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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Lake City, SC - The Lake City ArtFields Collective is proud to announce winners of the 9th annual ArtFields event held April 23-May 1. Each year, thousands attend the event to view artwork from Southeastern artists on display all around downtown Lake City. From renovated warehouses to boutiq…

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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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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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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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On Saturday, March 27th, the City of Hartsville will host the Community Easter Eggstravaganza in four city parks. This will be a self-guided, at your own pace Egg Hunt that will kick off from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Pride Park, Lawton Park, Burry Park, and Byerly Park.This free event will featur…

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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 …

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Neptune Island Waterpark is counting down the days until summer returns and their gates open for the season. The region’s destination for summer fun will open to the public for the 2021 season on Sunday, May 16th following an exclusive 2020 & 2021 Season Pass Holder Day on Saturday, May 15th.

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The arrival of warmer weather and bright daffodil blooms are welcome signs that Spring—and ArtFields—are on the way. Each year, we fill businesses, galleries, and outdoor green spaces with art and welcome students and adults from all over the state and country to view hundreds of artworks an…

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The Hartsville Museum is proud to announce that they have been awarded a major grant from the South Carolina Humanities for the H.H. Butler—Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Digitization Project. The funds from SC Humanities will help the Hartsville Museum take a piece of Hartsville history …

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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…