Start the celebration early. Come to King Street for an exclusive, ticketed wine tasting and shopping event in a dozen of your favorite stores. You’ll pair holiday shopping with reserve wines and gourmet hors d’oeuvres for a fabulous spree. Think Duckhorn, Ferrari Carano, Chateau St. Jean, Trefethen and Stags Leap with treats from Charleston's best restaurateurs and caterers. From 4:00 to 7:00 PM on King Street, where else? Sponsored by Spoleto Festival USA, and the souvenir wine glass is yours to keep.
On Thursday, November 13 at 6pm, Art with a Twist presents Unexpected Treasures: Redesigning Artful Artifacts at The Gibbes Museum of Art.
Local design experts Jeffrey McKinnon and Randy Grussing will lead you through a tour of their showroom and warehouse to learn about reinterpreting the past for today's home and garden. Immerse yourself in the world of architectural salvage, antique decor, iron work, garden elements, and more!
The event takes place at Circe and Architectural Antiques & Design (903-C and 1011-A Saint Andrews Blvd. West Ashley). Parking is available at both locations. Carpooling is recommended. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit gibbesmuseum.org/events or call 843.722.2706 x21.
I know, I know. We barely finished Halloween and the December holidays are in our faces. Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa… are you stressed yet? There’s good news from King Street; no less than five events are planned to make genuine holiday magic. Why would you spend your shopping hours on the Internet or in a mall when downtown Charleston is the place where memories are made and shopping chores are a delight.
There’s a website, www.christmasonkingstreet.com where you’ll find all the details and purchase event tickets where applicable. You can also sign up to receive updates without worrying that your email will be shared with anyone. You can also pick up tickets at 2nd Sunday on King StreetNovember 9.
For senior editor Lindsay Talbot, the ultimate Charleston itinerary starts with a walk along the waterfront: strolling under palm trees with the Atlantic glistening just beyond. She loves the side streets, which boast beautiful homes, the best of which are found at Rainbow Row just by The Battery. “I love Charleston because the colors of the houses are just unreal,” says Talbot. “It’s just a dazzling array of pastels.”
Charleston was also named the #2 city in the world, outbeat by just a slim margin by Flroence, Italy.
Celebrate Threshold Repertory Theatre's 5th Season with a Progressive Dinner and Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00PM. Stroll down Society Street and enjoy an evening of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, wine, a silent auction, theatre performances, and music.
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists and emerging performers. Now approaching its 39th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.
The Ticket Stock advertising option is a great chance to grow brand awareness. Have your ad printed on the back of all 120,000 Spoleto tickets and include a discount to drive Spoleto patrons to your business.
Join the Art Mecca of Charleston on October 17th during the monthly Upper King Shop and Stroll. From 5- 8pm the gallery will be featuring artist Michael Hayes in his solo exhibition "Water Preserved".
Michael Hayes's artistic career began in the 1980's in New York City where this rich artistic and cultural submersion formed him. Taking inspiration from the nearby Hampton beaches and travels to Italy, his waterscapes began to semi abstractly show themselves.
Landscape paintings with water became his main theme with use of color and light. Trips to the Caribbean eventually influenced Michael to paint water in Lyrical Abstraction. In 2012 he moved to Campobello, SC and has continued to convey water abstractly from the local waterways to the Caribbean and France.
The gallery will be serving complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Stop by the gallery at 427 King Street.
The Gibbes Museum has temporarily closed for major renovations that will begin in October 2014. The Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place on October 10 at 11am. Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. will be joined by the Board of Directors of the Carolina Art Association, the project committee, and other notable community members to officially launch the renovation. Brief remarks will be followed by a reception in the Welcome Gallery.
“The purpose of the renovation of the Gibbes Museum of Art is to bring together these two components of the visual arts – creativity and the finished product,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack. “We are all looking forward to the museum’s reopening and its re-engagement with the community on a much broader scale.”
Threshold Repertory Theatre's Season 5 opener, The Sunset Years, written by their 2014 award-winning Playrights-in-Residence Thomas and Judy Heath, opens on October 23rd. With the tagline, “Sometimes adult children just won’t leave the nest.” you just have to be curious about this family comedy.
