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FestivALL visual art events: June 17-24

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For more information on these and other FestivALL events, visit www.festivallcharleston.com.

ArtWalk: 5 to 8 p.m. June 21. Sixteen venues, located primarily on Capitol, Quarrier and Hale streets, will participate. Exhibits include Outer Banks photos at White Oak Photography, 807 Quarrier St.; new works by Traci Higginbotham at House of Luxe, 817 Quarrier St.; a tribute to Phyllis Larrimer at Gallery Eleven, 1025 Quarrier St.; and "A Tale of Two Cities," digital photographic paintings of Charleston, S.C. and W.Va. by Clayton Spangler, at The Art Emporium, 823 Quarrier St.

There also will be music in the streets by saxophone quartet Three Hits and a Ms., a horn trio, saxophonist Berke Mckelvey and more. Tofujitsu provides music for the seventh anniversary celebration at The Purple Moon, 906 Quarrier St.

For a full list of venues and a map of their locations, visit www.charlestonartwalk.com.

Antiques fair: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23. In conjunction with the Capitol Street Art Fair, this fair on the 200 block of Hale Street will feature a variety of antiques, collectibles, jewelry and unusual finds as well as live music.

Capitol Street Art Fair: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 23 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24. Sixty artisans display and sell everything from paintings, pottery and photography to jewelry, metal flowers and kaleidoscopes in this juried fine arts and crafts fair. It's situated on Capitol Street from Quarrier Street to Washington Street East; for a list of vendors and their locations, visit www.festivallcharleston.com.

Children's Art Fair: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 23 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24. The area in front of the main library on Capitol Street is the hub for this event, which includes a number of art-oriented activities for children, including make-and-take crafts like fiber art, pottery, calligraphy, paper bead jewelry and mixed media. There also will be games, family-friendly music performances and an artwork sale by youth in Kanawha County neighborhood programs. The Kanawha County Public Library street fair takes place June 23 in conjunction with this.

Catfish art display: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 23. This annual display of painted catfish created by local artists, civic groups and everyday people is located in Brawley Walkway (beside Ellen's Ice Cream, 225 Capitol St.).

Public art and architecture trolley tour: noon June 23. Departing from Lee Street Triangle, this guided tour showcases Charleston's architecture and public art.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: 7 to 10 p.m. June 24. Draw live models in a cabaret-style setting at The Broadway, 210 Leon Sullivan Way. Participants must be at least 21. Bring your own supplies. Admission is $8 in advance online or $10 at the door.


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