Stroll, shop, eat and meet at the first Second Sunday of 2012 (Update: Photos)

Image by Joseph Nienstedt One of Nienstedt's photos from Sunday.

Update: Local photographer Joseph Nienstedt went out for the great weather at the first installment of the Second Sunday series for 2012 and came back with a nice photo report.

Take a gander over here — especially if you're the type that loves dog shots.

— Update by Ken Hawkins.

First reporting: Kiss the cars on King Street goodbye this weekend when the first Second Sunday on King Street of 2012 takes over one of the top shopping streets in America.

From 1 to 5 p.m. on January 8th, King Street will be closed to cars from Queen Street north to Calhoun for shopping, outdoor dining, music in the streets and much more.

This month's "soundtrack" will feature hip music, cool jazz and classical works by some of Charleston's most loved musicians. Shrimp City Slim, Sollie "Puddin" Jenkins, Michael Lindsey, and our favorite accordionist Matt Lohan will be there.

Impressionist painter Rick Reinert will work on his plein air King Street Series at Reinert LePrince Gallery, 179 King Street, Reinert's cards support 2nd Sunday and are also available at the Charleston Preservation Society Book and Gift Shop, and the Charleston Visitors Center.

Click here to download a two hour parking voucher good in any City of Charleston Parking Garage.