The Charleston Artist Guild is busily preparing for their 55th annual Members Exhibition. With over 800 members and 400 exhibiting members, the organization has a big pool to choose from for the exhibit, which will be on view at City Gallery at Waterfront Park from Jan. 11-13. The awards reception is open to the public on Tues. Jan. 12 from 6:30-9 p.m. Guests can check out the 100+ works on display (including painting and photography), plus enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and music from Steve Jacobs on the grand piano. For more information, call (843) 722-2454 or go to charlestonartistguild.com.