Gray Line Charleston – WeBLOG August 2018
Charleston, South Carolina ranks as the # 1 City in the US + #10 City in the World from Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards! On top of beautiful places and amazing spaces throughout Charleston’s surrounding historic and lush Lowcountry…Charleston is famous for Fine Art Galleries. Over 40 Galleries throughout Charleston’s Historic District showcase European Fine Art to Modern Art pieces. Charleston provides a landscape and seascape that is inspiration to many. As an historic and tourism haven those who both create and appreciate Art enjoy her Galleries. The French Quarter area houses the highest concentration of Art Galleries. The Charleston Gallery Association hosts Art Walks that are FREE four times per year on the first Fridays of March, May, October, and December. Stroll from Gallery to Gallery from 5 to 8pm in one of Charleston's most beautiful and historic city neighborhoods. Rub elbows with locals who also enjoy this seasonal Art Event. Pick up an Art Walk Gallery Map at any participating Gallery. Brose at your own pace while enjoying complimentary Wine & Refreshments offered by Gallery owners. Often, the an Artist may be in-residence and you can converse with one or more of the Artists. The challenge is in selecting the best piece to take or ship home! You will also see great Photographic Art and Sculptures. The annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in February features the best of nature’s flora & fauna in artworks of every medium. You will see examples of this work in Charleston’s Galleries throughout the years. In a piece on the Lowcountry Art World, contributors Jordan Eddy and Ariana Lombardi wrote, "The Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia is no longer an emerging art market. Indeed, its art scene is now fully developed and established, with renowned galleries, studios, museums, cultural foundations, festivals, and artists of every description. Today, the Lowcountry can proudly and legitimately be considered one of America's top art destinations."
Charleston is growing at an amazing pace and has been noticed on the International Arts scene.
Charleston, South Carolina’s Fine Art Galleries include: Anglin Smith Fine Art, Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, Corrigan Gallery, Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture, Edward Dare Gallery, Ella W. Richardson Fine Art, Ellis – Nicholson Gallery, Fabulon, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Hagan Fine Art, LePrince Fine Art, Mary Martin Gallery, Meyer Vogl Gallery, Miller Gallery, Mitchell Hill, Principle Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Revealed, Sandpiper Gallery, Srebnik Gallery, The Sportsman’s Gallery, LTD, and The Wells Gallery.