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Gallery Crawl, Food Trucks, Free Trolley Shuttle

Kick off Spring with the South End Gallery Crawl taking place Friday, April 6th. 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!

FREE Trolley Shuttle is on schedule for this Friday’s Gallery Crawl. Shuttle begins at 5:30pm and runs to 9:00pm. You can pick up the Trolley at Atherton Mill near the Farmer’s Market, Gil Gallery, Food Truck Friday lot and SoBo Loft/The Liberty.

Food Truck Friday is back at the Lunch Lot at Camden & Park Ave. While you are out crawling between galleries, stop by for some great food truck cuisine. Alcohol can be purchased from Common Market or Phat Burrito, brought unopened to the Food Trucks and consumed in this lot.


Camden Rd area is always a buzz on gallery crawl with 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, and will present a workshop during the two month exhibition. Additionally, Maryland artist Yulia Hanansen will conduct a two-day workshop April 21st-22nd featuring her fabulous mosaic flowers.

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 with the Opening Reception on Friday, April 6th from 6-9pm.

Artist Edwin Gil & Gil Gallery presents children’s artwork from several CMS elementary schools participating in the program Painting4Diversity that will be in exhibition. Children’s paintings represent their own meaning of diversity and cultural identity. The program aiming to embrace diversity and connection across differences is offered by Gil Project, Inc., founded by Visual Artist Edwin Gil. Exhibition Opening: Friday, April 6th from 5:30-9pm

Hidell Brooks Gallery presents Chris Metz- Composition of Elements and Christopher Terry– Illuminations taking place from April 6th-April 28th with the opening reception at the Gallery Crawl from 6-8pm. Chris Metz is interested in the non-verbal dialogue that occurs between line, shape and color. The elements in his paintings are composed of shapes that are indistinct. About two and a half years ago, Christopher Terry turned his focus to subjects that were sources of light in and of themselves. It seemed like a narrow path at first, but he quickly became aware of the many possibilities it held for him. Check out both artists work at the Gallery Crawl!

Charlotte Art League  Each year, as spring blooms to life again, the Charlotte Art League (CAL) hosts a juried exhibition and competition to help artists get their creative juices flowing after the long months of winter. For their April show, “Spring into Art,” CAL invites artists 18 and older to compete for a total of $1,000 in prizes and cash awards. There is no specified subject matter for the exhibit. The “Spring into Art” opening reception will be April 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the Charlotte Art League Gallery, 1517 Camden Road, Charlotte, N.C. Awards will be announced at 7:00 p.m. The exhibit will run from April 6-27. Admission is free. The gallery is closed Mondays. For further hours of operation or other information about the Charlotte Art League’s exhibitions and programs, visit http://www.charlotteartleague.org or call 704-376-2787.

SoBo Loft Boutique and Gifts See new works from local artist Elizabeth Arzani who is a senior at UNC Charlotte and a favorite at the boutique. Her work can be seen on the Sobo Loft Facebook page, website, UNC Charlotte and at galleries in NODA. Sobo Loft will have an opening for her on Friday, April 6th.

Savory Spice Shop will be open till 8:30pm for the gallery crawl. The spice shop is also planning to host their 1st Spice 101 tours on gallery crawl night. Below are the details….

Spice 101 Class

Friday, April 6th

Spice 101 Classes will be held at 6:30 & 7:30pm on Friday, April 6th.  This 30-45 minute interactive tour will provide a general overview of spices, how to use and store them and suggestive cooking ideas! Space is limited so register in person or call the store to reserve your spot. Call the shop (980) 225-5419 or email charlottesouthend@savoryspiceshop.com to reserve your spot. There is no cost to attend.

Unexpected Finds April exhibit will be Birdhouses and will feature the creative artistry of Eric Jasmann and DJ Smith. The exhibit will run from April 6th-May 3rd.

Black Sheep presents Data East – Video Game Art Show. Friday, April 6, 2012 at 7pm. Classic gaming inspired artwork by Marcus Kiser and Derek Helsel. Come kick it with us. Art/Drinks/Friends 1504 Camden Rd.

In addition to the Gallery Crawl, Modern Fabric, Niche and Boulevard at South End will be open with great shopping opportunities. Coffee & Thompson Gallery, Charlotte Art League 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 too! 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.

Questions? Please contact Ted Boyd, tboyd@charlottecentercity.org




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