May 2017

There are 4 blog entries for May 2017.

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 22k

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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 glass,

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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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