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 Center, Florence Little Theatre, Florence Center, and in local restaurants. Downtown Florence has Florence After Five, a monthly line-up of free outdoor concerts, and the Florence Symphony, Masterworks Choir, and Florence Men’s Choral Society also keep full schedules of performances.