Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:00 – 8:00
Colleton Museum and Farmers Market
Join us in kicking off Mother’s Day Weekend in style with our annual Martinis Fundraiser. It is sure to be a great evening of fashion, food and music.
Tickets can be purchased at
The Arts Council, SC Artisan Center, Downtown Books,
Infinger’s Jewelers, The Flower Barn & Griffin Jewelry.
$25 in advance & $30 at the door
Celebrating February as Black History Month with An ode to The Fisk University Jubilee Singers
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 5:00PM ~ Colleton Center Auditorium, 494 Hampton St.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers were an African American ensemble, consisting of Students at Fisk University. The first group was organized in 1871 to raise funds for their college. Their early repertoire consisted mostly of traditional spirituals. The original group toured the Underground Railroad path in the United States. Later groups toured London and Europe. The Jubilee Singers are credited with bringing the Nego Spiritual to white and northern churches. Today Fisk University continues to support touring of the The Jubilee Singers. Recent Jubilee Singers have performed with Faith Hill, Danny Glover, Hank Williams Jr. and Shania Twain.
Join the Colleton County Arts council in what is sure to be an evening of wonderful music celebrating the historical importance the Negro Spiritual.
Tickets prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students and can be purchased at Downtown Books & Espresso, Griffin Jewelers, Sweet Dreams & Jelli Beans, SC Artisans Center and the Colleton County Museum.
You may also order online at CSOSPIRITUAL.COM
For more information contact the Arts Council at 549-1922.
The 4th Annual Wild Game Cook Off Fund Raiser to benefit the Colleton County Arts Council is set for Saturday March 3, 2012 at Cottonwood Hall (off of Highway 15 headed towards Canadys on the left–there will be signage!) Come enjoy home cooked wild game dishes from quail and venison to shrimp gumbo cooked by local talented chefs Jessie Walker, Charlie Spears, and the guys of Walterboro Sertoma! Keep your ticket stub and vote for your favorite team. There will be live music and beer and wine. 100% of the proceeds support the programs of the Colleton County Arts Council. Tickets are $25.00 general admission. We love children but this is more of an adult-oriented event please! Tickets are available through the Arts Council (843-549-1922), or from any board member or host.
Hosts: Becky & James Broderick, Becky & Marshall Morehead, Benji & Stacy Kennedy, Johnny & Shelly Thomas
2011 proved to be a busy year for the Arts Council with lots of changes within the organization and new and exciting programs for the community! Click on the link for an online PDF copy of our 2011 Annual Report If you would like a printed hard copy, please contact the Arts Council (843-549-1922 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will be happy to mail one to you. Thank you for your interest in arts and culture in Colleton County!
The Colleton County Arts Council is working hard with the Lowcountry International Society to plan the first Lowcountry International Food & Art Festival in Walterboro, SC on October 29th from 11am-4pm in the City Parking lot located at the end of E. Washington Street. The event is FREE and open to the public! Come enjoy a variety of international themed food and art with special performances by the traditional African dance group Ujimaa from SC State University and traditional Japanese drum group, Taiko from Charleston. Make sure you stop by the Arts Council tent–we will have fun Halloween activities for kids to decorate their own trick-or-treat bag and will have a Festival Passport to guide the children through their world travels! Bring back your passport and receive a surprise! For more information please call the Arts Council 843-549-1922.
The Arts Council has relocated from the Colleton Center on Hampton Street a few blocks over next door to the SC Artisan’s Center at 334 Wichman Street, essentially creating an Arts Complex in downtown Walterboro! We are now in close proximity with our other partners the Colleton County Museum and the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society housed in the Bedon Lucas House. The Arts Council building space will have several classrooms for afternoon classes and workshops, as well as a permanent gallery space for members of the Colleton Artists Guild to showcase their work. The Colleton County Quilt Guild will also have several of their members’ quilts hung in the office and will host their annual quilt exhibition here. The Colleton County Quilt Guild and Colleton Artists Guild host regular monthly meetings at the new space. Come check out the gallery and go next door to the SC Artisans Center one day after getting fresh produce from the Colleton County Farmers Market.
Registration for the Colleton County Arts Council’s 2011 summer camp is now open! Registration forms and scholarship applications can be downloaded from our Art Smart! page (at the bottom). There are three sessions of camp: one two-week long visual arts camp in June and two sessions of a theater camp in July. Art Smart camp is for children ages 6-12 and tuition is $50 for all sessions of camp. Please visit the Art Smart camp page for more information–registration has been extended to June 13th. Hope to see you there!
The 8th Annual Lowcountry Juried Art Exhibition and the 5th Annual Walterboro Antiques, History and Art Festival were a success! Congratulations to our Exhibition winners, chosen by internationally recognized Charleston artists, Lese Corrigan:
1st Place- Patti and Bill Workman Award: Diana Vincent, Folly Beach
2nd Place- Rhodes Oil Award: Mary Youngblood, Walterboro
3rd Place- Bachelor Hill Award: Amy Minson, Charleston
People’s Choice Award: Jamie Avant, Walterboro
Now, its on to Martinis and Me! Visit our Events page for more information and how to buy tickets….
The 8th Annual Lowcountry Juried Art Exhibition will take place May 13-15 as a part of Walterboro’s 5th Annual Antiques, Art, and History Festival. Artists from Jasper, Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, and Hampton counties are invited to submit two-dimensional work (not including photography) that has been completed within the last three years. Your work will be on display as a part of the festival May 13-14 and open to the public at the Colleton Center Gallery at 494 Hampton Street. Work will be juried by Charleston artist and gallery-owner Lese Corrigan. First, second, third place winners and a People’s Choice winner will be announced at a reception on Sunday May 15 at 2pm in the gallery. Call the Arts Council at 843-549-1922 or email email@example.com for more information! Please visit our Events page to download an entry form–work is due on May 12 to the Colleton Center. The Lowcountry Juried Art Exhibition is co-hosted by the Colleton County Arts Council, Colleton Center, Colleton County Museum, and the SC Artisan’s Center.
This past Saturday, the Colleton County Arts Council hosted our 3rd Annual Wild Game Cook Off. Four fabulous cooking teams served up duck, venison, quail and many other delicious dishes all to support the Arts Council. First Prize went to Charlie Spears, Second Prize to Walterboro Sertoma, and a tie for Third between Good People and Lee Petrolawicz & KC Campbell representing South Carolina Bank & Trust. All cooking teams donated 100% of their prize money back to the Arts Council! KC Campbell coincidentally won $300 in the 50/50 raffle and donated it back to the Arts Council as well! Thank you to everyone who came out and ate the delicious food and enjoyed the music by Bruce Standiford–the cook-off was a huge success! Thank you for supporting the Arts Council!