Culture & Entertainment in Charleston, SC

Charleston's beauty has long inspired artists and beckoned art lovers to come visit. Home to endless galleries, historic theaters and high energy festivals, Charleston has a vibrant arts scene awaiting you.

Robert Lange Studios

Voted Best Art Gallery 4 years in a row by the Charleston City Paper. RLS Represents the very best in emerging and mid career artists with a focus on contemporary realism.

2nd Sunday on King

On the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1-5pm, King Street is closed to all vehicular traffic to celebrate the best shopping, dining & services the region has to offer. Join us!

68th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens

View American architecture & arts in approx.150 of Charleston’s grandest, private homes & gardens. Georgian & antebellum periods & into early 20th century.

Actors' Theatre of South Carolina

Acclaimed professional theater & film company. Offering live theater & Screenings of "All For Liberty" award-winning Rev War feature film! Critics: "...outstanding acting..."

Adele's Pottery

By appointment only. Featuring hand-thrown and handbuilt clay works, each one of a kind piece reflects her love for the sand & sea. Enjoyed by visitors from all over.

African American Charleston

Charleston is an important place to learn more about African-American history and culture. Key events have shaped the city's growth and development.

Anglin Smith Fine Art

THE contemporary gallery for realism and color. Featuring works by painter Betty Anglin Smith & her triplets, Jennifer Smith Rogers, Shannon Smith Hughes, Tripp Smith & others

Atrium Art Gallery

A beautiful space featuring contemporary, abstract, realism, Lowcountry landscape and black & white photography from local, national and worldwide artists. A can't miss stop!

Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre and Shoppe

Live comedy theatre in a cozy setting – clean comic whodunit shows, volunteer audience participation, a la carte appetizers, drinks, & desserts. At downtown City Market.

Brad and Jennifer Moranz Present

Bringing their Broadway experience to Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz create spectacular musical variety shows for the whole family presented throughout the year.

Charleston Antiques Show

English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation.

Charleston Carifest

A traditional Caribbean Carnival celebration during Caribbean American Heritage Month offering fun & exciting family friendly events, music, food, and more!

Charleston Gallery Association

Charleston Gallery Association with over 40 art galleries in the greater Charleston area. Visit our website for a printable map and a link to all galleries and art offerings.

Charleston Jazz

Visit charlestonjazz.com for all that is #CHSJAZZ: Charleston Jazz Festival, Charleston Jazz Academy and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra - Charleston's own resident big-band!

Charleston Symphony Orchestra

Charleston's professional, world-class symphony, performing from September-May. With Masterworks, Chamber Music, and Pops Series, there is something for every musical taste!

Charleston Wine + Food

Lauded as one of the country's premier wine + food festivals, Charleston Wine + Food celebrates 15 years of incredible taste March 3 - March 7, 2021.

Chuma Gullah Gallery Llc

Features investment grade Gullah Art by Jonathan Green & John Jones. Gullah gift items, books, prints and Historic Charleston keepsakes. A must on your visit to Charleston!

City Gallery at Waterfront Park

A venue for work that is new and innovative with a focus on broadening the art outlook including up and coming local, regional, national & international contemporary artists.

Corrigan Gallery, LLC

Corrigan Gallery - local, contemporary museum quality fine art in beautiful historic district. All budgets for discerning collectors. Charleston Renaissance works available.

Dog & Horse Fine Art

Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture represents leading talent by US and European artists. Along with extensive inventory, the gallery is a matchmaker for portraits as well.

Edward Dare Gallery

Visit this gallery for works that celebrate the colorful tapestry of the southern coastal culture including crashing waves, lush marshes, wildlife & sensitive portraits.

Forte Jazz Lounge

This New York-style jazz venue boasts a big city sound paired with southern hospitality. Enjoy cozy candlelit tables, eclectic bar menu, stellar talent and the grand mural!

Gaillard Center

The Charleston Gaillard Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to developing and operating a state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Charleston.

Gracie & Lacy

As seen in NYC, award-winning vocal and dance duo Gracie & Lacy, headline every 2nd Saturday at Forte Jazz Lounge. Enjoy hits of Sinatra, Streisand, Ella and more!

