Charleston SC Arts and Entertainment
Art And Entertainment Scene As Vibrant As Charleston Real Estate
With one of the most vibrant art communities in America, Charleston SC offers music, dance, theater and visual arts events every week of the year. A wide variety of national recording artists, professional theaters, museums and more contribute to the Charleston art scene to offer something for residents and owners of Charleston real estate alike.
As the host of the Spoleto Festival USA, the world’s most comprehensive arts festival, and its companion, Piccolo Spoleto, which features performances by local and regional artists, Charleston art comes alive each May and June. Beyond these three weeks of total emersion in the arts, locals and owners of Charleston real estate enjoy Charleston's nationally recognized Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the offerings of Charleston Stage Company at the historic Dock Street Theatre, performances by The Footlight Players, as well as other dynamic theater companies. Two award-winning dance and ballet companies keep the Charleston art calendar overflowing with opportunities year-round.
Built in 1905, the Gibbes Museum of Art represents a long and impressive tradition of cultural leadership in historic Charleston SC, providing access to a distinguished collection and an active, year-round schedule of exciting exhibitions, programs and events. The Gibbes maintains approximately 10,000 objects that directly support its mission to “collect, conserve, and interpret an American fine arts collection with a Charleston perspective.”
A number of interesting Charleston art galleries feature some of the area’s most talented resident artists, helping to make Charleston SC one of the most exciting multi-dimensional arts communities in America.
Of course live music is a mainstay among locals and owners of Charleston real estate. Built in 1968, the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium located in downtown Charleston plays host to various performances, including Broadway productions; concerts of all types, including rock and roll, jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, gospel, and classical; opera and ballet performances; sports events; garden and wildlife expos; and trade and vendor shows. Charleston SC's newest multi-purpose venue, the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center, offers an ever-changing concert and events schedule…even American Idol auditions. The North Charleston Coliseum is also home to the South Carolina Stingrays, the area’s popular East Coast Hockey League team.
Charleston, South Carolina offers a number of other professional sports for local fans. For example, the Joe Riley Stadium located in downtown Charleston is home to the Charleston Riverdogs, a Class-A professional baseball affiliate of the New York Yankees. Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island is home to the Charleston Battery, the area’s A-League professional soccer team. Every April, the Family Circle Center on Daniel Island presents the nine-day Family Circle Cup, one of ten Tier I events on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. And let’s not forget NASCAR fans, who can enjoy seasonal NASCAR racing at the Summerville Speedway, located just north of the city of Charleston. //