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2018 Red Rose Festival Photography Contest in Lancaster, SC, Call to Artists – Deadline April 20, 2018

March 31, 2018

Red Rose Festival Photography Contest & Exhibition is a collaborative partnership between the City of Lancaster, SC, Katawba Valley Land Trust (KVLT) and the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and will take part with the annual Red Rose Festival on May 18/19, 2018, in downtown Lancaster. Open to all ages, participants are asked to submit one 8×10 color or black/white photograph, focusing on the beauty and breathtaking views of nature in Lancaster County​.​ There is no entry fee. This is a juried competition and there are cash awards: $150 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. In addition, an Honorable Mention photograph is named. Exhibition will be on display in the Springs House galleries during May.

All submissions are due by 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC. For more information and/or to register call 803/285-7451, e-mail to (arts.takepart@gmail.com) or visit (www.lccarts.net). ​

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The Red Rose Festival, Lancaster, SC’s Signature Event, Returns May 19 & 20, 2017

April 28, 2017

Everything will be coming up roses when the eighth annual Red Rose Festival sets the stage for a weekend of free family fun in the Cultural Arts District of the Red Rose City, Lancaster, SC. There is no admission fee for the popular two-day music festival, which also features children’s rides and activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, Red Rose Photography Contest, and much more. The festival opens 6pm Friday, May 19 with an official welcome from the Main Street stage. After Red Rose Photography Contest winners are announced, live music begins at 6:30pm and ends 10pm.  Kicking off Friday’s music line-up will be Lancaster’s hometown favorite, Triple Play Band, bringing the best of classic rock, beach music, and ‘70’s dance tunes to the stage.  Fiftywatt Freight Train, a hard rock quartet out of Charlotte, N.C., takes the stage at 8:30pm, delivering an adrenaline-fueled, nonstop combination of original and cover songs. Food vendors that will be on hand selling all the festival favorites include Allison Concessions, Chappell’s Snack Shack, Gripp’s Grills, Jones Lee Concessions, Southern Fried Factory, Tastes Like Chicken, World’s Greatest Funnel Cakes, Izzy’s Ice, Pelicans Snowballs, Snowie, and Soul Ice.

Those who enjoy running for a cause can take part in Lancaster Rotary Club’s 5K Race for Charity beginning at 7:45am on Saturday, May 20 at Lancaster High School and finish in time to arrive in the Cultural Arts District for day two of the Red Rose Festival. The festival is pet-friendly and dog owners are encouraged to register man’s best friend between 9:15-10am to compete for prizes in the annual dog show.

At 10am on Saturday, May 20, the festival opens with background music from the Main Street stage, as the Red Rose Dog Show takes place on the grounds of Lancaster County History Museum. Prizes will be awarded for Most Adorable Puppy, Best Smile, Biggest, Smallest, Couch Potato, Terrific Pet Trick, Golden Oldie, Wiggliest Tail, and Red Rose Best in Show. Kenaki Karate takes the stage at 11am, with demonstrations and children will enjoy a great variety of free rides, games, and activities throughout the Cultural Arts District.  Kids will be amazed by Captain Jim’s Magic and will not want to miss the historic Main Street Post Office, where Lancaster County School District will be hosting a book give-away for children of all ages.  Stop by Sue’s Face Painting to add a bit of festive design.

Browse the arts and crafts area for handcrafted and unique items while enjoying your favorite festival foods or stop by one of the downtown restaurants and cafes to enjoy a leisurely lunch. Locally owned bottle shop, The Craft Stand, will offer an outdoor beer garden at their 134 South Main Street location, with a great selection of craft brews.  In the market square, expect to find a variety of gifts, services, and non-profit information. Look for Cottage Chics, Dill Pickle Woodworks, K1 Marblebillia, Mojo’s Hodgepodge, Once Upon a Tub, Southern Soap Shop, Sues Face Painting, Allen Tate Company/ Mz Libby Team, Barbara Downer, Carolina Cardinal Creations, Carolina Chiropractic and Wellness, Carolina Home Remodeling, Carolina Novelties, Cee’s Jewelry and Accessories, Courtney Sports, Cultivate Health Chiropractic, Dana Roderick, Home Care and Hospice of Lancaster, Impressions Fashion Boutique, InStitches, Leafguard of Charlotte, Lula Roe Angela Cockrell, Mobley Drugs, Mookie’s Kettle Korn, Nina Paparazzi, Peace’s Pieces, Posh by Cristy, Providence Chiropractic, Scentsy, Senior Benefits Center LLC, Cornerstone Bible Church, Giant-Giving In A Needy Time, Green Pastures, JAARS, Lancaster Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness, Lancaster County Bee Keepers Association, Lancaster County Youth Football.

