Visual Arts

FestivALL 2015 Announcement March 30!

It's about that time - music, dance, theatre, visual arts, food, and family fun - A City Becomes a Work of Art, June 19-28, 2015 in Charleston, West Virginia. 

Check back here beginning March 30 for complete lineup and continuing 2015 event details. 

Planning your trip early? Don't hesitate to call us, and we can help you plan your FestivALL schedule today! 304-470-0489. 

For details on Charleston events visit www.charlestonwv.com

FestivALL Deadlines

Be sure to visit our APPLICATIONS link or scroll down the homepage to keep up on all FestivALL open application deadlines. 

Here are some current reminders: 

- FestivALL internship applications - due March 31

- Taste-of-ALL applications - due April 12

- Community Keys Call to Artists - due April 22

- Art-for-ALL Student Art Exhibition submissions - due May 1

Carriage Trail Leaf Walk

Autumn and art come together for a delightful walk along this charming trail, featuring costumed actors doing vignettes from various plays:  LimeLight Theatre Company, The Theatre Project from the Children’s Theatre of Charleston, The Alban Arts Center and music including

2nd Annual Harvest Gift Boutique of Fine Art & Fine Craft

Visit this elegant space that is the Woman's Club of Charleston (1600 Virginia Street East) to see one of the state’s best collections of unique, high quality, hand-crafted products from over 35 artisans who are also juried into the Capitol Street Art Fair.  Fine furniture is included for the first time.  Shop for wonderful gifts for the holidays and meet and visit with the artisans: 

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.

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