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Arts Profile

This month, YA fiction writer Ryan Graudin appears at YALLFest days after releasing a buzzed-about new book 

Colour of Music festival founder Lee Pringle works to awaken the nation to black classical music

From inspired murals to beautiful beer bottles, Sean Williams is Holy City Brewing’s unofficial painter-in-residence


Karl Beckwith Smith creates murals on canvas for homes and businesses all over town

PURE Theatre’s Sharon Graci preps for another season of pushing the envelope

Bette Mueller-Roemer puts decades of ceramics study to work in her vibrant raku pottery

Talking hip-hop with dancer, instructor, and choreographer Naquan Villega

Julianna Gaillard takes dance to new heights

Artist Jarod Charzewski creates intriguing installations from modern consumer society’s castoffs

Musician Bill Carson is dedicating his life to the next generation

Only four years out of college, Michael Smallwood has already found the role he was born to play

A Charleston native channels her creative energy into a genre-defying performing arts series

Nationally lauded poet Richard Garcia celebrates his new book’s debut at Piccolo Spoleto

Catch up with guitarist Lee Barbour, who creates surf jazz, gypsy swing, and more

Janine McCabe conjures theatrical characters through costume design 

Natural-world inspiration is at the heart of all Becca Barnet’s creations—from taxidermy to site-specific installations.

Sharing a laugh with comedian Dusty Slay before this month’s Charleston Comedy Festival   


From restaurants to a resident sports team, much of Charleston bears the branding work of graphic designer Gil Shuler

Herb Parker sculpts found objects and natural materials alike into works of art that inspire dialogue

All the Holy City’s a stage for modern dance choreographer Kristin Alexander