Category 'Artists'


ArtFields® Sets Dates for Fifth Year of World-Class Creativity

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 […]


ArtFields® 2016 Finale Video

Thanks to the Meade Agency and Fred Salley for another year of great photography and videography!


ArtFields® Portrait Contest Calls for Artists

ArtFields, the South’s most engaging art competition and festival, is seeking artists for its fourth annual portrait contest to be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Twenty-four artists will be selected to create portraits of local educators and compete for cash prizes. Artists of all levels from the 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, […]


ArtFields Calls for Volunteers for Upcoming Lake City Art Competition

ArtFields, the South’s largest and most engaging art competition and festival, is seeking volunteers for the 2016 event. This year’s ArtFields will take place April 22-30 in downtown Lake City, South Carolina. ArtFields is looking for volunteers to greet guests in the reception center and galleries, host and assist visiting artists, help stage the artwork […]


ArtFields Says Thank You!

Join the ArtFields Team on Thursday, August 15, 2013 as they say “Thank You” for supporting ArtFields 2013 and to kick-off ArtFields 2014!!!  


Teach for America Visits ArtFields Gallery

A team of Teach for America teachers, led by Josh Bell, visited the ArtFields Gallery and Lake City on June 5, 2013.  Dr. Sharon Moore Askins and Carlie Lynch from the ArtFields staff shared the 2013 ArtFields story and tips for getting involved in small rural communities in South Carolina.


Rustic Pathways Group Visits the ArtFields Gallery

  A group of young women from states across the United States and London, England visited the ArtFields Gallery on July 1st. This group is participating in a literacy enhancement program at Lake City Elementary School in Florence County School District Three in Lake City, SC. Best wishes to this outstanding group of leaders as […]


ArtFields on Instagram!

We are documenting the revitalization of Lake City and the creation of ArtFields on Instagram! Follow us ( or @artfieldssc) and use the hashtag #artfields to show us your entry!


New Lake City Website Launches

The official website for the town of Lake City, South Carolina has just received a fresh, new look and includes several new features! Designed for visitors and residents, the site contains background on the history and culture of our historic town. In addition to the past, the site also shares Lake City’s vision for the […]


Our History

The Lake City area was originally part of Williamsburg Township, which was settled first by Scotch-Irish settlers in 1734. Around 1750, people began to settle along a trail leading from Kingstree to Cheraw in the northern part of the township in what is today the Lake City area. A road later built from Georgetown to […]