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 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 except January, June and July. Hop over here for detailed itineraries for next month's First Friday Gallery Crawl, or another Friday evening adventure to suit your style. 

Here's the latest South End First Friday Gallery Crawl Guide: