Vote now for Community Choice award

Make your vote count!

The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts has teamed up with ArtPop Street Gallery and Adams Outdoor Advertising for an exciting project that will showcase five local visual artists on billboards throughout the tri-county. And YOU get to decide one those artists.Art Pop Logo Final Outlines TM 10-5-16 (2)

Please cast your vote  by visiting for the artist you would like to see on a billboard in the Lowcountry for one year. Four others artists, selected by a panel of judges, will also receive billboards. The five winners will be announced on Monday, April 10.

Voting for the Community Choice Award closes at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 7, so vote now, and spread the word!

The contest was open to visual artists residing in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester County. Artists must be at least 18 years old, and all submitted works had to be have been created no earlier than Jan. 1, 2015. 



Apply now for matching funds

The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts has opened Lowcountry Arts Fund applications for our matching grant program.

Grants of up to $500 will be given to arts non-profits in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Click HERE to apply.

During the previous round of matching grants, funds were awarded to:

  • Engaging Creative Minds, to assist an initiative to launch their program in Berkeley County
  • Midtown Productions, to to provide scholarships for students for the summer production of “Godspell”
  • Heal With Hearts, for visual arts and science integration at Murray LaSaine Elementary School
  • Enough Pie, for the Indigo Vat Shack program
  • Charleston Public Library, to host a storyteller’s workshop for area artists and arts groups


For more information, contact Mike Gibbons at or 843-577-5288.

Cinderella at NCPAC

The iconic “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center this week for two performances. Everyone has a favorite version of “Cinderella,” so in fairness we are sharing three videos of the moment Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother turns a pumpkin into a carriage with the song “Impossible.”

Even fans of Julie Andrews may not recognize her in the 1957 televised version below! Prior to becoming our favorite nanny and beloved singing nun, Ms. Andrews was the original Cinderella in this classic black and white film.

The 1965 version of “Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella,” reigned supreme as the most recognizable version for nearly 30 years. This filmed-for-television event was one of CBS’s most popular shows of the 60’s and 70’s.

90’s kids will remember begging their parents to let them stay up to watch the incomparable Whitney Houston take on the role of the Fairy Godmother in 1997. Featuring a multi-racial cast, this version of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” received wide acclaim for being a Cinderella-story for everyone.

Don’t miss your chance to see “Cinderella” for yourself this week at NCPAC and make your own magical memories!