The following events have been announced. More to come soon!

September 4 – PechaKucha 35

This exciting evening will as always feature an array of Charleston’s most stellar creatives:  Torreah “Cookie” Washington, art quilter and activist; Giovanna de Luca,

Associate Professor of Italian and Film, Director of the Italian Studies Program, and Artistic Director of the Nuovo Italiano Film Festival at the College of Charleston; Michael Smallwood, educator and actor with PURE Theatre; Kali Holloway, Senior Director, Make It Right Project;  Ryan Becknell, wellness consultant and trainer, vocalist and guitarist with The Dubplates; Michele Seekings, owner of SPIRE Art Services and co-founder of INTRO; Jackson, Gabe, and Riley Silverman, prime movers behind the I Heart Hungry Kids project.  These presentations will all fall within PechaKucha’s classic six minute-forty second formatting.

Stephanie Burt of The Southern Fork will be our emcee and Professor Ping will be DJing.

Charleston Music Hall – Doors: 6:00 PM; presentations: 7:00 PM.

Tickets on sale soon.

October 4 – November 2 – “Above the Radar”

From October 4 through November 2, 2019, the Charleston Arts Festival, in collaboration with Charleston magazine, is proud to partner for a second time with Redux Contemporary Art Center in mounting “Above the Radar” as the signature visual arts offering of CAF’s fourth season. 

“Above the Radar” has been conceived to be a revisiting of the creativity of the eighteen artists who were selected for inclusion in Charleston’s landmark 2006 and 2011 “Under the Radar” print features and City Gallery shows.  Exhibiting artists from the class of 2006: Adrienne Antonson, Jonathan Auger, Townsend Davidson, Kat Hastie, Alice Keeney, Julie Klaper, Katie Leonard, Karin Olah, Joel Parker, and Shannon Wood.  Featured artists from 2011: Donna Hurt, Rebecca West Fraser, Nina Garner, Conrad Guevara, Greg Hart, Alan Jackson, Salter Scharstein, and Lauren Frances Moore Evans.

Redux Contemporary Art Center – October 4, Opening 5:00-8:00 PM.

This event is free.

October 2 – 5 – Choir Boy

The Charleston Arts Festival is proud to announce its initial foray into the arena of theatre in partnering with PURE Theatre for the regional premiere of Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s acclaimed, Tony Award-nominated Choir Boy.  This production will also be a featured offering of the Moja Festival.

Cannon Street Arts Center | Tickets on sale soon.


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