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Jan Features ArtFields in ’50 States, 50 Spots for 2014′ compiled a slideshow of 50 travel destinations to visit in each state during the new year, and ArtFields was selected for South Carolina! Music festivals, parks, museums, zoos, marathons and other attractions were featured in the slideshow. Click the #40 slide to view the South Carolina feature.


ArtFields 2013 Annual Report Released

ArtFields has released its Annual Report from the inaugural event. Some of the highlights include: 22,000 visitors during the 10-day artfest  Media coverage in more than 120 national, regional and local outlets $5.4 million economic impact 778 artists registered from 11 Southeastern states 40 businesses served as venues for competition artwork 92% of visitors planned […]


Leslie Rankow, Art Advisory Firm Owner, Blogs About ArtFields

Leslie Rankow of Leslie Rankow Fine Arts, an established art advisory firm dedicated to the private collector of contemporary, modern and American art, has featured ArtFields on her blog. The post titled, ArtFields, the Transformation of a Southern Town into an Art Destination, gives background on Lake City’s history, the call for entries and contributions from […]


Grand Prize Winner Jim Arendt Featured in Grand Strand Magazine

Grand Strand Magazine interviewed ArtFields inaugural Grand Prize winner, Jim Arendt, about his winning piece, his preferred medium (denim) and his career as the art director at the Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery at Coastal Carolina University (CCU). Arendt has created more than 15 works of art out of denim and likes to use this material because of […]


Post-Event Media Coverage

Art lovers weren’t the only ones impressed by ArtFields. Local business owners, Lake City residents and visitors raved about the epic Southern artfest. The Charleston City Paper came up during the first weekend and had a fantastic time. Can art transform a town? The idea smacks of naïvete, but after spending a day at ArtFields […]


Art Mag Features ArtFields!

Art Mag recently interviewed ArtFields’ Installation Artists of the Carolinas for a feature story in its April/May issue. Read excerpts from the interviews below. Jonathan Brilliant AM: Can you tell us anything about the installation you are creating for ArtFields? Is it a brand new concept, or a theme or project you’ve been working on […]


ArtFields in Garden & Gun

Grab your April/May issue of Garden & Gun magazine and flip to page 162 to read, or visit the website to view online. The magazine chose ArtFields as South Carolina’s featured event, describing: How does a small Southern town best known for growing tobacco (and a lot of it) transform itself into an art destination […]


Charleston Magazine Profiles ArtFields Visionary Darla Moore

The April issue of Charleston Magazine has a beautifully written piece on Lake City native and ArtFields visionary, Darla Moore. The issue–on newsstands now–describes Moore’s investment in South Carolina’s education system, her hometown, Moore Farms Botanical Garden and her latest undertaking–ArtFields. Charleston Magazine writes: But will the experiment work? Will visitors coming to see art be […]


Lake City Updates Documented in News

Florence WBTW-TV and the Morning News recently covered the positive changes happening in Lake City to support ArtFields. WBTW-TV’s story describes the upgrades: Event organizers say as the weeks dwindle down leading up to the festival, they have seen tremendous changes downtown and a tremendous outpouring of support on the local and even national level. […]


Florence Morning News Details Artfest Growth

The Florence Morning News published an article today, ArtFields Continues to Grow, about the release of more event details. Program Developer Sharon Askins describes the artfest: It’s a different kind of experience. We’ll have farmers and artists from the local area and South Carolina. It will be held for the first time ever in the […]