Though business seems to be picking up on Upper King, there are still a few beautiful, historic storefronts that stand tragically empty. Lucky for us, WALK Gallery is coming to the rescue. Kicking off this Thursday (just in time for Spoleto!), WALK (Window Art Local Knowledge) is a public art project whose goal is to fill empty King Street storefronts with art from local artists. Not only will the exhibition provide local artists with an accessible venue for their works, but it will also benefit property owners by drawing attention to available buildings and spaces and adding a much more vibrant appeal to these otherwise unoccupied facades. Participating artists include Christina Bailey, Sally Benedict, Nathan Durfee, Gwylene Gallimard, Karen Myers, Katy Parrin, Paul Reetz, and many more. The locations range from 145-589 King — just take your time wandering up the street and reveling in each new discovery. The exhibition will kick off on opening night Thurs., May 21 with a reception at Billy Reid, located at 150 King Street, at 5 p.m. The reception will feature wine from British Wine Merchants and hors d’oeuvres from Dish & Design. The exhibition will run until June 28.

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