Robeson Art Guild is planning a short field trip to visit this year’s ArtFields Cooperative event in Lake City, SC. The group will leave Friday, April 22, and return Saturday evening, April 23. Everyone is responsible for their own expenses, including lodging. Everyone is looking forward to exploring this artistic community and sharing the company!
ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artists of the Southeast with 9 days’ worth of celebration and competition while revitalizing a small Southern town. The competition and exhibition offer over $100,000 in cash prizes. The winners of two People’s Choice Awards are determined by the votes of people visiting ArtFields; a panel of art professionals selects all the other awards, including the $50,000 Grand Prize and $25,000 Second Place award.
Up to 400 works of art will be on display in locally owned venues, from renovated 1920s warehouses and professional art spaces such as Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center to the library, the history museum, the Ronald E. McNair Life History Center, restaurants, boutiques and other shops. During ArtFields, what was once one of South Carolina’s most prosperous agricultural communities becomes a living art gallery as we recognize, celebrate and share the artistic talent of the Southeast.