Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Part of the College of Charleston, The Halsey has brought adventurous contemporary art to Charleston for over 40 years. The staff and curators pride themselves in finding mid-career artists from around the globe giving them a chance at a museum-quality exhibition, often publishing books, and producing videos and programming surrounding each show.

Why we love it?

The Halsey has jump-started the careers of hundreds of artists and kept admission and programming completely free to the public.

161 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC

Distance from Attraction: 1.1 miles






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The Rooftop

Recognized by the New York Times, Charleston’s most iconic rooftop restaurant and bar offers panoramic views of the Holy City skyline and legendary harbor.

Current Art Exhibit

The Vendue’s newest exhibit, GLOW, celebrates all things vibrant and bright. Over 20 locally and nationally represented artists have each created a work of art.


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The Vendue, Charleston’s Art Hotel

19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: (843) 577-7970