Shared Hope International, Thorton for Congress, Women’s Enrichment Center Lotus Boutique, Lynn’s Concessions, The Crafty Peddler, Arrow Pointe Federal Credit Union, and Magnabilities.

Cool off in the welcoming galleries of the Native American Studies Center to view gallery exhibits focused on Native American art, history, and culture. Visitors will also enjoy archeological viewing, historic archives, and the world’s largest collection of Catawba pottery & artifacts.  Native Artisans will be on site selling art, providing art and music demonstrations, and storytelling from 10am until 1pm on Saturday. Browse the downtown businesses in the Cultural Arts District while getting from place to place is as easy as walking across the street! Help raise funds for the Community Playhouse of Lancaster, United Way, and American Cancer Society by testing your skills at the Dunking Booth from 10am-7pm.

On the Main Street Stage at noon, Mikey will perform a blend of original folk and rock songs that he has written. Following Mikey’s smooth delivery, RJ Adams Music takes the stage at 1pm.  A native Carolinian, RJ and songwriter/guitarist/producer James Eudy write story-telling lyrics, backed by high energy Funk, Americana, and Soul music created by the duo. At 2pm, Mike Faulkenberry and the Whiskey Prophets bring their own style of classic rock/blues/jam band covers to the stage. Sugarshine, a local band composed of five talented Lancaster musicians, will perform at 4pm, ushering in the evening with their original Reggae style music, with a twist of rock and blues. At 6pm, settle onto your blanket or lawn chair as Hamilton Loomis Band takes center stage with a music style about which Guitar Magazine says “If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it”. The two day music festival will close the evening entertainment with Purple Masquerade, a high performance celebration of an icon. Prince’s greatest hit songs, elaborate costumes, and awesome stage presence guarantee a show that is fun and exciting – a show that celebrates the life and music of one of the music world’s biggest legends.

The evening will end with a bang, as fireworks illuminate the Cultural Arts District to signal the culmination of another year’s fun and entertainment. Always free admission, free parking, free rides, and fun for the whole family.

Festival-goers should be sure to register at the See Lancaster tent for a 48” Sony Smart TV, to be given away just before Saturday night’s closing act, Purple Masquerade.

The Red Rose Dog Show is sponsored by Nutramax and ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union. 5K Race for Charity is sponsored by Lancaster Rotary Club. Sponsors of the Red Rose Festival include Rapid Signs, The Lancaster News, Interstate 107FM, 104.1 the bridge, and City of Lancaster.

Red Rose Festival applications are being accepted until May 1 for artists, craftsmen, food vendors, non-profit agencies, and commercial vendors. Apply online at (www.lancastercitysc.com), e-mail Events and Festivals Manager, Joe Timmons at (events@lancastercitysc.com) or call 803/289-1498.

Red Rose Festival in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries in the 2017 Photography Contest – Deadline Apr. 21, 2017

March 30, 2017

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 19/20, 2017, in downtown Lancaster, SC. Open to all ages, participants are asked to submit one 8 x 10 color or black/white photography of their visual interpretation of what makes our Lancaster community special. There is no entry fee. This is a juried competition and there are cash awards: $150 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. In addition, an Honorable Mention photograph is named. Exhibition will be on display in the Springs House galleries during May.

All submissions are due by 3pm on Apr. 21, 2017, to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC.

For more information and/or to register call 803/285-7451, e-mail to (arts.takepart@gmail.com) or visit (www.lccarts.net). Sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the City of Lancaster.

Lancaster Performing Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for Red Rose Film Festival – Deadline Oct. 18, 2016

July 17, 2016

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Lancaster Performing Arts “See Lancaster Live” series announces the Red Rose Film Festival, debuting November 18, 2016, at 7pm in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium in Lancaster, SC.  Filmmakers of all ages are encouraged to submit entries by October 18, 2016, for this fun competition in which all scenes must be filmed in Lancaster county. Films are also required to incorporate at least one red rose, symbolic of the Red Rose City of Lancaster, SC.

