A balmy early fall evening drew art lovers to galleries across town for Art for Arts’ Sake, kicking off the cultural season. On Magazine Street, friends mingled as they browsed new work in favorite spaces.

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Cole Pratt Gallery -- Troy Scroggins and Cole Pratt gallery owner Erika Olinger at Cole Pratt

Oil exploration

A collection of contemporary oil paintings by Jim Graham made up “Lowcountry Longleaf,” which opened at Cole Pratt Gallery.

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At Guy Lyman Fine Art: Assistant director/producer Daniel Katzman, Taylor Murrow, photographer/honoree Les Schmidt

Happy Highway

The Guy Lyman Fine Art Gallery celebrated the photography of Les Schmidt with his new show, "Highway 90: Beyond the Rigolets." Friends of Schmidt’s from the worlds of film, music and photography filled the rooms for his exhibition, which is up through Oct. 31.