As Mayor of the City of North Charleston, I am excited to welcome you to the 34th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest. From humble beginnings as a half-day community celebration at Park Circle, the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in South Carolina featuring nine full days of free and ticketed programming throughout the City. We look forward to this event each year as it allows both residents and visitors access to the talents of local, regional, and national artists in the areas of performing, visual, media, and literary arts.

The variety of festival offerings and the inclusiveness of the event have become a point of pride for the City of North Charleston. It is a time of year when we are joined by thousands from throughout the Southeast to become exposed, engaged, and inspired by the arts. I encourage you, your friends, and family to take advantage of the many fantastic performances, exhibits, and activities taking place April 29-May 7. There’s truly something for everyone.

R. Keith Summey