The Charleston Arts Coalition launches it’s first product, charlestonculture.com, today at Robert Lange Studios from 6-8 p.m. with a reception following at Shine at 9 p.m.
The website provides a much-needed venue for Charleston’s creative arts community online. It includes profiles, calender listings, postings, and more; all available simply through signing up.
From literature to cuisine, Charleston culture has it all. Celebrate the arrival of the site with Shine’s street cuisine, wine from British Wine Merchants, and DJ Icebread on the turntables.
The event is free to members, guests are asked to contribute a $5 donation. Space is limited, so send an email to email@example.com if you plan on attending. For more information, visit www.charlestonartscoalition.com. —Moira Phillips
The Redux Contemporary Art Center hosts The Holy City Craft Bazaar on Sat. May 2 from noon-10 p.m. The third annual festival has done a great job so far at bringing local artists, artisans, and musicians together for a good cause. The bazaar is open to anyone who has creative work to share, including a variety of artwork, clothing, and jewelry. Vendors will be selling handmade crafts from noon-4 p.m. and Charleston's very own nonprofit community kitchen, One World Cafe, will provide great food.
Bands include: The Huspa Concept, Hypnosquad, Know Nothing Party, The Loose Ends, Oicho Kabu, Precious Moments, Short Shorts, Small Pox, Surfin Serf. To promote awareness and education of creativity in the Charleston arts scene, local record label Malted Milk will release the second edition of a Zine/Compilation of local art, poetry, and music. It's all. Call (843) 637-1707 or visit www.myspace.com/charlestonfestival for details. —Reina Gascon-Lopez
Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of who is actually behind all the diverse artistic expression at the bi-annual art party. We interviewed four artists with work at Saturday's Kulture Klash 4.
Excerpt from "Dharma"
And lastly, in case you missed the actual artwork, here are some of the paintings and sculptures at Kulture Klash 4. Unfortunately, the majority of the art had no name or title next to it, so we can't ID these. Readers are welcome to leave more information in the comments.
College of Charleston's very own Charleston Student Advocates for the Arts is joining forces with the City of Charleston for the First Arts Advocacy Summit on Sat., April 11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Taking place at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, CSAA and guests will come together to talk about and promote the arts. By providing a creative outlet for expression and new ideas during forums, CSAA is able to reach CofC and artists alike to teach and learn more about advocacy and networking opportunities.
Speakers for the event include: Ellen Dressler Moryl, director of the City of Charleston's Office of Cultural Affairs; Scott Shanklin-Peterson, president of the South Carolina Arts Alliance; James Braunreuther, fine arts coordinator of the CCSD; and Brett Lott, member of National Council on the Arts and the advisory board on the National Endowment of the Arts.
A reception following the event will be at Yo Burrito, 77 Wentworth St.
To attend or for more information, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. —Reina Gascon-Lopez
For the hipsters of Charleston, get ready. Kulture Klash 4 tickets are now on sale. The eclectic mix of visual art, dance, and music from locals has become a favorite destination for the savvy, and often trendy, Holy City crowd. On Sat. April 18 from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Kulture Klash 4 takes place at larger venue in the Navy Yard at Noisette; just to make sure the growing group of fans can completely enjoy the festivities and variety of artwork. Since Earth Day is right around the corner, KK4 is making sure to keep up with the times by making sure that all the food vendors of the day stick to the eco-friendly use of compostable or recycled plates, napkins, and flatware for the hungry event-goers. Not only is the venue bigger this year (for even more great artwork!) and the event is eco-friendly, a recycled fashion collaboration will be one of the planned events of the day to coincide with going green. Tickets are only $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can also swing by Suite Sole on 47 Spring St. and snag a couple (cash only); or get them on www.etix.com. —Reina Gascon-Lopez