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Half-Moon Outfitters and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department Hosting a Public Mural Competition

Lowcountry visual artists age 18 and up may submit proposals for a public art piece on the exterior of Half-Moon Outfitters’ new building addition, the Half-Moon Annex, located on the corner of East Montague and Jenkins Avenues in the Olde Village area of North Charleston.

Up to three artists will be selected. Selected artists will be given a materials stipend to create an 8’x8’ mural and have an opportunity to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 19.

To apply, artists must provide sketches of the proposed mural, a written description of the piece including information on medium, inspiration, and execution methods, a resume, and contact information. Application materials should be submitted by the deadline to City of North Charleston Arts Coordinator, AnneTrabue W. Nelson, via email, post, or hand-delivery to:

City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department
PO Box 190016
North Charleston, SC 29419-9016
Cultural Arts Dept. Office
North Charleston City Hall, 2nd Floor
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406

There is no theme for the mural competition; however, mural concepts must be family-friendly and appropriate for public display. Half-Moon Outfitters will furnish an 8’x8’ wooden panel and a $100 materials stipend for each selected artist. Any additional materials expenses must be covered by the artist. Artists will be notified of selections by Friday, April 26. Murals must be complete and ready for installation by Tuesday, May 7. A free public reception will be held in honor of the mural artists during the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival Art Walk on Wednesday, May 8, from 5:00-8:00pm. During the event, the public will be invited to vote on their favorite mural. Results of the vote will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, which are Half-Moon Outfitters gift cards in the amounts of $300, $200, and $100, respectively.

For more information about the Half-Moon Outfitters public mural competition, contact AnneTrabue W. Nelson at 843-740-5852 or For more information about Half-Moon Outfitters, visit To learn more about other programs and artist opportunities offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit

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Food Trucks and Chef Curtis Stone at Tanger Outlets April 13-14

Here is yet another great reason to schedule a shopping spree at Tanger Outlets in North Charleston this April. Local food trucks will set up shop at Tanger April 13-14. The event will feature live music, entertainment and other activities, including food tastings and contests 

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone will do cooking demonstrations from 1-3 p.m. April 13. Food trucks will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

Tanger customers are also eligible to win a three-day trip to Los Angeles where the winner and guest will personally dine with Curtis Stone at Beverly Hills restaurant The Blvd on May 20. The winner will also receive a $1,000 shopping spree at Tanger Outlets.

Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley at The Columbia Museum

Don’t miss out on your chance to see 55 paintings and drawings by Impressionist artists like Monet and Renoire. The Columbia Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse, will be on display through April 21, 2013. The exhibition features paintings by the well-known leaders of French Impressionism: Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley as well as paintings by America’s most noted Impressionist painters, Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent. Major modern paintings by Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin and Georges Braque are also on view.This is a show full of artistic richness where one may meditate for hours on why painting continues to fire our imaginations. Admission to the exhibition is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, and $5 for students over the age of five.

Capture the Essence of Rural South Carolina for a Photo Contest

The ninth annual Amateur Rural Summit Photography Contest is seeking photos that capture the essence of rural life in South Carolina.

Sponsored by the Small Business and Rural Development Division of the S.C. Department of Commerce, the Rural Summit Photography Contest is part of the annual South Carolina Rural Summit conference, which will be held in Aiken on March 4, 2013.

The contest is open to the public, and entries should reflect the unique features of rural life in the Palmetto State. Fifteen finalist photos will be chosen by S.C. Department of Commerce staff and displayed at the Rural Summit. Attendees of the Rural Summit will vote. The winning photo will be announced at the end of the program on March 4.

Deadline for entries is February 15. Photographs must be original work of the applicant and feature rural South Carolina subject matter.

Help a Friend – Seph’s Sunday Phun Day at O’Brion’s Pub, August 12

Seph, Leigh and baby Ellen

For the second time, my friend’s husband battles colon cancer. To help the family with everyday needs such as gas, transportation, groceries, diapers, etc. Leigh and Seph’s friends are organizing a fundraiser, Seph’s Sunday Phun Day at O’Brion’s Pub in I’on on August 12 at 3pm. There is a donation at the door of minimum of $10. Kids are free. Acoustic Music by Five Way Friday


Nothing Stopping you Now to Be Perfectly Fit

Perfectly Fit New Location

The beginning of June is going to be a pretty busy one for Stylee PR! Grand opening parties and new business launches are on my calendar. I personally will be kicking off the new month with a grand opening party of Perfectly Fit Wellness on June 7th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The party is free and open to public. Perfectly Fit that offers training, pilates, yoga, and TRX with emphasis on injury prevention and muscle balance, used to be located at the MUSC downtown. The new location is at 1476 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Suite 10 in Mt. Pleasant!

