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Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Applications for LCCA Academic Scholarship – Deadline Apr. 29, 2016

April 6, 2016

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is accepting applications for the $500 LCCA Academic Scholarship, which will be awarded to a high school senior residing in Lancaster County who will graduate during 2015-16 school year. Student must be accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully accredited college, university or technical college. A major in dance, literature, music, theatre, folk & traditional arts or visual arts is preferred , but not a requirement.

Deadline to apply is 3pm, Friday, April 29, 2016.

Applicants may submit the application package to the offices of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, or by mail to PO Box 613, Lancaster, SC, 29721.

Sponsors of this scholarship are the Board of Directors and Officers of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.  Future scholarships will also be funded by businesses, organizations and individual citizens who have designated funds for this program.

Online applications may be obtained through the LCCA website at (www.lccarts.net), and paper copies are available at local high school guidance offices or by calling the LCCA offices at 803/285-7451.

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Offers Ladies Night Out Sunday Afternoon Tea – Apr. 17, 2016

March 8, 2016

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts presents Ladies Night Out Sunday Afternoon Tea fundraiser on Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016, from 3-5:30pm at the Bradley Arts & Sciences Building of USC Lancaster in Lancaster, SC. This special afternoon will include top-notch treatment for attendees, complete with signature cocktail, dainty sandwiches, desserts, and of course…tea! There will also be silent auction items and raffle prizes, entertainment and much more.

You can be a part of Ladies Night Out by becoming an event sponsor, donate auction/raffle items, spread the word, join us Apr. 17, place a poster in your business, host a table & treat your employees and friends or purchase individual tickets.

Tickets are $20 for LCCA members and $25 for nonmembers. Tickets are on sale now! And can be purchased online or in person.

Proceeds fund community art programs, children’s classes, gallery exhibits, local and regional artists.

For more information about hosting a table and/or event sponsorships call 803/285-7451, visit (www.lccarts.net) or visit the Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC.

Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County, SC, is Seeking Artisans for June 2016 Annual Event – Deadline Mar. 21, 2016

February 28, 2016

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The Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County, SC, is now accepting applications from artisans who are interested in participating. Artists are featured free of charge at agricultural locations that have applied to be part of the 2016 self-guided farm tour. Hours of the tour are 9am until 5pm on Saturday, June 10, 2016, and 1-5pm on Sunday, June 11, 2016. Lancaster County is one of nine counties that make up the SC Ag+Art Tour, the nation’s largest free farm tour. Artists can find information and apply at (http://www.agandarttour.com/artisans).

The direct link to the Lancaster County Artisan Application is: (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016LancasterCountyArtisan).

When applying for desired locations, please note the Lancaster County Farmers Market will be open for the tour on June 10th only and The Ivy Place will be open for June 12th only.

The deadline to be included in the printed passport guide is 3/21/2016.

Artisans can sign-up after this date but will only be included on the website. Artisans contact for Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County is Lancaster County Council of the Arts at 803/285-7451 or e-mail to (arts.takepart@gmail.com).

For general information on Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County, please e-mail to (cdoster@lancastercitysc.com) or call 803/289-1492.

Red Rose Festival and Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Photography Entries – Deadline Apr. 1, 2016

February 19, 2016

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The Red Rose Festival Photography Contest & Exhibition sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts will take part with the annual Red Rose Festival on May ​20/21​, 201​6​, in downtown Lancaster, SC, celebrating all that our community has to offer its citizens. Open to all ages, participants are asked to submit one 8″ x 10″ color or black​ and white​ photograph of their visual interpretation of what makes our Lancaster community special. There is no entry fee. ​This is a juried comp​etition and there are cash awards: $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. In addition, an Honorable Mention photograph is named. Exhibition will be on display in the Springs House galleries during the month of May.

All submissions are due by April 1, 201​6​ to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC.

The event is sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the City of Lancaster.

For more information and/or to register call 803/285 7451, e-mail to (arts.takepart@gmail.com) or visit (www.lccarts.net).

Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County, SC, Seeks Participants for 2016

January 7, 2016

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Beginning January 2016,  agricultural sites and artisans can apply online to participate in the annual Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County, SC. Lancaster County is one of nine counties which comprise the 2016 South Carolina Ag+Art Tour. The self-guided tour of farms, with artisans located on-site will be held June 11, 2016 from 9am until 5pm and June 12 from 1-5pm.

