Archive for the ‘Conway SC Visual Arts’ Category

There is Still Booth Space Available at the LIVE OAK ART + MUSIC FEST in Conway, SC, – Oct. 7, 2017

August 30, 2017

LIVE OAK ART + MUSIC FEST is a showcase of the areas best local artists, crafters, makers, and musicians, that takes place in Conway, SC. Plan to bring a bring a chair and enjoy a full day of music under the oaks. Coolers are welcome.

When: Saturday, October 7th, 10 am – 5 pm

Where: 1102 3rd Ave. (under the oaks at the Horry County Court House)

Our LIVE OAK MARKET features a wide variety of goods for sale from local artists, artisans, and makers. There will also be local culinary and produce for sale. The market is all about handmade, homemade and local; a perfect place to shop for those unique holiday gifts. Food vendors accepted!

Reserve Vendor Space Here (https://liveoakartandmusicfest.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php).

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CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, Calls for Participation in Live Oak Art & Music Fest in Oct. 2016

August 28, 2016

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October is Arts & Humanities Month and CREATE! Conway will kick off the month with a community celebration of creativity. The Live Oak is a fun, family art event presented under the oaks and on the lawn of the Horry County Courthouse in Conway, SC.

The Artisan Market features fine art & crafts for sale. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair and enjoy a day of music. Coolers are welcome.

Join CREATE! Conway, support the arts and receive free artisan space at the Live Oak Art & Music Fest and the Indie Market.

The 11th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest is hosted by Create! Conway, a non-profit community art promotion and art education organization. We celebrate creativity and community at the Live Oak by showcasing local artists and musicians and promoting public participation in the arts.

Learn more at (http://www.createconway.org/live_oak_art_music_fest).

SC Arts Commission and Conway Glass Invite You to an Arts Gathering in Conway, SC – June 23, 2016

June 8, 2016

The SC Arts Commission, in partnership with Conway Glass, is pleased to host an engaging and interactive gathering for artists of all artistic disciplines, and arts leaders in Conway, SC, on June 23, 2016, from 7-8:30pm.

You are invited to join us as we network, share knowledge about the arts, and talk seriously about the kinds of support needed for the arts.

We need you to contribute to an important discussion about the arts in Horry, Georgetown, and surrounding communities.

This gathering is free but space is limited! Please RSVP by June 21, 2016 at (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2ZT9VDS).

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Where: Conway Glass, 209 Laurel Street, Conway, SC 29526.

For further info visit (www.conwayglass.com).

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Calls for Volunteers for Public Art Project – Deadline May 18, 2016

May 9, 2016

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The Arts Council of Henderson County, in Hendersonville, NC, is seeking volunteers who are interested in volunteering time toward planning and implementing a public art project for downtown Hendersonville. Interested persons are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 5:30pm at the Arts Council, 401 N. Main St., Ste. 302 (please use entrance on 4th Avenue West.)

For more information please contact the Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or 828/693-8504.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 North Main St., Ste. 302, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

CREATE Conway brings South Carolina AG + ART Tour to Horry County, SC – June 4 – 5, 2016

May 9, 2016

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The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a FREE self-guided farm tour featuring local artisans and includes many farmers markets. During this month-long event visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, purchase something special, and learn more about rural life.

Stay informed – become a member of the SC Ag + Art Tour Consortium! The Consortium is made up of members of agencies and organizations that touch the Ag + Art Tour mission of connecting consumers with producers. It’s free and open to everyone!

Please visit (www.agandarttour.com/consortium) to learn more and become a member. Learn about the upcoming tour in all nine counties at (www.agandarttour.com).

South Carolina Arts Commission Gives Quarterly Project Grant to Ed Streeter of Conway, SC

July 28, 2015

Ed Streeter of Conway, SC, has been awarded a $1000 Quarterly Project Support for Artist Grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2016 fiscal year. The support will allow Streeter to present the First Saturday Glassblowing Demonstrations. The demonstrations are free and enable the public to see and learn about the traditional craft of glassblowing.

The Quarterly Project Support for Artists, which is funded in part by the National Endowment of the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, will allow Ed Streeter and Conway Glass to host glassblowing demonstrations free to the public on Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, 2015. Streeter is proud to continue the tradition of offering free glass demos and is honored to be recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission for his dedication in bringing art to the public.

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Streeter talks with crowd at First Saturday event

He says, “On the First Saturday I create colorful bowls, vessels and sculpture with 2000 degree glass and demonstrate various traditional and experimental glass techniques. Assisted by Barbara Streeter, our demonstrations are both educational and entertaining.” Conway Glass, Inc. is helping Ed Streeter meet his obligation of matching the Arts Commission grant with local dollars. Those who are supporting the grant project are: Conway Glass, Inc., Ed Streeter, Barbara Streeter and Dr. Dennis Stevens. Local residents can see how the Arts Commission grant and local funds are benefiting the First Saturday Glass Demos and see how Ed Streeter brings art to his community by visiting Conway Glass, Inc. at 209 Laurel Street in downtown Conway, SC, on Saturday, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and on Dec. 5, 2015. Demonstrations are free, open to the public and held each hour 10am until 4pm.

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission is working to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina and by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com) or call 803/7348696.

Ed Streeter is a visual artist and co-owns Conway Glass with his wife Barbara. In his studio, he creates custom stained glass windows and blown glass vessels and sculpture. The studio welcomes hundreds of visitors to each First Saturday Glass event, who then spend the day shopping and dining in downtown Conway. In addition, he has enjoyed teaching glass classes and demonstrating various glass techniques to the community for over 25 years. The First Saturday Glassblowing Demonstrations educate the public and establish an appreciation for the craft while raising the awareness of how artists work to create quality handcrafted products. The studio events serve as a catalyst; Conway Glass is a hub for the arts and is a positive economic anchor for downtown Conway.

