Welcome, March. 

South End: The only neighborhood that doubles as a canvas. 

First Friday Gallery Crawl is back. First Friday may look different these days, but South End artists' and galleries are ready to show off their work once again in a safe, yet impactful way. 

Please note that all of these galleries and businesses ask you to wear your mask at all times, stay a safe distance from others, and are limiting capacity numbers. 

With spring quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to explore all of the beautiful art South End has to offer. Explore Charlotte’s art scene at the free, family-friendly First Friday Gallery Crawl, this Friday, March 5th.

Gallery C3 at C3 Lab + Alchemy: Metal + Glass

2525 Distribution Street - 7 - 9 pm 

Join Gallery C3 and intimately explore the creative manifestations of twelve artists' personal connections to metal and glass. This exhibition runs through March 28th. Don't forget to visit their restaurant, Alchemy, while you're there too! 

Hodges Taylor: IN PROCESS: Andrew Hayes

1414 S. Tryon St. Suite 130 - 5 - 7 pm

Hodges Taylor is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring new sculptures by Asheville-based artist, Andrew Hayes. Andrew gracefully marries the subtlety of found book pages with an architectural approach to steel. In his first exhibition with the gallery, he gives us a glimpse into his process, the tools at his ready, and a sightline into essential moments of making. 


Shed Brand Studios: Stained Glass Class in session

216 Iverson Way - 6 - 8 pm



Dilworth Artisan Station


118 E. Kingston Avenue - 11 am - 7 pm + Saturday March 6th 10 am - 2 pm 


Wander the halls of Dilworth Artisan Station, lined with artwork you can get lost in during the First Friday Gallery Crawl. Experience a variety of artists’ processes and chat informally with some of Charlotte’s best creatives. Check out the I Heart Rail Trail: Lights Installation right next to the building, too! 


Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: Stephen Hayes: Beyond Any Means


1520 S. Tryon St.- 6- 8 pm

Durham native Stephen Hayes gives voice to the African American experience, through both historical interpretation contemporary mixed-media artwork. He is a creator: he sculpts, blacksmith, welds, print makes, carves and weaves. Hayes is well known for creating life-sized sculptures, and is currently completing a bronze sculpture honoring the African-American soldiers who would have led the Union advance in what would become known as the Battle of Forks Road, to be unveiled on the grounds of the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina in November 2021.