Free Open House at Spoleto June 3!

Free Open House at Spoleto June 3!

The South Carolina Arts Commission is turning 50! Visit our Open House at the Charleston Gaillard Center June 3 from 1 – 5 p.m. during the Spoleto Festival USA and join the celebration with family-friendly activities, local arts performances and exhibits. Admission is free.

The event will feature a display of the ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum) Project Umbrellas, which were created by 67 ABC sites around the state, and poetry by South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth and South Carolina Poetry Out Loud champion Janae Claxton, a student at Charleston’s First Baptist School.

Scheduled to perform:

  • Adande African Dance Company
  • Charleston Academy of Music
  • Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School Unichorus
  • Chamber Music Charleston
  • Daniel Island Middle School Theatre Troupe
  • Charleston Jazz
  • Lowcountry Voices
  • Smalls Institute for Music & Youth Leadership
  • Art Pot
  • Janae Claxton
  • Marjory Wentworth
  • D’Jaris Whipper Lewis

Exhibitors and/or children’s activities:

  • Yo Art
  • Smalls Music Lab
  • Engaging Creative Minds
  • Gaillard Education Program
  • S.C. Arts Foundation Zendoodle Coloring Stations
  • Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association

The 50th Anniversary Celebration is a joint project of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Arts Foundation.

Find out more about other 50th Anniversary events here.


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