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The South Carolina Lowcountry, anchored by the historic Charleston peninsula, has become a real center for the arts and major destination for art lovers.

In fact, as I covered in this recent blog, a group recently named Charleston as the number one place in America for art lovers.  It’s based on a per capita breakdown of the number of art entities like galleries and museums compared to the population.

This evening is a great example of that.

 

Attention Art Lovers: Art Walk tonight 

 

It happens four times a year.  It’s not far from any of the beach and super close to some of the country’s best restaurants.  It’s the Art Walk, and it’s grown in popularity with each passing one.

I’ve been a few times, and it really is a lot of fun.

Basically, a few dozen galleries (about 40) stay open after hours on a Friday night and host special exhibits.  Many have complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, some have live music.  It’s sponsored by the Charleston Gallery Association.  A wide spectrum of artistic styles are represented.

Art Walks take place the first Friday evening in the months of March, May, October and December.  They’re a fun, free way to get a good dose of that Charlestonian culture.

So if you’re here right now, you’re in luck.  Tonight  –  Friday, March 1st –  in the first Art Walk of 2019.  It goes on from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. all around the downtown peninsula.

 

Then, of course, there’s Spoleto, the ultimate festival for art lovers

 

Charleston is a cultural center, indeed.

It’s not too early to plan for what is one of the best times to be in the Charleston area.  I’m talking about the end of May through early June, also known as Spoleto time.  It’s one of the preeminent South Carolina arts festivals in the country (and arguably the world).

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, and shows and performances are going fast.

The 43rd annual festival takes place this year from May 24th through June 9th.   Events take place in venues across the area (centered on the historic district).

If you are interested in coming during Spoleto time, please call us ASAP to secure the best selection from among our portfolio of homes.

There are some new things this year for Spoleto.  Highlights include:

 

 

A bit more Mardi Gras this weekend 

 

We still haven’t hit Mardi Gras yet.  In fact, this weekend is technically Mardi Gras weekend.  So it comes as no surprise that there are several themed events going on this weekend.  They include:

Read all about these in the Post & Courier’s Charleston Scene.

And when you are looking for rental homes South Carolina, be sure to call EP.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger