Posts Tagged ‘Lancaster SC’

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 (

For general information regarding the Mistletoe Market please contact Shonda Carlton at 803/416-2332 or e-mail to (

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

September 30, 2014


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 ( 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 (

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


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


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 ( ​

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.

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.

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 (

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.

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 (

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for the “2014 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition” – Deadline is Aug. 28, 2014

July 29, 2014


The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is issuing a call for entries for the “2014 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”. This juried show is open to all Lancaster County artists, high school age and older.

Cash prizes are awarded to nine winners, including the People’s Choice Award. Artists may submit up to two paintings which must be delivered to the LCCA, 201 W Gay Street, in Lancaster, between Aug. 25-28, 2014, during office hours.

This community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries from Sept. 8 through Oct. 27, 2014. A reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 3-5pm.

The gallery exhibit and reception are free and open to the public and is sponsored by the LCCA, the Lancaster County Art League and the Hagins Family.

For more information or a registration form, please contact or visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, by calling 803/285-7451 or visit (

Chastain’s Studio Lofts in Lancaster, SC, Hosts Fundraiser Exhibition for American Cancer Society – Deadline Aug. 1, 2014

July 17, 2014

Chastain’s Studio Lofts in Lancaster, SC, is proud to present “Silhouette of a Woman Showcase of the Arts” in September and are looking for participants to display their talents.

This show is to benefit the American Cancer Society Making strides Against Breast Cancer and presented by Primax Pink Warriors and hosted by Pfeiffer University at the Park Road campus in Charlotte, NC.

Last year’s Art exposition held at Chastain’s Studio Lofts in Lancaster raised $2,600 to go toward the $47,000 that the team raised for the Making Strides.

We have set our goals higher and this year’s event is expected to draw 300 plus supporters.

We expect to reach out to previous donors, fundraising team members and their contacts Pfeiffer University Alumni and friends, professional organizations as well as many more.

You can read more about our team and our mission at (

In the attached flyer you will find information on how to submit your work for admission. We are looking for submissions to be completed by Aug. 1, 2014, and you will be notified either way as to whether your work has been selected no later than Aug. 10, 2014.

We are searching for artisans for our fundraising event “Silhouette of a Woman – Showcase of the Arts” to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society. This event is presented by The Primax Pink Warriors and sponsored by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, on Sept. 13, 2014.

The event will be held at Pfeiffer University, 4701 Park Road, Charlotte, from 7-11pm.

Areas for your displays will be limited to approximately 6 feet wide with no limit to the amount of art as long as it can be displayed in your area.

No art may be hung on the walls

No easels will be provided but tables are available

A $35 donation to American Cancer Society is required to hold a space after notification of your inclusion

Please plan on one piece of your art to be donated for a silent auction held that evening.

This is a great opportunity for exposure of your craft to a new audience while supporting a worthy cause. We expect 300 guests will join us for the event. You will also be featured in our blog and on the Primax Pink Warrior Facebook page. The event will also be advertised on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer webpage.

“This is our eighth year participating with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Our team started off with 12 walkers and our team now has over 200 walkers each year. Can we beat that this year? I hope so! We started off as a small group of co-workers walking in honor of my Mom who lost her third battle with breast cancer. Now we are a team committed to raising awareness for early detection, raising funds to support the programs offered by the American Cancer Society, and most importantly funding research to help find a cure for breast cancer. Over the past seven years over 800 Primax Pink Warrior tee shirts have been worn and we have raised over $150,000. We would love to have your help to celebrate more birthdays!” Laura Renegar- Team Leader.

Space is limited to the first 40 artists that apply and the deadline for submission is Aug. 1, 2014. If you would like to be considered to be a part of this special event, include your name, contact information, type of medium you will be displaying and a photo of your recent work in JPG format with the file named for example (Mary Smith_pic.1.jpg), and e-mail to ( (Images should be sent in 300 DPI as JPG files tagged with your name).

Avant Garde Center for the Arts Seeks Artists and Craftsmen for Holiday Market During Red Rose Holiday Tour in Lancaster, SC – Dec. 6, 2014

June 23, 2014


Applications are now available for the second annual Artisans of the Olde English District & Downtown Holiday Market to be held Dec. 6, 2014, from 10am until 4pm at 212 S. Main Street, Lancaster, SC, as part of a weekend-long Red Rose Holiday Tour.

Applications are online at ( The artisans and holiday market is promoted throughout the region and beyond, is an indoor show, and is made possible with support from Duke Energy Foundation, the City of Lancaster, Mitch & Mandy Norrell, and other sponsors.

The Red Rose Holiday Tour includes a multitude of holiday open houses at galleries, gift shops, designers, cultural centers, and historical locations, in addition to annual Native American Art and Piedmont Folk Art Sales, Home tours, Winter Block Party, Santa Train & Workshop, Food & Beverage pairings, jewelry trunk show, free Concerts, all-day Lancaster Performing Arts downtown stage entertainment, and the opportunity to gift everyone on your list with original works by talented artisans!

Avant Garde Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization which supports and fosters partnerships with existing arts providers with a focus on cultural tourism, creative economy, community-based arts & culture, arts in education, and neighborhood public art.

For show applications and information, contact Cherry Doster by e-mail at (

For more information on the Red Rose Holiday Tour e-mail Cherry at (, call 803/289-1492 or visit (


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