Walk Gallery is sprucing up empty storefronts

Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitelImage by 20090519-available.jpg King Street has no shortage of empty storefronts.

To lighten the economic mood and seize a chance to get art to the public, WALK Gallery is helping to fill many empty King Street-area storefronts with artwork by local artists.

Charlie Magazine has a nice overview of the forthcoming exhibit and who was involved in making WALK (Window Art Local Knowledge) happen. A taste:

On the suggestion of Plum Elements owner Andrea Schenck, Rena Lasch has spearheaded a movement to put those empty windows to good use, highlight local artists and bring some much-needed beauty back to King Street.

Read the full piece here.

The exhibition begins at the start of this year’s Spoleto Festival, Thursday, May 21, and runs through June 28.

Here's the full list of participating artists has been announced: Stephanie Drawdy, Karen Silvestro, Christine Bush, Paul Reetz, Nathan Durfee, Sarah Kalani, Gwylene Gallimard, Jean-Marie Mauclet, Christina Bailey, Karen Myers, Jody Christian, Sally Benedict, Katy Perrin, and Cherna Bednarsh.