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Night of the Living Arts ARTOBERFEST! Takes Place in Lancaster, SC – Oct. 24, 2014

October 7, 2014

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Night of the Living Arts ARTOBERFEST! takes place in Lancaster, SC, )ct. 24, 2014, from 6-11pm. The event is sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and check in is at The Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, in downtown Lancaster, SC.

Night of the Living Arts (NOLA) ARTOBERFEST! takes on an Oktoberfest theme this year! Visit downtown Lancaster businesses while enjoying art, live music, food, beverages, prize giveaways & surprises.

Advance tickets available Oct. 1-17: $20 LCCA members, $25 Non-members. After Oct. 17 all tickets will be $25, available at LCCA office and at the door.

Participating business are Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio​, Native American Studies Center, Picture Perfect, Inc., Gallery 102, JR Wright Photographer & Fine Arts Studio, at Home by Casey, Tom & Sherry’s Ice Cream, Cafe Taylor, Charley’s Cafe, Edward Scott House, Estilo by CX Boutique & Make-up Studio and Purple Rooster.

​For more information please contact the Lancaster County Council of the Arts at 803-285-7451 or visit (www.lccarts.net). ​

Lancaster Performing Arts in Lancaster, SC, is Calling All Vendors for 2014 Winter Block Party – Dec. 6, 2014

October 7, 2014

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Lancaster Performing Arts, in Lancaster, SC, is now accepting applications for holiday crafters and food vendors for the 2014 Winter Block Party. The Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in downtown Lancaster, SC, from 11am to 4pm during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

This FREE family friendly event will rock you into the Holiday Spirit with live musical performances, holiday booths, and concessionaires. The Winter Block Party is a great opportunity to introduce your food or crafts to the many residents and visitors drawn to downtown Lancaster during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

Other Red Rose Holiday Tour free activities taking place downtown on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, include a multitude of holiday open houses, an indoor artisan show, Santa Train & Workshop and much more!

For more information, contact Jimola W. Wade by calling 803/289-1494, e-mail at (jwade@lancastercitysc.com) or visit (www.lancastercitysc.com).

Local Tourism Awards Named by Olde English District Tourism Commission in South Carolina

October 7, 2014

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The Olde English District Tourism Commission promotes tourism for the seven counties of Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster Union and York Counties in SC. The commission held its Annual Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Duke Energy, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse. A panel of South Carolina Welcome Center Managers and the Manager of the Visitor Services program from SC Parks, Recreation and Tourism discussed upcoming changes in the Welcome Centers, marketing opportunities and how to get more visitors to your city, attraction or accommodation.

The recipient of the Betty Skeen Hospitality Employee of the Year award for 2014 is Beckee Garris, the Visitor Coordinator of the Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC. She is the welcoming smile and wealth of knowledge visitors want to find on her travels. She takes great pride to ensure that everyone who walks through the doors of her attraction has a rich, rewarding experience. She will compete with the winners from the state’s other ten tourism regions for the 2014 South Carolina Hospitality Employee of the Year. The winner will be named at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel, to be held Myrtle Beach, SC in February 2015.

Linda Vaughan from Van Wyck was named the 2014 Carrie B. Dover Volunteer of the Year. She works tirelessly to in numerous volunteer capacities for Lancaster County- always with the goal in mind to improve the quality of life. The places she volunteers include Andrew Jackson State Park and the Celebrate VanWyck! Festival where she is a driving force. All of her volunteer efforts are to ensure that her county is a great place to live and work and of course, visit.

Cheraw State Park was named the 2014 Olde English District Attraction of the Year. Parks are a great place to unplug and Cheraw offers a variety of ways to relax- from an 18-hole championship golf course to paddle boarding to nature walks. It plays a major role in bringing tourists to our area and always delivers a top notch experience. While it was the first state park and is over 80 years old, it is constantly improving.

For further info contact Jayne Scarborough, Executive Director, Olde English Tourism Commission by calling 803/385-7098 or e-mail to (jayne@OldeEnglishDistrict.com).

The Lancaster Women’s Club Invites You to the 4th annual Mistletoe Market! at Covenant Baptist Church in Lancaster, SC – Nov. 15, 2014

September 30, 2014

The Lancaster Women’s Club presents an annual Mistletoe Market to raise charitable funds for non-profit organizations. This year’s proceeds will go to the Avant Garde Center for the Arts, a nonprofit organization promoting artistic opportunities and humanitarian programs throughout the community. So join us in shopping for a cause with the many featured vendors!

To be held Nov. 15, 2014, from 9am to 2pm at the Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster, SC.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or information regarding booth rentals for the Mistletoe Market please contact Stacey Kirkley at 803/320-0871 or e-mail to (Stacey.Kirkley@lcsdmail.com).

For general information regarding the Mistletoe Market please contact Shonda Carlton at 803/416-2332 or e-mail to (clt1shc@ups.com).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Have Announced the Winners of the Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition

September 30, 2014

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, have announced the award winners of the “Art Stars Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition 2014″, on view at The Springs House through Oct. 27, 2014.

Winners are:

Mary Moseley- “Be Fruitful”, 1st place
Bill Bradley- “Morning of Egrets” , 2nd place
Frances Story- “The Green Door” , 3rd place
Betty Hodges- “Raggedy Renovation” , 4th place

2014 Honorable Mention & Winners

“A Gift of Wonder” by Donna Pittman
“God’s Country” by Ruth Paul
“Sail Away” by Gary Williams
“Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” by Frank Palazzolo

People Choice Award
You still have time to vote for your favorite piece. People’s Choice Award will be announced Oct. 28. Come by the LCCA to VOTE today!

Visit our website at (www.lccarts.net) for more information about the Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition and notes from Fran Gardner, the 2014 juror.

