The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts is seeking participants for OPEN, an exposition that highlights the local artistic community. The inaugural event last fall was fun and informative, offering residents the chance to learn about the upcoming arts season — including music, dance, visual arts, theater, and literary arts events — from the people behind the organizations hosting the events.

Applicants for this year’s event must consist of five or more artisans and should be involved in one of the aforementioned fields. Participants will receive free training, space to present their works, an interactive booth, networking, and marketing. Registration costs $100, and the deadline is July 22. Call Jessica Solomon Bluestein at (843) 577-5288 or e-mail The event will take place at the Memminger on Sept. 10 from 12-5:30 p.m.