you are in town for the Wells Fargo Tournament and looking for an authentic Charlotte experience that showcases the local flavor for the area, then head to South End on Friday night. Eight Food Trucks will be at Camden and Park Ave – Roaming Fork, Goody Woody’s, The Tin Kitchen, Herban Legend, Dan the Pig Man, Napolitanos, Cupcake Delirium and the return of the Harvest Moon Grill Truck! Galleries and Boutiques will be open for you to stroll the streets and do a little shopping.

Best places to park: Atherton Mill and then jump on the Shuttle (stop in Vin Master and The Spice Shop while you are there), behind Price’s Chicken Coop, or plenty of onstreet parking along Camden Rd.

Hashtag: #FoodTruckFriday

See you out there!

Galllery Crawl Details: Friday, May 4, 2012, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Kick off May with the South End Gallery Crawl taking place Friday, May 4th. Come explore and experience the many galleries South End has to offer. Home to the largest number of galleries in Charlotte, you will find unique paintings, sculpture, jewelry, mosaics, and many galleries offer live music and refreshments!

Explore South End! FREE Shuttle is on schedule for this Friday. Use it to visit galleries or other South End businesses. Shuttle begins at 6:00pm and runs to 9:00pm. You can pick up the Explore South End Shuttle at Atherton Mill near the Farmer’s Market, Lark and Key & Ciel Gallery, Gil Gallery, Food Truck Friday lot, Summit Ave near Boulevard at South End and between The Liberty and SoBo Loft.

Food Truck Friday is going to be HUGE and as always you can find at the Lunch Lot at Camden & Park Ave. Eight trucks are participating: Roaming Fork, Herban Legend, Dan the Pig Man, The Tin Kitchen, Goody Woody’s, Napolitanos, Cupcake Delirium, and the return of the Harvest Moon Grille Truck!  Alcohol can be purchased from Common Market or Phat Burrito, brought unopened to the Food Trucks and consumed in this lot.

Gallery Exhibitions:

Ciel Gallery & Mosaic Studio presents Back to the Garden, a juried exhibition featuring trees, leaves, blossoms, bees, adams, eves, innocence, and just a touch of Woodstock. Juried by internationally noted Texan mosaic artist Julie Richey, the exhibition will feature work from across the US as well as Canada, Turkey, and Cyprus. Daniel J. Stowe Botanical Gardens will create “flowers as furniture” window displays as well as a garden demo during the opening reception on Friday May 4th.  The exhibition runs until May 26th. Regular hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and at any time by appointment.

Lark and Key Gallery presents Memory & Metaphor, new works by Honora Jacob, Duy Huynh and Jennifer Mecca.  While each artist is inspired in their own way – by personal memory, collective experience and visual symbolism – there is a common thread in their pieces brought about by a strong use of color and feminine influence. The exhibit will take place from April 4th-May 26th

Hidell Brooks Gallery presents David Kroll- Recent Painting taking place from May 4th-June 30th with the opening reception at the Gallery Crawl from 6-8pm. David Kroll paints personal refuges and interior landscapes- places to visit for solace and sanctuary. Much of his work is intuitive and he strives to create a connection between the viewer and the power of the landscape, the web of life and the idea of nature itself.

Unexpected Finds May exhibit will be the Wood-Crafts, Artistry & Remodeling of Steve Siepert. The gallery will also be hosting a wine tasting as well as promoting the release of Nicci Canada’s new CD. The exhibit will run from May 4th-June 1st.

Escape Hair & Skin Studio is hosting My Town, a photographers showcase with an opening reception from 6pm-9pm. Photographers Courtney Zepeda-Hawkes, Lunahzon (Jeremy & Debby Deal), Meredith Jones, Graham Morrison, Desta Stutts, Karen Pierce and Justin Dricoll.

Charlotte Art League, presents “Mother Earth” opening reception (Family First Fridays event in gallery classroom from 6-7:30pm). Many believe the month of may was named after the Roman goddess Maja, who was associated with the earth, with growth and with motherhood. For our May 2012 show, think art that is ecologically green, including use of recycled goods and earth-friendly products, as well as compositions related to the environment.

In addition to the Gallery Crawl, Modern Fabric, Niche and Boulevard at South End will be open with great shopping opportunities. Coffee & Thompson Gallery, Gil Gallery, SoBo Loft Boutique and Gifts, Elder Art Gallery, Savory Spice Shop and Doma Gallery are all must stops but they are a little spread out so probably best to drive rather than “crawl” to these locations. Also add Atherton Mill  to your list which is a great place to shop, eat or have a glass of wine at Vin Master! Have dinner at The Liberty and then start your crawl at SoBo. Common Market and Phat Burrito are near by offering a quick bite, great atmosphere and great beverage options.

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