Detail from Christine Bush Roman's 'Oak Circus'

The North Charleston Arts Fest returns April 28-May 2 for its 38th-annual event after taking 2020 off due to the pandemic. The festival will feature a free opening celebration on the April 28, with refreshments and artwork on display, as well as a free block party on April 30, with live music and entertainment. The annual World Arts Expo at Riverfront Park will not take place this year. 

The Arts Fest itself will feature plenty of individual events, including children’s programming, dance showcases, magic shows, an opera, and plenty of art shows.

Exhibitions and competitions this year will include youth art, African American fiber art, South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft and the National Outdoor Sculpture. Visit for a full schedule.

Artist Christine Bush Roman’s Oak Circus is the 2020/2021 arts fest poster contest winner:

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