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May 2013

Fine Craft Shows Charleston Offers 2013 Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows in Charleston, SC - Beginning May 24

Fine Craft Shows Charleston, LLC announces the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows for 2013 in Charleston, SC. This year’s shows will be held May 24 – 26 and May 31 – June 2. This will be the 34th year for these shows, which are part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The shows will be held at historic Wragg Square Park, at Meeting and Charlotte Streets in Charleston.

Approximately 120 artists from 17 states around the US will display their crafts for sale during the two three-day shows. The shows each feature a different line-up of artists. Participating artists will provide formal and informal demonstrations of craft techniques throughout the two shows. A schedule of demonstrations and a list of participating artists are available on our website.

The shows will also feature silent auctions and a crafts raffle. The auction and raffle both feature craft objects donated by our participating artists and by members of Charleston Crafts Cooperative. Each show will feature a separate silent auction.

Each year the Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Show’s judge selects the Mayor’s Purchase Award winner based on quality of the craft artist’s work and how it is presented in the booth. The show judge selects a representative piece by the winning artist. This piece is then purchased by the show’s management and donated to the city’s art collection. This has been a continuous tradition since the show’s inception 34 years ago. Over the years the show has donated a wide variety of works by contemporary craft artists to the City of Charleston’s Art Collection.

Admission to the show is $3 for adults. Children and adults over 65 are admitted free. The show hours are 10am-6pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 11am-5pm on Sundays.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or visit (www.finecraftshowscharleston.com).

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