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French Quarter Art Walk

When: Fri. May 1 5-8 pm

Four times a year, the galleries of the French Quarter welcome art lovers into their spaces past closing times. They serve wine — and if you’re lucky — snacks while art appreciators view the galleries’ latest exhibits. For December’s walk, COCO VINO Fine Art Interior Design will host an artist reception for nationally recognized artist Angela Trotta Thomas’ new Vintage Holiday Lionel Collection. The collection features depictions of the Best Friend of Charleston train, which is widely credited to be the first steam-powered locomotive built entirely in the U.S. and ran on a six-mile loop around the Holy City. Just in time for the cold weather, artists Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets will display snowy landscapes in their Paris to St. Petersburg exhibit at the Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery. The Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art will feature Patsy Painton Tidwell and Carolyn Epperly’s new exhibit Pioneer and Friend. “[Tidwell’s] work has a compelling story. Six or eight years ago, she suffered a stroke and when she woke up, she had to relearn everything. It had a profound effect on her and her art,” says Mary Martin, gallery owner. “The Art Walks offer the heart and soul of this community in a viewable platform.” Other galleries involved in the Art Walk include Robert Lange Studios, Ann Long Fine Art, Atrium Art Gallery, Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, Helena Fox Fine Art, Principle Gallery, Anglin Smith Fine Art, and more.

Mia Mendez

Price: Free

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