Friday night, the newly-formed Charleston Arts Coalition hosted their first event: a Brazilian-themed bash at the City Gallery. The normally peaceful space was transformed into a lively carnival scene, as artists and supporters packed the place to celebrate the new organization. Capoeira Charleston performed their mesmerizing martial arts/dance routine, traditional dancers led a whooping conga line throughout the gallery, and organizers served up some Brazilian drinks and cuisine, including a dish that looked like a giant layer cake and tasted like every kind of delicious sandwich you’ve ever had smushed together. Throughout the gallery, party-goers were encouraged to fill out short surveys on what Charleston’s artists need. Judging by the enthusiastic crowd and the big-name list of locals involved in the project, CAC should be an influential addition to the Holy City arts scene.
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