Between 1946 and 1952 no fewer than four drive-in movie theaters opened in Florence: The Florence Drive-In, The Ace (Bright Leaf), The Circle, and last but not least, the Palmetto Drive-In Theater.The Palmetto was located on the north side of the Darlington highway (US 52 / Lucas Street), ne…

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Perhaps the most well-remembered and popular outdoor theater in Florence was known as the Circle Drive-In.

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We’re so excited that you want to apply for ArtFields 2021! Our custom online platform, ArtBooth, will allow you to easily complete your submission. Read below for some tips on how to make submitting as easy as possible.

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After the cancellation of ArtFields 2020, it’s been pretty quiet in Lake City this spring and summer. We’re thrilled to be back in business with a dual gallery opening on August 21st! Join us that night from 6-8PM for the first look at the artwork. In accordance with the City of Lake City’s …

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The #FarmON Benefit Concert is the grand finale of the Farm Journal Field Days, serving as a ‘thank you’ to farmers and ranchers for their hard work and determination to keep our food system going.

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The winning photographs (and photographers) from Winyah Rivers Alliance's 2020 Photography Contest, sponsored by Tidelands Photography Club, 803 Labs Inc., and the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, are revealed. Thank you to our sponsors and to all our photographers for their wonderful photogr…

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Since March 4, 2020, UNLADYLIKE2020 has been releasing short films and a broadcast hour on PBS American Masters profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps. The final, 26th, episode of the series wil…

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Two faculty members in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University are working on numerous levels to enhance the study of Asian cultures at the University.

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(New York, NY) Scholastic will publish J.K. Rowling’s The Ickabog, an original fairy tale, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in the US and Canada in hardcover and ebook formats, with international editions to follow soon after.  

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Historic Columbia will offer two virtual round table programs in August about the monuments and grounds of the South Carolina State House. These programs are led by Dr. Lydia Mattice Brandt, an architectural historian and an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, whose rese…

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Author Susan Beckham Zurenda was scheduled to appear at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in August at an author talk presented by Friends of Florence County Library. Unfortunately, this event had to be cancelled due to safety concerns resulting from the continuing pandemic. 

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South Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards celebrate the Palmetto State’s most ambitious humanities academics and advocates. SC Humani…

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New York, NY – July 15, 2020 – Joanna Cole, award-winning author of the bestselling The Magic School Bus series and more than 250 books for children, died at the age of 75 on July 12, 2020. She lived in Sioux City, Iowa with her husband Phil. Along with illustrator Bruce Degen, she created t…

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With Culture & Heritage Museums’ sites physically closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer programs are offered on a digital platform to provide fun learning opportunities for families of all ages. Created by educational teams at Historic Brattonsville, Museum of York County and Main …

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Huntsville, AL. – The US Army Black Daggers, Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, will be jumping into MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, Florence, SC on Thursday, July 2, at 10:00am as part of the US Army’s Salute to Healthcare Workers.

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We may not have celebrated in person this year, but that’s no reason why you can’t order your favorite ArtFields merchandise! We’ve got the perfect ArtFields gear for a memento or gift. Click HERE to access our online store. You can also shop for Visit Lake City memorabilia. If you have any …

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In addition to the Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit, McCormick County will also present a local exhibit at Hickory Knob State Park. Clemson Extension has created an interactive, augmented reality sandbox that allows visitors to create actual topographic models by shaping sand, educating about …

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Right now your online presence is more important than ever. In today’s digital landscape, a strong social media presence can be one of the best tools at an artist’s disposal for marketing themselves. So today, we looked to our friends at Blue Ion for some quick social media marketing tips ge…

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Over the years, we’ve amassed an amazing group of judges and jurors who have worked with us. We picked their brains for tips on how artists, especially those with nontraditional works or backgrounds, can break out and get noticed.

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Like a lot of events this spring, the Francis Marion University Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert was cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.And then it re-emerged last week in a different form.Using technology and a dose of the FMU can-do spirit, four members of the ensembled put togeth…

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In order to conform with federal and state mandates for families to stay at home to diminish the spread of the coronavirus, American families are in the midst of a new phenomenon: social distancing by sheltering in our homes to avoid social contact for national health and wellbeing. Regardle…

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As you know, the coronavirus has altered our plans for ArtFields 2020. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to elevating and celebrating Southern art and, right now, that starts with you.On April 24th, the day we would normally kick off ArtFields with a ribbon-cutting and a welcoming of art…

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Dear Patrons,We hope that you are all well and staying safe during this time. As you would expect, we are rescheduling the April concert, "At the Movies with Gershwin"  to a later date. Our upcoming 2020/2021 season, "Bach to Broadway" is scheduled to begin in October. We will be saving your…

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Want to add some additions to your landscape? Looking for that “WOW” factor? Our online plant sale is for you! The plant sale features many varieties of choice, hard-to-find and unusual plants. The sale is offered online this year so we can do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19.Shoppin…

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The organizers of GivingTuesday have announced the creation of #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity set to take place on May 5 in response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.The event will be focused on mobilizing a global network of leaders, private-sec…

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Summer Studios is a unique summer program for children at the Florence County Museum. Each week-long session begins on Monday, focusing on a specific theme. The week ends each Friday with an exhibit of student work along with a reception for family and friends. To register, please visit our …

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Fragment #ES 76, a remnant of limestone from the US Pentagon which was damaged by a terrorist attack on 9-11-01, made its way to Florence to be installed as a memorial in the Florence Veterans Park. When Colonel Barry Wingard delivered the stone that had been salvaged from the attack site, a…

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By order of the office of the Governor of the state of South Carolina, Executive Order #2020-17, the Florence Center is currently closed to the public as conditions evolve. There will be minimal staff at the facility to accept deliveries mail, etc. Inquiries for all departments will be handl…