South Carolina Ag+Art Tour, a partnership of Clemson Extension and Olde English District Tourism Commission, is the nation’s largest free farm tour and offers visitors the opportunity to explore and enjoy designated farms in South Carolina featuring local artisans and farmers’ markets. During this tour visitors can see first-hand where food comes from, watch artists in action and purchase their works, dance to the melodies of bluegrass and folksongs, and learn more about rural life.

Agricultural locations and artisans interested in participating can apply at (www.agandarttour.com).

For information on Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County, contact Cherry Doster,  See Lancaster SC, Marketing & Development Manager, at 803/289-1492 or e-mail to (cdoster@lancastercitysc.com).

Red Rose Festival in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Participation – Deadline is Apr. 18, 2016

December 30, 2015

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Lancaster, SC’s Seventh Annual Red Rose Festival, named a Top 20 Event by Southeastern Tourism Society, is seeking artists and craftsmen, commercial and food vendors, local musicians and volunteers. The Festival will be held Friday, May 20, 2016, from 6-10pm and May 21, 2016, from 10am-10pm in the Cultural Arts District of downtown Lancaster, SC.

Those interested in becoming a vendor, volunteer, or other participant may apply online beginning January, 2016 at (www.lancastercitysc.com),  e-mail to (events@lancastercitysc.com), or call 803/289-1498.

Deadline for submission is April 18, 2016. Space is limited, so apply early!

The 2016 Red Rose Festival promises something for everyone, with live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s rides and activities, festival food and fun with free admission both days. The Red Rose Festival is a rain or shine event!

Christmas in the City Meets Red Rose Holiday Tour on Dec. 5, 2015, in Lancaster, SC

November 29, 2015

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The Red Rose City ushers in the holiday season with a flurry of fun in historic downtown Lancaster, SC, on Dec. 5, 2015, from 9am – 9pm.

An old-fashioned trolley will transport holiday revelers to stops throughout the Cultural Arts District including Santa’s Workshop, Winter Block Party, Artisans Holiday Market, Historic Springs House, L & C Railway Museum, Native American Studies Center, and local businesses hosting Holiday Open Houses. Santa visits and letter drop-off, Gingerbread House Exhibit, balloon sculpting, ornament making, face painting, and a winter wonderland carousel will delight the little ones, while older children and teens enjoy the game truck.  Favorite characters lead activities, mingle, and pose for photos including Gingerbread Man, Santa’s Elves, Winnie the Pooh, Elsa, and Grinch, and Lancaster’s very own Rosie Rabbit.

Stories with Mrs. Claus, candy canes, cookies, and wassail punch is being hosted by Blackmon Insurance Group.  Visitors will find a Food Truck Food Court, where live on-stage performances feature music and dance troupes, including Fierce Dance Academy, Indian Land Middle & High School Dance Team, Ebony Expressionz, and Plair Band. The lovable Train Hobo will entertain with tales from the rails and gifts to the little ones.

Historic Springs House will be open with “Between the Springmaid Sheets” exhibit, refreshments, gift gallery, live music, and a jewelry trunk show. The indoor Artisans Holiday Market returns, where visitors will find unique treasures by artists and craftsmen from throughout the Carolinas. Discover pottery, jewelry, paintings, woodcarvings, handcrafted toys, baskets, textile-art fashions and accessories, sculpture, and more at this art collector’s paradise.

Native American Studies Center will host its annual Native American Arts and Crafts Show and Sale with artists selling traditional arts and crafts and demonstrating techniques. The thirteenth annual Holiday Open House at Backstreet Studio features new work and old favorites by renowned artist Bob Doster, holiday refreshments, exhibit by hundreds of artists, and prize drawing for a Doster original.

Downtown businesses rolling out the red carpet for those with a passion for shopping, providing holiday treats, discounts, gift certificates, and prize drawings include: Purple Rooster, Ray’s Flowers, At Home by Casey, Back to Balance Massage Therapy Studio, and Tumble-N-Roll. Just outside of downtown, visitors will enjoy Kenaki Karate and the annual Piedmont Folk Art.

Christmas in the City and Red Rose Holiday Tour promotion are projects of See Lancaster, SC and sponsored by the City of Lancaster.  The Red Rose Holiday Tour is a promotion of holiday happenings throughout Lancaster County in the month of December.

