2021 North Charleston Arts Fest
The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department proudly presents the 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest. This annual event highlights regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, theatre, music, literature, and visual art. For more than 38 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting residents and visitors to experience a variety of free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in multiple venues, including libraries, community centers, businesses, and parks. Enjoy concerts, theatre presentations, dance performances, virtual programs, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, and more.
City of Greer Holiday Arts Fair
The City of Greer Holiday Arts Fair will take place on Saturday, December 12 from 10am - 2pm at the Edward R. Driggers City of Greer Center for the Arts park. Please note: Due to the current AccelerateSC guidelines and anticipated attendance of this event, masks or face coverings are required for all attendees and participants.
South Carolina Artists Group Yard Art Faire
South Carolina Artists group has created a space for artists of all genres to show and sell their creations, at the SCA Yard Art Faire, an open air art market at historic Robert Mills House in Columbia, November 7th. Admission and parking are free.
Arts Council of York County VIRTUAL Blues & Jazz Festival
The Arts Council of York County’s 16th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival will give everyone a front row seat with free virtual events, October 1st through 3rd. You're invited to celebrate the roots of modern music with infectious rhythms, soulful sounds, and high energy performances, streaming on YorkCountyArts.org, YouTube, and Facebook. The lineup features Mellogroove with The Tim Hartis Group, October 1st at 7 p.m.; followed by Weekends with Oneppo Brothers Duo, October 2nd; and festival producer Bobby Plair, Jr. performing with Winthrop University Jazz Guitar Ensembles, October 3rd.
The Artist Next Door – Fall Show
For the past four years, Greenville stained glass artist Sherrill Hill has hosted 20 local artists for The Artist Next Door Fall Show. This year's 5th anniversary event is completely outdoors, in Greenville's North Main neighborhood, where customers can shop directly from the artists, for paintings featuring textured oils, abstract acrylics, and scenic watercolors; functional and sculptural ceramics; stained glass; fiber art; jewelry; and custom wood and iron works. The Artist Next Door Fall Show will be held October 4th from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival is billed as the "East Coast’s answer to the Sundance Film Festival," and boasts more than 70 of the best films from around the world. Attendees will enjoy features, documentaries and shorts in two-hour blocks throughout the five-day event. The festival takes place April 21-25.
North Charleston Arts Fest, with Exhibition, Competition, & Vendor Opportunities
The North Charleston Arts Fest is an annual celebration of the arts, providing more than 30,000 residents and visitors with an array of free and moderately priced performances, exhibitions and activities that take place throughout North Charleston. The city's Cultural Arts Department is accepting submissions for the Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition, and vendor applications for the Arty Block Party and the World Arts Expo at Riverfront Park. Prospectuses and forms are available for the Tri-County Youth Art, Tri-County High School Sculpture, judged Photography, and judged Fine Art competitions and exhibitions. For requirements, deadlines, and additional information, visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/Apply. The 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest will be held April 29th through May 3rd.
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, held every fall in Banff, Canada, is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. This year's World Tour will stop in around 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, with a collection of award-winning and audience-favorite action, environmental, and adventure films, selected from the more than 400 festival entries. Presented by the Koger Center for the Arts and Half-Moon Outfitters, The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Columbia March 17th and 18th, at the Hootie Johnson Performance Hall inside USC's Darla Moore School of Business.
St Patrick’s Day Block Party and Parade in North Charleston
The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is hosting its 17th annual St Patrick's Day block party and parade, March 14th, in the Olde Village area, East Montague Ave. between Virginia Ave. and Jenkins Ave. The party runs from noon to 6pm and features live music across three stages, art & craft booths featuring local artisans, face painting, food vendors, and even a mechanical bull and a Kid’s Zone with jump castles. The parade kicks off the festivities at Park Place East (adjacent to East Montague Avenue and across from Park Circle Community Center) at noon. The parade route will go down East Montague Avenue, through the block party, and conclude at Virginia Avenue.
Worlds of Creativity – Sun Rise Over Olive Land
The Columbia Art Center will host their next installment of "Worlds of Creativity," with a family-friendly journey through Palestine, featuring Dabka performances, music, art, and food. "Sun Rise Over Olive Land" is March 5th from 6 to 8 pm, presented in Partnership with Columbia Worlds Affairs Council, EEASC, Richland Library and One Columbia.