Wanted: Lowcountry artists of all kinds

Now’s your chance to preform, present, or participate in the North Charleston Arts Fest. The City’s Cultural Arts Department wants you to apply right now for their 2021 Fest. Whether you’re in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, or literature, you can participate! From April 28th to May 2nd, the festival plans to be at various spots around North Charleston. If you’ve got a performance, a piece, or a passion for the arts you want to share, apply here to be a part of it. Apply is FREE and you have until until midnight on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

The Arts Fest review panel plan to select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events.

Source: North Charleston Arts Fest
Source: North Charleston Arts Fest


The North Charleston Arts Fest is an annual five-day celebration of the arts. It offers an array of events and activities such as concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions, installations, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations. The festival cancelled back in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This upcoming one will once again be presented as the 38th annual event in 2021. Expect all programs and activities to have COVID-19 safety measures in place (face coverings, social distancing, etc.). Due to restrictions on gatherings, the 2021 festival won’t have the World Art Expo at Riverfront Park and Children’s Festival.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at (843)740-5854 or culturalarts@northcharleston.org.