2012 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition Announced

The City of North Charleston’s 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival is taking place on May 4-12. The nine-day celebration of the arts is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the Lowcountry. In the past over 30,000 residents & visitors enjoyed a fabulous array of performances, exhibitions, and activities. The City is taking entries for its 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival design competition with the winning artist to receive $500 and have the work become part of the city’s public art collection.

Categories are: Acrylic, Oil, Drawing/Pastel, Watercolor, Mixed Media

Deliver entries:

Fri., January 20 9:00am-7:00pm
Sat., January 21 9:00am-12:00pm
Address: North Charleston City Gallery located
in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention
Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418,
off of International Blvd. Digital images also accepted. Email two jpegs of each piece, including a close up image and an image of the frame or gallery wrapped edge, along with the entry card information and any support material to

The winning piece will be announced no later than January 24, 2012 and will become the official design of the arts festival (featured on promotional materials and merchandise, including advertisements, brochures, posters, apparel, online and more).

The winning artist also will be given an opportunity to exhibit other works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the festival.

Applications are online with a deadline of noon on Jan. 21. There is no entry fee to participate. For more information, call 843-740-5854.


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