It’s a sad thing to see so many stores and galleries closing recently, even though there are so many. Luckily, however, the space they used to once inhabit is being used for a similar purpose in the coming months for Spoleto. From the efforts of Plum Gallery owner Andrea Schenck, Rena Lasch and a group of volunteers, “WALK Gallery” will be a limited exhibition of local artists’ work on the walls of the 20 odd empty storefronts that line King from Broad to Spring and surrounding streets. The ambitious new art project will hopefully detract from the effects of the economy on Charleston and give artists a chance to showcase their work where they normally wouldn’t be able. —Hadley Lyman