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Date(s) - May 16, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Catherine Smith Plaza



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Music Schedule

—- will feature David Benedict and Michael Moore- mandolin and guitar.  The schedule of music will start with Betsy Bish ( at 10 am,  Wayfair with Jake Gantt at 11, Andrew Farmer at 12:30, Susan Natale’s African Drumming Students at 1 pm, Tony Tidwell  at 2, and David Benedict( and Michael Moore from 3-5.  Come out and hear these great musicians and songwriters.

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The Clemson Festival of ARTS returns for its 5th year in Catherine Smith Plaza and Jaycee and Abernathy Parks in Downtown Clemson on Saturday, May 16th, from 10am to 5pm. This festival, the only one of its kind in the city, is becoming an annual tradition for the third weekend in May. The Arts Center of Clemson puts on this free admission event that provides fun, entertainment, and artistic enrichment for all ages. Dozens of local and regional artists will have booths lining the blocked off street that runs between the plaza and the parks–demonstrating their different crafts and selling their works. Local musicians will perform on the Duke Energy Stage throughout the duration of the festival. The parks will be dedicated to free art activities for kids of all ages, and there will be other individual and community art projects offered throughout the festival, all free of charge. Local vendors will have food and drink for sale throughout the day, as well. Come enjoy a blissful day in downtown Clemson and take home a new masterpiece or even make one yourself! The Arts Center of Clemson and all festival friends and sponsors invite everyone to come dabble in the arts! Visit for more information.

Artists 12×12 booth space rate is $100.00.

We offer, not only artists selling their work, but also have dedicated space for food vendors and community partners.  Food vendors are limited by space and food offered.  Applications cannot be accepted if another food vendor has already registered to sell a particular food item.

Our Community Partner spaces allow 12×12 booth spaces for organizations or businesses for $45.00.  Non-profit organizations get a discounted rate of $25.00.  No products can be sold for money or donations (no exceptions), but booths can offer give away items and games in addition to the distribution of information.

Art is truly rich in our region of the SC Upstate, so come out and immerse yourself in the culture of art!

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Fridays 10AM - 2PM
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The Arts Center 212 Butler Street Clemson, SC 29631