OPEN Arts Expo registration is OPEN!

open2Are you ready for OPEN Arts Expo 2017?

It’s that time of year again! Registration is OPEN for our 7th annual event, and this year is shaping up to be our biggest and best ever.
We will be holding our event once again at The Cistern during Second Sunday on King, so this year’s event will be held on September 10th 2017. The following TuesdaySeptember 12th, is our inaugural day of giving, Arts Matter Day 2017. We highly encourage you to participate in OPEN in order to spread the word about Arts Matter Day to increase giving to arts in the low country.
If you are an artist or arts group and would like to participate in this awesome day celebrating the arts, visit: Once you register, we will email your specified contact person a personalized invoice for the $125 booth rental fee.
Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions by emailing or calling Mike or Elise ( or

Thank you for all you do for the arts in the Lowcountry! open1

UPDATE: Moe’s mural to stay

The mural on the side of the Moe's on Houston Northcutt Boulevard in Mount Pleasant shows John Lennon, Al Capone, and Marilyn Monroe. The Mount Pleasant Town Council voted Tuesday night to allow the mural at Moe’s restaurant to stay up.

The issue has been ongoing since last year, when it was determined that the sign violated a town ordinance. In April, council cleaned up the ordinance to better define murals. However, the new wording did not grant a pardon the mural. Last night’s vote gives the mural that pardon.

The mural, painted by Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith, is a beautiful and vibrant addition to the building. The pictures of John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe and Al Capone are far more entertaining than a plain old wall. It’s even made it onto Roadside America.

Great effort, Mt. Pleasant, in the efforts to #savemoesmural.