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The North Charleston Arts Fest is a highly anticipated arts and culture event offering an excellent promotional and public relations opportunity for businesses seeking media exposure, direct contact with festival patrons, and to make a viable contribution to the arts. During the annual festival we are joined by thousands of residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast to enjoy a vast array of arts and cultural offerings that are both affordable and accessible. Now entering its 35th year, exciting changes are set to take place and we invite you to join us!

Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the North Charleston Arts Fest has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina with a multi-day schedule that offers something for everyone, including concerts, theatre presentations, film screenings, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, public art installations, and much more. The festival attracts more than 30,000 patrons each year and features over 100 national, regional, and local artists showcasing their talents in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, civic auditoriums, and parks. The variety of festival offerings and the inclusiveness of the event have become a point of pride for our city. Monetary and in-kind sponsor contributions allow performances and activities to be presented at little or no cost to the public, helping to uphold the festival’s mission of making unique arts experiences accessible to people of all demographics and economic backgrounds.

Sponsorship opportunities begin at just $250 and offer a variety of marketing benefits to involve your company in a memorable community event. Benefits include on-site marketing opportunities; exposure in local and regional print and broadcast media; visibility on the event website and social media platforms, signage, marketing materials, and apparel; event tickets; discounts on merchandise and art purchases; and more.

Additionally, there is an opportunity to place ads in the printed Arts Fest program booklet. A total of 35,000 booklets are printed for the public to reference for details on the fabulous array of programs and activities offered throughout the event, giving businesses and organizations a targeted, cost effective medium to reach a broad and captive audience.

If you are interested in sponsorship and/or advertising opportunities for the Arts Fest, please contact Ann Simmons at 843-740-5848 or asimmons@northcharleston.org.


Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!






This project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.