Charleston Arts Festival is back for its third year. This celebration of cross-discipline collaboration will challenge the artists and attendees to celebrate all things creative.
Throughout the festival, attendees will immerse themselves in unique experiences that will stretch their minds and celebrate all creators.
Last night, Charleston Arts Festival kicked off with PechaKucha31 and continues with exciting events through November 25.
Following the PechaKucha signature style of six minute-forty second presentations, viewers will be delighted to hear from these Charleston creatives, listed below:
Charleston Music Hall. 37 John Street. $12
One of Charleston’s most talented young artists, Sara Pittman, has always found art to be an intrinsic part of her being. This solo show at Beresford Studios explores the constant exchange between her repressed state of mind and her conscious self.
Beresford Studios, 20 Fulton Street. Free
The first distinguished gentleman’s ride of Charleston will bring together owner-riders of classic and vintage motorcycles as part of an international initiative to raise money for prostate cancer research and treatment of mental health issues affecting men. It’s a 10-mile circuit stopping at some of Charleston’s finest watering holes and ending at The Royal American.
Register here. Various Locations. 2-5 p.m.
Lowcountry literary enthusiasts will celebrate this performance of Poe’s “The Raven.” Explore the haunting recesses of Edgar Allan Poe’s mind through original music and movement. Poe | A Play in the Dark will feature a score composed and performed by Andrew Walker, co-founder and director of the Charleston Arts Festival.
Queen Street Playhouse. 20 Queen Street. 8 p.m. $15-$20
This brainchild of New York-based duo electrically fuses elements of hip-hop, R&B, future bass, and electronic soundscapes with fluid, sound reactive imagery. This audiovisual performance explores the nature of light, sound, and the cinematic experience with a live band and amazing visuals.
The creators, Christian Hannon and Fallen Atom, are Charleston natives.
Queen Street Playhouse. 20 Queen street. 10 p.m. $15
A homage to JAILBREAK, the Charleston Arts Festival will return to The Royal American with live music, dance and more!
The Royal American. 970 Morrison Drive. 6-11 p.m. $15-$20
Back at Beresford Studios, Paul Cristina, one of our region’s most talented and visionary contemporary artists, will have his work on display.
Beresford Studios. 20 Fulton Street. Free
Don’t miss these two new documentary films by California-based filmmaker Ched Lohr. Beyond Transport is a moving exploration of the ways in which our devices distance us from our peers. Alexx Finding Home tells the story of a 29-year-old woman’s mission to make a home for her small family after twelve years of homelessness.
The American Theater. 446 King Street. 7:30 p.m. $8
What a milestone! This gathering will mark ten years of PechaKucha in Charleston. More than 250 creatives have shared what has inspired them and PechaKucha 32 will bring back the original nine from PechaKucha 1.
Local superstar photographer, Jonathan Boncek, will curate his selection of twenty-eight portraits of PechaKucha presenters taken during is 2011-2018 tenure as the staff photographer for Charleston City Paper.
Charleston Music Hall. 37 John Street. Free, or with admission during Charleston Music Hall performances.