With last week so busy, this weekend seems a bit on the slow side, though the highlight event, the Palette and Palate Stroll, is really like nine shows in one.

Read on to find out more.

Palette and Palate

Every July, the Charleston Fine Art Dealer Association puts on the celebrated Palette and Palate Stroll, where attendees get the best of both the visual and culinary arts in one evening.

The eighth annual event will be held Friday.

All of the CFADA member galleries will have opening receptions with new works by their acclaimed artists. In addition, each gallery is paired with a top-notch restaurant that will prepare delicious hors d’oeuvres.

This year’s pairings include:

Anglin Smith Fine Art and Circa 1886

Corrigan Gallery and Barsa Tapas

Dog & Horse Fine Art and Lucca

Ella W. Richardson Fine Art and Social

Helena Fox Fine Art and Anson

Horton Hayes Fine Art and Oak

The Sylvan Gallery and Halls Chophouse

Martin Gallery and Tristan

Robert Lange Studios and Cypress

The Palette and Palate Stroll is a ticketed event and benefits local arts programs. Tickets are $45. The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For more information, a map or to purchase tickets, go to www.cfada.com.

Jen Ervin

Local photographer Jen Ervin’s newest collection is on view at the Charleston Center for Photography. Called “Land and Family,” the show consists of ethereal and enigmatic portrait and landscape photos of children in the South.

“Ervin’s work is unique, as her photo tool of choice is the gelatin silver magic of a 1963 Polaroid Land 100 camera. She sees the moment, but she gets only one chance to seize the moment via Polaroid’s required one-shot-at-a-time technique,” says Douglas Carr Cunningham of the Charleston Center for Photography.

Ervin says of her work, “I set my intentions to find unguarded places that often hide from an inattentive eye.”

She continues, “Synonymous with poetry and fiction, we embark on these new adventures, blurring the lines of reality.”

“Land and Family” will be on display until Aug. 16. The Charleston Center for Photography is at 654 King St. and viewing hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Call 720-3105 or go to www.ccforp.org.