North Charleston Arts Festival

For Immediate Release, March 2012

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department proudly presents the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival, May 4-12. The fabulous nine-day celebration of the arts is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the Lowcountry, providing over 30,000 residents & visitors with a fabulous array of performances, exhibitions, and activities. The Main Event, held May 5 & 6 at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, offers free admission and parking to over forty performances on four stages featuring national, regional, and local professional performers, ethnic & cultural groups, and community groups. Other Main Event activities include judged art, photography, youth art, and fine craft exhibitions, a gem & mineral show, an antique show & sale, children's activities, arts & crafts booths, and an outdoor food courtyard. The Arts Festival continues with over fifty free or moderately priced ticketed events throughout the week at various locations. Festival Week offerings include concerts, theater and dance performances, exhibitions, children’s programs, literary events, street dances, an art walk, and much more. The festivities conclude on Saturday, May 12, with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park, featuring a variety of concerts and activities, as well as a fantastic fireworks display over the Cooper River.

There’s truly something for everyone, so be sure to take advantage of the arts and cultural opportunities available at the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival!