421 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207
Category: Arts & Culture
Award: Best New Arts Venue - 2016, Best Art Gallery- 2017.
Year Won: 2016, 2017
Pick: Editor's Pick
This former pop-up gallery found a permanent home in Myers Park in 2015, allowing founder Chandra Johnson to forge an arts destination in Charlotte. Crowds pack show openings, and pieces sell out. SOCO’s bookstore helps visitors accessorize their coffee tables and bring home affordable art. And the exhibits, such as Liz Nielsen’s Night Garden and Xavier Guardans’ Traveling Lights, make SOCO Gallery a spot to watch on a national level.