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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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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The South Carolina Arts Commission, in partnership with South Carolina Humanities, McCormick County Chamber of Commerce, and Hickory Knob State Park, will offer a free virtual writing workshop in July.  The Communal Pen: Water/Ways workshop will allow participants to write to celebrate and e…

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South Carolina State Parks and The Slave Dwelling Project created a series of Facebook Live videos to explore the African American experience at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site from slavery through Reconstruction and beyond. The virtual experience was supported with a Speakers Burea…

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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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This page is about travel that is different from your everyday activities, away from your local community. For advice on how to safely meet basic household needs within your local community, see CDC’s webpage about running essential errands.COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all…

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SCDHEC states that “COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), so the use of cloth face coverings is particularly important in settings where people are close to each other or where social distancing is difficult to maintain.”

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Happy 4th of July from the Hartsville Police Department!  We hope everyone has a great time this weekend celebrating our independence with family and friends.  Celebrations involve good food off the grill, maybe fireworks as soon as it turns dark, and sometimes alcohol.  Too often, our celeb…

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SC Humanities is pleased to announce that the maximum award for Major Grants will be raised to $10,000, effective starting with the August 12, 2020 deadline. Previously, the maximum award was $8,000. The SC Humanities Board of Directors voted to raise the amount of the award in June 2020.

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Florence, SC – The Florence Downtown Development Corp. has been designated as an Affiliate Main Street America™ program. Each year, Main Street America recognizes Affiliate programs in recognition of their dedication to creating positive change in their downtowns and commercial districts usi…

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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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The City of Hartsville will be reopening additional facilities with modified operations. The next phase of reopening includes facilities in the City’s Tourism Department including The Key to Your Hartsville and The Hartsville Museum.

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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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We hope you’re enjoying #ArtFieldsAtHome as a way to virtually come together. Had we celebrated in person, ArtFields would have concluded by now, but we’re going to keep the energy and spirit alive online for a while longer. Stay tuned as we roll out even more original content in the coming …

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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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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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Francis Marion’s final Open House of the spring semester won’t be held in person, but potential Patriots hoping to learn more about the University will still have an opportunity to do just that at a special Open House presentation.

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While all 46 county offices are closed to the public, Clemson Cooperative Extension remains available through online resources. A COVID-19 website has been established for Extension programming and fact sheets related to the novel coronavirus, along with resources aimed at helping South Caro…

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 This retrospective celebrates 28 years of art making by Noah James Saunders. He began his career as a 5th grader while working on a pipe cleaner creation, and has gone on to exhibit work across the country and internationally, winning numerous awards. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EXHIBITION! “How to explain the longevity of my […]

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Postponing ArtFields was a very difficult decision for us as we are well aware of the benefit it brings to artists, attendees, and the town of Lake City. As soon as we’re able to safely hold our event, we’ll look towards getting it back on the calendar. In the meantime, however, we’rebringing the energy and spirit of […]

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Two concerts scheduled for the spring season at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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The ArtFields Collective is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of this global outbreak, we must do our part to protect not only our beloved community of Lake City, but also the greater Southeastern community at large. The safety of ArtFields’ guests and participants is always our number one priority. We believe it is our […]

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As we prepare for spring on Hobcaw Barony, we want to update our friends and patrons on the health and safety precautions we have incorporated due to the situation involving COVID-19, the coronavirus.1.       Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is posted at the front door of the Discovery Center an…

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FLORENCE, SC › March 4, 2020 › The Pee Dee Regional Fair makes its Spring debut at the Florence Center Tuesday-Sunday, April 7-12, 2020.  Enjoy six days of thrilling rides, wild slides, kiddie coasters, entertainment, games, attractions, fair food and more!  Features* in the works include:

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Florence Center's Pee Dee Outdoor Classic Revels in the Great Outdoors March 13-15 Hey, check out the long-term weather forecast! It looks pretty amazing, temperature-wise at least, so it’s time to think about spending more time outside. Just in time is the Pee Dee Outdoor Classic March 13-1…

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The VFW is hosting Shag lessons Thursday 3/5, 3/12 and 3/26. from 6 to 7 p.m. After the shag lessons there will be beach, shag, and line dancing with DJ Osbourne.

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Crossroads Gallery is the third permanent gallery space in Lake City, SC and will offer year round exhibition of the ArtFields collection. This collection is comprised of winning artwork from previous years of ArtFields, an annual art competition that started in 2013. Each year, artwork is a…

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In Formicarium, plastic surfaces accumulate to form tunnels of light and shadow. Colors change over time, dynamically shifting the viewer’s interpretation of depth and form. A formicarium is a technical term for an ant farm. In this installation, the Jones-Carter gallery is transformed into a box full of tunnels, to be explored by humans, rather […]

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The City of Conway and the Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University are hosting an event to celebrate the Gullah Geechee community. “Gullah Geechee Community Day” will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in downtown Conway. Various venues will feature Gull…

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ArtFields is right around the corner and we can’t wait for you to experience the eighth year of the South’s largest art event! To showcase the city and provide your group with a behind-the-scenes look at the revitalization, adult group tours will be offered.

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An exhibition of Art by William Henry Johnson and Holcha Krake Johnson is on display at Florence County Museum October 15, 2019 through May 17, 2020. In 1928, Florence native William Henry Johnson met Danish textile artist Holcha Krake. It was a chance encounter which opened a new chapter in…

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The Dr. Lee Morris Gallery is hosting an exhibit by artist JRenee Sunday, January 26 through March 15. The opening reception is Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. In addition to the exhibit, she will present an artist’…