The North Charleston Arts Festival is an annual nine-day celebration of arts and culture that highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts and Literature. If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC you can enjoy it this weekend.
For 32 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting over 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience nearly 200 performances, workshops, exhibitions and activities in a variety of venues.
Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the event has become one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in South Carolina. The Main Event, held the first weekend in May at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four themed stages; General Audience, Cultural Heritage, Bands and Youth Entertainment.
Other Main Event activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit, a gem show, antique show, children’s activities, art and crafts and food vendors. The Festival hosts over 60 events and exhibitions throughout the week at various locations.
Enjoy street dances, concerts, theatre presentations, film screenings, an art walk, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, a National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition and much more. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances by professional groups and Tri-county schools, children’s activities and fireworks over the Cooper River.
More information - northcharlestonartsfest.com