Arts

Florence County is overflowing with arts! You’ll find your fill of the arts here – whether you’re looking for arts festivals, locally crafted art pieces, exhibits, or live performances.

ArtFields epic Southern artfest is held in the spring each year in Lake City, and you can help to decide the winners of more than $140,000 in prizes. You’ll also find Lake City Community Theatre and Lake City Concert Series in Lake City. Arts International Festival coordinated by Francis Marion University is held in the spring, bringing unique performances and tasty ethnic cuisine to Florence.

Galleries and markets offer a wide range of hand-crafted items. Artists at work are The Earring Lady, Winter at Addie’s Baby, and Lynda English and Jackie Wukela at the Lynda English Studio.

Live performances are held regularly at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts CenterFlorence Little TheatreFlorence Center, and in local restaurants. Downtown Florence has Florence After Five, a monthly line-up of free outdoor concerts, and the Florence SymphonyMasterworks Choir, and Florence Men’s Choral Society also keep full schedules of performances.

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9-11 by Alex Palkovich

9-11 by Alex Palkovich Fragment #ES 76, a remnant of limestone from the US Pentagon which was damaged by a ...
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Addie’s Baby Paint and Sip Studio

Grab your friends and head to Addie's Baby for a fun-filled painting party!  No experience is necessary. This is NOT serious painting! ...
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Alone with Memories by Alex Palkovich

Alone with Memories by Alex Palkovich Alex Palkovich created Alone with Memories in honor of his parents who survived German ...
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Artastic

The Florence area is known for its vast offering of arts and handcrafted items. Exhibits rotate in the downtown restaurants, focusing on ...
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ArtFields

ArtFields https://visitflo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Slider-Images_2020-artfields2-1024x320.jpg ArtFields in Lake City celebrates the arts in the Southeast with nine days of exhibits, events, and life-changing ...
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ArtFields

ArtFields is the South's most engaging art competition and festival held in the historic community of Lake City, South Carolina. The nine-day ...
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ArtFields Gallery

The ArtFields Gallery is the center for the ArtFields competition that takes place each spring. Throughout the year, the gallery hosts exhibits ...
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ArtFields: The South’s Most Engaging Arts Fest

ArtFields: The South’s Most Engaging Arts Fest ArtFields: The South’s Most Engaging Arts Fest Each Spring, ArtFields in Lake City, ...
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Artisan Outpost

Artisan Outpost On the second Saturday of each month, you'll find artists and artisans at the Artisan Outpost in Johnsonville ...
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Arts in Lake City

Arts in Lake City Lake City is a small town loaded to the brim with arts!  All year long, there ...
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Arts International

Arts International offers a spectacular experience of art and culture with international performing artists, visual artists, exotic foods, cultural displays and the ...
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Beverly and Starr by Alex Palkovich

Beverly and Starr by Alex Palkovich The creation of the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center was spearheaded by two ...
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Books ‘n Boil

Each October, the Friends of the Florence County Library invite a well-known Southern cookbook author for a book signing and champagne reception ...
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Doug Smith Statue by Alex Palkovich

Doug Smith Statue by Alex Palkovich The statue of Dr. Walter D. "Doug" Smith, founder of Francis Marion College (now ...
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Downtown Events and Live Performances

Florence is hopping, especially when Florence Downtown Development Corporation holds its monthly outdoor concerts - check them out on the first Friday and final ...
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Dr. Floyd Bust by Alex Palkovich

Dr. Floyd Bust by Alex Palkovich The bust of Dr. Eddie Floyd by Alex Palkovich resides inside the the Florence ...
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Dr. Joe Stukes by Alex Palkovich

Dr. Joe Stukes by Alex Palkovich The bust of Dr. Joe Stukes is located in the Joseph T. Stukes Meeting ...
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Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery

The Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery is housed within the Florence County Library, and it doubles as a meeting space.  It's ...
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Dr. R. N. Beck by Alex Palkovich

Dr. R. N. Beck by Alex Palkovich Dr. R. N. Beck has become a permanent resident of downtown Florence, with ...
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Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library

The Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library was constructed in 2003 through the assistance of Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation.  The Foundation constructed public libraries in each of the county's municipalities. The library provides ...
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Eagle No. 2 by Alex Palkovich

Eagle No. 2 by Alex Palkovich The second casting of the Eagle which tops the Eagle Obelisk at Florence Veterans ...
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Eagle Obelisk by Alex Palkovich

Eagle Obelisk by Alex Palkovich The center memorial of the Florence Veterans Park is the three-pillar obelisk with eagle. It ...
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Eastern SC Heritage Region

The Eastern South Carolina Heritage Region highlights the Pee Dee region and coastal areas of the state, and features lots of stops ...
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Events and Live Performances in Lake City

Lake City is a small town with big things happening!  In the spring, ArtFields brings artists and artwork for the largest art competition ...
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Florence Center

Conveniently located at the intersections of I-95 and I-20, the Florence Center, an SMG-managed facility is the hub for entertainment ...
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Florence Little Theatre

The Florence Little Theatre is a community theater, performing plays and musicals with local talent, of which there is plenty!  The ...
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Florence Men’s Choral Society

The Florence Men's Choral Society is an all male group that performs traditional and contemporary music arranged for male voices. The choir has ...
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Florence Symphony Orchestra

Florence Symphony Orchestra The Florence Symphony Orchestra holds at least 5 concerts per year, and one Holiday Pops concert. They ...
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Fountain of Tears by Alex Palkovich

Fountain of Tears by Alex Palkovich Serving as the backdrop to Alone with Memories, 124 stainless steel tears cover the ...
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Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

https://visitflo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/horizontal.jpg FMU PAC Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center's schedule is filled with top-level entertainment ranging from Broadway musicals to Florence Symphony ...
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Free in Downtown Florence

