Palette & Palate Stroll
A feast for the senses
By Alexandria Antonacci
Strollers embarked on yet another journey of the senses at the eighth Palette and Palate Stroll presented by the CFADA (Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association). Attendees arrived early to make the nine gallery trek a somewhat possible venture. Guests dashed through the streets of downtown Charleston bearing the humidity to have a taste of the best food and art this area has to offer. The Corrigan Gallery and Barsa Tapas served grass fed beef, carne cruda and local quail egg. Executive chef Nate Whiting of Tristan’s and the Martin Gallery offered Holy Smoke Olive Oil gummy bears, watermelon jerky and vincotto. Anglin Smith Fine Art and Circa 1886 prepared a delightfully tasty cuttlefish ceviche. Cypress head chef Craig Deihl and Robet Lange Studios had a hardy smoked pork belly cornbread and plum barbecue. Helena Fox Fine Art and Anson restaurant joined forces to present a sweet treat for the evening with blackberry 'n’ bourbon snowcones with brandied cherries, while Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art and Social featured a complex cocktail called “The Socialite.”
Each of the galleries offered a visual variety of fine art from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. This sold out event benefited the CFADA’s visual arts scholarship. Previously that scholarship has gone to Gibbes Museum of Art, Redux Contemporary art Center and the Studio Art Department at the College of Charleston.