Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival design competition underway

The City of North Charleston is calling all artists to participate in the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival design competition. The winning piece will become the official design of the 2012 Arts Festival and will be featured on promotion materials and merchandise, including advertisements, brochures, posters, apparel, online, and more. The 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival will be held May 4-12, 2012. 

The winning artist will receive $500, have their piece become part of the City’s Public Art Collection, and be given an opportunity to exhibit other works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the Arts Festival.

Applications will be online starting November 15, 2011 with a deadline of Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 12:00 noon. There is NO entry fee to participate. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older. Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing/pastel, watercolor and mixed media.

Call the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department for more information at (843) 740-5854.

The North Charleston Arts Festival is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and numerous volunteers. The nine-day celebration of the arts is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the Lowcountry, providing over 30,000 residents & visitors with an array of performances, exhibitions, and activities. The festival maintains the spirit of a community celebration with the mission of presenting a comprehensive, multi-discipline event schedule that provides an array of performing, visual, media, and literary arts events for people of all ages and backgrounds. The festival is accessible to all with numerous free and moderately priced events.

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