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 Charleston’s vibrant arts scene continues to thrive, with visual artists, musicians, comedians and more creating in our city every day. Whether your idea of fun is dinner and a show at a local theater or browsing local art throughout the city’s galleries and museums, Charleston’s got you covered. We look back at a year of art, from new karaoke nights at Bangkok Lounge to stunning performances from a young and up-and-coming actress, Olivia Gainey. Here’s to many more years of a vibrant cultural arts scene.