Artfields - Spring Day Trip

Lake City, SC, USA

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

Patty
  • Facebook verified
92 reviews

$65
Apr 30 - 30, 2019
Group size: 30 - 45

About this trip

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

Itinerary

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


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Patty
92 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!

Reviews

Really enjoyed visiting New Bern and watching the musical. The city is beautiful and we will definitely return to do more exploring. Many thanks to Patty for arranging this trip.
By Regina Ross for Honour, The Musical on Feb 05, 2020
We had a relaxing trip. Had time for a very good lunch and some fun shops. The play was interesting. I enjoyed learning about that time in history.
By Verona Whipple for Honour, The Musical on Jan 28, 2020
For me, there was not enough information given about the house and the man that built it. We spent the better part of two days in the bus traveling and only spent about two hours touring the house. And for me, but not my wife, there was way too much time allotted for shopping. I can appreciate those who enjoyed the Downton Abbey display, but I had not watched the tv show and would much rather spent time in the Biltmore house or on the grounds. I did get some information from photographs and writings on the wall of the hotel and from the lecture in the church in the village. But, with so much to learn, I did not think we allocated our time efficiently. Jim Gunther
By Jim Gunther for Christmas at Biltmore on Jan 13, 2020
We had a great time. Very organized and the lights were terrific.
This trip was alot of fun. Patty did a great job organizing this event. Looking forward to another trip in 2020.
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