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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 …

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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.