Arts and Culture

Shani Gilchrist



Creative opportunities continue in Lake City

Posted 7/10/2013 6:08:00 PM

If one of Darla Moore’s goals is to see creativity breed and grow throughout Lake City, she is certainly on track to meet it. The ArtFields festival officially closed April 28, but the collaborative work to make the small host town into a creative hotspot has continued in earnest and with much success.

A junior competition was held after the close of ArtFields involving younger artists from the local area. The resulting work is currently on view at ArtFields Gallery (110 E. Main St.) as part of an exhibition alongside works from the Greater Lake City Artists Guild.

In addition to the continued competition, residents and visitors to the region have the opportunity to beef up their knowledge of art history and appreciation on July 23.

“Understanding Art 101: A basic primer on Art History and Art Appreciation” will be presented at the Lake City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Lawrence Anderson, who is the chair of the fine arts department at Francis Marion University, will lead attendees through the most significant tenets of art history and how they apply to the way people look at art today. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information or to reserve a space, call (843) 413-7070.

Keep watching for events in Lake City. The town is clearly becoming a place to learn and play!