The First Charleston Art Walk of 2010 this Friday, March 5

The city of Charleston is buzzing with excitement, ready to welcome attendees of the upcoming Charleston Wine + Food Festival that’s taking place this weekend. The food and wine event features nation’s best chefs, authors and wine professional. In conjunction with the 2010 Charleston Wine + Food Festival, member galleries of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association will join the city in celebrating various forms of art including culinary and visual fine art. The following art show will open on March 5, 2010, from 5-8pm as part of the French Quarter Gallery Association Spring Art Walk.

  • Ann Long Fine Art will present a solo show by Marc Dalessio titled Giardino Italiano at 54 Broad Street and will show until March 26th.
  • Carolina Galleries features all of the gallery’s artists including a group of Charleston Renaissance works. The gallery is located at 106-A Church Street in downtown Charleston.
  • Artist/conservator Paul Mardikian will present his newest series entitled Palimpsest at Corrigan Gallery from March 3 through March 30 with an opening reception held on March 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.  The gallery is located at 62 Queen Street in downtown Charleston.
  • Ella W. Richardson Fine Art will present a brilliant body of new works by New England artist Scott Moore in a show titled A View of Charleston at 58 Broad Street in downtown Charleston.
  • Helena Fox Fine Art presents New Works by gallery artists West Fraser, Sarah Amos, Kenn Backhaus, Mary Erickson, Terry DeLapp and Joseph Paquet. The gallery is located at 12 Queen Street in downtown Charleston.
  • Martin Gallery presents a solo show titled Lake Como, Italy: Plein Air Paintings by Kathleen Billis. This particular collection of work showcases Billis’ recent trip to the Northern Lakes region of Italy, with most of her time spent at Lake Como. The gallery is located at 18 Broad Street in downtown Charleston.
  • Robert Lange Studios presents Private View, 25 new works by Fred Jamar. RLS is located at 2 Queen Street in downtown Charleston.
  • Smith Killian Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring guest artist, Matt Overend. The gallery is located at 9 Queen Street in historic downtown Charleston, SC.

Founded in 1999, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association consists of the city’s prominent galleries working together to promote Charleston as a fine art destination for passionate art enthusiasts, avid collectors and talented artists. Since 2004, CFADA has donated more than $150,000 to local public high schools and scholarships for future artists. For more information about CFADA, please visit www.cfada.com.

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