2018 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition

North Charleston Cultural Arts Department

Entry Deadline: Dec. 15

2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406
PHONE 843-740-5854


Nouth Carolina visual artists are invited to submit original, two-dimensional artwork to the North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official art design of the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 2-6, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, posters, apparel, online, and more. The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and be given the opportunity to exhibit other original works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the festival. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall.

There is NO entry fee to participate. The competition is open to SC residents ages 18 and older. Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing, pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media.

The North Charleston Arts Fest is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, drawing more than 30,000 residents and visitors annually to participate in a fabulous, multidiscipline multi-day celebration. The festival is packed with an array of free and ticketed events including concerts, theatre productions, children’s programs, art workshops, exhibitions, and more.

Visit the North Charleston Arts Fest website to view the 2017 festival and updates on the 2018 festival schedule, including participation information for Judged Art, Photography, Youth Art, SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft, National Outdoor Sculpture competitions and exhibitions; art & craft vendor booths; and Volunteers.

Contact our office if you need assistance completing this application. (843) 740-5854 [email protected]

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