Artfields - Spring Day Trip

      Lake City, SC, USA

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      352 reviews
      Apr 30, 2019
      Group size: 30 - 45
      Artfields - Spring Day Trip
      Lake City, SC, USA

      • Email address verified
      352 reviews

      Apr 30, 2019
      Group size: 30 - 45

      About this trip


      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 includes walking

      This trip is best suited for moderate to ambitious walkers.  

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        Motorcoach transportation
      • Admission
        Admission to the Botanical Garden
      • Snacks
        Water & Snacks on the bus
      • Tour services
        Trip is hosted and guided by Patty
      • Gratuity
        Driver gratuity

      What’s not included

      • Lunch
        Lunch is on your own in any number of the town's restaurants

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      Trip Price


      Spring Day Trip
      Artfields in Lake City, SC

      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

      Your Organizer

      352 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


      Super trip! Patty and her bus driver Donny are wonderful! Patty always gives us a great time with snacks on the way, water bottles throughout the day to keep us hydrated. The homes, gardens and historic sites we saw were well worth it. A great day trip. Be sure to see Beaufort, NC.
      By Alice T for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 04, 2024
      We had a great time! Donny was the best bus driver and Patty was an awesome event organizer! Hope to go on another fabulous bus trip soon!
      By Diana P for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 01, 2024
      Patty always runs a first class trip. Luxury coach, snack and water; rest area stops on longer trips. Patty provides tons of information in advance on the trip itself and area. Always enjoy her trips!
      By Susan S for Old Homes Tour and More on Jun 30, 2024
      We had a wonderful time. Met some great people from other communities and enjoyed the bus ride, as well as the accommodations, tours and eateries. Patty is a great host with lots of helpful advice, attention to our needs, and tips for travel. We look forward to another trip with Patty in the future!! Deb & Mark Delekto
      By Debra D for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 19, 2024
      We had a great time. This is my 6th trip with Patty. Another great job!
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