By now you know that Charleston is an artsy town. Creatives have flocked to our charming city for hundreds of years, drawing inspiration from the lush vegetation, colorful characters, and serene coastline. The likes of Shepard Fairey, Dubose Heyward, Edgar Allen Poe, and Arthur Freed have all called Charleston home. Given our vibrant city loves celebrating the arts, it's only fitting that we'd also be one of the nation's top gallery communities.
The Charleston Gallery Association includes 40+ galleries and is a force behind Charleston earning the status of a "Global Art Destination". This all-inclusive group promotes the diversity that Charleston galleries have to offer. The styles found in these stimulating environments include landscape, Gullah, Lowcountry, abstract natures, realism, photography, and sculpture. Besides promoting the city's breath of talent, The Charleston Gallery Association organizes a quarterly Artwalk. On a specified Friday night during the months of March, May, October, and December, participating galleries will stay open a little bit later, bring out the wine + cheese (yes, please!), and encourage patrons to learn a bit more about the creative minds in our midst.
Be sure to check out the Charleston Gallery Association website to stay up to date on artsy events in the Holy City. For those of you who don't feel like hoofing it around town but want to see all the good stuff - and have a blast doing it - contact us for a private touring experience. We will get you to the galleries that'll appeal to your taste and introduce you to some of those colorful characters that make Charleston unique.