ART RIDE will be the result of a most unique partnering between four Charleston arts entities-- the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Southern Gallery, Beresford Studios, and the Charleston Arts Festival-- and our bike advocacy group, Charleston Moves.  This collaboration will link together and put on wheels three distinct and three distinctly important arts-related programs for an all-evening emphasis on our vibrant creative community.  


 Artspace Exploration Community Update

Redux Contemporary Arts Center

1056 King Street

5:30-8:00 PM

In September 2016, the Donnelley Foundation invited Artspace, the nation’s leading non-profit developers for the arts, to administer an online survey to further assess the potential success of an affordable multi-use facility in the Charleston region. Nearly 400  individual artists and arts organizations participated in the survey on various areas of need within the local artistic community. This evening’s program will reveal the results of this survey and preview several arts-related space concepts under development.  The event is free and the public is invited to attend, but seating is limited.  



"Plantation Tree of Life" by Colin Quashie

New Painting

The Southern Gallery

2 Carlson Court

7:00-10:00 PM

The Southern Gallery will presents New Painting, a group exhibition of painters and their exploration of techniques; old and new, reworking and updating to align with current, contemporary aesthetics.  This exhibit will feature works by Adam Eddy, Natalie Escobar, Shanequa Gay, Susan Klein, Karen (Myers) Paavola, Colin Quashie, and Sophie Treppendahl.  These works will remain on display through November 12.

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"Descension" by Vik Hart

Stories from Firn

Beresford Studios

20 Fulton Street

7:00-10:00 PM


Featuring new works by Vik Hart, the exhibit will be on display until October 15.

Artist Statement: "Firn is a land made of swirling masses of color and unfamiliar sights. These paintings and drawings seek to form a connected narrative that offers a glimpse into the landscapes and inhabitants of another world. I want my work to imply a story that happens beyond the pieces, just a single moment on a much broader scope."

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The following route is provided by Charleston Moves. Walking, bike riding and car pooling are encouraged. Bike racks, provided by Charleston Moves, will be at each of the event locations. 


Charleston Moves:

Charleston Moves is a nonprofit organization advocating for enhanced conditions for walking and riding a bike in Charleston County. Our work hinges on three approaches to creating a safe, connected and livable environment: advocacy, safety and community.  As we work every day with elected officials, municipal staff, business leaders and community members, we are working toward a connected Charleston.

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