Celebrate local arts community at 5th annual OPEN Arts Expo

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The OPEN Arts Expo showcases all the local art community has to offer.


The fifth annual OPEN Arts Expo is a great way to explore what the Charleston art organizations have in store for the upcoming fall season. Presented by the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts in partnership with the College of Charleston School of the Arts, this free event is taking place on Sunday, Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Cistern Yard located on the College of Charleston campus.

The OPEN Arts Expo is a celebration of local arts and culture. Featuring more than 50 local art organizations, OPEN presents a variety of artistic opportunities in music, dance, theatre and the visual and literary arts. Attendees will enjoy live music, performances, arts activities, visual arts and more.

Local musicians Chelsea Summers, Luke Cunningham and David Higgins will fill the Cistern Yard with music. OPEN will also feature special performances from the Smalls Institute Handbell Group, the Charleston Academy of Music Guitar Orchestra, DanceFX and WO'SE of Charleston, the Backporch Storytellers, Summerville Civic Ballet, Palmetto Oasis Dance Troupe and Annex Dance Company.

Visitors can also explore the Smalls Music Lab Mobile Classroom, the Carolina Studios Mobile Studio, the Bottles ‘N Brushes Brush Bus, and the many other interactive booths and activities in the Cistern.

OPEN is a family-friendly event with plenty of fun activities for children of all ages. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to upcoming performances, class registrations and merchandise.

For more information about the event, call 843-577-5288, visit www.artscharleston.org or email lily@ArtsCharleston.org. OPEN is free to the public. The Cistern Yard on the College of Charleston campus is located at St. Philip Street in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

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