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Following a year lost to the pandemic and countless setbacks, challenges, hurdles and uncertainties, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is roaring towards its 40th year in downtown Charleston. 

“We’re excited to be back,” said SEWE Executive Director John Powell. “It’s something we get excited about anyway, but this feels like more of a reunion than any show we’ve ever had.” First held in 1983 as a way to share a love of wildlife, art and conservation, SEWE now hosts some 500 artists, exhibitors and wildlife experts and attracts 40,000 attendees to Charleston each year. Click the link below to see a special section on SEWE in the Charleston City Paper. More: Charleston City Paper

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