Announcing the First-Annual SPARK Exhibition!

2020 SPARK Community Art Exhibition What: Spark Invitational and Community Exhibition is an annual exhibition at Public Works Art Center designed to bring the community together through creating and viewing art. Each year, a theme is given to be “the Spark” for great art. Local and Regional artists are challenged to create an original work of art based on the theme to be exhibited at Public Works Art Center in Summerville, SC. This year’s theme is “water,” as a nod to the building’s last…

Last Call for Studio Rental Applications!

We are doing one big “last call” for our few remaining downstairs studios before we enter into an adjudication process. Studios left (all downstairs, near the classrooms and South Gallery): Studio 10: 120 square feet: $270/month Studio 11: Downstairs studio, 168 square feet: $378/month Studio 14: Downstairs studio, 140 square feet: $315/month Apply here today – applications close in two weeks – August 26th! https://forms.gle/wzmBDL9rQ3KzodKEA ***If you have applied in the last few weeks, your application will be considered during this adjudication process, and…

Public Works Art Center Receives Donnelley Foundation Grant

  We are thrilled to announce that we have received a very meaningful grant from Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation! The grant covers operations and a strategic plan, which will be extremely beneficial during this difficult time and beyond. The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supports land conservation, artistic vitality, and regional collections for the people of the Chicago region and the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Thank you to the wonderful team at the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation for their trust, vision, and…

We’ve hired an Assistant Director!

  Announcing our new Assistant Director, Emily Epling! Emily is a powerhouse of great ideas, raw talent, and creative genius, and could not be a better fit for Public Works Art Center. Even before her first day on the job, Emily was hitting the ground running, planning events and organizing programming, utilizing honed skills learned in college and through impressive work with local nonprofits. Emily’s focus will be on classes, programming, and some events, so look for more offerings from Public Works Art…

Announcing our FIRST community exhibition!

Postcards from the Pines Exhibition Summary:  Public Works Art Center is a new community art center in downtown Summerville, South Carolina. Located in the former Post Office (which later became the CPW building), Public Works Art Center is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with and experience art. For our first community exhibition, we wish to pay homage to the origins of this building in a “postcard size” exhibition featuring works from all ages and mediums. Submissions should…

What is Public Works Art Center?

Public Works Art Center is a forthcoming community arts hub, located in the old Post Office in the heart of Downtown Summerville. Thanks to the generosity of the Commissioners of Public Works, the former tenants and owners of the building, we are able to work toward having this space open to the public by the end of 2019 (fingers crossed!), contributing the the culture of our beloved town. At Public Works Art Center, we will offer studio spaces for artists, engaging exhibitions, art…

Studio Artist Applications Open!

Studio Artist Applications Open!

STUDIO ARTIST APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! (Note: this is different from the survey shared a few weeks ago. ALL interested in renting a studio space must fill out this application in its entirety to be considered.) Click here to apply (you will need to sign into or sign up for a google account): https://forms.gle/87jjvCyt7jUXHRmC7 We suggest setting aside some time to fill out the application (and have up to 9 images of your work ready to upload), as responses aren’t saved until the application…