If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC you know about sweetgrass baskets, and you probably have one. These baskets are well known as coming from South Carolina from the West Indies and you can now get an intimate look at the intricacy of Gullah crafts on June 2.
The Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival highlights the legacy of the sweetgrass basket makers of Christ Church Parish in Mount Pleasant and will be held at Waterfront Memorial Park on Saturday June 2, from noon to 8 PM.
The festival will showcase gospel songs, praise dance and rhythmic drumming and educate, entertain and expose visitors to the rich Gullah Geechee cultural heritage through music, songs and dance. There will be plenty of delicious Lowcountry foods and specialties provided by local restaurants and food vendors as well.
This is the largest showcase of authentic sweetgrass baskets in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Local basket makers will show their skillful creations as well as unique handmade quilts, paintings and crafts. But this festival offers a lot more than arts and crafts. You can also enjoy a variety of Gullah Geechee performances. Have Fun!
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