Fodor's Expert Review Arts Factory
An intriguing concentration of antiques shops and galleries is found on East Charleston Boulevard and Casino Center Drive, anchored by the Arts Factory. This former warehouse houses studios and galleries for art of all types, including painting, photography, and sculpture. There's also a bistro on-site. The Arts Factory comes alive on "First Friday" with gallery openings, exhibits, receptions, and special events. "Preview Thursday," the day before First Friday, offers the same artwork with fewer crowds. Guided tours available on request (and with reservation).