Fall ArtWalk returns to Beaufort Oct. 22

From staff reports

Like most events over the past year, Beaufort’s Fall ArtWalk took a hiatus last year because of COVID-19.

But after being canceled last year, Beaufort’s Fall ArtWalk will return in full swing from 4:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22.

The Lowcountry Art Celebration, which is Beaufort’s 17th Art Walk, will feature 13 galleries and shops downtown, including The Charles Street Gallery (914 Charles Street), Basecamp Gallery (500 Carteret Street) and USC Beaufort’s Center for the Arts (801 Carteret Street). All participating galleries will be displaying an ArtWalk flag so they will be easy to find.

The Lowcountry Art Celebration is held the same weekend as the Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens. These two events will showcase the art and architecture that make Beaufort famous and a distinctive Southern city.

Collectively representing more than 400 artists, Art Walk will showcase Lowcounty talent in a variety of media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, multimedia, fiber, glass, jewelry, pottery, and more.

A new addition this year will be demonstrations at four locations. These will be scheduled on the hour and will last for about 20 minutes. They will be an opportunity to talk with artists and find out how they do what they do. If you have ever had questions about techniques or processes, this is the time to observe and ask.

The lineup of demonstrations has something for everyone.

At 5 p.m. at the Charles Street Gallery, Georgia Phillips will share her wealth of knowledge about how to select the perfect frame and mat for original artwork. This is excellent information for artists and collectors, as well as those who would like to improve the look of their art.

Just in time for Halloween, there will be pumpkin decorating for children at 6 p.m. at Coastal Art Supply with owner Lindsey Eavenson. Children will be guided in the design techniques to create their own orange masterpiece to take home. They will have 40 pumpkins ready for the creative young artists.

At 7 p.m., Thibault Gallery will present a glass demonstration by artist Greg Rawls who will pull glass through a kiln to form glass rods to create glass bowls and plates. This unique technique is interesting and fun to watch.

The final demonstration will be held at 8 p.m. at the Beaufort Art Association. It will be a watercolor painting demonstration by a local artist, James Powley.

Also, there will be two fabulous door prizes this year. One winner will receive a night at the Cuthbert House Inn Bed and Breakfast and dinner for two at Saltus River Grill. Another lucky winner will receive dinner for two at Breakwater. There will be entry forms at every gallery to increase the chances of winning these desirable prizes.

For more information on the Lowcountry Art Celebration, Beaufort’s 17th Art Walk, contact Brenda Litchfield at bcl6163@gmail.com or 251-622-1930.

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