Sponsorship 2018


Sponsorship 2018

Charleston Arts Festival Sponsorship 2018

In its milestone third iteration, Charleston Arts Festival will once again celebrate cross-discipline collaboration and seek to challenge artists and attendees.

Charleston Arts Festival 2018 will feature Lowcountry luminaries working across artistic genres including music, dance, film, and visual arts to create a multi-week festival at venues across the Peninsula while celebrating all things creative.

Throughout the festival, attendees will be able to immerse themselves in singular experiences that draw from a variety of artistic fields. Charleston Arts Festival will celebrate creators of all types in seeking to bridge the gap between artist intention and audience expectation.

Festival Schedule 


September 5 Pecha Kucha 31: This exciting evening will feature an array of Charleston’s most stellar creatives, ranging from the innovators behind the Charleston Low Line to the dynamic husband-wife duo who started the Tattooed Moose phenomenon to the city’s premiere queen of yoga, all within Pecha Kucha’s signature six minute-forty 

September 7 – The Fourth Annual PBR Arts Showcase: This unique and high energy event will feature PBR-themed artwork across various media from paint to fabric to sculptural and will be the second collaboration between PBR and CAF. 

September TBD– Sara Pittman Solo Show: For a second year, the Charleston Arts Festival is proud to collaborate with Beresford Studios in presenting exciting new work by one of the city’s most talented abstract expressionist artists, Sara Pittman. 

September 30 – “ The Art of the Vintage Motorcycle”: The Distinguished Gentlemens Ride: ELLEV Agency and the Charleston Arts Festival are collaborating on a first Distinguished Gentlemens Ride for Charleston.  This event will bring together owner-riders of vintage motorcycles as part of an international initiative to raise money for prostate cancer research as well as for treatment of mental health issues affecting men.  The ten mile ride circuit will include stops at a number of Charleston’s finest watering holes and will culminate at The Royal American with the opportunity to view the array of these magnificent machines.

October 5 & 6  – Poe I A Play In The Dark:  An original music and movement exploration of the mind of Edgar Allan Poe upon the composition of his masterwork, “The Raven”, Poe | A Play In The Dark will feature an original score composed and performed by Andrew Walker, Co-founder and Director of the Charleston Arts Festival, and original movement choreographed by Jenny Broe,  Chief Mad Scientist and Owner of Dance Lab. 

October 5 & 6 - Myth Of An Atom: MOA eclectically fuses elements of hip hop, R&B, future bass, and electronic soundscapes with fluid, sound reactive imagery in an audiovisual performance exploring the nature of light, sound, and the cinematic experience with a live band. MOA debuted their project locally at the Charleston Arts Festival Finale in October of 2016.

October 22 CONCOCTION - As an homage to its uber-successful JAIL BREAK series, the Charleston Arts Festival will return to The Royal American with its signature live music and dance extravaganza, CONCOCTION, featuring Charleston super-performers:  2 Slices, Contour, and Wolfgang Zimmerman, complemented by live dance interludes curated and choreographed by Dance Lab Charleston.  

October TBD – Paul Cristina Solo Show    For a second year, the Charleston Arts Festival is proud to collaborate with Beresford Studios in presenting exciting new work by one of the city’s most talented contemporary artists, Paul Cristina. 

November 15 – Pecha Kucha 32 – TENTH Anniversary: This milestone gathering will be a marker and celebration of TEN years of Pecha Kucha events in the Holy.  Over that period, more than 250 creatives of all stripes have shared what has inspired them in their unique and personal endeavors.  PK 32 will be bringing back the original nine illustrious presenters from PK 1 and will afford them the opportunity to reflect once again on their creative drives and ambitions within our signature six minute-forty second formatting.  The event will be complemented by an extravagant show of photography highlighting of Charleston’s myriad creatives from among the works of local ace, Jonathan Boncek. 


Charleston Arts Festival welcomes the opportunity for Lee Distributors to become a presenting sponsor of this year’s exciting and innovative festival. 


As part of your sponsorship, Charleston Arts Festival offers the following opportunities for promotions of Lee Distributors:

  • Placement of selected brand name(s)/logo(s) on all print and digital and promotional materials

  • Announcement recognition as presenting sponsor throughout all festival events 

  • Inclusion of selected brand name(s)/logo(s) and description on CAF website throughout the lead-up to the festival

  • Inclusion of selected brand name(s)/logo(s) and a shout-out on relevant event newsletters that go out through partner entities: Charleston Magazine (30,000 subscribers) PURE Theatre (3,400 subscribers), Charleston Music Hall (30,000 subscribers), and Charleston Arts Festival (10,000). 

  • Promotional mentions of selected brand name(s)/logo(s) in social media posts with logo, link and/ or company’s social media handle/hashtags

  • Projection/Signage of selected brand name(s)/logo(s) within venues throughout festival events

  • Opportunities for branded materials, eg cups, wristbands, napkins (TBD)

  • Projection of selected brand name(s)/logo(s) within venues, before and between performances

Sponsorship Value $5,000 cash investment