Visual Arts

Teen Art Search: FestivALL’s Quest for Xtreme Teen Artists

If you are an artist in middle school, high school or college, aged 13-23, and you reside and attend school in Kanawha, Putnam & Clay Counties, you are eligible to enter the Teen Art Search: FestivALL’s Quest for Xtreme Teen Artists  sponsored by Charleston Town Center. Winners will be showcased at the Mall during FestivALL in June. There will also be prizes awarded including a $500 purchase award, one $300 ‘Best in Show’ Mall Gift Card award, three $100 school category Mall Gift Card awards and more.

FestivALL Schedule and Best-of-ALL Ticket Package

The 2014 FestivALL Schedule has been announced and tickets for some events are on sale now including the incredible Best-of-ALL Music Package available at the Clay Center Box Office only. It includes one ticket to each of these concerts for $100:

FestivALT (Drive-By Truckers and Carolina Chocolate Drops)

The Mayor's Concert (Aaron Neville)

Blues, Brews & BBQ (Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, The Nighthawks, Samantha Fish)


Come in your best zombie get up and take over the streets of the East End Historic District. The walk will end in a pub crawl and street party on Elizabeth Street.

This event is free and open to all ages. Participants wishing to join in the street party and pub crawl must be 21 years of age and pay a $20 admission fee. Visit for more details.


Downtown Public Art and Architecture Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of art and architecture in the heart of the Capitol City. Meet at the Lee St. Triangle, Lee St. at Capitol St. at 1pm.


Holiday gift time will soon be here! Bring your family to the Harvest Gift Boutique at the Charleston Woman's Club for unique, high-quality, hand-crafted products. The 30 artisans at the Boutique have been juried into FestivALL's Capitol Street Art Fair.

Fund for the Arts "Grape Escape"

The Grape Escape is an opportunity to sample fine foods paired with wines at Art Emporium, 823 Quarrier St., Taylor Books Gallery, 226 Capitol St., and the Capitol Conference Center (Corner of Capitol and Lee).


ArtMares, in the Contemporary Galleries 3rd floor showroom, is a horror-themed art show back for the fifth year, featuring over 40 local artists. Admission is FREE and 50% of all art sale proceeds benefit further East End business district revitalization efforts.

The Opening is Wednesday evening, October 23 and there will be a Reception on Friday, October 25, with an open bar sponsored by The Empty Glass, hors d’oeuvres, live music by Sean Sydnor, and an opportunity to meet the artists. 

Annual FestivALL Teen Art Show & Sale

The show features work by teenage artists from Kanawha County and opens at 4pm on June 20.

New this year - Crowd Favorite Award! Voting takes place June 20 through noon June 22. Award acknowledged at 1pm and includes ribbon and $100 Charleston Town Center Mall Gift Card.

FREE Admission. Produced by: Charleston Town Center.

Location: Center Court, Charleston Town Center Mall, Lee & Quarrier Streets

"Ladybeard" Screening

Come and see “Ladybeard”, a feature film about a comedian who pretends to date his lesbian best friend in order to hide her sexual orientation from her conservative family. When the comedian learns that his friend plans to come out, he fears that their friendship will end along with their fake relationship. With the help of a traveling performance artist, the comedian sets out to stop his friend from coming out of the closet. All shot in West Virginia with an all Charleston and Huntington cast and crew.

Explicit language.