Wright Photography and Avant Garde Center of the Arts Will be Sponsoring a Photo Booth during the Artisans of the Olde English District Holiday Market in Lancaster, SC – Dec. 6, 2014

September 18, 2014

Wright Photography and Avant Garde Center of the Arts will be sponsoring a photo booth during the Artisans of the Olde English District Holiday Market, in Lancaster, SC, where you and your family can get a holiday snapshot with the Grinch! Proceeds will be given to the Lancaster County Outreach Project in order to provide Christmas gift for children this holiday season.

So join us Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, from 10am to 4pm during the Artisans of the Olde English District Holiday Market as we kick off the start of our Red Rose Holiday Tour events located at 212 S Main Street, Lancaster 29720.

For more information, please contact Renee Wright at 803/287-4831 or e-mail to (jrwrightphotography@gmail.com).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts Invites Everyone to an Open House at the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, SC – Oct. 5, 2014

September 18, 2014

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts invites everyone to an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, from 2-4pm at the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Presbyterian Church, 307 W. Gay Street in Lancaster, SC.

Join us as we go back in time to when Lancaster was known as Lancasterville. Experience the arts, history, music and refreshments of a bygone era. Works of art will be for sale. Admission is free.

For more information, contact the Lancaster County Council of the Arts by calling 803/285-7451.

Night of the Living Arts ARTOBERFEST! Takes Place in Lancaster, SC – Oct. 24, 2014

September 18, 2014

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The Night of the Living Arts ARTOBERFEST! takes place in Lancaster, SC, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, from 6-11pm. The event is sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, located at The Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, in downtown Lancaster.

Night of the Living Arts (NOLA) ​ARTOBERFEST! ​takes on an Oktoberfest theme this year! Visit ​downtown Lancaster ​businesses while enjoying art, live music, food, beverages, prize giveaways & surprises.

Advance tickets available Oct. 1-17: $20 LCCA members and​ ​$25 Non-members. After Oct. 17 all tickets will be $25, available at LCCA office and at the door.

Participating business are Bob Doster’s Backstreet ​Studio, Native American Studies ​Center, Picture Perfect, Inc., Gallery 102, JR Wright Photographer & Fine Arts Studio, at Home by Casey, Tom & Sherry’s Ice Cream, Cafe Taylor, Charley’s Cafe, Edward Scott House, Estilo by CX Boutique & Make-up Studio and Purple Rooster.

For more information please contact the Lancaster County Council of the Arts at 803/278-7451 or visit (www.lccarts.net). ​

Lancaster, SC, Offers Downtown History Walk to Defeat Senior Hunger – Oct. 18, 2014

August 24, 2014

The Lancaster County Council on Aging will host the Downtown History Walk to Defeat Senior Hunger in Lancaster, SC, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in support of raising funds to feed the nearly 100 seniors on our waiting list to receive home delivered meals.

The walk will begin at 10am at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market Street in Lancaster. Tickets are $10 for the walk or $25 for the walk & souvenir T-shirt and can be purchased by contacting Sally Sherrin. Sponsorships are also available.

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L & C Railway Museum

Guides will narrate and give tours at the following locations along the course of the walk:  L & C Railway Museum, Historic Bank of Lancaster, USCL Native American Studies Center, Historic Robert Mills Courthouse, Historic Springs House, and ending at the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Lancaster Presbyterian Church with a history presentation by Robert Folks.

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Historic Robert Mills Courthouse

Proceeds will be used to provide meals for the seniors in need that are presently on a waiting list. Bring your family and friends for a “walk through history” and help provide senior citizens with meals.

For further info contact Sally Sherrin/Executive Director by calling 803/285-6956×23 or e-mail to (Sherrin@lancastercouncilonaging.org).

Lancaster, SC’s Bob Doster’s Works Chosen for Exhibitions in the Carolinas

July 30, 2014

Lancaster, SC, sculptor Bob Doster’s recent works from his “Dancer” series have been accepted into national, traveling, and public exhibitions. A three-foot high version of “Dancer”, which was exhibited in 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival has been chosen for “2014-2015 SC Palmetto Hands Traveling Exhibition”. This exclusive show, featuring nineteen pieces of exceptional quality hand crafted works by SC artisans, is available through the SC State Museum Traveling Exhibits Program. Juror for the exhibit was Alfred Ward NDD, ATD, Emeritus Professor in the Fine Art Department at Winthrop University.

Juror Brad Thomas, Director of Residencies & Exhibitions at the McColl Center in Charlotte, NC, chose a 12’ “Dancer” for the “2015-2015 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, which will be on view until March 22, 2015 at North Charleston Riverfront Park. The public art exhibit is organized by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department as a component of the North Charleston Arts Festival, which has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

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Work at North Charleston Riverfront Park

At the Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount, NC, another “Dancer” series sculpture has been selected for the “57th National Juried Art Show” (JAS), an exhibition of fine arts and crafts from across the United States. Nationally recognized Juror, Catherine Coulter Lloyd, selected 60 works from 42 artists out of  217 entries submitted by 64 artists from 11 states. The exhibit will remain on view at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center until September 19, 2014.

In Cary, NC, another “Dancer” standing a little over 12’ high was chosen for the seventh “Cary Visual Art Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition”. The public art exhibit, which will remain on display until July, 2015, is comprised of twelve nationally-recognized sculptors, including Bob Doster.

Doster has been a teaching artist for more than fifty years and has operated Backstreet Studio &  Gallery in Lancaster, SC, since the 1970’s. His works are found in museums, collections, and galleries worldwide.

For more information on the artist or “Backstreet”, visit (www.bobdoster.com).


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