Exhibition Encore

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Charleston Area Convention Center Complex Exhibit, Hall A
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418


***Due to the ongoing vaccination clinic operating in the Coliseum/Convention Center Parking Garage, parking for all Arts Fest events on the campus will take place in Lot C of the Performing Arts Center. Patrons may access this lot easily from the West Montague Avenue side of the complex.  Follow posted signage to enter the Arts Fest events area inside Convention Center Exhibit Hall A.***

Last call! This principal event serves as a closing celebration for the Arts Fest’s many visual art competitions & exhibitions, including Judged Fine Art & Photography, South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft, Tri-County Youth Art, and Tri-County High School Sculpture. In addition to admiring the vast array of artwork on display, Exhibition Encore patrons can enjoy musical entertainment and live art demonstrations. Complimentary “bubbles & bites” will be served from 2-5pm. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!

Noon – 1:30pm • Wayne Daws – variety of guitar instrumentals, with selections ranging from classical to contemporary

1:45pm – 3:15pm • Nikolai Svishev – medley of gypsy jazz, Brazilian samba, bossa nova, and new flamenco tunes

3:30pm – 5:00pm • Sax y Guitar features local musicians Ian Sanchez on alto saxophone and Chris Dodson on hollowbody electric guitar. The duo will perform bossa nova, jazz standards, Latin jazz, and funk.

Noon-5:00pm • The Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild, an affiliate of the Handweavers Guild of America, is a community of handcrafters interested in the wide range of fiber arts, including, but not limited to, weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketry, quilting, knitting, crocheting, tatting, and bead weaving. Members of the guild will offer demonstrations in a variety of these fiber art techniques throughout the day.

Noon-2:30pm • Christopher Dotson is obsessive about lines, shapes, and color, and he is particularly fascinated by the effects of light and shadow on objects. Drawing and painting are his tools for exploring their meaning, telling a story, and bringing the viewer into his world. Chris’ background as an arts instructor means he’s quite used to an audience, so don’t be afraid to get up close to view the progress on his latest abstract oil painting and engage in conversation about his process, technique, materials, where he get his ideas, and more.

2:30-5:00pm • Scott Wallace – watch as he explores unusual color palettes and the textural possibilities of acrylic paint in the creation of a new abstract work