Artist Charles Heath will be at Floor 2 Ceiling Design during the First Friday Artwalk to sign the wine bottle labels he designed. The Art Walk happens 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Artist Charles Heath will be at Floor 2 Ceiling Design during the First Friday Artwalk to sign the wine bottle labels he designed. The Art Walk happens 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Take Another Walk on the Art Side Friday

By Robert Kelly - Goss

The Daily Advance

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First Friday Artwalk happens 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It’s time for another installment of the Elizabeth City First Friday Art Walk. Twelve locations downtown are representing a number of artists this month, including at least one with the added bonus of coming with a bottle of wine.

Perhaps you would like to start your walk on the western edge, working your way toward the waterfront where you will find the USO of North Carolina concert featuring Ansel Brown. That concert highlights a weeklong tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

If you do choose to go that route, begin your journey with Thriftique. Artist Tammy Krueger will show her work and you can see a number of interesting items. She’s located on the corner of Road and Fearing Streets.

Down on Road, right across from Muddy Waters Coffee House, Spoonful of Sugar is featuring art for children by Shanni Payne. Payne works in acrylic medium.

Spoonful of Sugar is in the ground floor of the historic Southern Hotel. That’s where you’ll find Floor 2 Ceiling, Serenity Studio Arts and Pasquotank Trading Co.

Floor 2 Ceiling presents artwork by Charles Heath. This artwork, however, can and will be appreciated with a bottle of wine.

Heath designs labels for Hinnant Vineyards. The labels and the wine will be present, along with Heath who will be signing the bottles.

Next door at Serenity Studio Arts artist and owner Courtney Birdsall will be featuring the photographs of Keri Pampuch. Pampuch’s show is titled, “Wreck{less} Abandon.”

Nestled between Floor 2 Ceiling and Serenity is the Pasquotank Trading Company. They will be featuring original works by Gracie Bassett.

Making your way down Main Street to Kelly’s Color Studio, you can enjoy the hand-rolled paper bead jewelry of artisan Maria Greer. And as always, artist and owner Kelly Cameron will have her latest paintings on display, as well as works in progress.

Next to Cameron’s studio, the handiwork of the Pasquotank County Master Gardeners is for sale in the studio space at Elizabeth City Yoga, inside the Virginia Dare Arcade. These men and women have been creating hypertufa planters.

These planters are made of a variety of material, bonded together by Portland cement. The compound allows you to create an array of creative planters.

Across Main Street at Arts of the Albemarle, the art scene gets real busy.

Inside AOA’s Center, the main gallery features the work of three artists. Betty Salvo, Marcia Phillips and Carol Trotman will display their work throughout August with a reception during the Art Walk.

In the front of the Center, in the 516 Gallery, new photographs by shooter Carey Plemmons will grace the walls.

And although it won’t happen Friday night, know that upstairs inside The Maguire Theatre, Hurrah! Players will be preparing the stage for Saturday’s performances of the Broadway hit, “The Wiz.”

Around the corner on Poindexter Street, Two and a Half Women offers the work of 130 artists and artisans from North Carolina and Virginia.

And down the block at Footprint Christian Resources, photographer and author Kay Anderson will show her work.

Finally, over on Water Street, Page After Page Book Store will host glass artist AnnMarie Bucchino and author Thomas Lee Oxford and his book, “The Civil War on Hatteras Island.”

When you finish with all of that walking, the concert at Waterfront Park featuring Southern rock band Outlaw 21 and country music rising star Ansel Brown is free and is sure to provide a great chance for a whole lot of festive revelry.