Simply complete the form below, and be sure to include your mobile number so you can vote via text. To activate your votes, check in at the Welcome Center at 133-A East Main Street during the festival.
Login to your account to vote for the People's Choice Awards. When casting your votes, remember you may vote for as many pieces of artwork as you like, but you're only allowed one vote per artwork.
Designed for students from 5K through 12th grade, ArtFields Jr. is an array of year-round art programs, field trips, and a statewide youth art competition that provide creative fine arts outlets for underserved children and teens in Lake City and surrounding areas.
The moment a child moves her crayon across a sheet of paper or dances to her favorite song something powerful and magical begins in her mind, heart, and soul — like a seed taking root. That something is art — and we believe it exists to transform childrens’ lives.
Artfields Jr. gives children from Lake City and the surrounding areas — from as young as kindergarten to high school — the chance to engage in and be nurtured by art — by color and form and things made by hand, by artists and teachers and art lovers. Through our programs, kids do things they’ve often never done before, like see live artistic performances and art exhibitions, spend time talking with real artists, and learn and deepen their skills with studio art instruction.
Of course, research proves that art boosts childrens’ achievement in everything from language, math, problem-solving, and inventiveness to conflict resolution, expression, and empathy, but perhaps art’s true gift is its ability to transport kids to a safe, welcoming world where they can explore their passions, release confining feelings and ideas, and discover a sense of joy and belonging that inspires everything they do — forever. That’s how we change the world — one young artist at a time.
While we've closed our submissions, you can still see the artwork of great local youth artists.
From hands-on experiences led by local art professionals to education art tours, our programs inspire the creativity in kids of all ages.
Tuesday April 18, 2017
ArtFields is a place that gives voice to Southern art. Art can depict the beautiful and sacred, and it can depict the worst of mankind’s soul. All powerful art inspires conversation. One such conversation is unfolding now regarding a competition piece by an African American/black, Charleston area textile artist, which channels a truly tragic Southern […]
Thursday February 9, 2017
Applications for the ArtFields 2017 Portrait Contest are now open! Southeastern artists are encouraged to submit, including ArtFields 2017 Competition Artists. There is a $35 submission fee. Apply here through March 15, 2017. For questions, call Holly Shady at 843-374-0180.
Wednesday January 4, 2017
ArtFields® is all about discovering and celebrating talent. And it is in that spirit that we say a heartfelt “Congratulations” to Sandra Cook, outgoing artist liaison for ArtFields. After years of organizing our robust artist relations program, Sandy’s moving on to become Executive Director of the Florence Regional Arts Alliance. We’ll miss her, but we […]
Wednesday November 16, 2016
Hear from ArtFields 2016 winning artists on their experiences with submitting, venues, Lake City and networking with other artists. Charles Clary, ArtFields 2016 Top Prize Winner Brent Pafford, ArtFields 2016 Juried Prize Winner Jocelyn Chateauvert, ArtFields 2016 People’s Choice 3-D Winner http://bit.ly/2fGdFJM
Wednesday September 14, 2016
Established and emerging Southeastern artists are invited to submit their work to ArtFields®, the region’s largest art competition, which is open to 2- and 3-dimensional artists in 12 states. The art festival (April 21-29, 2017) will award life-changing prizes of $50,000 for the Top Prize, $25,000 for Juried Panel prize and two $12,500 People’s Choice […]
Tuesday May 31, 2016
LAKE CITY, SC | MAY 31, 2016 The dates are set to celebrate the enormous talent of Southeastern artists for the fifth year in a row. ArtFields® will return here April 21 through April 29, 2017, transforming this agricultural town into an art destination brimming over with 400 juried art works from 12 states. Plans […]