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North Charleston Cultural Arts Department October 2016 Programs/Events/Classes
9/30/2016 3:57:30 PM

--Special Events--

North Charleston Harvest Festival 

Fall fun for all ages! Enjoy a kid’s zone with games, crafts, face painting, interactive drumming, and jump castles, (4:00-6:00pm); an artist market featuring booths by members of the North Charleston Artist Guild and other local makers; a student artwork exhibit; a mechanical bull and bungee trampoline; a pop-up pumpkin patch where you can buy and decorate your gourd on-site; trick-or-treating on the street with free treat bags for kids 12 & under (4:00-6:00pm while supplies last); costume contests for children, adults, and pets (6:00); and live music by The Hungry Monks and Jeff Houts. Co-sponsored by North Charleston Olde Village merchants, Park Pets, and the City of North Charleston. Rain or shine.

Free Admission/ Free Parking 

Olde Village area of North Charleston (located on East Montague Avenue near Park Circle)  

Saturday, October 15, 2016



North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit – Susie Barrett & Inkyeong Baek

Susie Barrett of Shreveport, LA, will present Vitamin Sea: Salt Water & Sunshine, featuring tropical themed pieces rendered in a “stained glass” style using oil over acrylic. Her light-hearted and playful works are heavily influenced by the vibrant color of the tropics, water, and infinity patterns. Atlanta, GA, based artist Inkyeong Baek explores the effects of mass media on our consciousness and perceived reality through depictions of popular children’s toys in her exhibit Playmobils II.  While her oil paintings of Playmobil figurines look playful and delightful, all is not as it seems. 

Free Admission/ Free Parking 

North Charleston City Gallery (w/in Charleston Area Convention Center)

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston

On view: October 5-28, 2016

Gallery hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

The eleventh annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition FY16/17 is currently installed at the stunning North Charleston Riverfront Park.  The eleven month exhibition features twelve established and emerging artists from three states displaying imaginative and thought provoking sculpture.  Visitors can enjoy the sculpture displays among ten acres of walking paths, a fishing pier, boardwalk, playground, and children’s play fountain. 

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston Riverfront Park

1001 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston

On display through March 22, 2017, park open daily


Farmers Market Concerts - Country Blues, Bluegrass, American Roots, Beach, Lowcountry Blues

The North Charleston Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through October 27.  Offerings include an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, food vendors, art & craft booths, and live music by local talent. John Emil presents country blues, folk, and bluegrass tunes on October 6th.  Professor Bottleneck will perform a mixture of blues and American roots on October 13th.  Steve “O” Hardy will get you dancing with beach music and shag dance radio mix October 20th.  The last market of the season on October 27th will feature Lowcountry Blues by Shrimp City Slim.

Free Admission/Free Parking

Felix C. Davis Community Center grounds

4800 Park Circle, North Charleston 

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2016

Market open 12:00-7:00pm / Concert 4:00-6:00pm 

--Classes, Workshops & Camps--

Creative Arts Workshop Intro to Acrylics with Deborah Meyer

Learn the basics of painting with acrylic on canvas board in this introductory painting workshop. Local artist and Charleston Artist Guild member Deborah Meyer will guide adult participants through a number of basic color mixing and application techniques. Materials are provided.

Fee: $15.  Registration closes October 20. Call 843-740-5854.

Olde Village Community Building

4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Workshop - Flower Arranging: The Secret Language of Ikebana

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, is considered an art form in its own right alongside painting and sculpture. It is a representation of the Japanese spiritual philosophy that stresses harmony between man and nature. What distinguishes ikebana from Western forms of flower arrangement is the heavy reliance on negative space to create an asymmetrical, lively composition. Under the instruction of Kathy Huang, participants will complete two arrangements to take home: one in the ikebana style and one in the free style. Influenced by her grandmothers, who were master gardeners in Asia, Kathy Huang has unique training in cut flower arrangements of the Japanese Ikebana style.  She has been inspired by her adventurous travels while living and working in the United States for the past 30 years and has studied under ikebana masters in Asia. Materials are provided.

Fee:  $40, materials included.  Registration closes October 3.  Call 843-740-5854.

The Olde Village Community Building

4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Thursday, October 6, 2016



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