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Best Places To Buy Local Art For Less Than $100 In Charlotte

November 26, 2012 8:00 AM

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artgallery Best Places To Buy Local Art For Less Than $100 In Charlotte

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Charlotte is home to talented artists whose work can be found in shops and galleries throughout the Queen City, never mind the city’s wonderful art shows populated by local artists. If you are in the market for a one-of-a-kind painting, jewelry, signed prints and sculptures, affordable art is right under your nose in Charlotte.

Fabo Café
2820 Selwyn Ave., Suite 180
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 900-2430
fabocafe.com/

Enjoy great coffee, pastries and some of the most interesting and unique art in Charlotte at Fabo in the South End. Fabo is known as much for its art as for its edible goodness. More than 50 local artists have their work on display at Fabo, most with purchase prices to fit local budgets. Browse paintings, jewelry and pottery in this bright and beautiful shop, or just stop by regularly to enjoy the rotating displays.

The Boulevard at South End
1440 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(980) 219-7526
www.blvdatsouthend.com/

Boulevard at South End offers an eclectic collection of art, jewelry, clothing and unusual items. Originally located in NoDa, Boulevard now sits at the South End. This beautiful shop has everything you’ll need to decorate your home, life and office. Even better, it features a collection of sellers, each with his or her own distinctive taste and style, so buyers have an excellent assortment of options.

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NoDa All Arts Shows
The Neighborhood Theater
511 E. 36th St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 358-9298
nodarioty.org/

Most months, NoDaRioty organizes an art show at The Neighborhood Theater in NoDa. The event is open to the public without charge. At each show, more than 70 local artists opportunity to sell their work directly to the public. Explore paintings, prints and photographs in a huge assortment of sizes and formats. Even better, there’s a cash bar to help make buying easier. Shows are usually the third Friday of each month, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Festival in the Park and the Kings Drive Art Walk
Festival in the Park
1409 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC
Kings Drive Art Walk
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
600 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC
www.festivalinthepark.org/

Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been a part of Charlotte’s fall cultural landscape. More than 150 artists sell their art (paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry) directly to the public, cutting out the cost of the middle man. It is a juried art show. As you peruse the booths, enjoy the free music as well. Child-friendly activities are also available. Admission to the festival is free. Stop by Sept. 20 to 22, 2013.

Thanks to the success of Festival in the Park, the folks behind the project created the Kings Drive Art Walk, a spring event now in its third year. This event features more than 50 artists along with free music. This is a juried art show, so the quality of talent is excellent. Enjoy this from April 27 to 28, 2013.

Related: Best Public Art in Uptown Charlotte

Red Sky Gallery
1523 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 120
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 377-6400
www.redskygallery.com/

One of Charlotte’s premier galleries, the Red Sky Gallery offers a gorgeous selection of local and national artists. Peruse jewelry, sculpture, paintings and prints in all price ranges, perfect for any budget. Enjoy regularly changing exhibits as well as frequent trunk shows that offer unique pieces not found anywhere else. Red Sky Gallery also offers a bridal registry to make gift giving easier.

Lauren J. Walter is a freelance writer covering all things Charlotte. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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