Don’t miss out on a chance to explore Charleston’s vibrant and eclectic art scene. On the first Friday of every month, the Broad Avenue Arts District hosts First Fridays on Broad: a walkthrough of some of the best artists and craftsman in the area. Each month brings an exciting new theme and a chance to admire new artwork, enjoy refreshments from local vendors, and interact with the people that give Charleston its distinct flavor. Before you plan your trip, don’t forget to take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. Full of the city’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, our expertly crafted guide is your ticket to the perfect Charleston getaway!
What You’ll Find at First Fridays on Broad
Charleston’s cultural development is something that locals are extremely passionate about. One of the most important champions of this city’s culture are the individuals that express their understanding of Charleston’s rich history and cultural significance through their artwork. Gallery Row is full of amazing collections of local artwork, but the best way to get a full overview of Charleston’s artwork in a short amount of time is to attend one of the First Friday’s on Broad. Every month, you’ll have the chance to buy, sell, and admire artwork and speak with the artists who make it. There’s truly no better way to get a feel for The Holy City’s deep-rooted cultural appeal.
Other Vendors and Craftsmen
Outside of the art, there are still plenty of reasons to attend First Fridays on Broad. Each month brings new but equally exciting guests! For example, you can browse Seetos Naturals’ collection of soap, candles, and bath bombs or sample treats from Mudd’s Bakeshop. Event participants even host local breweries and live music on special occasions! If you’re in Charleston on the first Friday of any given month, don’t miss out on this incredible experience.
Why Should You Attend?
First Fridays on Broad is about more than just the art, the craft beer, or the hand-made soap. At its core, it’s about connecting with the Charleston community and meeting people that share your passion for the city’s culture and artwork. If you find yourself attracted to the galleries and artisan shops that are sprinkled throughout Charleston, this is your ideal event. Everything that Charleston has to offer in terms of art and culture is all on display from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m!
Where to Stay in Downtown Charleston?
The artfully decorated and conveniently located Hotel Bella Grace is the ideal place to call home on your next visit to the Holy City. Our boutique hotel is a short walk from all of Charleston’s most exciting attractions and offers guests comfortable accommodations, first-rate amenities, and complimentary gourmet breakfast in the historic Delaney House.
Our Studio Suite, for example, is the perfect balance between classic charm and modern functionality. This room features a king-size bed, an open floor plan, a sleeper sofa, and a fully functional kitchen. Don’t sacrifice an ounce of comfort or sophistication on your next Charleston getaway.