For more information, visit (www.conwayglass.com) or call 843/248-3558.

Conway Glass in Conway, SC, Awarded Sculptural Commission by Brookgreen Gardens

May 29, 2015

Conway Glass and glass artists, Ed & Barbara Streeter are delighted to announce the commission of a series of glass sculptures as part of Brookgreen’s 2015 Nights of a Thousand Candles, December 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19, 2015.

Ed and Barbara’s installation will consist of unique glass sculptures that are handblown, fused, cut and sculpted. The sitespecific, sculptural glass work will be installed in Anne’s Garden, an intimate walled garden located in the Huntington Sculpture Garden at Brookgreen Gardens. Barbara Streeter said, “Our sculptures for Anne’s Garden will celebrate the wonder and playfulness of childhood. We hope our glass sculptural installation will amuse and delight visitors to Brookgreen Gardens during the holiday season. We hope our sculptures add to all the great memories created during the holiday season relevant to Christmas, family and fun at the beach.”

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Ed & Barb Streeter with a few of the over 200 pieces that are a part of the sculpture installation.

Brookgreen Gardens opened in 1932 as America’s first public sculpture garden. Its garden spaces and the collection of sculpture displayed within them have continued to expand through the years. The collection now contains over 1400 works spanning the entire period of American sculpture from the early 1800s to the present, and its placement in over 35 acres of garden and landscape settings creates an extraordinary combination of art and nature. Brookgreen Gardens, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to display figurative sculpture by American artists and to preserve regional plants, animals, and history. Glass artists Ed and Barbara Streeter have owned and operated Conway Glass, Inc. for 25 years.

To find out more visit their location at 209 Laurel Street in downtown Conway, SC or check out their website at (www.conwayglass.com) or call 843/248-3558.

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, Calls for Participation in the 10th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest – Deadline Sept. 26, 2015

April 17, 2015

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CREATE! Conway is excited to present the 10th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, from 10am – 5pm in Conway, SC. It’s a fun, family event presented under the oaks and on the lawn of the Horry County Courthouse (3rd & Elm). This year’s celebration of creativity features an Artisan Market with fine arts & crafts for sale, a KIDS CREATE! Makers Zone and an awesome line up of talented musicians to keep you entertained throughout the day.

The deadline for registration is Sept. 26, 2015.

The 10th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest is hosted by Create! Conway, a non-profit community art promotion and art education organization. We celebrate creativity and community at this event by showcasing local artists and musicians, fine arts and crafts for sale, free live music, and the Kids CREATE! Makers Zone. The Live Oak is held each year in conjunction with the City’s Fall Festival so there is LOTS to do throughout day in historic downtown Conway.

If you are a first-time exhibitor to the Live Oak Art & Music Fest, please e-mail (3) photos of your artwork and (1) booth photo to (createconway@gmail.com). We will notify you of final acceptance status.

More information and online registration: CALL TO ARTISTS: Live Oak Art & Music Fest (http://createconway.wildapricot.org/event-1914901).

Conway Glass in Conway, SC, Offers Free First Saturday Glass Blowing Demos – Oct. 4, 2014

September 11, 2014

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Conway Glass’ First Saturday Glass Blowing Demos fire up in the studio on Laurel Street in Conway, SC, at 10am on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The demos will continue through to 4pm.

Working with 2150 degree glass is amazing and we’ll show you how ancient glass making techniques and traditions are still used today. We’ll be demonstrating how we create our blown glass pumpkins using the Venetian-style of glass making.

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First Saturday Glass Blowing Demos are free and it’s a fun and educational family event. Our glass studio is located in downtown Conway adjacent to excellent restaurants and the Waccamaw Riverwalk.

First Saturday Glass Blowing Demos and the Experimental Glass Theatre are components of the Conway Open Studio Project. The Project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Project is also funded in part by the backing of our generous project partners.

For further info call 843/248-3558 or visit (www.conwayglass.com).

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, Calls for Application for Participation in the 2014 Live Oak Art & Music Fest’s Artisan Market – Oct. 4, 2014

August 6, 2014

CREATE! Conway invites all fine artists and artisans to apply for a booth at the Oct. 4, 2014 Live Oak Art & Music Fest’s Artisan Market in Conway, SC. The Live Oak is held each year along with the City of Conway’s Fall Festival. On Saturday, Oct. 4 – downtown Conway celebrates creativity and community with arts and crafts, street and food vendors, lots of live entertainment, glass blowing demonstrations, a car show and the Farmers Market.

The Live Oak Art & Music Fest is Conway’s premier cultural event showcasing fine arts and crafts for sale along with live music and entertainment. In addition, we’re excited to add a brand new component to the Live Oak – the Kids CREATE! Makers Zone, a 20′ x 20′ tented creative space – offering engaging art projects and art making activities, for free, to kids of all ages. In addition to the Kids CREATE Makers Zone – live music,painting and drawing demos, magic acts and LED dancers will make for a fun and educational art event that the entire family can enjoy.

When – Saturday Oct. 4, 2014 from 10am to 5pm EDT

Where – Historic Horry County Court House, 1201 Third Ave., Conway, SC 29526

For info visit (http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event;jsessionid=EF909B9DCD52909FF11B7DD5CCCB4DBD.worker_registrant?llr=x6kwnynab&oeidk=a07e9npyx9v3ccfee1a).

For further info contact Barbara Streeter, CREATE Conway, Inc., by e-mail at (createconway@gmail.com) or call 843/248-4527.