As is always the case during FestivAll, it’s a daunting task to document all the stuff to do in and around Charleston, but we’re going to give it the old college try (even if that means giving up three-quarters of the way through and taking an “incomplete”). The big things on Thursday are ArtWalk and the online listening party for Deni Bonet’s new CD.
ArtWalk happens tonight in Downtown Charleston, and the ArtWalk during FestivAll is traditionally one of the biggest of the year. In addition to all the usual cool stuff at the ArtWalk star destinations like Taylor Books, The Purple Moon, Art Emporium, Stray Dog Antiques and others, there will be all kinds of additional cool things happening, weather permitting.
The Company Stores will be performing live on Capitol Street. Steve Beckner will also be providing live music at ArtWalkm while Plus 1 will be at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance,920 Quarrier Street. There will be music everywhere.
Ryan Byrd, Andy King, Randy Yoho and Newman Jackson will show new works at 717 Lee St E. Look for work by Krista Linderman at Viking Contracting and Consulting, 1027 Quarrier Street. Virginia Lee will feature I Love Nice People and Knight Vision Designs. In their new location, Uncork & Create will feature the work by the Charleston Gazette-Mail on its Tastiest Town Series, an interactive media experience with photos, videos, maps and stories showcasing signature restaurants in seven West Virginia towns. Steven Keith, the newspaper’s resident “Food Guy”, will address attendees at 6 p.m. about his restaurant experiences across the state.
At Top’s Off Barber Shop, the cast and production team of the Astral Theatre Collective’s Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of Whitechapel will present sneak-peeks of its debut production which will opens in July at the Alban Arts Center. Also at Tops Off on Hale Street, expect a free pop-up edition of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. There will be art, music and other cool stuff all over the Downtown Charleston area, that’s why you gotta walk it. For a full list of participating galleriesm hit up the ArtWalk website.
And if you stay in, you can listen to the new CD by Mountain Stage Alum, Deni Bonet…
Also tonight, Saint Albans’ Riverfest begins with Morgan White performing at 9 PM, and there’s other cool things happening all weekend, check it out…