The ArtFields Makers Market is chock full of goods made by incredibly talented artists from across the Southeast. We’re beginning our call to makers for the historic tenth year of ArtFields. This open air market showcases everything from fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, ins…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - ABC's Good Morning Columbia recently honored Coker University Alumnus Darrell Daney ('16) as part of its Theatre Thursday feature. Daney is a dance teacher at W.G. Sanders Middle School in Columbia and was recently honored as the school's 2021 Teacher of the Year.The full se…

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South Carolina ETV, the ETV Endowment of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina Center for Civil Rights History & Research and University South Caroliniana Society will host a special community event exploring the lives and suffrage work of the Rollin sisters of South Carolina.…

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 Nights of a Thousand Candles has been nominated in USA Today's 2021 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards! Their expert panel selected Nights of a Thousand Candles as a contender for Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights, which just launched. The contest gives voters four weeks to vote for th…

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Horry County Schools (HCS) will host the HCS Marching Band Extravaganza on Thursday, November 4, at 6 p.m. at the St. James High School Stadium, located at 10800 Highway 707 in Murrells Inlet. All nine high school marching bands will perform their competition show for the local community and…

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The Friends of Florence County Library present “A Virtual Evening with Nikki Giovanni” with two sessions. A pre-recorded presentation by Giovanni will also be posted to the library’s website for viewing starting November 12th. And, on Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 PM, Ms. Giovanni will partic…

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Coastal Carolina University President Michael T. Benson is launching a Presidential Signature Series that will feature events ranging from lectures and performances to art displays and community celebrations. The first-ever event in the series will be a lecture by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on Tu…

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The globally-acclaimed San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet will perform in Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 with discounts available*. This premium cultural arts event is presented by CCU’s Department of Music.

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Not every art competition is right for every artist, but with the celebration and support surrounding ArtFields, we hope it’s a good fit for you! Submit by clicking here. 

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Horry County Schools’ Playcard Environmental Education Center will host the 34th annual Forever Wild SwampFest on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Admission is free and open to the public. Ben  Abercrombie is the Director of Playcard and will be available for interviews…

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FLORENCE, S.C. — Tickets for the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center’s 2022 season go on sale today, featuring diverse musical offerings ranging from bluegrass, to classical, and southern rock.

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After two years absence, the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will again be holding the Pee Dee Author Expo this December, but this time as a virtual event. The online expo is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Allen University will host a free virtual event on Thursday, October 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm to celebrate the life of Ota Benga and Columbia-based author Carrie Allen McCray’s efforts to commemorate his life through her poetry collection, Ota Benga Under My Mother’s Roof. The virtual event will fe…

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We’re one month into our annual call to artists and we’re so thrilled to be sharing the opportunity to participate in ArtFields 2022! Although we normally get to hit the road and see y’all in person, it’s still exciting to be connecting via social media, Zoom, and other platforms. We can’t w…

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Each year among our many submissions, we often find submissions that haven’t adhered to the Artists’ Rules as listed. We want each artist’s submission to move forward to judging and are offering the commonly seen disqualifications below. Please read the full rules here on our Prizes and Rule…

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HARTSVILLE, SC  -- The South Carolina Department of Public Safety recently named Coker alumna Jessica Dellinger its 2020 Rookie of the Year.Lance Corporal Dellinger graduated from South Carolina's Criminal Justice Academy in February 2020. She is a member of the Hartsville Police Department.…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Coker University launched its Blueprint Project this summer, a specific effort to equip and amplify the voices of composers and librettists seeking to create thought-provoking and progressive new American musical works for the stage.In this video news release, Coker discusse…

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We are excited to once again begin our annual call to artists in the 12 Southeastern states! Adult artists working in all mediums from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Coker University Professor Alyssa Reiser Prince, Assistant Professor of Art, recently had her paintings, Ferns and Found, accepted into the FATE: Infrastructure 2021 Juried members (Virtual) Exhibition.

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We are proud to announce the first change in exhibition layout for Crossroads Gallery!  After opening in December of 2019 as a permanent location to feature previous ArtFields winners, we were faced with our annual event cancellation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we have been eag…

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Eric Crawford, renowned music scholar, associate professor of music, and director of Coastal Carolina University’s Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies, will hold a public signing for his new book, Gullah Spirituals: The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South C…

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As excited as we were to host a successful, in-person event, I think that the ArtFields Team needed some time to catch our breath and reflect on the experience.

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Lake City’s art scene was kicked off with ArtFields, a nine-day art event that celebrates Southeastern artists and turns the entire town into an art gallery by displaying work in downtown businesses. But what about the other days of the year? What’s going on for art lovers and other visitors…

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A celebration of Coastal Carolina University is now on full view in downtown Conway, as the murals of Teal Alley are complete and open to the public. The task of creating the murals was taken on by Yvette Arendt, assistant professor in visual arts, and her students during the spring semester…

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ArtFields continues through Saturday! Hundreds of art pieces are on display throughout Lake City. In addition to art, there are special events, live music, fun, and food. Field Guides are available to help guide you to all participating venues. You don't want to miss this awesome event!Here …

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2020 will be remembered for what did…and didn’t happen. One of the staples that didn’t happen was Lake City’s special ArtFields…but 2021 is a different story as it’s a full go for all nine days once again for one of the biggest art festivals in the U.S. Southeast!

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Photographers who visit Moore Farms Botanical Garden between April 23 and May 1 are encouraged to enter their best shots of the garden into MFBG’s third annual Garden Visions Photography Contest.

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From fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, the Makers Market will showcase the work of artists and artisans from across the Southeast. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the makers and purchase their creations. This location is an open air area and we ask that v…

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Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with the FMU Department of Fine Arts and the Florence Symphony Orchestra, will present a free, outdoor concert series this spring at the FMU Performing Arts Center amphitheater.

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ArtFields is excited to announce a partnership with Nickelodeon for virtual art classes taught by professional animators and character designers!  These classes will be offered for free in conjunction with our virtual ArtWalk Field Trip opportunities. Youth or teachers can register to partic…

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Moore Farms Wine StrollApril 10 from 2-6PMCost: $30 in advance; $35 day-of admission; $10 designated driver (no alcohol can be consumed with DD ticket)Location: Moore Farms Botanical GardenTake in the beauty of Moore Farms Botanical Garden as you sample some of this region’s best wines at th…

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Welcome to ArtFields 2021! After a year without the event, we are even more excited to welcome everyone to Lake City. With our great fortune to be able to host this event comes great responsibility to keep our community and visitors safe. In addition to the in-person event, we will continue …