Opening Celebration

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Charleston Area Convention Center, 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.***

The North Charleston Arts Fest returns! Come celebrate with food, music, and more, set among the hundreds of pieces of artwork on display as part of the Arts Fest’s many competitions and exhibitions.

Award winners of the Judged Fine Art, Judged Photography, SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft, National Outdoor Sculpture, and Tri-County Youth Art and High School Sculpture competitions will be acknowledged at 6:30pm.

Smooth sounds for the evening provided by Darrell Ravenell & Peace of Mind Band. A seasoned pianist, Ravenell has released multiple recordings and performed with celebrated jazz artists such as Norman Brown, Al Jarreau and David Sanborn, as well as gospel greats like Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Shirley Ceasar. Expect a mix of jazz, Top 40, and R&B.

Don’t miss the chance to enter the FREE raffle for an original painting by the 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition winner, Christine Bush Roman.

Other offerings include live painting demonstrations by local artists Katherine Hester and Judy McSween.

Complimentary beer, wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.