A foodie stroll worth taking 

5th annual Palette and Palate Stroll

For the fifth straight year, Charlestonians will receive a dinner pairing of food and art in the form of the midsummer Palette and Palate Stroll. This year's rendition will take place on Fri. July 16 and will feature 12 couplings of downtown galleries and fine dining restaurants.

Here are the match-ups:

Ann Long Fine Art & FIG; Corrigan Gallery & Cypress; Charleston Renaissance Gallery & High Cotton; Carolina Galleries & Circa 1886; Helena Fox Fine Art & Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar; The Sylvan Gallery & Halls Chophouse; Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art & Blu; Horton Hayes Fine Art & La Fourchette; Martin Gallery & 82 Queen; Smith-Killian Fine Art & McCrady's; Wells Gallery and Charleston Grill; and Robert Lange Studios and Social.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet and greet artists while sampling the seasonal fare served up by some of the Holy City's top chefs, and the stroll will last from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The annual event, which is sponsored by the Charleston Fine Arts Dealers Association (CFADA), has been very popular with foodies and art-lovers, of the local and tourist varieties, since its inception, and the celebration is part of CFADA's Studio Series.

"We start selling tickets to people from out of town beginning in February," says Vladia Jurcova-Spencer of CFADA marketing.

The series raises money for its visual arts scholarship fund and fund has sent donations to Redux, the Gibbes Museum of Art, and the College of Charleston School of the Arts in the past.

"We started the event to raise money for art students," says Jurcova-Spencer.

Reservations are required and tickets are $45 per person.

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