The Art of Krawling | Brittney Cason After Dark

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Art of Krawling

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM

When we night-lifers hear the word "crawl," we usually think "too drunk to stand." However, Plaza Midwood’s Art Krawl isn’t just about the art of drinking. But since the weather was wet, the art scene was dry – as in there was barely anybody out. A local PM patron informed me the rain keeps postponing the event, but I didn’t let it rain on my parade.

It took a mere five paces down Central Avenue before I sighted a handful of paintings in front of Zada Janes, but no artist in sight. And though the cafés and galleries were advertising the Krawl, a lot of them were closed. Ten paces later, I found shelter from the rain in “Queen’s Gallery” — the apparent home of the Art Krawl.

While chillin' out to live music you can admire the ships and the harbors, the flowers and the landscapes. Unfortunately, I can’t show you as I wasn’t allowed to publish any photographs, but you know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words — but I don't have that long of a word count. Though I appreciated the beauty of each painting, I knew nothing about them and was ready for a drink — because a glass or two of wine can make the art challenged feel like an art expert, and depending on how many glasses you drink, perhaps even the artist itself.

It was then that I found my favorite piece of art ... in the hands of the bartenders, the alcohol artist.

The bartender explained the Art Krawl typically has tents lined up outside and galleries open for display, but on Saturday the Art Krawl was more like a pub crawl because the watered down weather kept the PM watering holes busy.

This Friday you have your pick from NoDa’s Gallery Crawl and Historic SouthEnd’s Gallery Crawl

And according to the weather forecast the sunshine will be on display.

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