Now that I told you about Perfectly Fit Wellness, there is nothing stopping you to get in the best possible shape of your life without worry over aches and pains!

Dr. Sarah Ellis, the founder of Perfectly Fit, will introduce her new team of trainers and physical therapists! On her Facebook page, Sarah has been highlighting some exciting door prizes, including free training and nutrition consultations, gifts from her partners like Aestheti Spa, The Great Escape Spa, Island Paddle Adventure, Air and Earth, The Foot Store, Acupuncture and Wellness of Charleston, Thrive Movement Therapy, Defined: Therapeutic Massage and many more!

They are also offering 35% off the first training session, 25% off the first training package and 15% off the first nutrition package purchased before July 1st, 2012 in the new location.

Local Knowledge: Spring = Fun in Charleston!

This upcoming month must be one of the busiest in Charleton! Starting this week, let’s go pick some strawberries at Boone Hall Plantation! The mild winter temperatures has produced an earlier than normal strawberry crop and as a result the plantation opened their U-Pick strawberry fields on Monday March 26, 2012. Entrance to the U-PIck fields is on Long Point Rd. Hours for U-Pick: 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday.

The Cooper River Bridge Run is on Saturday, March 31. The first race kicked off in 1978. The $3.00 entry fee included a T-Shirt designed by the race director, Keith Hamilton. Race day morning was sweltering hot, 82 degrees.  Olympian (1952, marathon) Ted Corbitt was one of the runners.  A lot of runners fell out from the heat and some had to be hospitalized. The 2012 run is sold out.

The Family Circle Cup gets underway on Saturday, March 31. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the week-long women’s tennis tournament has evolved into one of the biggest events for the local economy. The tennis tournament boasts a prize money purse of $749,160. Over ninety players compete for a piece of that purse each year and battle for one of the most coveted trophies in women’s tennis. The Center for Women is hosting a gourmet buffet style lunch at the Family Circle Cup Sky Suite on April 5th, 11am-3pm. Join C4W staff for a great day of tennis plus a lunch, private cash bar access and complimentary wine tasting provided by Treasury Wine Estates! Tickets are $60 per person.

The Charleston Farmers Market is opening on Saturday, April 7, from 7am to 2pm, at Marion Square. Check out the local food trucks! Every Saturday morning till late fall.

Slightly North of Broad, High Cotton and the Old Village Post House are offering Easter brunch on April 8. Each restaurant will offer a special pre-fixed menu with your choice of an appetizer and entree or add dessert for under $30.

Kiawah Art and House Tour presented by Gibbes Museum of Art is taking place on April 13th. Tickets are $55 per person and includes tour, refreshments and Gibbes Museum admission. Tour five stunning Kiawah Island homes and their unique art collections in the private gated community

Village Playhouse presents God of Carnage, a comedy of manners…without the manners. The opening night is on April 13th. This is a production that truly took NYC by storm smashing all box office records and nabbing Tony Award nominations for all four lead actors –eventually earned the Tony for Best Play, Best Director and Best Actress.

A very exciting event that features culinary delights from Charleston’s top chefs, an open bar and dancing in the middle of Meeting Street is taking place on April 19th. The Gibbes Museum of Art presents Gibbes on the Street- Renovation Celebration. The street party kicks off at 8pm till 10:30pm. Tickets are $100 museum members, $135 non-members.

The Old Village Home Tour in Mt. Pleasant takes place on April 22, from 1pm-5pm! Enjoy a rare opportunity to explore ten picturesque homes and gardens in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant, food tastings prepared by local chefs. Artists will showcase their works for sale under tents in Edwards Park. Tickets are available at Abide-A-While, Black Swan Emporium, Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant and the Scratch Pad. Tickets are $45 and proceeds benefit the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Carolina Dirt Fair weekend kicks off on April 27 at 4pm at the GrowFood Carolina warehouse, 990 Morrison Drive in Charleston. This happy hour event will feature “Heroes of GrowFood Carolina,” the chefs from some of Charleston’s best restaurants who have been the early supporters of GrowFood Carolina. Enjoy innovative dishes using local, fresh ingredients from the GrowFood cooler; live music, drinks and tours of the new warehouse. Tickets, which include music, food and beer, are $20; $15 for students.