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Charleston Art Tours
Ranked #119 of 229 Tours in Charleston
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Owner description: 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.
Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
“Would drive to Charleston from Greensboro NC just for one of these tours”
Reviewed 19 March 2011

I booked the tour for myself and 6 friends and crossed my fingers. The fear was that this would be a dry, boring lecture type of an experience. Boy, was I wrong. Martha is an excited and exciting person about art and has great connections in the Charleston art scene. We visited a lot of galleries and met many of the artists. There was a lot of variety in the art and the trip was definitely the high point for all of our group. When we return to Charleston, Martha and the Charleston Art Tours will be my first phone call to plan the trip.

Visited March 2011
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Charleston, West Virginia
1 review
“Perfect introduction to Charleston art”
Reviewed 15 March 2011

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon and get to know the art scene in Charleston. Martha was the perfect guide - a talented artist herself, very knowledgeable - and took us to galleries we never would have found on our own. Several of the artists were in residence when we visited, and she knew them all. The tour was all the more interesting because she also knew the history/backstories of the art community. Highly recommended!

Visited February 2011
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St. Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
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“A Tour You Cannot Pass Up!”
Reviewed 6 January 2011

This tour was great, not only did I really experience Charleston's art history, but learned about every painting and its artist. Martha was an exceptional tour guide. Her knowledge was amazing, and she made it a lot of fun. Charleston has such a long history of art, I am so glad that there is a tour to represent that.

Visited January 2011
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charleston
1 review
“Wonderful Insight to Charleston's Art World”
Reviewed 3 January 2011

Our tour guide Martha was extremely knowledgeable & did a fantastic job of tailoring the tour to our tastes. Since she is a local artist, we gained a different insight into the Charleston art scene. We highly recommend this tour.

Visited December 2010
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
“Local art history showcased”
Reviewed 18 August 2010

Martha Sharp is knowledgeable, professional and gracious. The Charleston art scene is so active and vibrant an individual, on their own, would have a hard time choosing what to see. Martha's art tour highlighted area artists from different time periods, working in various mediums but all linked by a common thread - excellence. You can expect to learn about local art history and fall in love with the subject matter that is Charleston.

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