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Charleston Art Tours

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Address: 53 Broad St Ste 201, Charleston, SC 29401-2954
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+1 843-860-3327

In one of the country's finest art destinations, this tour provides a...

In one of the country's finest art destinations, this tour provides a behind-the-scenes tour of Charleston’s flourishing visual arts community. Working artists guide intimate groups of up to eight guests through some of Charleston’s best galleries and shows at the time period of a guest’s tour. The artist guides share the background information on the artists, including their influences, connections within the community and other details a casual observer probably would miss.

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Martha Sharp presented The Charleston Art Tour, like a really good dining out. She gave us NOTHING BUT THE BEST!!! She shared the history of each artist, so muchso that we felt... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2010
Saint Pauls, North Carolina

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

I was a little less than enthusiastic when we planned an art tour, but I have to say that Martha customized the experience to my wife's and my tastes. I really am not well schooled in art and my wife is an artist. we bDespite that, we botth really enjoyed the tour and Martha is great. We met a few... More 

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Saint Pauls, North Carolina
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Reviewed 21 July 2010

Martha Sharp presented The Charleston Art Tour, like a really good dining out. She gave us NOTHING BUT THE BEST!!! She shared the history of each artist, so muchso that we felt as if we knew them personally. Once you've walked the historic streets of Charleston, where that in itself is like walking in a painting! Then to enter into... More 

Saint Pauls, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2010

My Wife and I scheduled one of the tours as part of our Wedding Anniversary Celebration. Martha was excellent even though it was only two of us participating we were treated to an overwhelming tour of Charleston's finist art. I was very impressed with Martha's knowledge and zest towards the craft of art. She has inspired my wife and I... More 

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Reviewed 14 June 2010

Part of my travel must include visiting art galleries in the cities I am visiting so what a great experience this was to be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide to not one but four galleries. In each gallery our small group was introduced to the artists exhibiting and also had an opportunity to chat with the people there about the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2010

Martha is terrific. This tour was the icing on our trip to Charleston. There is no way that you can experience galleries in a such a short time without the tour.

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Asheville, NC
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Reviewed 27 May 2010

Martha Sharp led a fabulous tour starting at the Gibbes Museum with an overview of the Renaissance Period in Charleston, then off to a handful of Fine Art Galleries to see some of the best work of Charleston's renowned living artists, and even met one of them. We finished up at a gallery with bubbly and chocolate. We would highly... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 18 May 2010

Our guide, Martha, promised that we would be experiencing some of Charleson's Diamonds and she did not disappoint. What a lovely way to experience the French Quarter in a leisurely manner while learning simutaneously. My friends and I enjoyed every morsel of information and went away wanting to know more of the the gems in Charleston. And the treats at... More 

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Reviewed 3 May 2010

I took this tour with my mother when we were in Charleston last week and it was one of the highlights of our trip! It was fascinating to see the different art galleries and to learn about the artists and the different types of art that is available. Martha is enthusiastic about all the local artists and giving a personalised... More 

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Reviewed 26 April 2010

My husband and I recently spent 5 days in Charleston. We love history and took a handful of house tours, a walking tour, the boat trip to Fort Sumter, and a trip to two plantations. It was all wonderful, but the highlight of our trip was the Charleston Art Tour. After asking us what type of art we like, our... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2010

DO NOT MISS this tour! Martha Sharp and Karen Hagan are both incredibly talented in, and knowledgeable about the arts and the artists that show their work in this amazing city. With so many galleries to choose from, it is difficult to know where to start. Martha provided all the background knowledge necessary to making this tour so enjoyable. Not... More 

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