Charleston Arts Festival 

When: Through Nov. 15
Price: Prices vary
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Prices vary

Now in its third year, the Charleston Arts Festival (CAF), with co-founders Andrew Walker and Terry Fox at its helm, returns for a series of arts events starting Sept. 5 and running through Nov. 15.

Not to be confused with any other arts festival in town, the CAF is both an extension and reincarnation of the 10-season Jail Break event, which Walker retired in 2015. With 9 reasonably priced arts events over two and a half months, CAF is certainly accessible.

CAF operates not as a singular festival taking place over a defined period of time (although there is a start and end date), but rather as an ongoing collaboration among various artists and arts organizations.

While each event looks badass in its own right, we may be most excited for the throwback that is Pecha Kucha 32, which celebrates a decade of ‘chit-chat’ in the Holy City. Over the past decade Pecha Kucha has featured more than 250 creatives talking about what inspires them to do what they do. The original nine creatives return to the stage, including local artist Tim Hussey; founder of YALLFest, Jonathan Sanchez; Founder of HOOK and member of the Dubplates, Brady Waggoner; chef and restaurant owner Nico Romo; poet laureate of Charleston, Marcus Amaker; co-founder of The Southern, Justin Nathanson; and former CP photog Jonathan Boncek.

— Connelly Hardaway

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