Charleston, SC is gearing up to be one happening, busy, event-filled, art loving city! The other day I mentioned the Spoleto Festival that transforms Charleston, SC for 17 magnificent days. In addition to the regular Spoleto events are the Piccolo Spoleto events, many of which are free. You need to go to their website, you can see the schedule of events, the price (or if it’s free), the location and dates/times. There is a fabulous art show in Marion Square, a Craft Show for a few weekends as well as events peppered throughout the city. So if you’re close by (or if you are far, it’s worth it, I promise), pick a few that appeal to you, get in on the action that makes Charleston such a great place to live. Music, theater, dance, art, crafts, you name it… so take a peak at their website! There is so much being offered that you really MUST take a look!
Here is just a sample of what is being offered… Sunset Serenade showcasing “Porgy and Bess” (pictured above)… Here is some info from the Piccolo website!
Joseph Young, Guest Conductor
America’s beloved opera, Porgy and Bess comes to life in concert form in this exciting program. Guest conductor Joseph Young – a native of South Carolina- leads the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the CSO Spiritual Ensemble and Gospel Choir, plus two international opera stars in a performance of highlights from George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward’s classic work. Maestro Young, resident conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, is nationally acclaimed as a rising star among the nation’s symphony orchestra conductors. The program also includes selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story and Aaron Copland’s Rodeo. U.S. Custom House, Concord & Market Sts.; May 25 from 8-9:30p.m.; Admission: FREE.
Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit: Award-winning S.C. artists display their works at Marion Square; demonstrations each day. Marion Square, King and Calhoun Sts. May 25-June 10; 10am-6pm. Admission: Free.
Outdoor Crafts Fair: Artists and artisans from across the U.S. present artwork in various media. Wragg Square, Charlotte & Meeting Sts. May 25-May 27; June 1-3; Fri.-Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 11am-5pm. Admission: $3 Adults; Free for Children/Seniors; Sundays: $1 Adults.
AND SO MUCH MORE!
I’m letting you know ahead of time so you can be planning your itinerary! Catch you back here tomorrow!
Images: Piccolo Spoleto