Welcome to the 36th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest! As Mayor of the City of North Charleston, I am excited to offer our residents and visitors a number of unique opportunities to experience a vast array of arts and cultural offerings that are both affordable and accessible.

The Cultural Arts staff has continued to refine the festival’s program offerings and, along with other City departments and community partners, have worked hard to produce an event that uses performing, visual, media, and literary arts to expose, engage, and inspire patrons from all walks of life.

The variety of festival offerings and the inclusiveness of the event are a point of pride for the City of North Charleston. I encourage you, your friends, and family to take advantage of the many fantastic performances, exhibits, and activities happening May 2-6. There’s truly something for everyone.

R. Keith Summey