Contact Cherry Doster, Marketing & Development Manager, at 803/289-1492 or by e-mail at (cdoster@lancastercitysc.com) for complete details.

Christmas in the City includes an annual tree lighting, Christmas parade, Snack with Santa, and an impressive array of activities the first Saturday of December. For information, contact Joe Timmons, Events & Promotions Manager at 803/289-1498 or e-mail to (jtimmons@lancastercitysc.com). Visit (www.lancastercitysc.com) for information on these and other great events taking place in the Red Rose City of Lancaster, SC.

USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with Gallery Openings, Lectures, and More! in Lancaster, SC – Nov. 20, 2015

November 10, 2015

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As part of its celebration of Native American Heritage Month, USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, in Lancaster, SC, will host an afternoon of events on Nov. 20, 2015, including the opening of two new exhibits, a lecture on Catawba pottery, demonstrations of American Indian basketry, and storytelling and musical performances. The day will also mark the Center’s celebration of its third anniversary.

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Work by John Julius Wilnoty

Opening its doors in 2012, the Native American Studies Center has attracted thousands of visitors from around the state, the country and the world to downtown Lancaster, SC. Its four galleries, archaeology lab, archives, and other amenities have attracted everyone from pre-school groups to seasoned scholars. To mark its 3rd anniversary, the Center will host an afternoon of free, public events. Beginning at noon with a lecture by Catawba Indian scholar Brooke Bauer, who will discuss the role of Catawba women in preserving the tribe’s pottery tradition, the Center will officially open two new exhibits: the “Story of Catawba Pottery,” a permanent exhibit sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Duke Energy Foundation, and “Solitude and Mystery,” a visiting exhibit of carvings by Cherokee artist John Julius Wilnoty, on view through Jan. 14, 2016. The afternoon will also feature basket-making demonstrations by Catawba artist Faye Greiner, storytelling and pottery-making demonstrations by Beckee Garris of the Catawba Cultural Center and the NASC, and a musical performance by former Catawba Nation Chief and guitarist Gilbert Blue.

The USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center is located at 119 S. Main St. Lancaster, SC.

For more information on the Center visit (http://usclancaster.sc.edu/NAS/) or call 803/313-7172.

Avant Garde Center for the Arts and Olde English District Welcome Center Calls for Artists and Vendors to Participate in Artisans Holiday Show in Lancaster, SC

August 31, 2015

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Artisans, craftsmen, and holiday vendors are invited to participate in the third annual Artisans Holiday Show in downtown Lancaster, SC.  The indoor show will be held at 212 S. Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, from 10am – 4pm as part of the Red Rose Holiday Tour in partnership with non-profit agencies Avant Garde Center for the Arts and Olde English District Welcome Center & Artists Market. This holiday market features handmade arts and crafts and holiday vendors. Participation fees start at $50 and applications may be obtained by calling 803/287-7853 or by e-mail at (cmstevens@comporium.net). Vendor applications are online at the community calendar of (www.lancastercitysc.com) or by mail at P.O. Box 6, Van Wyck, SC 29744.

The Artisans Holiday Market has been named a top 20 event for December 2015 by Southeast Tourism Society.  Avant Garde Center for the Arts is an all-volunteer non-profit arts agency which exists to provide opportunities to diverse neighborhoods.

Lancaster, SC’s Cultural Arts District to be Dedicated – Sept. 18, 2015

August 7, 2015

See Lancaster will host a dedication of Lancaster Cultural Arts District at 10am on Sept. 18, 2015, at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC. Ken May, Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission, Mayor Joe Shaw, and Society for Historical Preservation will offer remarks prior to a walk through the newly-appointed district. The event is free and open to the public.

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A park on Main Street – sculpture by Bob Doster

The South Carolina Arts Commission named Lancaster’s downtown a state-recognized cultural district, an easily identifiable geographic area with a concentration of arts facilities and assets that support cultural, artistic and economic activity. The cultural district designation was created by the SC General Assembly and Gov. Nikki Haley in 2014. See Lancaster worked with local leaders and Arts Commission staff to develop a map of cultural assets and a strategic plan for the district. City officials will use the cultural district designation to attract visitors and residents to downtown and promote the area as a hub of arts and culture.

For information, contact: Cherry Doster, City of Lancaster Marketing & Development Manager by calling 803/289-1492 or e-mail to (cdoster@lancastercitysc.com).


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