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When visiting Charleston, it's important not to miss all of the talented local artists our city has to offer. Here's a short list of the galleries not to miss! 

Dog and Horse Fine Art

1. Dog and Horse Fine Art: Located at 102 Church Street on the corner of Church and Elliot Streets. A pet lover's dream come true, you can shop a wide variety of fine art featuring beloved dog breeds and horses or have a custom portrait of your pup made especially for you. In addition to paintings, the gallery offers bronze sculptures of animals. 

2. Helena Fox Fine Art: Located at 106-A Church Street in the South of Broad neighborhood, Helena Fox Fine Art specializes in contemporary American representational art, fine bronze sculptures, and hand crafted

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Charleston, SC hosts a handful of high-profile festivals throughout the year. Arguably the most noteworthy is Spoleto. For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA takes over historic Charleston, SC's theaters, churches, and outdoor venues with performances by world-renowned artists, as well as local talent, in opera, dance, theatre, and music. Spoleto is internationally recognized as the US's premier performing arts festival.

The history behind Spoleto Festival USA begins in 1977. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene, and others had the idea of creating an American counterpart to their annual Festival of Two Worlds which takes place annually in Spoleto, Italy. They were looking for the ideal American

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Purchasing a historic home can be an exciting experience.  The quality of detail and craftsmanship is unlike any new home on the market.  Where else can you find a staircase crafted by hand, or wide plank floors aged to the perfect patina? These homes often showcase high ceilings and beautiful, intricate moldings.  In the historic district of downtown Charleston, SC you can literally walk for hours past streets of elegant, majestic historic homes, some dating back to the days of the Revolutionary War and early, colonial Charles Towne.

The details in a historic home are wonderful.  Sure, the floors squeak, the corners do not match up and cost to maintain can be considerably higher.  But where else do you find original pocket doors, stained

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We could go on and on about everything Downtown Charleston has to offer if it’s your first time here, but how about experiencing Charleston like a local? Don’t get us wrong, drinks at The Watch and dinner at The Ordinary should not be missed, but if you want to make the most of your time in Charleston we have some hidden gems to add to your itinerary.

1. Pitt Street Bridge | Mount Pleasant

This wooden pier, which extends towards Cove Inlet, was built in 1898 as a trolley bridge for getting to and from Sullivan’s Island. The bridge closed in 1945 when the Ben Sawyer Bridge opened. After being converted into a fishing pier, most of the old bridge burned, though a large section still stands. Today, Pitt Street Bridge is a local favorite for picnics,

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This Thursday, April 27th the public is invited to celebrate the Historic Charleston Foundation’s 70th anniversary. This is an incredible event and, “every Charter Day, the Foundation recognizes organizations and individuals who have made contributions in protecting Charleston’s irreplaceable historic buildings, neighborhoods, and other special sites,” according to the HCF website. 

Please come celebrate at 40 East Bay Street from 6-8pm. There will be a cocktail reception immediately following the ceremony.

Congratulations to this year’s winners: Jim Wigley, who will receive the Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award. As well as, Mark Beck, owner of 1 Broad Street, John Dewberry, owner of The Dewberry, Ashley Hall, owner of

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According to the 1852 Map of Charleston, 128 Fishburne Street was originally part of a tract of land on the Upper Peninsula called “Mrs. Wilson’s Farm.” Built in 1914 and used as a multi-family home in 1921, this home and area of Charleston is one to keep your eye on.

 The two-unit investment property on the Westside is currently in the process of a full renovation and will feature high-end modern upgrades.

 

 

Unit A, located on the first floor is approximately 1,379 square feet and will offer 2 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half baths, a large gourmet kitchen, and spacious living space.

 

Unit B, located on the second and third floors, is approximately 2,024 square feet. The second floor offers 2 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half baths, a large

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Spring has sprung and there’s a ton of events in Charleston to look forward to this season. Whether you’re visiting or reside here, there’s always something to do. 

70th annual Festival of Houses and Gardens (03/16/2017- 04/22/2017)

The Festival of Houses and Gardens award-winning tours and educational events showcase Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. The tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences. Tours and events vary by day. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. 


 

Low Country Strawberry Festival (04/20/2017-04/23/2017) 

The Strawberry festival held on the Boone Hall Plantation

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60 Montagu Street's charm is not lost on those lucky enough to tour its grounds. One of Charleston's only Urban Plantations, this property is truly unique, offering a sense of calm and serenity in the middle of a bustling city. The property sits on 1.25 acres and consists of the main residence, carriage house, kitchen house, and tack house. There is also a gorgeous pool and poolhouse on the grounds where one could enjoy a quiet summer afternoon lounging. The grounds have been re-landscaped into a park-like setting with croquet lawn and surrounded by a masonry wall, which allows for complete privacy.

We could go on and on about this property's beauty, or we could let the property speak for itself. Take a virtual tour of the grounds and imagine what life

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Charleston, SC added two beautiful new condos to its inventory of residential Downtown property for sale. 241 East Bay Street sits on the quaint corner of Guignard and East Bay Streets, just one block away from Charleston’s historic Market Street. Both units are currently available for sale, unit 200 for $1,995,000 and unit 300 for $1,495,000. The building also has commercial space on the ground floor, which is for sale for $1,395,000.

The high-end quality of the materials is apparent upon entering either of the two residential units. Oak floors throughout combined with upscale cabinetry and countertops give these condominiums an upscale flare. Each unit comes with two parking spaces, and plans have been approved for an attached garage and rooftop

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Spring has sprung and the ultimate gardeners event is almost here! The Charleston Horticultural Society is holding their annual event, Plantasia on April 7th and 8th at the beautiful Old Towne Creek County Park. Due to the unparalleled landscape and scenery in Charleston, the CHS seeks to inspire and showcase Lowcountry horticulture. A membership includes; free attendance to monthly lectures, seasonal educational workshops, garden tours and much more.

One of CHS’s most anticipated events is Plantasia. Vendors from all over come to sell their unique flowers, plants and gardening accessories. Local farmers will also be in attendance to sell their fresh produce. Every vendor and garden expert will be there to answer any questions you may have and

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