Visual Arts

Thanks for Visiting FestivALL Charleston 2014

FestivALL thanks you, your friends and family for helping make Charleston become a work of art once again. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the events you attended and plan to come again in the fall and next year. Please check back here soon to see what's coming up during FestivALL Fall, October 24-26. Hint: Hamlet will suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in our town.

Rain Barrel Exhibit

The 2014 Rain Barrel Tour brings 55-gallon drums painted by local artisans to the Capitol Street Art Fair. The public is also invited to participate in painting a barrel.

Sponsors: WV-DEP, City of Charleston Engineering Department, and Sherwin-Williams

FestivALL Catfish Display

An installation of painted catfish forms by local artists, civic groups, and everyday people. These colorful totems make their 8th appearance.

The 6th Annual East End Main Street StreetWorks Art Auction and Celebration

StreetWorks: Revolutions is a new “spin” on the very popular public arinstallation project that has changed the aesthetic outlay of the district. Over 30 local talented artists will install permanent revolving signs at five distinct locations throughout the East End business district. Each original image will be auctioned off with great raffle prizes awarded to attendees.
ed Brightwell returns as the evening’s auctioneer. Additional project and event information is available at CharlestonEastEnd.com.

Art & Architecture Tours

Join us to explore the city’s public art and architecture on these trolley and walking tours. Guides will help showcase the wonders and history of the works of art in our city. Walking tours are approximately 45 minutes and trolley tours are approximately 55 minutes. 

Schedule:

June 21, 11:30am WALKING tour from Lee Street Triangle

June 28, 10am TROLLEY tour from Lee Street Triangle

The Longest Day: Art with Heart

On The Longest Day, summer solstice, teams around the world come together from sunrise to sunset to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s with a day of activity. Eight local artists will design a work of art that can be contributed to by anyone. Donations for participation are encouraged. Each artist will have a two hour window to complete their work and the final products will be auctioned off at the Edgewood Country Club Culinary Cook-off.

Kids "Variety" Show

An evening showcase of local young talent hosted by Mark Davis. Kitchen and bar will be open with limited menu. Specialty “mocktails” available for kids. There will be limited space for “walk-in” sign ups.

The Official Unveiling and Celebration of Charly “Jupiter” Hamilton’s “West Side Wonder Mural”

Celebrate the spirit of the West Side and the unveiling of Charly “Jupiter” Hamilton’s “West Side Wonder Mural”. Festivities kick off with a parade depicting the "West Side Wonder Mural”. Around 3PM, Attack Theatre will create a dance and music performance with input from the public in attendance

2nd Annual West V's Youth Got Talent

Youth participants will compete for various cash prizes up to $1,000 for their works and performances in art, dance, singing, poetry and more under the categories of general talents or drug prevention. Through D.R.E.A.M.S. (Diligently Reiterating Excellence through Academics, Mentoring, and Scholastics) mentoring programs with support of The Dreamtank Partnerships, Registration is FREE at http://www.iecevents.com/. #DrugPrevention. 

Tickets: $10 adults $6 for youth

Canaan Open Stage

All are welcome in this family-friendly open stage event! It doesn't matter if you sing, dance, play an instrument, tell stories, read poetry, tell jokes, paint a picture, or stand and have a staring contest. We want to see you perform.  Performances are on a first come, first-served basis with sign-up starting at 6:30pm. We ask the performers to please keep it family friendly and limit their performances to 2 songs or 10 minutes. Refreshments provided. http://www.canaanumcwv.org/

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