Family-friendly films in DVD format must be no more than ten minutes in length and $15 application fee should be included with submission. Ten films will be chosen to be shown at the November 18th Red Rose Film Festival where winners will be announced for first, second, third places and people’s choice.

Tickets to the film festival are $5 each and may be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting (http://www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts.aspx). A complete list of rules and application to submit films can also be found at the ticket link or contact April Joplin, Performing Arts Manager by calling 803/285-1145 or e-mail to (p.arts@lancastercitysc.com).

Applications are available at the Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC 29720.

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).

Red Rose Festival in Lancaster, SC, Named Top 20 Event

January 13, 2014

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The Red Rose Festival in Lancaster, SC, has been selected as one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events for the month of May, 2014. Southeast Tourism Society is dedicated to the promotion of travel to and within Southeastern states, recognizing the importance of festivals, events, and attractions in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Southeast Tourism Society is a member focused organization dedicated to give all tourism professionals and organizations a voice in our industry’s future through education, advocacy, outreach and professional development.

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The Red Rose Festival is the signature annual event of the City of Lancaster and features two-day free admission for music and performances, arts and crafts, children’s rides and activities, festival foods and vendors, and much more set in the heart of the Red Rose City’s Historic District. This year’s event will be held on May 16 and 17.

For more information on this and other city-sponsored events, contact Events Manager Caroline Hasty at e-mail to (chasty@lancastercitysc.com) or call 803/289-1498 and be sure to visit (www.lancastercitysc.com).

Lancaster, SC, Offers Red Rose Festival – May 17 & 18, 2013

April 21, 2013

The City of Lancaster will celebrate the arrival of Spring with the fourth annual, “Red Rose Festival,” in historic downtown Lancaster, SC, on Friday, May 17, 2013, from 6-10pm and Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 10am-10pm.

Featured events will include two music stages with 18 local and nationally acclaimed artists, arts and crafts open market, Rosie’s Fun Fest Kids area, a Festival of Foods concessions area, roaming entertainment, a triathlon and more! Performances by The Donna Taylor Band, The Voltage Band.

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will announce this year’s Photography contest winners and the unveiling of the 2013 Red Rose Festival Poster.

Chuck Boozer from Interstate 107 FM Country Radio will be your host!

On Saturday, excitement begins across town at USC Lancaster’s Gregory Health and Fitness Center with the Habitat For Humanity inaugural Tri For The Roses Public Safety Triathlon Challenge. Registration begins at 7am at the 476 Hubbard Drive location in Lancaster. The top three teams will receive trophies and the winning team will receive $500 for their organization. Call 803-283-1203 to pre-register.

The festival opens in the historic downtown on Saturday morning at 10am with a myriad of artisans and crafters from the Carolinas, Rosie’s Kid’s Zone with amusements, and beating music on two stages; The City Stage, located at City Hall and The Los Mariachi’s &Interstate 107 Country FM Stage, located on Main Street. Musical performances by Believe, Jon Anderson, The Hinson Girls, The Extraordinaires, Too Much Sylvia, Charity Case, Eight Oh Tree, Beau Beaumont, Special K, A Few Shots Down, Cleo White and the Identity Band, The Curley White Band and Mister Pleaze.

Area restaurants and vendors will be on site offering all of your favorite southern foods! The Red Rose Festival is scheduled rain or shine. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Cherry Doster at 803/289-1492 or visit (http://www.lancastercitysc.com).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for Photo Exhibit and Competition – Deadline March 2, 2012

February 14, 2012

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, seeks entries for a photography exhibit and competition which will be part of the May 18 & 19, 2012, Red Rose Festival, held annually in downtown Lancaster to celebrate all that the community has to offer. Participants are asked to take a picture of their interpretation of “We Are Lancaster”: a visual representation of what makes our community special. The contest is open to all ages, includes cash awards, and winning photographs may be incorporated into poster designs for the Red Rose Festival.

Photographs submitted which meet contest requirements will be exhibited at The Springs House Galleries for the months of April and May 2012.

Deadline for submissions is March 2, 2012.

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is a non-profit arts organization which exists to provide cultural arts and educational opportunities, form community partnerships in the arts and enhance the quality of life in Lancaster County.

For a complete prospectus and application, call Whitney Williams or Debbie Jaillette at 803/285-7451.