Take a stroll down historic Broad Street for the First Fridays Art Walk, hosted by the Broad Street Merchants Association. This recurring event, held the first Friday of each month, is an opportunity to enjoy the fine art and refreshments in the boutiques and galleries on Gallery Row. Gallery Row, located on Broad Street, is Charleston’s destination for fine art. This month, Gallery Row is pleased to present “Spotlight On Charleston” with opening receptions during the First Friday Art Walk. Here is a list of participating galleries.
Bernie Horton Gallery
43 Broad Street
Living at the edge of a marsh, Bernie Horton paints fine art originals of the beauty of his surroundings. He is most recognized for his light-filled Lowcountry landscapes.
Coco Vivo Fine Art
25 Broad Street
This gallery offers works from some of the top plein-air artists as well as antiques and the best in interior design. Twenty new releases by renowned watercolorist Tony van Hasselt will be on display.
Edward Dare Gallery
31 Broad Street
Many of the artists represented here have a personal connection to Charleston and tend to include pieces that celebrate the colorful tapestry of the southern coastal culture. The gallery will be featuring small paintings in the annual postcards from Charleston show as well as new pottery, jewelry and glass.
Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art
58 Broad Street
This gallery specializes in classical, realist and impressionist paintings and sculptures by renowned American, Dutch, Russian and Korean artists. It is the exclusive North American representative of Bronze Sculpture by Dutch artist Marianne Houtkamp. Craig Nelson will be present for the opening reception of his “Italian Journey” exhibition.
1 ½ Broad Street
This gallery offers a premier selection of oils, acrylics, mixed media, bronze, metal, clay and hand crafted jewelry from regional, national and internationally renowned artists.
Galerie on Broad
29 Broad Street
Known for gallery owner Dee Beard Dean’s impressive plein-air work, this gallery houses national and international talent including Calvin Liang, one of the 50 Living Master Artists in North America. November’s First Friday will be your last chance to see “Southern Lights”, Camille Przewodek’s colorist interpretation of Charleston.
Hamlet Fine Art Gallery
7 Broad Street
Here you will find a variety of paintings, sculptures and pottery. Award-winning oil painter, Pat Forsberg’s “Impressionistic Vessels” exhibition will be on display. The “Water Lily Series” by Alice Dobbin, one of Charleston’s best-selling artists for over 10 years, is exhibited here as well.
Lambert Gray Gallery
54 Broad Street
Owners Hilarie Lambert, an accomplished oil painter, and Michael Gray, known for his impressionist technique, have recently added contemporary painter Fotini Christophilis to their space. The grand opening of his exhibit “Emerge” will take place during First Friday.
18 Broad Street
This gallery features contemporary art, representing more than thirty nationally and internationally renowned artists. Here you will find oils, acrylics, bronzes, marbles, terra-cottas and richly hued glass work. Artist Simon Kenevan will be in attendance during First Friday with three new seascapes.
Mary Martin Gallery
103 Broad Street
Here you will find over fifty Master artists, hand selected for their national recognition, unique talent, and the consistent and ever increasing value of their pieces. The offerings range from realistic to abstract, from linear expressionism to intuitive. In addition, they have sculptures of all types, water fountains, glass, wood and jewelry. The opening reception for John Sherman and Densaburou Oku’s exhibitions will take place during First Friday.
Spencer Art Galleries I & II
55 & 57 Broad Street
Contemporary fine art paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures of carefully selected master, mid-career and emerging artists are exhibited. The featured international, national, regional, and local artists work in a broad range of styles and media. “Serendipity V” by Catherine Spencer and “I’ve seen the light” by Barbara Sussberg will be featured in Gallery I. “Southern Reflections” by Martha Teti and “All about Color” by Shelia Thompson will be exhibited in Gallery II.
27 Broad Street
This is a place where art and fashion are one. Utopia is a premier boutique for women including artistic fashions and European designers with a unique flair. Many local jewelry designs, great handbags, select shoes and the colorful artwork of Beki, the artist and owner of Utopia are also showcased.
A Beyond Gallery Row Must-see!
Robert Lange Studios
2 Queen Street
This gallery shows artists that stand out for their imagination and distinctive personal approach. Amy Lind, Mia Bergeron, Ali Cavanaugh will come together for “Nuance”, a three-woman exhibition opening on November 2.