The last Art Walk of the year on Friday will attract art-lovers, drinkers, and shmoozers to downtown’s French Quarter for an artful evening. It’s always wise to plan your route based on the hottest shows. Here’s what we’re excited about.

Start on Queen Street so you can hit Robert Lange Studios early, before the crowds take over. Amy Lind’s Circus of Wonders show looks pretty wonderful. Then cut over to the Blind Tiger, where the Charleston Disaster Show features work from a number of local underground artists like Phillip Hyman, Chuck Keppler, and Erin Eckman.

Make your way up Broad Street, where Spencer Art Galleries, Hamlet, Mary Martin, Ellis-Nicholson, Martin Gallery, and Ann Long all have exciting new openings. SCOOP Studios presents Mississippi artist William Goodman’s collages.

Don’t miss the detour onto Church Street, where Carolina Galleries has the 12 x 12 Young Collector’s Show — all work will be 12 x 12 inches, with prices to accommodate all art lovers looking to begin or grow their collection.

Over on King Street, Rebekah Jacob presents The Imagist, photographs by gallery artists like Richard Sexton, Jerry Siegel, James Karales, Jack Spencer, Ernest Withers, John Folsom, Timothy Pakron, Jeanne Ashe, and more.

But wait, there’s more. Check out our listings for the full Art Walk DL.