With an all-day lineup of local bands that ended in DJ sets from Party Dad and Lanatron at Redux, the Recurring Revival was the best place to get out of the rain on Saturday.
Artist W.C. Lemley’s neon installation lit up the front room as attendees pranced around in its neon glow. With painted tattoos and face painting all day, the event was perfect for youngsters, and families stopped by throughout the day to check out the scene.
Bands jammed in the main room of the studio where chairs had been placed in rows for listening, but the aisle gave way to dancing as the night progressed. A small bar in the back catered to the drinking crowd while food trucks Tokyo Crepes, Pot Kettle Black, and Strada Cucina provided food in the parking lot.
In between band sets, attendees could wander the hall of the gallery, poking into the small private studios filled with paintings and drawings from the center’s resident artists. A screen-printing station was set up in the annex next door, a quick hop in the rain from the main studio. Guests were encouraged to BYOT (bring your own T-shirt) for a fresh new design, or T-shirts were available for purchase as well. With artists on hand to discuss their work and offer hands-on workshops all day long, the 10th anniversary of Redux stayed true to the center’s focus: providing an outlet for fun, contemporary art in Charleston.