The day before your next paycheck? We've still got a lot for you to do in downtown Florence! Check out ...
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Galleries and Markets

Florence County is filled with markets and galleries featuring locally-made artwork, handicrafts and functional products. The Artisan Outpost in Johnsonville is held on ...
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General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich – Florence Library

General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich - Florence Library A half-scale statue of General Francis Marion on his horse is ...
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General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich – Johnsonville

General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich - Johnsonville Alex Palkovich's statue of Francis Marion marks the location where General Francis ...
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General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich – Lake City Library

General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich - Lake City Library A half-scale statue of General Francis Marion on his horse ...
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Greater Lake City Artists Guild

Born out of Artfields, the Greater Lake City Artists Guild promotes an active creative arts community for the region. All year long, the ...
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Home Safe by Alex Palkovich

Home Safe by Alex Palkovich Home Safe sculpture by Alex Palkovich denotes the emotional reunion of military personnel with their ...
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Huey by Alex Palkovich

Huey by Alex Palkovich The statue of Huey Cooper sits in the same spot that Huey occupied for years on ...
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Hyman Fine Arts Center at FMU

The Peter D. Hyman Fine Arts Center houses Francis Marion's visual arts programs, including ceramics, photography, painting, and visual communications / graphics. In addition ...
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I’m Tall by Alex Palkovich

I'm Tall by Alex Palkovich Alex Palkovich's I'm Tall sculpture is in the permanent collection at Brookgreen Gardens in the ...
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Jack Dowis Bust by Alex Palkovich

Jack Dowis Bust by Alex Palkovich Alex Palkovich's bust of Jack Dowis can be found in the Drs. Bruce and ...
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Jones-Carter Gallery

The Jones-Carter Gallery is located in the heart of the downtown historic district of Lake City. The Smithsonian-qualified exhibition space shows ...
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Kaleen’s Homemade Favorites

Kaleen's Homemade Favorites 812 S Cashua Dr, Suite A Florence, SC 29501 (843) 206-4828 website  ...
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Lake City Community Chorale

The Lake City Community Chorale, directed by Erick J. Figueres, was established in 2014 to offer talented local musicians the opportunity ...
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Lake City Community Theatre

The Lake City Community Theatre was formed in 1989, for the express purpose of providing and exposing the Lake City area to ...
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Lake City Concert Series

Lake City is home to many arts venues and events thoroughout the year. One such event is the Lake City Concert ...
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Legends Comics

Legends Comics Legends Comics 702 S Irby Street Florence, SC 29501 (843) 662-5136  ...
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Live Performances

You'll find live performances throughout Florence County on weekends. Check out the schedule at Victors restaurant, the William H. Johnson ...
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Local Artists’ Studios

Florence is amazingly artsy. Artists from near and far have chosen Florence as their home. The Earring Lady, Barb Mellen can ...
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Lynda English Studio Gallery

Lynda English Studio Gallery is home to artists Lynda English and Jackie Wukela, and the gallery showcases the work of many other local artists. They offer ...
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Map of Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail

Map of Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail ...
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Masterworks Choir

 Masterworks Choir annually performs choral concerts of classical music at Central United Methodist Church and other facilities such as the Francis ...
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Moore Farms Botanical Garden

https://visitflo.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/FCVB-Moore_Farms_Botanical_Garden_header_slider-1024x320.jpg Moore Farms Botanical Garden Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a dynamic garden spanning 50 acres near Lake City. The garden ...
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Nick Zeigler by Alex Palkovich

Nick Zeigler by Alex Palkovich The portrait sculpture of Nick Zeigler was created by Alex Palkovich for the opening of ...
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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is an annual festival held in Downtown Florence. The festival has 2 stages of live entertainment, lots of food & craft ...
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Olio Studio

Olio Studio Olio Studio 104 W Main Street Lake City, SC 29560 (843) 374-6546  ...
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On the Way to Market by Alex Palkovich

On the Way to Market by Alex Palkovich On the Way to Market by Alex Palkovich won the People’s Choice ...
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Our Heritage

Florence is rich in cultural heritage - whether you're looking for agricultural experiences, arts in action, culinary delights, or African-American ...
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Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden

Since the early 1980s, Pearl Fryar has created fantastic topiary at his garden in Bishopville, South Carolina. Living sculptures, Pearl’s ...
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Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival

The Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival originated in 2006 as the Pee Dee Fiction Festival, the brainchild of Francis Marion University ...
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SC Button Museum

The Button Museum stands in honor of Dalton Stevens, who played songs on a button-covered guitar while wearing a button-covered suit ...
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Senator Leatherman Bust by Alex Palkovich

Senator Leatherman Bust by Alex Palkovich The bust of Senator Hugh Leatherman was commissioned by Francis Marion University for the ...
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Soulé Cafe

Soulé Cafe Soulé Cafe 130 S Irby Street Florence, SC 29501 (803) 768-5330 menu  ...
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Soulé Cafe – SC Pecan Trail

Soulé Cafe - SC Pecan Trail Soulé promises and delivers a relaxed, kicked-back kind of atmosphere with great coffee and ...
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Sower by Alex Palkovich

Sower by Alex Palkovich While statues of sowers are somewhat common, most, if not all, are workers. Alex Palkovich created ...
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TRAX Visual Art Center

TRAX Visual Art Center TRAX Visual Arts Center encompasses 5,00 square feet of gallery space and sculpture garden. Exhibits feature ...
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William H. Johnson

Florence native William H. Johnson is best known for his powerful folk style that brings to life the African-American community of ...
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William H. Johnson by Alex Palkovich

William H. Johnson by Alex Palkovich The sculpture depicting Florentine painter William H. Johnson stands at the entrance to the ...
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