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Red Rose Festival Photography Contest

​Red Rose Festival Photography Contest hosted by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts will take part with the annual  Red Rose Festival on May 15/16, 2015 in downtown Lancaster, SC celebrating all that our community has to offer its citizens. Open to all ages, participants are asked to submit one 8 x 10 color or black and white​ photograph of their visual interpretation of what makes our Lancaster community special. 

​This is a juried comp​etition and there are cash awards: $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place winner. In addition, an Honorable Mention photograph is named. 

All submissions are due by April 1, 2015 to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts office , 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC. For more information and/or to register call 803-285-7451 or visit Sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the City of Lancaster.  

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The Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour is currently accepting applications

for farm sites for the 2015 Tour!

The Ag + Art Tour is a free, self-guided tour of Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York County farms with area artisans located at each farm site.  During this weekend-long event, visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action and purchase their works, dance to the melodies of bluegrass and folk songs, and learn more about rural life.  The Tour is the Largest Free Farm Tour in the Nation and has drawn over 16,000 visitors since it began in 2012.

The 2015 Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour will be take place on Saturday June 27 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday June 28 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. A Farm Site is defined as a business or farm that relies on natural resources of the land, such as family farms, vineyards, wineries, timber, breweries, and orchards. These sites produce food, fiber, unique crops or livestock, add value to traditional agricultural products, or are other farm-based activities, such as markets & roadside stands. Applications are due before 5:00 PM on Friday, February 13, 2015. You can apply to be a site on-line:

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All classes are held at Mahaffee’s Studio, 2875 New Hope Road, Lancaster, SC 29720

Glass Painting Class- Each student will turn a window into a colorful transparent work of art with a stained-glass style. $50.00 for a 3 day workshop which includes window, leading and a set of Gallery Glass paints.  What a deal. Demos and design ideas will be provided. March 17, 19 & 20. 5pm-7pm.

Silk Painting Workshop- Learn the Asian way of painting with dye and resist medium to create your own silk painting or scarf. All supplies are furnished. $30 fee. March 24 & 25. 5pm-7pm

Calligraphy workshop- Morning or Evening 4 day workshop (11:30-12:45pm OR 5-6:15pm) $4o fee includes materials. Learn the art of Beautiful Handwriting in only four classes. Unbelievable results!  Do wedding invitations, create banners, scribe poetry, very relaxing …May 11, 13, 14 & 18.

Beginners Precious Metal Silver Workshop- (Back by popular demand.) Create several pure silver pieces of jewelry using your own designs and ideas. $120 fee includes demos, instruction, firings, findings and one pack of pure silver PMC. May 11, 13 & 18. 6:30-8:00pm. Mahaffee’s Studio.

Artsy Gourd Containers-Turn a large dried gourd into a “gourdeous” work of art. Use dremel tools, wood burning tools, leather dyes, varnish, etc. to create your own gourd container. At Mahaffee’s Pottery Studio July 15, 16, 20, 21, & 22 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. $40 fee includes material.

Clay Sculpture for Young Hands Workshop- Learn the properties of clay while creating duck pots, coiled pots, pinched pots and more. At Mahaffee’s Pottery Studio, July 14, 15, 16, 20 & 21; from 4pm-5pm, $40 fee includes clay and glazes (ages 5 & up).

Drawing and Painting Workshop- This workshop is designed for children ages 6-12. There will be tips and demonstrations to improve drawing skills. Also, a painting and a pastel will be completed by each participant by the end of the course. Mahaffee’s Painting Studio, July 14, 15, 16, 20 & 21; from 3pm-4pm, $40 fee includes material.

Potter’s Wheel Workshop- Students will develop potter wheel throwing techniques by leaning to wedge, center, and form vessels on the potter’s wheel. Students will receive plenty of demonstrations and practice, so that bowls and mugs can be completed by each student. This two week workshop will be taught July 13-16 and July 20-23; from 11am-12:45pm. $80 fee includes material for the two weeks.

Animal Portraits with Pastel- Learn Pastel techniques and focus on any animal of your choice…even your own pet. Bring a photo or go through my animal files. You will learn to grid sketch in proportion and blend with pastels, etc. 3 day workshop. $60 fee includes material (leather board and soft pastel usage) August 4, 6 & 7; from 5pm-6:30pm.

Raku hand-building Clay Workshop- This workshop is designed to teach clay  techniques such as coiling, modeling and slabbing and the history of Japanese hand built pots.  Students will Raku several of their pots. All other clay items produced will be fired the traditional way with dinner safe glaze. $120 fee will cover 25lbs of clay, glazes, firings and instructions. Class size is limited to ten (10). This workshop will meet November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and December 1st at Mahaffee’s Studio; from 5pm-7pm.

Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio Metal Workshops

Avant Garde Center for the Arts will host Metal Sculpture Workshops at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, 217 East Gay Street, Lancaster, SC 29720.  Students will create, from their own designs, a choice of ornaments, bottle tree, or sculpture.  The one-day workshops will be held 9am-4pm on February 28, March 28, May 2, July 18, and September 19, 2015. Students should wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes, as they will design, cut, weld, and polish their artwork. Backstreet gallery, with a collection of works by artists worldwide on exhibit and outdoor sculpture garden will be open for touring. Pre-registration is required for each class and $100 per person covers all supplies and instruction. Plan to have lunch at a downtown restaurant or bring box lunch. Register by contacting Bob Doster at or 803-285-9190 or visit  Workshops are sponsored by Avant Garde Center for the Arts, a non-profit which exists to promote the value of arts and culture within communities, offers scholarships for all workshops. For scholarship information, email


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