The Center serves as a small business incubator for juried artists across the state. The Center promotes arts-based economic development and helps 300+ artists from 32 counties across South Carolina earn a living. Please click the link below to find out more about participating at the Artisans Center as a Guild Member or learn the benefits of becoming a partner.  Please check our NEWS link for upcoming Call For Entry.


The South Carolina Artisans Center 2017 Call for Entries is currently in progress. We had more than 100 Artists who met the August application deadline. Those selected through our two-stage process will be invited to showcase their work at the Center starting in October.  The Artisans Center Call for Entries two-stage jurying process begins in August and culminates in October when the new artisans are selected. All applicants must be a resident of South Carolina. Art is juried in two stages.


During the first stage, digital images of submitted work will be reviewed and evaluated by the out-of-state jurors. Our panel of out-of-state jurors consists of three artists or art professionals who are recognized for their talents in fine art and folk art. They use their expertise to select artists whose work is of the highest quality and possesses the potential for successful marketing.


For the second stage, the selected artists will submit actual work for the final evaluation. This stage will take place in Walterboro. Each artist will be required to present five pieces of work. Each item will be reviewed by the three SC artists or art professionals (not members of the SCAC Guild) to ensure that it accurately represents the images submitted. This group of artists has the final decision on acceptance of work into the Center.


Enjoy special benefits when you join the SC Artisans Center. By becoming a part of our Hand-in-Hand partner program, you not only help provide a premier retail space for outstanding South Carolina artists, but also contribute to the cultural education and community outreach the Center provides to visitors and residents of the state.


Benefits include: newsletter subscription, invitations to receptions and annual events, invitations to private preview and new artists receptions, and discount fees to Center workshops, lectures, and classes.  All partnership categories will enjoy the Individual Membership benefits.  Fellows, Friends and Patrons will be recognized in the Artisans Center Newsletter and be featured on our website.  Please complete & submit the form below to get started!