A nice spring evening is the perfect setting for a walk around historic Beaufort. As it so happens, the Guild of Beaufort Galleries has a special reason to make it downtown this weekend.
The Beaufort ArtWalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The guild's 12 galleries will feature art and refreshments all within a short walk.
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208-B Carteret St.
ArtLofts is the latest addition to the Beaufort art scene. The gallery, started by seven female artists, celebrates its grand opening Saturday.
BAY STREET GALLERY
719 Bay St.
Barbara James exhibits her silk handbags alongside the work of Southern painters, sculptors and basket makers.
BEAUFORT ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY
1001 Bay St.
Nine new members showcase their work, ranging from earthenware to silver pieces to portraiture.
CHARLES STREET GALLERY
914 Charles St.
"Right to Shooz" is a benefit for Planned Parenthood featuring a collection of artwork about funky footwear.
The event lasts from 5 to 9 p.m. including live music, snacks, beer and wine. Tickets are $20 at the door.
818 Bay St.
The gallery regularly features pottery, jewelry and original paintings.
FOUR WINDS COLLECTION
216 West St.
New work from Gullah artist Amiri Farris and Kathy Crowther will be on display.
802 Bay St.
"Fire in the Water" by painter Tim Carr explores the area of where water meets light.
809 Bay St.
Gloria Dalvini exhibits her en plein air painting of the Lowcountry, and Sandra Baggette welcomes spring with scenes from her garden.
I. PINCKNEY SIMONS GALLERY
711 Bay St.
Claire Farrell presents views of the Lowcountry.
She serves as the gallery's featured artist for March. A reception is held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
LYBENSONS GALLERY AND STUDIO
211 Charles St.
Lybensons Gallery features African-American and authentic African art.
901 Bay St.
The Rhett Gallery regularly features work from several generations of Rhett family artists along with antique prints and maps and Civil War-era artifacts. The gallery will feature a new series of miniature watercolors on ivory piano keys by William Rhett III.
USCB CENTER FOR THE ARTS
801 Carteret St.
Phil Dunn and Jonathan Green will have work on display.