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First Friday Gallery Crawl

Discover art in South End.

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 and special receptions. Build in a visit to any of the neighborhood’s restaurants and breweries, and it’s a whole night out!

Here's what to know:

  • This event is FREE, open to the public, and family-friendly; no RSVP or ticket is required.
  • Some galleries may serve light refreshments or feature live painting.
  • Exhibits change regularly, so be sure to keep this event on your calendar throughout the year.
  • Gallery Crawl was named the Best Artsy Place to Take a Date by Charlotte Magazine.
  • For regular bi-monthly updates, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

check out the June gallery crawl map 

What to expect this month:

First Friday is being held on July 5. Participating galleries include Dilworth Artisan Station and StudioWorks Gallery. 

Dilworth Artisan Station, 5:30-8:30 pm

118 E. Kingston Ave

Dilworth Artisan Station is located in a 100-year-old building that has 30 creatives and their working studios under one historic roof.


"Lady in the Mist" by Patrick Tafoya, 20"x20"

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StudioWorks Artist Collective + Gallery, 5-8 pm

StudioWorks is a 12-woman artist collective selling original artwork from their gallery and working studios in a historic Dilworth home. The Gallery is open during South End Gallery Crawls, by appointment, and through designer consultations.


"Glowing Waters" by Angela Schellpfeffer, 40"x16"

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Looking to discover bites & brews in the neighborhood?

South End is home to some of the best restaurants and breweries in Charlotte. Explore all that the neighborhood has to offer.

Learn more about South End Art

Learn more about Black muralists in South End

See the guide to neighborhood murals

Thank you for your support! 

We'll see you at the next First Friday Gallery Crawl on June 7.