As if Second Sundays weren’t thrilling enough, the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts presents an array of artists at this year’s seventh annual OPEN Arts Expo, held at CofC’s Cistern Yard from noon-4 p.m. The event will feature musicians, painters, actors, dancers, and more. Each year, the OPEN Arts Expo exposes the public to volunteer opportunities and Charleston’s local art world. Along with the outdoor dining, food trucks, shopping deals, and scores of dogs that you’ll find on King Street, you can enjoy live performances from David Higgins and Seth G in the Cistern Yard.

Commemorating the lives lost on 9/11, OPEN has also partnered with Hearts Mend Hearts to create Charleston Prayer Flags, and everyone in the community is invited to create their own during the expo.

“Last year, Hearts Mend Hearts led a community mandala project at OPEN, honoring the victims of Emanuel AME,” says Mike Gibbons, the executive direction of OPEN. “This year, their prayer flag initiative will be designed by anyone who would like to contribute. Since the event falls on 9/11, we certainly encourage people to add flags that remember those we lost on 9/11/2001.” 

At 3:30 p.m. you can gather at the CisternYard for a moment of silence, which will be led by Mayor John Tecklenburg. 

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