Something for everyone: Fall for the Arts in Sumter

The Sumter County Cultural Commission proudly presents their annual event, Fall for the Arts: a week long art adventure, Oct. 15-20, 2018.

There will be an eclectic lineup of local and national talent for the community to enjoy all week. From beach music & modern dance, to theater & visual art – expect a little something special for everyone.

2018 Fall for the Arts Schedule

Monday, Oct. 15

Fall for the Arts Kickoff Concert – 7 p.m., Patriot Hall (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Featuring the Sumter Civic Chorale, Sumter Community Band, Sumter Civic Dance Company, and a few other surprises. This event is FREE to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Ailey II –7:30 p.m., Patriot Hall (doors open at 7 p.m.)
The Millican Foundation presents the world-renowned dancers of Ailey II. Tickets are $35. Purchase tickets in person at Patriot Hall and Imports Limited (9 N. Main Street, Sumter SC) after September 1 or online at

Other events affiliated with Ailey II, Oct. 16:
• A Master Class with Ailey II dancers will be held at Morris College gymnasium. Purchase tickets by contacting Melanie Colclough at for $25. Registration is required for entry and tickets for the Master Class are limited.
• Greet and meet some of the Ailey II leaders at the VIP Reception – 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Patriot Hall, Tickets are $50. (*VIP reception tickets include both the reception and performance.)

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Music on Main – 6-9 p.m., La Piazza on Main Street
Featuring the Latin Caravan (Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Cumbia music)
This event is FREE to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 18
Sumter Little Theatre Opening Reception – 7 p.m., Patriot Hall (Booth Room)
• Student Art Opening
• Sumter County Art Gallery open – 7-8 p.m.
Sumter Little Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors – 8:00 pm (14 Mood Ave, Sumter)
Purchase tickets at SLT or online at

Friday, Oct. 19
Shag & Jazz – 7 p.m., outside Patriot Hall
Featuring Terence Lonon and the Untouchables.
This event is FREE to the public.

Saturday, October 20
Historic District Art Crawl – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Downtown Residential Historic District
This event is FREE to the public.

Most events are FREE to the public. For the latest information about the week’s events, visit

This event is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of S.C.