North Charleston Arts Festival
May 3 - 11, 2013
Main Event - May 4 & 5
The North Charleston Arts Festival is an annual nine-day event highlighting national, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, theater, music, film media, and visual & literary arts. The event, entering its 31st year, draws over 30,000 residents and visitors annually. The Main Event, held the first weekend in May at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four themed stages; General Audience, Cultural Heritage, Youth Entertainment, and Bands. Other Main Event activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition, a gem & mineral show, an antique show, children's activities, art and craft booths, and a food court. The Arts Festival continues with over 65 events and exhibitions throughout the week at various locations. An array of free and ticketed offerings include concerts, street dances, theatre presentations, film screening, an art walk, workshops and demonstrations, children’s activities, a National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, and much more. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances, children's activities, and fireworks over the Cooper River.
Applications for participation in the many components of the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival can be downloaded here.
Corporate sponsorship and program booklet advertising information can be found here.