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First Friday

First Friday Gallery Crawl is BACK!  

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 Best Artsy Place to Take a Date by Charlotte Magazine. Build in a visit to any of the neighborhood’s restaurants and breweries, and it’s a whole night out!

South End First Friday is just what it says -- the very first Friday of each month. Galleries stay open late every month.

What to expect this month:

First Friday  is being held on August 6th, featuring South End InteractiveDilworth Artisan Station, and Gallery C3South End Interactive is a self-guided art tour focusing on 9 neighborhood murals. Scan the QR code next to the artwork to hear the story about the mural from the artists themselves, and to interact with AR filters! Dilworth Artisan Station will feature the "Sunflowers" exhibition from 6-9 pm, a collaborative wall of paintings inspired by the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit from artists Mary KamererKim GibbsJean RupprechtEileen Covington, and Adrian Chu RedmondDavid Palmer's romantic realist digital photography will be on display at Gallery C3's "Habitat" exhibition from 7-10 pm. C3 will have a live DJ in the lounge, and don't forget to make a reservation at their restaurant, Alchemy!

Need a lift? Call or text (704) 238-3111 for a ride from Free Cart Ride anywhere within South End. Rides are free, tips are encouraged.

Here's a look at this months First Friday Gallery Crawl Guide: