Artfields is considered to be THE SOUTH'S MOST ENGAGING ART COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL.
ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a traditional Southern small town. Artfields is located in Lake City, SC, one hour west of North Myrtle Beach.
More than 400 masterpieces will be displayed in locally-owned venues, from renovated circa 1920s warehouses and Smithsonian-qualified art galleries to upscale restaurants and start-up boutiques, in a celebration of art and community. What was once one of South Carolina’s most prosperous agricultural communities becomes a living art gallery as the town recognizes, celebrates, and shares the artistic talent of the Southeast. As you explore the town, you will learn about its history, enjoy a variety of unique shops and have opportunity to cast your vote on your favorite art. Before leaving Lake City we also make a stop at Moore Farms Botanical Garden. Nestled among fields of corn and soybeans, this is a dynamic and wildly beautiful blend of plant displays, bounding meadows and vistas of green-grey pines.
This trip is best suited for moderate to ambitious walkers.
8:30am- Depart St. James Plantation
Approx. 10:30am - Arrive Lake City. We begin with a Meet & Greet to learn about the history of the town and get oriented on how to best enjoy the ArtFields event.
Spend the day on your own exploring the town, the art and shops. Enjoy lunch on your own. Vote on your favorite artists throughout the day.
3pm - Make the short drive to the Moore Farms Botanical Gardens where we enjoy another Meet & Greet by Garden staff and then have time to explore the Gardens at your own speed.
4:30pm - Depart for St. James