The fields of Lake City, South Carolina once flourished with vast acres of beans, lush strawberries, tall tobacco stalks. The town flourished too – bustling with energy and enterprise, creativity and art, music, theater, and kindness. When the market declined, as it did in thousands of small farming towns across the South – the town shifted. Fields went fallow; many moved on; businesses closed; neighbors who remained, hunkered down. It wasn't until a native daughter enlisted the help of a passionate group of locals. Together they went door‐to‐door and store-to‐store with a mission: to reignite Lake City’s energy and economy – and to forever change the lives of Southern artists - through art. Like a seed taking root, art found its way back to Lake City. Furniture stores and barbershops became galleries. Artists and art lovers made their way to Lake City to celebrate art, to reward its creation and creators, to honor its ability to transform an economy, a community, and the people who call it home. ArtFields is living, breathing proof of the power of art. A reminder that its beauty and soul and energy live within each of us – even in the harshest of seasons. We believe art is a field that endures– through flourish and fallow.
Come tour Moore Farms Botanical Garden from April 24th through April 30th at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm each day. Stroll through the garden with our staff experiencing the picturesque views, artistic plantings and living sculptures along the way. In tune with ArtFields, this tour will emphasize garden design, sculptures and creative elements, including intricate turf designs, whimsical plantings, art pieces and the 6000 square foot green roof and living wall.
With 60-acres of picturesque views, exquisite water features and whimsical southern charm, Moore Farms Botanical Garden makes the perfect canvas. Come visit the garden for this unique opportunity to let your artistic side flow. With a special admission fee of only $15, you are able to paint, draw, photograph or sketch in the garden. You may come and go as you please during this time so you may also attend other ArtField events. No food, materials or merchandise will be available for purchase. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity in the garden!
One of South Carolina’s longest-running festivals, the South Carolina Tobacco Festival, presented by the Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce, is a vital part of our history as a community and an agricultural powerhouse for the Pee Dee. Now in its 62nd year, the festival draws thousands of visitors to Lake City’s downtown to celebrate our agricultural history with concerts, auctions, pageants, and more–including carnival rides, food vendors, and games ranging from hula hoops to cornhole. Visit the Chamber’s site to learn how you can be a vendor! For more information, please contact the Chamber at 843-374-8611.
The Lake City Concert Series presents a "Fundraising Gala for Arts Education", featuring Angel Yock and Friends and signature artist Ellen Bass.
Stroll through the garden with a wine glass in hand at the Moore Farms Wine Stroll, Saturday, April 1st from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Moore Farms Botanical Garden. Ignite your taste buds with over 60 different wine selections plus food from local vendors. This merriment will occur while listening to tunes from the local artist and wandering our incredible 60-acre botanical garden. Even better, all ticket proceeds will be donated to the Lake City Senior Center so eat, sip and stroll with us April 1st. We’ll see you in the garden!
Open auditions for Lake City Community Theatre's latest production, Disney's "Cinderella KIDS." Ages 8-18 welcome to audition! A second audition session will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00pm.
Thousands of bulbs have been planted for Bulbapalooza! On Friday, March 24th we have numerous options to come learn about bulbs including a lecture and class by plantsman Brent Heath. On Saturday, March 25th you can stroll through our exquisite spring display including waves of daffodils, alliums, anemones, tulips and more for free.
"Bean Market Showcase" is an exciting, NEW opportunity for LOCAL performing artists to share their talents for our community to enjoy. The first performance in the "Showcase" series will be from vocalist Kalli Richardson from Kingstree, S.C. Entry fee is $10, and their will be a cash bar and light fare menu available.
Tickets for Lake City Community Theatre's performance of Guys and Dolls are available at The Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Stop by at 144 S. Acline Street or call the Chamber at 843-374-8611. Showtimes are as follows: Thursday 3/16 - Saturday 3/18: 7:30pm; Sunday 3/19 at 3:00pm.
This year's Celebration includes quality time at The Jones-Carter Gallery, where attendees can enjoy the latest exhibit, "Until I Was Taught, and other works." Also, family-friendly entertainment from comedian Akintunde, who will be performing as part of the program at The Bean Market. Questions? Contact Carla Angus at 843.374.0180 or email@example.com.