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May 2011

Sculpture in the South Takes Place in Summerville, SC, May 7-15, 2011

The 13th Annual Sculpture in the South event takes place in Summerville, SC, from May 7 - 15, 2011. The sculpture show and sale will take place again in Azalea Park, Saturday, May 14, 10am- 6pm and Sunday, May 15, 10am-5pm.

Celebrating the arts through sculpture has become the trademark of Sculpture in the South. For more than twelve years, the Sculpture in the South Show and Sale has received recognition as one of South Carolina’s premier outdoor arts events and is fast being hailed nationally. Held in beautiful Azalea Park, this event is fueled with tradition and layered with exceptional world-class sculpture.

This is a one-of-a-kind event offering collectors and first time art enthusiasts a chance to mingle and chat with thirty-five leading fine art sculptors, representing a wide range of original artworks. All artwork is available for purchase with proceeds benefiting Summerville’s Permanent Public Sculpture Program. We are pleased that 20 pieces of bronze sculpture have been purchased and installed since 1999 through the efforts of this organization.

With tremendous success in 2010, Arts Education Week returns May 7-13. The week brings together all the arts under one umbrella and offers workshops and lectures for all ages. Regionally and internationally known instructors will be based in Summerville for the week. Workshops vary in cost and each participant receives a Show & Sale ticket. After-school workshops are also available. An exciting Lecture Series is free to the public. For complete details visit (

A “Meet the Sculptors Reception” will take place on Friday, May 13, 2011, from 7-10pm. Patrons, Sponsors and Sustainers have the opportunity to personally meet the sculptors and take a sneak peek at newly released sculptures before the general public. A $150 Patron Package for two includes: Sculptors Reception, Early Bird Preview, Weekend Passes and Membership. For more information on becoming a Patron, Sponsor or Sustainer call 843/851-7800.

Daily admission to the Sculpture in the South Show and Sale is $5. A Weekend Pass is available for $7. There is free admission for students of any age with adult admission.

Sculpture in the South Show and Sale will take place in Azalea Park, at the corner of South Main St. (Hwy. 17A) and West Fifth Street South in Summerville.

Make your plans to experience the charm and hospitality of Summerville, SC - The Gateway to Charleston! Stop by the Greater Summerville Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce at 402 N. Main Street and pick up a free Hands On Guide to Summerville’s Permanent Public Sculpture and take a wonderful leisurely tour of our collection.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or visit (


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