"We are pleased to receive this grant from the SC Arts Commission," said Cheraw Arts Commission Executive Director Lindsay Bennett. "This support will assist in our efforts to create a thriving cultural community. The SC Arts Commission grant must be matched with local dollars. We appreciate the support from local businesses and individuals who help us meet this obligation of matching dollars though memberships and program sponsorship."
"To get a first-hand look at one of our activities, please visit the Burr Gallery at the Community Center and enjoy monthly exhibits," Bennett added. "Artisans of the SC Cotton Trail will be featured in October, and ceramic artist Nancy Butterworth of Columbia will have pottery on display during November. Also, the South Carolina Jazz Festival is planned for Oct. 16-18, visitscjazzfestival.com for festival information."
The Cheraw Arts Commission, a non-profit organization with the Town of Cheraw, provides many cultural opportunities for our community through classes, workshops, and performances at the Theatre on the Green. For more information about the Cheraw Arts Commission and membership, contact the commission at 843.537.8420, ext 12 or come by the office at the Cheraw Community Center located at 200 Powe Street.
The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission is working to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina and by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call 803.734.8696