ARTFIELDS CELEBRATED ITS THIRD SEASON IN LAKE CITY, SOUTH CAROLINA, ENRICHING VISITORS AND RESIDENTS ALIKE WITH A MEMORABLE TEN-DAY EXPERIENCE OF ART, MUSIC, SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AND CUISINE, AND A GREAT DEAL OF FUN. DARLA MOORE, FOUNDER AND FORCE BEHIND ARTFIELDS CONTRIBUTED A WONDERFUL INTERVIEW TO THE LRFA BLOG IN 2014 AND IT IS A PLEASURE TO DOCUMENT ITS GROWTH AND SUCCESS.
CHECK OUT THE 2015 VIDEO FOR A SENSE OF THE SPIRIT AND SCOPE OF AN ARTS FESTIVAL THAT HAS TRULY TRANSFORMED A COMMUNITY AND THE LIVES OF MANY ARTISTS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF OUR COUNTRY.
The South’s Most Engaging Art Festival and Competition
ArtFields® is a community-focused celebration of art awarding $100,000 in prizes to artists from across the Southeast. Initially founded in 2013 ArtFields annually transforms the historic district of Lake City, South Carolina into a Southern art mecca for nine days allowing visitors, residents, and artists to experience a massive arts festival in the heart of one of South Carolina’s most charming small towns.
ArtFields® is a charitable program of Lake City Partnership Council, a federally-recognized tax-exempt public charity, which mission is to improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of the citizens residing within the community of Lake City, South Carolina. ArtFields® is designed to provide opportunities for the cultivation of artists and to offer educational and arts programs for the benefit of the public.
When ArtFields® kicks off on April 24, 2015, the historic farming community of Lake City will be overflowing with an incredible collection of original artwork from artists across the Southeast. Join us to celebrate the Southern artist in an enchantingly authentic rural Southern town. All attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite artists while enjoying ArtFields® in Lake City. Your vote could help an artist win a share of $100,000 in cash prizes.
Voting will begin closer to the event. Please check back for more info.
Artist from across the 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) are encouraged to submit artwork for the competition and their chance at a share of $100,000 in prizes. These life-changing prizes will be awarded as a Top Prize ($50,000), a Juried Panel Prize ($25,000), and a People’s Choice two-dimensional ($12,500), and a People’s Choice three-dimensional ($12,500) prize during ArtFields 2015. Emerging and established artists at all levels of recognition and education may submit one original 2-D or 3-D work or art. Artwork is submitted online to be reviewed by a jury of visual arts professionals. The jury will select 400 works of art to compete in Lake City for the prize money. Artists will be notified no later than January 1, 2015 of acceptance into ArtFields 2015.