February First Friday Gallery Crawl

Home to one of the largest concentrations of art galleries in Charlotte, South End has a constantly changing art scene with many galleries staying open late the first Friday of each month to host lively receptions for new art exhibitions with music, food and drink, and opportunities to meet the artists. For this month’s gallery crawl, ten galleries, studios and showrooms invite you into their spaces for a free, fun, and family-friendly night of local shopping where you can meet local artists and mingle with other members of the Charlotte community.
 
Here’s what each gallery has planned.


Dilworth Artisan Station (118 E. Kingston Ave.)
 
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Dilworth Artisan Station invites visitors to wander the historic halls lined with artwork you can get lost in. Experience a variety of artists’ processes and talk with some of Charlotte’s most diverse creatives at this month’s Gallery Crawl.  Featured artists include Jean Cauthen, Kim Gibbes, Debbie Giordano, Pam Goode, Evelyn Henson and more. 

Jean Cauthen


Karen Saks (2500 Distribution St.)
 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Karen Saks will be featuring William Antonio, an up and coming artist who cuts wood in layers to create dimensional artwork. 

William Antonio


Gallery C3 at C3Lab (2525 Distribution St.)

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Join C3Lab for the opening night of PRISM, an exhibit that expresses the medium that transforms the convoluted rainbow of thoughts and emotions, radiating in many different directions into colors, forms, and meaningful content. The exhibit features Austin Ballard, Christopher Holston, Kenny Nguyen, Hilary Siber, Jessica Singerman and Niki Zarrabi. 
 

Pink Fell Like Sun - Jessica Singerman


Coffey & Thompson Art (1201 S. Graham St.)
 
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Coffey & Thompson Art will be featuring ART HOUSE RULZ, a collection of works from nineteen artists including John Slaney, Mark Gucciardi, Patricia Boyer and more.  


SouthEnd ARTS (Powerhouse Studio, 1507 Camden Ave.)


5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
 
Don’t miss SouthEnd ARTS at the Powerhouse Studio to view the juried works of contemporary visual art by eleven different artists. Stop by Thursday night for “Love Wins, Hope Heals”, part of their speaker series featuring Ed Price from Community Matters Cafe. 

 

Escape - Elisha Cutter


Shed Brand Studios (216 Iverson Way)
 
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
At Shed Brand Studios you’ll find fused-glass creations and stained glass works by Alyssa Cox, Shaylor Knight and Natalie Bork. Bork will also be hosting a fused-glass class on Saturday, February 8th. 


Amodernary Furniture Designs (201 W Worthington Ave.)
 
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Amodernary Furniture will continue their exhibit by local artists Jax Jackson and Angela Clousher featuring two new pieces.


 Angela Clousher


Magnolia Emporium (307 Lincoln St.)
 
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Stop by Magnolia Emporium to view works by Vishal Thaker, the emerging artist who allows his creativity to flow onto canvas in VishWorld of Art and paintings. 

Capture - Vishal Thaker 


Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy (118 E. Kingston Ave., #16)
 
 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
TO OPEN EYES, the solo exhibition by artist Leah Rosenburg, features a survey of drawings, sculptures and prints offering a refreshing commentary on recording through color and repetitive mark making. Stop by to learn about Rosenburg’s residency in Italy and how it inspired her collection of work. 
 

To Open Eyes - Leah Rosenburg


1420 S. Mint Street

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Design in the City, Kaufman & Company and La Donna Antiques and Interiors open their recently renovated space for STILL, a study of still water and reflective light featuring artist Shannon Woodford.  There will also be works on display from Mary Zio, Gregorio LaBelle, Danielle Elizabeth and Laura Tate. 
 
 

Shannon Woodford


Another can’t-miss art destination has joined the neighborhood. Visit the new doughnut-themed mural painted by Gina Elizabeth Franco. It is located at the back of Krispy Kreme’s building at 2116 Hawkins Street, facing Spaces. 


Need a lift to get from end to end of South End? Wave, call, or text 704-238-3111 for a lift from Free Cart Ride. Rides are free, tips encouraged.