North Charleston Arts Fest
April 28-May 14, 2017 at various locations.
The North Charleston Arts Fest features events highlighting more than 100 national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts and Literature.
Residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond are invited to experience a variety of free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in venues throughout the city, including libraries, businesses, community centers, and parks.
The event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina with a schedule that offers something for everyone, including concerts, theatre presentations, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, public art installations, and much more. The Arts Fest Expo, considered the festival’s flagship event, is held the first weekend in May at the Charleston Area Convention Center and offers free admission and parking to more than 40 performances on four stages. Other Expo activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit, a gem & mineral show, children’s activities, art/craft/antique vendors, and a food courtyard.
Saturday, April 29th – The festival kick-off party and concert will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C and North Charleston Performing Arts Center 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
Party is 4:30-7:00pm, Concert begins at 7:30pm
Tickets: $50 for party + concert, $30 for party only
Call 843-740-5847 to purchase by Wednesday, April 26
Mayor Summey and North Charleston City Council members invite you to don your creative cocktail attire and join them for a night of whimsy and wonder in celebration of the 35th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest. The celebration is presented in tandem with the North Charleston POP’s final concert of their 2016/17 season, Under the Big Top: Cirque de la Symphonie. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and cocktails, swingin’ tunes by the Joe Clarke Swing Band, and acrobatic, aerial, and poi spinning vignettes by the talented artists of Circus Building Entertainment. Then, head to the Performing Arts Center for the concert, where the celebrated strongmen, breath-taking aerial duo, jugglers, magic acts, the German Wheel, and more will dazzle and amaze the audience set to a fantastic soundtrack provided by our amazing home-town orchestra.
Arts Fest Expo – May 6-7
Charleston Area Convention Center Complex
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
Saturday, May 6, 2017 • 11:00am-5:00pm
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Sunday, May 7, 2017 • 11:00am-5:00pm
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(Photo credit: CVB website)