Charleston’s most celebrated summer event, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Fourth Annual Palette and Palate Stroll is also one of the most anticipated visual art and fine food events in the South. This year’s event, produced and promoted by Stylee PR and Marketing, will take place on Friday, July 17, 2009. Fine art and food connoisseurs will stroll through the historic streets of downtown Charleston, sampling tastings from thirteen of the finest local restaurants in the beautiful setting of thirteen prestigious galleries. The Palette and Palate Stroll starts at 5:30pm and ends at 7:30pm.
The 2009 pairings are:
Ann Long Fine Art & Oak; Carolina Galleries & Circa 1886; Charleston Renaissance Gallery & High Cotton; Corrigan Gallery & Cypress, John Carroll Doyle Art Gallery & 82 Queen; Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art & Social; Helena Fox Fine Art & Carolina’s; Horton Hayes Fine Art & Shine; Martin Gallery & Fat Hen and Wild Olive; Robert Lange Studios & FIG; Smith-Killian Fine Art & McCrady’s; The Sylvan Gallery & Halls Chophouse and Wells Gallery & Charleston Grill.
Since 2005, the event has attracted more than 2,500 people from across the nation. The event is presented as part of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Studio Series, benefiting its visual arts scholarship fund. Money from the scholarship fund has been awarded to organizations such as Redux, the Gibbes Museum of Art and the College of Charleston School of the Arts. The 2009 event is sponsored by Charleston Magazine. Cost is $30 per person and tickets are limited. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased by calling 843-819-8006 or on-line at www.cfada.com.