Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival
It’s time to Reinvent America. At the Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival you can step back in time and meet five brilliant American game changers. Create a new nation with Ben Franklin. Turn darkness into light with Thomas Edison. Spark the Electrical Revolution with Nikola Tesla. Set the stage for cell phones & Wi-Fi with Hollywood’s Hedy Lamarr. And like Rosa Parks, demand your Civil Rights. There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed. You’ll have questions. And they’ll be answered because It’s not just history – it’s personal. All shows outdoors and free. September 3-12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center Outdoor Amphitheater.
16th Annual “Come To Leicester” Studio Tour
For the 16th year in a row, artists in the small community of Leicester, NC will open their studios to the public for the annual "Come to Leicester" Studio Tour. This free, self-guided event is held every third weekend in August, and this year’s tour dates are August 21 & 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Visitors choose their own tour stops using a printed brochure with a full-color map of the area, and bold signs direct to the individual studios. The tour route travels through some of the most scenic rural countryside in Western North Carolina. Along the way, visitors can view hand-crafted work and meet the artists who create it. The variety of arts and crafts includes brooms, pottery, painting, furniture, iron work, fiber art, and stained glass.
MasterWorks Festival is an intensive, four-week festival for advanced and passionate students of the classical performing arts in an atmosphere of dynamic Christian faith. This summer, over 120 gifted students and world-class faculty from across the country will present over 20 free performances from June 20 - July 19 in Twichell Auditorium.
2021 North Charleston Farmers Market
The 2021 North Charleston Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through October 28. The market offers fresh, locally grown produce, as well as art & craft vendors, specialty foods, and live music (5-7 p.m.). In addition, the market features a different food truck each week. Free Admission/Free Parking
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.