Welcome to the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival!

As Mayor of the City of North Charleston, I am excited to welcome you to the 32nd annual North Charleston Arts Festival. From humble beginnings as a one-day community celebration at Park Circle, the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in South Carolina featuring nine full days of free and ticketed programming throughout the City and surrounding area. Residents and visitors from all walks of life are provided nearly 200 high quality performances, exhibits, and activities presented by local, regional, and national artists in the areas of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, media arts, and literature.

The variety of Festival offerings and the inclusiveness of the event have become a point of pride for the City of North Charleston. We look forward to this time each year when we are joined by thousands from throughout the Southeast to celebrate the importance of art within our world. I encourage you, your friends, and family to take advantage of the many fantastic arts and cultural offerings taking place May 2-10. There’s truly something for everyone.

R. Keith Summey