Join some of South Carolina’s premier artists in the 38th year of The Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit, a free open air venue in downtown Charleston. More than 80 South Carolina artists set up their “art camp” for 17 days of the Spoleto/Piccolo Spoleto arts festival in Marion Square, located at the intersection of King, Calhoun and Meeting Streets. Hours are 10am-5pm, Monday through Thursday, and 10am-6pm, Friday through Sunday.

This event is believed to be the longest running outdoor fine art festival in the United States. Visitors are able to interact directly with the artist and their work, and many do painting demonstrations throughout the day. More than ten of the participating artists have been a part of this exhibit since the very first year! Highly competitive, once an artist is accepted to the show, they are able to come back year after year.

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Festival is produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.  To learn more, call 843-724-7305 or email joyce@joyceharveyfineart.com.

Photo by: Terrie Johnson