ArtFields® started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artists of the Southeast with nine days’ worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a small, agrarian Southern town, Lake City, S.C. With more than $145,000 up for grabs, the competition is open to artists of all media who live in the 12 participating states.
In a mutual celebration of art and community, up to 400 artworks will be displayed in locally owned venues, from renovated warehouses to professional art spaces to restaurants and boutiques. A jury of art professionals selects all but the People’s Choice Award winners, selected by ArtFields visitors.
Lake City was once one of South Carolina's most prosperous agricultural communities. During ArtFields, the town becomes a living art gallery that celebrates the art and artists of the Southeast. ArtFields is the flag ship event in a small town where art thrives all year long in such spaces as Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center.
Every artist must first sign up on ArtBooth.