15th annual Art Walk set for Oct. 27

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The Beaufort Cultural District will host the 15th annual Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Twelve galleries and exhibition spaces in the Cultural District will be open for the public. Each space will be flying an Art Walk banner.  

Earlier in the day, a sidewalk chalk art contest, called Chalk the Streets, will be held downtown between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Artists must register for a 4-foot by 4-foot space. Pick up a registration form from any participating gallery. 

Participating galleries include Atelier on Bay, the Beaufort Art Association, Beaufort Digital Corridor Gallery, Beaufort River Glass, Coastal Art Supply, Phil Heim Photography, I. Pinckney Simmons Gallery, Lybensons Gallery, Rhett Gallery, Thibault Gallery, the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts and the University of South Carolina Beaufort Sea Islands Center Gallery. Artwork of every medium, subject, and style will be on display at all of these locations. 

Visit 12 artist studios at Atelier on Bay, located on the second floor of the historic Lipsitz building.  At the Beaufort Art Association, digital photographs of nature and the scenes of the Lowcountry by Gordon Fritz will be on display, as well as selected works from member artists.

The I. Pinckney Simons Gallery will feature the inspiration of the “Southern Marsh” painted by Marcy Dunn Ramsey.  Experience the eloquent gestures of the twisted reeds and stands of marsh grass in this restful and soothing vision.  Please join Marcy Ramsey and the gallery’s hosts of artists as they present the beauty of the South.

The Fiber Artists of Beaufort will be exhibiting at the Beaufort Digital Corridor Gallery.

At the very tip of the Beaufort Cultural District at the USCB Sea Islands Center Gallery, view installations by College of Charleston sculpture professor Jarod Charzewski.  Encapsulating concepts of consumerism and the human compulsion to collect things, these works feature donated new, unused bike fenders, decompressed map cylinders, welded steel, and other unusual materials. 

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