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AEP5 Briefings on Capitol Hill

Americans for the Arts recently did a series of AEP5 briefings on Capitol Hill. These included an arts advocacy “fly-in” day—six AEP5 study partners from key Congressional Districts and states traveled to Washington, made a presentation about the importance of the arts in their communities, and met with their legislators. Here are just a few of those important presentations:

Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts

Ben Folds, Recording Artist

Charleston Farmers Market

Charleston Farmers Market

April 9- November 26, 2016
Marion Square, Downtown Charleston

The Charleston Farmers Market is available each Saturday from 8am-2pm in the beautiful Marion Square, between King and Meeting Streets at the edge of Calhoun Street in the Upper King Street Design District. The park at Marion Square has long been the center of festive activities and is the perfect tranquil setting for the Farmers Market. Nestled beneath beautiful trees with plenty of room for families to gather and children to play, the Farmers Market comes to life each Saturday morning and offers an abundance of the freshest local produce, shrimp, plants, herbs and cut flowers. While strolling the Charleston Farmers Market, a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunches are available while listening to a variety of live entertainment. The Farmers Market also offers an amazing assortment of juried arts and crafts, providing the best selection and most talented local artisans.  Visit

2015 Vendor Manual

Ongoing Applications:

2016 Performer Application

2016 Not-for-Profit Application


City Gallery at Waterfront Park

City Gallery at Waterfront Park: Call for Exhibition Proposals

City Gallery at Waterfront Park
34 Prioleau Street ● (843) 958-6484 ●
Admission: Free
Hours of Operation: Tues. – Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat. & Sun. 12pm-5pm

Features work by the finest contemporary artists from the Lowcountry and the Southeastern United States in 6-8 exhibitions each year.  Visit for more information.

Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Piccolo Spoleto Festival

May 22 – June 7, 2020

Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of Spoleto Festival USA, its parent festival, and its 500 events in 17 days transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film.  Visit

About the Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Frequently Asked Questions

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MOJA Arts Festival

September 28 – October 7, 2017

2018 marks Charleston’s 35th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for many years, the MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites. The upcoming festival is scheduled for Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, October 7, 2018. Nearly half of MOJA’s events are admission-free, and the remainder are offered at  modest ticket prices.

The MOJA Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee, a community arts and cultural group, and the MOJA Advisory Board, a group of civic leaders who assist with fundraising and advocacy.

Moja, a Swahili word meaning “One,” is the appropriate name for this festival celebration of harmony among all people in our community. The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more. In addition to its myriad arts presentations, MOJA also includes an active and busy educational outreach component of workshops in the public schools and senior outreach in senior citizen homes.

For more information, visit

We are currently seeking artists and ensembles to apply to perform in the 2018 festival.


Please complete this application form and mail it to:

City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
75 Calhoun St., Ste. 3800
Charleston, SC 29401

QUESTIONS? Please contact Office of Cultural Affairs at (843) 724-7305 or email

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MOJA Arts Festival

MOJA Arts Festival