Ruta Smith / Scott Suchy file photo

Best Local Visual Artist
Patch Whisky

Muralist, toy maker and Best Local Visual Artist Patch Whisky credits video games with the start to his career. “My parents brought me a little gray box that plugged into the Zenith,” he said. “It was called a Nintendo, and it changed my life forever.” Whisky’s bright, cartoonish, expressive mural style jumps off the walls of local spots like The Bushwick Collective and seems to explode into the real world. Whisky opened up a new studio in Park Circle this past year. He’s looking forward to traveling to new cities over the next year—and of course, painting more walls.


Help the City Paper keep delivering excellence

Winner of top 2021 state journalism honors (best editorial writing and best cartoon), the Charleston City Paper brings you the Best of Charleston every day. Support our “unafraid” journalism with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.