South Carolina isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think about the arts. However, the state has hidden pockets of cultural wealth that will rival big art markets like New York and San Francisco. These are the five best cities in South Carolina for the Arts.
- Myrtle Beach
Charleston is considered by some to be art in itself. The old city has seen its share of beauty and pain, misery and joy, peace and turmoil. Besieged by war and the place of human trafficking, Charleston's history is just as colorful as some of the homes in the area. Despite this, Charleston is home to some of the most beautiful art in the world. The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts is one of many organizations dedicated to creating thriving art communities in Charleston. Home to the Spoleto Festival, Charleston opens her doors for 17 days and nights to showcase opera, jazz, theater, symphonic and chamber music/ The venues include Charleston's historic churches, theaters, and outdoor spaces. For over 40 years, Charleston has used Spoleto to advance performing arts. Founded by a Pulitzer Prize winning composer to create an American counterpart to Italy's Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, Charleston's Spoleto Festival immerses the entire city into the pursuit of art. What could be better than visiting Spoleto? How about living in Charleston year round? It's not hard to move to Charleston. All you have to do is decide which great community will be your next home. Your only decision is which one is best for you.