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Across the State - Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Steeped in Southern history and American heritage, South Carolina ’s historic communities reflect a rich past that is evident in many different ways. Celebrating the past or celebrating the present, South Carolina ’s smaller communities and metropolitan areas support a host of artistic and cultural events. There are over 300 festivals that occur across the state and throughout the year including the world-renowned Spoleto Festival held each Spring in historic Charleston

Because important Revolutionary and Civil War battles were fought in South Carolina , even celebrating history has become an art form. Thousands of people participate in living history demonstrations, from military reenactments to demonstrations of plantation life. Architecture is a subject of celebration as well, and dozens of tours of public and private dwellings throughout the state reveal some of ’s oldest and most beautiful buildings.