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Going to the Spoleto Festival? Here’s What to Expect

If you’re going to Charleston, South Carolina, for the Spoleto Festival, here’s how to navigate the city and festival like a pro.

Shani Gilchrist

Finding Gems Along Interstate 20

Discover the wonderful world off of Interstate 20 in South Carolina. From horse and dog racing to antiques and art stores, the towns off Interstate 20 are too much fun to miss.

Shani Gilchrist

Brackish B​ow Ties out of Cha​rleston

Brackish Ties in Charleston gives a new flare to fashion. The one-of-a-kind Charleston shop makes their ties out of carefully selected turkey feathers to make gorgeous and unique bow ties.

Shani Gilchrist

Lake City Comes Alive with Artfields

South Carolina has a rich culture of art and storytelling that is in its finest form at Artfields in Lake City. Successful businesswoman Darla Moore set up the event as an outlet for South Carolina artists to show off their work.

Shani Gilchrist

Artist Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green is considered to be one of the most important Southern artists of our time. Here is an inside look at his life and career.

Shani Gilchrist

South Carolina gardens offer beauty, serenity, blooms

With an abundance of days that are warmed by the golden Carolina sun, the state is a haven for horticultural enthusiasts. Thanks to the regional enthusiasm for flowers and shrubs there are many public gardens to enjoy around the state.

Shani Gilchrist

Darla Moore Uses Gardening and Art to Bring Artfields to Lake City

Darla Moore's talent for making things happen has led her to the top of the finance world, being the first woman on the cover of Fortune magazine and a spot on the same publication’s “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business" listing.

Shani Gilchrist

Learn Something New at the Redbird Studio & Gallery

Visit the Redbird Studio & Gallery in Columbia, SC to learn from the owners and local artists during studio hours. Take the wheel and start creating your very own art!

Shani Gilchrist