If you haven’t had a chance to book your trip to beautiful Savannah, Georgia, consider visiting during the second Saturdays of May and June for the wonderful Savannah Art Walk. From 4 to 9 PM, locals and tourists alike come together in historic downtown Savannah for a memorable experience you just won’t find anywhere else! Perfect for a romantic date night, exciting girls’ night out, and everything in between, this event has something for everyone – and it’s all just minutes from the Presidents’ Quarters Inn! Here are some of our favorite things to see at the Savannah Art Walk.
Things You’ll Love About the Savannah Art Walk
Free Wine Pours
At 4 PM, the evening kicks off with a free wine pour at the Cotton Sail Hotel, a convenient 10-minute walk from our inn. You’ll be welcomed by Tiffani Taylor, a local artist, gallery owner, and the founder of the Savannah Art Walk, and can head to the rooftop bar where you’ll have incredible views of the Savannah River. Ms. Taylor will also showcase her iconic expressionistic painting of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, a stunning cable bridge that spans the river.
Raffles and Prizes
As you leave the hotel and head to your first stop, the Tiffani Taylor Gallery, be sure to grab your second Saturday art walk map. This map (which you can also download an app for) will be both your guide for the evening and your ticket to winning some wonderful prizes at the raffle, such as free hotel rooms, gallery or restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets, and more. To be entered into the raffle, you’ll need to get at least 10 artist signatures and arrive at the Andaz Hotel by 8 PM for the after party. This isn’t like some raffles where there are only a few winners – here, almost everyone wins something! Plus, there will be another complimentary wine pour, so you can end your evening on a high note.
Discover Local Artists
While you wander the galleries (there are over 30 participating galleries in a one-mile radius!), you’ll have the chance to interact with local artists and can get discover fascinating insights into their pieces. Some of the artists will even be working while they chat with you!
Feast on Incredible Food
When it’s time for dinner, simply stroll over to one of the many riverfront restaurants and enjoy everything from succulent seafood dishes to classic Southern staples. Or, if you’re in a rush, grab a slice to go from Vinnie Van GoGo’s and top it off with a cool drink from Wet Willie’s.
Come Home to the Presidents’ Quarters Inn
While the Art Walk starts at 4, there’s plenty to see and on the Savannah Riverfront and in the historic district – so book your stay with us and make a weekend out of it! You can bring back your raffle prizes and artwork to one of our beautiful rooms or suites, then join us for a lovely gourmet breakfast the next morning and tell us all about your adventures. Be sure to check the Savannah Art Walk webpage for the most up-to-date information on the 2016/2017 second Saturday Art Walk schedule!
For more information on the best things to do in Savannah, download our free Vacation Guide.
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