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Charleston artists organize for professional development

New Lowcountry arts group getting off the ground

Charleston performing artists are raising the bar of excellence with the recent tourism boom. The demand for corporate and special event entertainment is on the rise. Local musicians, dancers, comedians, and even illusionists have become a powerful resource for destination management companies and event planners seeking to attract and entertain their guests with Charleston flair. With the closing of the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts, musicians and entertainers have realized the need for a catalyst for professional development and networking. Local sister duo Gracie & Lacy started a Facebook group, and soon meetings were on the books to gather Charleston’s creative scene once a month—artists such as Tesoro, Irene Rose, Thomas Bailey, Russell Anderson, Mt. Pleasant Community Arts Center, Backpack Journalist, Lowcountry Pianist, Jason Thompson and many more have attended. Gatherings have been hosted at the Main Library on Calhoun St. and the new Cannon St. Arts Center. The idea is to foster a community where the artists enjoy networking, coffee, and educational sessions geared toward growing sustainable careers here in the Lowcountry. The next meeting is scheduled for April 13th at the Main Library from 10 a.m. to noon with guest speaker Adam Bradley, videographer from Fox 24, speaking on “How To Create A Powerful Demo Video.” The sessions are free and open to all. Click this link for more information.

Charleston Area Performing Artists Gathering

  • Guest Speaker: Adam Bradley, Fox 24
  • “How To Create A Powerful Video Demo”
  • April 13th - 10AM-12Noon
  • Charleston County Library Main Branch (68 Calhoun St, Charleston)
  • Free Event - Limited Space, RSVP to info@gracieandlacy.com

OPEN showcases art in tri-county area

Arts organizations and vendors in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley are invited to showcase upcoming projects, performances and other arts opportunities during OPEN, an annual expo organized by the Charleston Regional Arts Alliance. OPEN takes place Sept. 8 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Cistern Yard on the College of Charleston campus. OPENOPEN Arts Expo is a multi-disciplinary arts event, free to the public and featuring the rich variety of arts experiences in the tri-county area with the goal of building arts audiences and breaking down barriers to participate in the joy and festivity of the arts. OPEN registration is $125 for Charleston Regional Arts Alliance members and $250 for nonmembers and vendors. Join the Charleston Regional Arts Alliance for FREE and take advantage of the member rate! Register by emailing lily@artscharleston.org. Registration deadline is Aug. 16 at noon. Via: Charleston Regional Arts Alliance