Competitions & Exhibitions

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Many of the festival’s competitions & exhibitions are curated through an application process. To access available applications, visit the apply page.

 

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

View thought provoking, outdoor sculptures by established and emerging artists from across the nation in this annual juried competition and exhibition.

South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition

Fine craft artists from across the state will display inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media in this annual juried competition and exhibition.

African American Fiber Art Exhibition

The 14th installment of this annual exhibition showcases original creations by African American fiber artists from across the nation. This year, artists were challenged to create works that illustrate the idea of sankofa, an African word and symbol.

Judged Fine Art and Photography Competitions & Exhibitions

Fine art will be exhibited in eight media categories: acrylic, oil, drawing, pastel, watercolor, printmaking, printed new media, and 2-D mixed media. Professional & amateur photography in the categories of color and monochrome will also be on display.

Special Exhibitions

A variety of solo exhibitions by professional artists will be on display in various venues.

Public Art Installations

A number of sculpture pieces will be temporarily installed in public parks and green spaces throughout the city. Can you find them all?

Youth Art Competitions & Exhibitions

View works in a variety of subjects and media by budding artists in grades 1-12 from across the Tri-County area. Tri-County high school students will also have sculptures on display.