The walk also kicks off four days -- four evenings, to be precise -- of events planned as part of Urban Living 2013. Also scheduled are:
-- Thrive, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Charleston Area Alliance. In its second year, Thrive is a crowdsourcing event in which four micro-entrepreneurs with 30 or fewer employees, jury-picked from a larger group, created video pitches to promote their businesses.People who attend (for a $20 fee) can enjoy refreshments, watch the videos and vote for their favorite video.
People can also vote online after viewing the videos at allianceblog.org (click on the video link). The winner gets all the entrance fees plus $2,000 from sponsors, Thompson said.
-- ArtWalk, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, downtown. The monthly event, sponsored by the Alliance, coincides with Urban Living 2013.
-- Capitol City Shuffle, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, starting at Haddad Riverfront Park. A sort of pub crawl, the shuffle will tour Charleston night spots like Bar 101, Charleston Brewing Co. and more. Afterward, C&H Taxi will offer free rides home.
While details are still incomplete, Wilson gave some hints at what to expect on Tuesday.
"The way it works, right after work, at 5 o'clock, head over to Adelphia on Capitol Street for food and beverages. We'll divide into groups for guided tours. Some will go on trolley tours. At some you'll see all the lofts.
"This year the Loft Walk will look into the future of loft living in Charleston. Pison Development, Bill Turner, the lofts in the Kyle building near the ballpark. And Four Points by Sheraton -- they'll be showing the upper floors of the Ramada.
"This year will be a treat -- we hope there will be some historic structures. We've extended the loft district from just Capitol Street and the Boulevard to Quarrier Street into the historic district. When you say urban living, I consider it living within walking distance of where you work.
"The motto of the event and Generation Charleston is live, work, play," Wilson said. "You don't have to do those in different locations. Like in the big cities, we can do that in Charleston."
Reach Jim Balow at ba...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5102.