North Charleston Arts Fest

The annual North Charleston Arts Fest is set to take place April 28-May 2.




NORTH CHARLESTON – The annual North Charleston Arts Fest is  set to take place April 28-May 2. The celebration of arts and culture returns for its 38th year after being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlighting the talents of regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and literature, the event features performances, activities, and exhibits presented in a variety of venues throughout the city of North Charleston.

Virtual programming has also been added to this year’s festival schedule. The majority of festival events are free. Complete details about the five-day event are available at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com.






Arts Fest’s Judged Art & Photography

Exhibit Hall A at the Charleston Area Convention Center hosts the Arts Fest’s Judged Art & Photography, South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft, and Tri-County Youth Art

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VALDOSTA – Art shows at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts generally don’t go on without the involvement of one man, Bill Shenton.

While it takes a team to host the exhibits, Shenton is usually seen on the floor in the days leading up to opening night preparing galleries. 

He is the center’s curator and artistic administrator. He has held this role for 12 years.

The Valdosta native is responsible for coordinating with artists entering shows, ensuring all pieces of artwork are displayed correctly in the galleries and more.

Most recently, he helped prepare Turner’s popular fundraiser, Spring Into Art. 

Shenton’s artistic background began in his youth. 

“I have always enjoyed drawing,” he said. “I won a few art contests in elementary school, so I understood I had an ability to create art at a young age”

Teresa Middleton, his high school art teacher, taught him how to

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From the Roosevelt Lake bridge to the longest two-lane, single-span, steel-arch bridge in North America and the Mogollon Rim, there is plenty to photograph in Gila County.

Students age 18 and under are invited to submit art that illustrates what they love about Gila County in a nationwide contest that opened recently and is sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) ahead of April’s annual observance of National County Government Month.

Gila County will offer additional chances for local prizes and public display, inviting local participants to enter their art here before also submitting separately to the NACo contest. Deadline for Gila County entries is April 16; allowing artwork to be displayed in the courthouse lobby during April’s annual observance of National County Government Month.

With the national contest, the 18 winning works will be selected and featured in a 18-month NACo calendar — with 40,000 copies to be

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Farmstead Arts in Basking Ridge is showcasing the works of Ridge High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art, AP Photography and Photography III students in an online exhibit entitled “Portraits: The Artist’s View.”

The show will run online at www.farmsteadartscenter.org through April 16.

Under the guidance of Wendell Jeffrey, Ridge High School Art Teacher, and William Ortega, Ridge High School Photography Teacher, 48 student artists created works which explore relations between the artist and the model as having an unwritten agreement / contract which allows the artist to visually represent their impression of the model’s identity and personality.

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The artist’s interpretation of the individual is their signature. This exhibition is about the relationship between the sitter and their

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