UPDATE: While adverse circumstances surrounding Hurricane Irma postponed our plans on the original date for Arts Matter Day, our partners at CRAA have now officially rescheduled the proceedings for Tuesday, October 10th! We’ll have plenty more updates and some timely reminders here at our blog and on our Facebook page during the coming weeks. And, of course, thanks to those who came out on September 6th for making the Arts Matter Day Bazaar a great night!!
Time is certainly rapidly approaching for our celebration of Arts Matter Day, a day of giving taking place on Tuesday, September 12th to benefit local artists and arts nonprofits! Hosted by our hardworking friends at the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts, Arts Matter Day provides an ideal opportunity for interested supporters to offer wide-ranging and meaningful financial support to the Charleston creative community, full of people who make it their own tireless effort to improve the lives of local people through the arts. Remember, there is no gift too small to make a difference on Arts Matter Day!
With all that in mind, it goes without saying that Arts Matter Day also presents an irresistible chance for us to reach out to the community to team up in celebration of our local arts and artists, and that’s exactly what we aim to do on the evening of Wednesday, September 6th at Redux Contemporary Art Center on King Street. Working with Redux and the fantastic folks at Charleston’s Enough Pie, we’ve gathered a wide sampling of performers, local artwork, a market of crafts and local goods, and activities for all ages. It will all be on display at Redux from 6-10, where we’ll be sharing more information about Arts Matter Day and making it easy to see why it’s a cause worth supporting!
First on our list of performers is accomplished local DJ Party Dad, who’s been recognized widely in local media and makes regular appearances to kick things up to full speed at all of Charleston’s favorite dance venues. There’s going to be no escaping the feel-good funkiness that’s sure to set the mood!
Later in the evening, two of Charleston’s most exciting young bands will be delivering original performances, and showcasing some of the local music scene’s most respected up-and-coming talents. Lead by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Khari Lucas, standout rising band Contour promises to lead the later hours of our gathering into a romantic starry night with an immersive, atmospheric sound as smooth as its name implies. Representing the best of Charleston’s young rock scene, accomplished regional sensation Secret Guest will also be on hand to show off their fun, quirky psychedelic sounds, which have recently regaled many blissful audiences at festivals around the country.
Filling out an impressive showing by the young downtown music community, Charleston’s Vinyl Countdown record store will be on hand with a considerately curated table of vinyl records and other fun items, ready to give you a chance to take some musical magic home for a personal after-party or to share a favorite classic with friends and relatives.
Adult attendees can look forward to Redux’s well-stocked beer and wine bar, and the fine folks of Harris Teeter on Bay Street, lead by store manager Sean Bagwell, have gone out of their way to partner with us in providing some quality snacks for the occasion, which will be available alongside a handful of sample selections from some peninsula-area restaurants.
Redux’s gallery will also be open, and visitors can certainly look forward to viewing an amazing exhibition from esteemed international artist and local resident Vassiliki Falkehag, who has filled just about every nook and cranny with some truly marvelous sculptures. It’s a definitely a perfect opportunity to see Redux’s space and some work by some of Charleston’s most respected artists!
We’ll have a community canvas up for everyone to leave their own messages and images in celebration of the local arts community, and some other fun hands-on activities for kids to enjoy, as well as a locally-sourced trunk sale including some works from local artists. It’s sure to be a night with something for everyone, and we’ll be hoping to see you at Redux, 1056 King Street, anytime between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6th! It’s only a hop, skip, and jump from there to Arts Matter Day on the 12th, so don’t forget to make your plans to donate!
Find more info and keep up with more developments both here on the blog and at the event page on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/770957686416176/