The much-anticipated Fall Art Walk went down last Friday, providing a colorful happy-hour event to kick off the weekend. From Broad to East Bay and everywhere in between, the sidewalks and 40-some-odd galleries of the French Quarter Gallery Association were filled with art-loving crowds despite the threatening skies. Gallery employees rushed to and fro with bottles of wine and plates of bruschetta, featured artists stood proudly by their work, and people stood in line just to get in the door of most galleries. Though it was sometimes difficult to see the art itself, no one seemed to mind as they smiled and soaked up the atmosphere. It’s impressive to see so much support for Charleston’s art scene, regardless of the motivation. Some stand-outs included the contemporary collaboration The Other Side — upstairs at Robert Lange Studios — and the eclectic, expansive collection at Martin Gallery. Even if you made it on Friday, be sure to stop back by your favorite galleries for a more laid-back viewing opportunity. —Erica Jackson

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