South Carolina Humanities, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street program, is pleased to present the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Water/Ways in South Carolina. The exhibition dives into water–an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, cultu…

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The new year brings new opportunities for employment at Neptune Island Waterpark. Neptune Island is a 6-acre, family-friendly waterpark adventure located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day, the attraction has welcomed over 197,000 visitors in its fi…

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February 24, 2021February 25, 2021February 26, 2021 (Rain Date)11:00 am to 1:30 pm$40 per personBelle Baruch enjoyed her property in the winter when camellias were in bloom and the rye grass was flourishing. She grew, propagated, and competed with many varieties of camellias that are still g…

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From fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, the Makers Market will showcase the work of Southeastern artists and artisans. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the makers and purchase their creations. Makers Market will take place during the first weekend of ArtFie…

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Brookgreen Gardens will collect living history narratives about Gullah Geechee community members of Sandy Island, Plantersville, and Murrells Inlet that will be dramatized and complemented with digital elements. The completed narratives will be made available to the public through performanc…

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The Poetry Society of South Carolina is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021 and will offer readings and workshops from January – May by such notable faculty as Len Lawson, Joy Priest, Leslie Sainz, Valerie Nieman, and Michele Reese. The centennial celebration will include a publication…

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Sisterhood: South Carolina Suffragists is a trilogy of documentaries to commemorate the centennial of the 19th amendment. The first installment “The Grimké Sisters Through the Civil War” will premiere on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm on SCETV. SC Humanities supported this programmin…

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Actors Theater of South Carolina has created an audio/video project revealing 14 little-known heroes from U.S. history intended to inspire and comfort people who are feeling depressed or overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. “Calls to Greatness – U.S. History” features prof…

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SC Humanities is pleased to announce a special South Carolina tour of Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, an exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution. Developed as part of the Museum on Main Street (MOMS) program, this exhibit is designed especially for small cultural organizations an…

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We’re excited to announce our next dual gallery opening on Friday, December 4th! Join us that night from 5-8PM for the first look at the artwork and to meet the artists while enjoying drinks and appetizers. We encourage guests to wear masks and maintain appropriate social distance.

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, Hartsville residents can begin making plans to attend the many Hartsville for the Holidays traditions again this year. The city’s Special Events Department has worked diligently to create a plan to safely continue the events that Hartsville reside…

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Join us this Sundayfor an outdoor concert!"Austrian Winds" 2:30 pm & "Crazy for Brass" 4 pmThis concert is open to the public with limited seating. Call the FMU Performing Arts Centerto reserve your seat.

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University Place Gallery, FMU’s art gallery in downtown Florence, will host an evocative exhibit from a bevy of acclaimed African American artists beginning in November.

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Kalmia Gardens of Coker University recently received a generous grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for improvements to a section of its boardwalk, making it easier for visitors to enjoy the gardens.This project will replace and raise the boardwalk using pylons that will increase the longe…

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Each year, we hit the road to spread the word about ArtFields and the artist opportunities that have been created in Lake City. This year is different as we reach out digitally instead, and we’re so honored to be named a top opportunity for artists by Hyperallergic and Burnaway.

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Francis Marion University’s Fine Arts Department and several community arts organizations are joining forces to present a free, outdoor concert series this fall at the FMU Performing Arts Center amphitheater.

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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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The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) presented the cash prizes to winners of the Eat Local contest on Tuesday, September 8, at the City Administration Building in Darlington. Pictured from left are Wally Boatwright, Faye Dixon, and Jean Tyner.

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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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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 …