February 1, 2023

A Local Favorite: Freshfields Village Annual Art Walk

Picture this: you’re strolling through The Village taking in the whimsical brushstrokes and vibrant colors of awe-inspiring creations by local and visiting artists. Join us on Friday, February 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm for our annual Art Walk. This event will feature live art demonstrations and works from local and visiting artists throughout participating retail shops. To top it all off, there will be live jazz music, too!

Below is a list of participating stores and artists, so you can start planning your day. Be sure to check back here for any additional announcements. We can’t wait to get artsy with you!

  • Start your stroll by stopping into Aubergine Home Collection, where local artist Sara Jane Reynolds work will be on display! She draws her inspiration from the beauty and richness of places such as Kiawah itself. Get inspired and maybe leave with a Plein Air painting or two!
  • Kick-off the day at Coastal Footwear, featuring work from artist Julie Wheeler. Stop in for some shoe therapy and meet Julie Wheeler while you’re at it. Maybe you’ll even leave with one of her traditional canvas paintings, murals or coasters!
  • Pop by Doin’ The Charleston to check out custom aprons, coffee mugs, ornaments, picture frames and coasters by Lisa Justice! There’s no better way to bring a little piece of Kiawah home with you than picking up one of her custom items. Hungry? Doin’ The Charleston will be offering a food tasting, too!
  • Drop in to Holly & Brooks to see local artist Vicki Parry’s stunning oils, watercolors, mixed media and more. Stay to peruse the shoes & accessories, and don’t forget to treat yourself!
  • Visit a Freshfields favorite, Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio, to gaze at her original work. Bring out the artist in you when you sign up for a group or private class in oil, watercolor, or pastel!
  • SeaCoast Sports & Outfitters is a one stop shop, offering outdoors rentals, hosting John Walters of Witzel Art and offering complimentary beverages and snacks! Rent a bike to see the beauty all around the Lowcountry that inspires John.
  • Save room for more bites and beverages at Southern Tide Kiawah! Sip as you shop for art by Kaitlin Marler, of Kaitlin’s Whimsy, who creates in oil and textiles.
  • Beverly Blume Smith, artist from nearby Seabrook island, will be displaying her art at Spartina 449! Her art is inspired by the beautiful things in nature, such as the fragrance of lilies and the subtleties of light and show across a landscape.
  • The Beaufort Bonnet Company is pleased to host local artist Alicia Colella! Shop her tea towels that your kitchen is missing, or one of her acrylic paintings! Make sure to pick up something darling for the little ones, too.

Other participants in the Art Walk include FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen, J.McLaughlin, Kiawah Spirits, King Street Grille, Johnny Was, and The Co-Op.

Painting above by our very own Freshfields artist:
Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio
“Majesty of Waves”
Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”