Arts come alive at ArtFest on Saturday

  • Monday, March 11, 2013

The arts will come alive this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Towne Centre for the Town of Mount Pleasant ArtFest. PHOTO PROVIDED

The arts will come alive during the Town of Mount Pleasant ArtFest at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre on Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All activities and performances are free for the entire family.

The Children’s Craft Village will include face painting, caricature drawings, sparkle tattoos, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, craft activities, Sweetgrass basketry, balloon animals, bubble blowing, a jump castle, a slide and sidewalk chalk.

A variety of performers will dazzle the crowds at two stages.

“Without the participation of so many wonderful local art businesses, we simply would not be able to offer such a remarkable Craft Village,” said Tracy Richter, special events assistant.

“Any children who have been considering signing up for classes at these businesses will have a chance to try them all for free.”

Partners at the Craft Village will include ART BUZZ Kids, 4Cats Studio, Creative Spark, Beaded Venus, Fear No Easel, The Gibbes Museum of Art and Robin Mann Art.

“We are fortunate to have such an extraordinary line up of artists this year,” said Nicole Harvey, special events planner.

“The productions are exciting and diverse. Look for an outstanding show from all of the performers.”

The Main Stage Entertainment will be located in front of the Palmetto Grande Movie Theater and another stage will be on Belk Drive. Performers include the following:

• Wando Chamber Orchestra

• Laing Middle School

• Palmetto Vocal Project

• Smalls Music Lab

• LowCo Suzuki Guitar

• Mad Crow

• Dance Anatomy

• Musical Theater Center

• Once Upon a Ballet

• The Drake School of Irish Dance

• Elite Dance International Studio

• Daniel Island Hip Hop

• Encore Dance Theatre

• No Sleeves Magic

• Homespun Hoops

• Jugglestuff

• Revolve Aerial Dance

Barnes & Noble will offer Story Time at 11 a.m. and Belk Kidfest will host a fashion show. The Mount Pleasant Police Department and Fire Department will offer special exhibits.

The Mount Pleasant Artists Guild will display more than 100 entries. The entries will be judged and spectators have the chance to vote on the People’s Choice Award, Best of Show, first, second and third prizes.

Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is located at 1600 Palmetto Grande Drive. For more information about ArtFest at Towne Centre, visit the town of Mount Pleasant online at www.ComeOnOverMP.com or call Nicole Harvey at (843) 884-8517.

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