Grand Bohemian Gallery

The Grand Bohemian Gallery, located within the luxury hotels of The Kessler Collection, is one of the most eclectic and visually stimulating art galleries in the nation.

Gullah Tours

Explore the sites relevant to the culture & traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. Given by a Gullah speaking Charlestonian whose relatives were slaves.

Helena Fox Fine Art, LLC

Peruse nationally and internationally acclaimed representational art including Southern Master, West Fraser, wildlife bronze sculptor, Kent Ullberg and goldsmith Sarah Amos.

Jonathan Green Studios, LLC

The studio represents or features other artists whose work reflects the themes of work, love, belonging, and one's relationship to the environment. By appointment only.

Lowcountry Local First

Nonprofit that cultivates economic prosperity by strengthening community support for locally owned businesses & farmers shifting consumer spending from Big Box to local.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Come see why Magnolia is SC's "Most Visited Plantation" and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens."

Mary Whyte, LLC

Mary Whyte is an American watercolor artist and teacher, receiving international recognition for her watercolor paintings of contemporary realism and portraiture.

Meyer Vogl Gallery

Contemporary fine art gallery in Charleston’s French Quarter. Featuring paintings by Laurie Meyer & Marissa Vogl, we also exhibit works by nationally recognized guest artists.

Mitchell Hill

A contemporary gallery & interior design firm, featuring original artworks by 30+ artists as well as high-end furniture & accessories. Located on upper King Street.

North Charleston Arts Festival

5 days of events highlighting over 100 national, regional and local artists and performers. Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts and Literature.

North Charleston City Gallery

Located within the Charleston Area Convention Center. Monthly shows feature a wide range of fine art and photography. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Mon-Sat 9am-5pm.

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

The 2,300 seat North Charleston Performing Arts Center features a state-of-the-art performance venue for events ranging from conference speakers to Broadway-style productions.

Piccolo Spoleto Festival

700 events in 17 days transforming Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Exhibits, music, dance, theatre, crafts, film and more.

Preservation Society of Charleston Fall Tours of Homes, History & Architecture

Tour the interiors of privately owned homes & gardens. Trained docents explain each home's important architectural, historical & cultural contribution to our city's past.

Sculpture in the South

Sculpture in the South promotes the appreciation of sculpture through education and the creation of an accessible public sculpture collection enhancing our community.

Slavery to Civil Rights: African American History Walking Tour

Follow the most complete and well-researched guidebook to African-American Charleston on this self-guided walking tour. Two routes provide comprehensive history.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Feb 12-14, 2021. The largest wildlife art & sporting life event of its kind. A 3-day celebration showcasing 500 artists & exhibitors, wildlife experts, guides and more.

Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston's theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music.

Steve Hazard Studio & Art Gallery

Featuring art by African American Artist Steve Hazard as well as local and national artists. Paintings, fused glass, jewelry, hand made metal and glass art tables for sale.

The City Hall Gallery

Located in the Council Chamber of Charleston City Hall (1801), the gallery contains portraits of many important leaders, including one of George Washington by John Trumbull.

The Fall Tours of Homes, History & Architecture

Tour the interiors of privately owned homes & gardens. Trained docents explain each home's important architectural, historical & cultural contribution to our city's past.

The Footlight Players

Longest running theater (86 yrs) in the City of Charleston. This year: The Wedding Singer, An Act of God, The Addams Family, Annie, Vanya and Sonia and Singin’ In The Rain.

The Have Nots!

Charleston’s home for improv comedy! No scripts! SC’s only professional improv theatre is guaranteed to make you laugh. High energy show is based on audience suggestion.

The Sophia Institute

The Sophia Institute is a center of learning that provides lectures and retreats that foster the deepening of wisdom, for a more just, sustainable, and conscious world.

Theatre 99

No scripts! All improv! Charleston's home for improv comedy is guaranteed to make you laugh. Each high energy show is based on audience suggestion. In-house bar. W, Th, F, Sa.

Wells Gallery - Kiawah

Kiawah Island's premiere gallery at The Sanctuary Resort dedicated to providing contemporary art works focused on the Lowcountry and Southern experience. Open daily.

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