A lovely Long Island home sets the scene where the Thompsons' plot their newest venture...Retirement! Maureen and Jack are headed to Sun City and a life of golf, tennis, and dance lessons, but the sale of their house will be harder than it seems as the couple’s overly attached grown children continue to get in the way of their dreams. Enter Blossom - the quirky and lovable real estate agent, who is unwittingly dragged into the family chaos as she works her magic with her “Signature Package.”
The Michael Mitchell Gallery will be hosting a curated exhibit, "Asheville Nashville," on Friday, October 3rd. The exhibit will celebrate the work of three talented and beloved artists Stephen St. Claire, Elizabeth Foster, and Eva Magill- Oliver.
Stephen St. Claire has received international awards for his paintings which are created on various types of metal leaf. The results of his technique are incredibly unique and are reminiscent of the stained glass windows and wood block prints of the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 1900s.
Rick Reinert has all new plein air paintings from Maine. Pictured to the right is his "Morning at Grimes Cove" 16x20 oil painting. Visit the Reinert LePrince Fine Art Gallery at 179 King Street to see more of Rick Reinert's impressionist landscapes.
Charleston Constant of Domicile Real Estate Brokerage is pleased to announce the purchase of 7 Cordes Street in Charleston's historic French Quarter. The 4,000 square foot property, circa 1800, was listed for $1,450,000. Boasting two addresses and zoned for limited business, the property created a fantastic investment opportunity for both residential and business use. The building features exposed brick walls, original wood beams, and antique heart pine floors - a beautiful mix of modern and historic architecture representative of the charming characters of Charleston, and particularly this neighborhood.
Society 1858, an auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art, is pleased to announce Sonya Clark as the 2014 winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Awarded annually with a cash prize of $10,000, the 1858 Prize acknowledges an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.
This year, over 250 artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia submitted applications. Clark is the first female artist to be awarded the 1858 Prize. Her work examines contemporary issues of gender and race through a variety of mediums.
Clark uses objects such as cloth, hair, and combs to give voice to the complexity of American identity and history. Simple objects become an interface for dialog that ranges from the vernacular to the political to the poetic. Her work includes a variety of mediums. In “My Hair Craft Project (Jamilah)” she engages Southern hairdressers to use her body as canvas to re-frame Black hairdressing as art.
Charleston native and long time local chef John Ondo and his wife, Angela Hall, are bringing a new kind of flavor to their flagship establishment, Lana Restaurant & Bar, in the form of a vividly colored palette on linen canvas. They hope the newly crafted oil paintings by local and prolific artist Rick Reinert will welcome their patrons with a certain ease as they enter the dining room.
World renowned, Reinert has been commissioned to capture the very essence of Lana’s Charleston neighborhood, Cannonborough, through his large, expressionistic style. As Lana is half surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, Reinert’s artwork will feel much at home as each piece resonates a luminous quality, capturing the natural sun or moonlight peering in through the glass panes. Through color-swathed brushstrokes that take cues from his serene hometown, his subjects of ordinary streets and buildings coupled with his beautiful, impressionistic interpretations depict places one might visit in a dream.
It started at the last 2nd Sunday on King Street. Mellow Mushroom picked up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge just as it began trending, and the King Street staff challenged the folks at Mellow Summerville and Mellow Avondale, followed by pretty much everyone else in the city and as we now know, the world. The Challenge was a great response to a devastating disease that doesn’t get much funding because ironically, not enough people get it. It was also a perfect example of news going viral, which is rare and wonderful especially when it doesn’t involve anybody twerking.
Kickin’ Chicken presented a check for over $10,000 to the Teachers’ Supply Closet after their five locations each competed to raise the most money, and dollars were matched by Kickin’ owners David Miller, Bobby Perry and Chip Roberts. I know a number of teachers who dig into their own funds to provide supplies to their students, and Teachers’ Closet is a great help.
Kevin LePrince has added a new art auction feature to leprince.com to provide users with a weekly online auction of a small study. 50% of the proceeds from these sales will be donated to charity. Last week's study was "Tug Boat Study" and 50% of the proceeds went towards Charleston's Feed the Need organization to help support local food pantries and end hunger.
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.