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.
In addition to the Gallery Crawl, a new event has emerged called Food Truck Friday which is a gathering of some 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.
Gallery Crawls are typically set up so you can wander or stop and start as you choose but for this first time we are going to offer a guided walking tour for the South End Gallery Crawl. We will visit Elder Gallery, the Charlotte Art League, Lark & Key Gallery and Ciel Gallery and Mosaic Studio. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to grab a bite to eat at Food Truck Friday and explore some of the other shops and boutiques that are open during Gallery Crawl like The Boulevard at South End, Blush Boutique, Black Sheep and Modern Fabrics. To conlcude the tour we’ll make a stop at Common Market for any who’d like to enjoy a final craft beer or glass of wine.
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 – 6:00pm – Food Truck Friday and 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. The food trucks set up at 5pm and you are on your own to eat at the food trucks if you like. The tour will begin at 6pm so please schedule your time appropriately at the trucks.
Food Trucks Participating this Friday area as follows: The Herban Legend, The Tin Kitchen, Napolitanos, Autoburger, Turkey and, Southern Cake Queen and Sticks & Cones.
6:00pm – Elder Gallery – Current Show:
Daniel Bayless is a native of Texas and has lived and worked in New York City and currently maintains a studio in San Francisco. Our exhition contains all new paintings reflecting a new direction for the artist.
6:40pm – Charlotte Art League – Current Show:
“Mardi Gras” “Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler’
CAL celebrates Mardi Gras with a ‘good times’ theme; traditional colors of purple, gold and green;
and a Mardi Gras party. Mardi Gras is music, parades, picnics, floats, excitement…and one big
holiday in New Orleans! Help us celebrate Mardi Gras!
7:20pm – Lark & Key Gallery- Current Show:
“Flourish” - Works by Dawn Rentz, Mirabel Angel, Marcy Baker, Amy Sanders, Julie Guyot, Kristen Kieffer and Jen Swearington (Jennythreads)
7:40pm – Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio – Current Show:
Color! Tailor-made for the gray days of February, Ciel Gallery presents Color! featuring the work of Tina Alberni and Wanda Hanson, as well as Ciel partners.
8:00pm – Common Market or Revist Galleries and Shops on your Own
Specific Gallery Crawl Exhibit information will be updated closer to the Gallery Crawl Date.