December 21, 2012
Last night saw the final ArtWalk of 2012. Not only was it a fun ArtWalk, but it was also a great opportunity for last minute Christmas shopping. In fact, most of the shops and galleries that we’ll show you today will be open Friday and Saturday and possibly even on Monday for last minute gift ideas.
And remember if you shop local, you don’t have to pay shipping charges and if you get somebody a brass monkey holding a plunger, it’s much easier for them to return it.
We made it to many of the galleries and shops that were open last night, but not all of them, so why don’t you get yourselves to Downtown Charleston and explore it on your own?
This is just a rough guide. Having said that, let’s start with the ArtWalk photo essay…
The Purple Moon
Lot’s of cool gift ideas at The Purple Moon, like these Blenko lamps
The holiday spirit is in the air at The Purple Moon
Filled with the holiday spirit himself (as seen in this photo) The Purple Moon’s Chuck Hamsher also leads the way as an artist at the Over The Moon Gallery upstairs…
Some of the awesome work by Glen Brogan available
More by Glen
Seriously, there’s a whole wall of great stuff by Glen that you should check out in person
There’s also plenty of new work by PopCult favorite, Sharon Lyn Stackpole
Lots of affordable gifts are all over The Moon
Kathy Boland is the featured artist this month at Art Emporium, and her striking work is available on cards, and calendars and more
Art Emporium has all kinds of other artisitic gifts, from Jewelry to art to calendars and framing
And cool clocks, too
Stray Dog Antiques
Antiques and art mingle at Stray Dog Antiques, where we ran into friends buying last-minute gifts while we were shooting photos
Visions Day Spa Romano and Associates Taylor Books Annex Gallery
Musical gourds make a great Christmas gift, but there’s also tons of cool art for sale at Taylor’s, too
A corner full of Staci Leech-Cornell
Colleen Anderson and Marc Harshman, personalizing Christmas gifts for the shoppers who bought their books
Coolness abounds at Collage, on Quarrier Street
Art by Audrey Beckner at Collage
White Oak Photography
Phil Lawrence outside White Oak Photography, in all his holiday splendor
Apartment Earth Studio
We wrap up our coverage of ArtWalk with a visit to Apartment Earth, where we recorded a dance piece by The Snake and The Pot. Above you see photography by Todd Grifftih. Below you see the musicans and dancer/artist of The Snake and The Pot. There are plans for the video.
With 2012 rapidly nearing its end, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday. PopCult will still be here with our regular features next week!