First Friday

South End is home to a vast array of art in all forms: fine art galleries offering everything from the realist to the experimental, colorful public murals, larger-than-life installations on the Rail Trail and dozens of studio spaces where artists and artisans dream and create.

Take in the local art scene on South End First Friday--an evening when galleries and shops offer extended hours, special receptions, live painting and music. This festive and free event has even been named by Charlotte Magazine as the Best Artsy Place to Take a Date. Build in a visit to any of the neighborhood’s restaurants and breweries, and it’s a whole night out!

Check the blog and the calendar a few days before for more specific information about participating locations, hours of operation and the exhibitions on view.