Friday, November 1, 2019

The Charleston County Public Library will debut the S.C. Heart Gallery on Nov. 6

Art for good

Posted by Lilli Serral on Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 1:15 PM

These portraits show the faces of kids in need - PROVIDED
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  • These portraits show the faces of kids in need
The S.C. Heart Gallery exhibit opens at the Main Library on Wed. Nov. 6. The portrait exhibit features the faces of children who are hoping to be adopted and find their forever families.

Thinking about foster care or adoption? Information about foster care and the adoption process will be shared at the opening reception.

The opening reception takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. where guests can view the series of images. Heart Gallery program director Millie Qualls will be onsite to lead a conversation about the need for foster care and adoption, and will demonstrate how best to navigate the SC Heart Gallery website. There will also be literature available that covers the steps of fostering/adoption and goes over FAQs.

The exhibit will be  freely accessible to the public throughout the month of November.

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

BadJon Polaroid exhibit heads to St. Philip Street this November

Instant art

Posted by Lilli Serral on Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Beginning on Sat. Nov. 16, you can experience the art of Polaroid photography at the Big Shot Instant Art Exhibit.

Presented by artist BadJon, this eclectic exhibition will feature over 140 big shot polaroid portraits, artistic double exposure originals, still life originals, and a live photo booth. The star of the show is the Big Shot Polaroid camera, which is the same model that artist Andy Warhol used to create his large scale works.

The opening reception will take place on Sat. Nov. 16 from 5-9 p.m. at 253 St. Philip St. and the exhibit will continue through Nov. 30.

Check out more details on the event page.


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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Redux hosts their 17th annual auction and gala on Sat. Nov. 16

Bites, beats, and bidding

Posted by Lilli Serral on Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Redux Contemporary Art Center
is bringing back their biggest fundraising event next month with The 17th Annual Redux Auction and Gala on Nov. 16 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets start at $60 (for Redux members) and can be purchased online; prices increase on Nov. 1.

Sip on a cocktail while you peruse the silent auction offerings, or grab some food and a seat for the exciting live auction. Both auctions will feature over 100 pieces of art from local and national emerging and established artists.

Enjoy food from Home Team BBQ and goat.sheep.cow and an open bar with drinks from Cathead, PBR, Lo-Fi, and more. A guest DJ will be spinning the beats.

All proceeds benefit Redux programs, so buy your ticket or sponsorship and enjoy a night of art, bites, drinks, and music.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Call for applications: North Charleston Arts Fest and Piccolo Spoleto looking for 2020 participants

Apply through the beginning of December

Posted by Lilli Serral on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Hampton Park is the perfect spot for the annual Piccolo Spoleto finale - PROVIDED, CITY OF CHARLESTON
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  • Hampton Park is the perfect spot for the annual Piccolo Spoleto finale
It's hard to believe that the new year will be here in just over two short months, which means annual events like the North Charleston Arts Fest and Piccolo Spoleto Festival are already seeking talent for their 2020 roster.

Entering its 38th year, the North Charleston Arts Fest is a comprehensive celebration of the arts. The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking artists in music, theater, dance, visual art, media art, and literature to participate in the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held April 29-May 3 at various venues throughout North Charleston.

National, regional, and local artists, as well as community groups and organizations, are encouraged to apply for the festival. Opportunities include traditional live performances on stage, as well as exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and more. You can even propose a new concept or program.

You can access the free online application until Sun. Dec. 15.

Held as the sister festival to international arts fest, Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto is similar to the North Charleston fest in its emphasis on local artists, productions, and venue locations.

Piccolo takes place May 22-June 7, 2020, and features a wide variety of (often free) events from community gatherings to stage plays to collaborative art exhibitions. If you want to know more about participating, head to an info session on Mon. Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at City Gallery.

Piccolo applications will be accepted through Fri. Dec. 6.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for submissions: North Charleston City Gallery looking for artists for the 2020-21 season

Get your work out there

Posted by Lilli Serral on Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 2:28 PM

Calling all visual artists: the North Charleston City Gallery wants to see your work to be considered for the July 2020- June 2021 exhibition season.

Both emerging and established professional artists are encouraged to apply. The application is free and open to anyone 18 and older with 2D or wall-hung 3D works. The application process requires an artist statement, resume, exhibition experience, exhibition concept, and five quality images that portray the quality and style of the artists' work. Applications are due by Sat. Nov. 30.


Do you create free-standing work like sculptures or other installations? The Cultural Arts committee of North Charleston wants to see your work, too. Though the North Charleston City Gallery cannot accommodate these works, your work will be considered for other locations. Email an exhibition proposal to

The North Charleston City Gallery is located inside the Charleston Area Convention Center. This high-traffic venue offers fantastic exposure for artists seeking to reach locals and visitors from far and wide. Admission to the gallery is free and public receptions typically take place on the first Thursday of every month.

For more information on exhibition opportunities like these, visit the Arts and Culture section of North Charleston's website.

Location Details North Charleston City Gallery
International Blvd. (inside the Charleston Area Convention Center)
North Charleston
Charleston, SC
(843) 745-1087

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