The April Showers Art Party originally scheduled for April 5 has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at 701 Whaley – the same time and location. We hope you will be able to join us. Ticket holders who cannot attend Thursday may request a refund by emailing Angela Brewbaker.
Tickets will be available at the door for Thursday, April 6.
April Showers Art Party kicks off 50th Anniversary celebration
Since 1967, the South Carolina Arts Commission has served as an umbrella for the arts, working collaboratively in all regions of the state to help establish and support arts organizations, arts education programs and artist development endeavors. With the umbrella as a prominent feature, the South Carolina Arts Foundation is presenting the April Showers Art Party April 5 to kick off the celebration of the Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary. The fun begins at 701 Whaley at 7 p.m. with Singin’ in the Rain — a performance by Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet — and continues with a sale of themed art work. The evening finale is a dance party featuring the Finesse Band. Tickets are $75 and are available online.
April Showers will also celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project, launched in 1987 by the Arts Commission in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education and Winthrop University. Sixty-seven ABC sites have transformed umbrellas into works of art that will be suspended from the ceiling during the party. After the party, the umbrellas will travel in an exhibition to ABC sites and a few other locations around the state.
Left to right: McDonald Green Elementary, Lancaster; S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind, Spartanburg; Inman Intermediate, Inman; Kelly Miller Elementary, Winnsboro
Find more information about April Showers and the Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary online.
Artists taking part in the invitational art sale (as of March 21): Angel Allen, Kent Ambler, Kristy Bishop, Connie Brennan, Patti Brady, Louis Bruce, Lou Chandler, Jocelyn Chateauvert, Jeff Donovan, Linda Fantuzzo, Diana Farfan, Jo Ann Graham, Mana Hewitt, Ellen Kochansky, Flavia Lovatelli, Kathy Moore, Marcelo Novo, Tabitha Ott, Rob Shaw, Virginia Watson, and Lynette Youson.
Images: First row, left to right: works by Linda Fantuzzo, Rob Shaw, Linda Fantuzzo. Second row, l to r: Kent Ambler, Jeff Donovan, Marcelo Novo.