Hey CHS Arts Orgs: It’s Time to Register for OPEN! Deadline is July 22nd


Register Now to Participate in “OPEN”
Presented by the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts
An Open Call for Local Art Organizations & Collectives, Deadline July 22, 2011

Charleston, SC — The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts invites local art organizations and collectives to participate in the 2nd annual “OPEN,” a multi-disciplinary art exposition that is open to the community, featuring the abundance of artistic and cultural offerings in the tri-county area. The event will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2011, from noon till 5:30 p.m. at the Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston, SC. The registration deadline is on July 22, 2011.

“OPEN” was created as an annual preview of the arts for local non-profit art organizations and collectives. Through this art expo, participating organizations are given the opportunity to captivate, intrigue and cultivate new audiences,” says Jessica Solomon Bluestein, executive director of the Alliance. “Last year’s event attracted 750 attendees, and although the art expo is targeting new audiences, loyal art enthusiasts and patrons mingled with art novices that are looking to explore music, dance, visual arts, theatre and the literary arts.”

“OPEN” 2011 will include a cultural marketplace of interactive art booths, multimedia & stage presentations, a family fun corner and an open-air courtyard of vendors, street performers and more. In addition, participants will receive:

·        Free training to help them promote and sell their mission, programs and events

·        Space to present the “best” of their artistry and to engage with spectators

·        An interactive booth to sell and promote their annual programming

·        Networking and collaborating with other organizations and patrons from the tri-county area

·        Collaborative Arts Marketing on national TV stations, radio, traditional and non-traditional media outlets and out-of-the-box community outreach.


To qualify, art organizations or collectives that consist of five or more artisans should be involved in one or more of the following art disciplines: music, dance, visual arts, theatre and/or literary arts. Registration fee is $100. Interested parties should contact Jessica Solomon Bluestein at 843.577.5288 or by email at
jessica@artscharleston.org.

About the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts:
The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts is dedicated to the shared realization of a dynamic and thriving arts community by serving arts organizations in the region of Charleston, SC with resources and best business practices. Acting as a catalyst and facilitator for Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, the Alliance envisions an engaged community that is fully expressive, creative and inspired by the arts. For more information visit http://www.artscharleston.org.          

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