FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ART AT PAWLEYS ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA

Rating: 4.56 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 1975 Pawleys Isl SC 29585 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became a Festival board member two years ago. During my tenure I have been extremely impressed with the dedication this group feels toward providing the best possible musical entertainment and visual arts experiences for the people of our community. Much time is spent to insure that all genres of music are presented and are appropriate for a wide range of ages. Much effort is given to booking performers who provide community outreach programs. The cost of tickets reflects a true desire to enable all people who enjoy musical and artistic experiences to participate. Complimentary tickets are often given to retirement home residents and school children who might not normally be able to attend. The musical events are located in some of
the most lovely outdoor natural settings in our community. Refreshments are always offered for audience enjoyment. Many of the performers indicate that they want to return because they feel
such a connection with the audience and appreciate the attention to
details that have been made to insure a successful, stress free performance. We are very fortunate to have an organization that focuses on such a cultural commitment for our community and strives
to provide nothing short of artistic excellence.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in serving on the Board, attending the concerts, observing the number of volunteers who help every year, hearing the community feedback.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would wish to have more funding available so we can have even more quality performances for people to enjoy. Local businesses can sponsor only so much. Grants written to support the arts could not go to a more worthwhile organization than the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Our area is somewhat rural, and the Pawleys Island Festival provides much need cultural and intellectual entertainment to the populace.
The festival has first class entertainers and events each fall for three weeks, and they are well received and attended by many. Some events
sell out well in advance, so tickets are usually at a premium.
Ticket prices are reasonable, so the event must rely on Donors and
sponsors to help defray costs. Administrative costs are held low
by volunteers who keep the books and organize the events.
Most in the Pawleys Island and Litchfield area look forward to the
events every year, and repeat customers are a main source of
support. One of the great non-profits in our area!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attending the events, getting up tables of 8, donating money, and volunteering to work at events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 3 stars  

Everthing was first class except the music that was offered. We say that it was awful. Just look at the attendance numbers We sat at every performance and it was evident that the venue is not what people want. Including ourselves. Best part of the event was on Saturday with the Kids revue.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We ae v ery disapointed in the Pawleys Island Music and Arts Festival

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Gear the whole festival to folks 30 to 55 instead of 55 plus

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Rating: 5 stars  

This festival serves a very dramatic need to bring culture to our area.
The performers are very professional and very enjoyable.
The efforts of all involved should be commended and recognized by all.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

yes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have had the pleasure of being a host home for the past two years for the Pawleys Island Music and Art Festival dinner. The arrangements always went off without a hitch and we had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful people. The chefs were fabulous, providing every guest with a true culinary experience. We plan to continue hosting every year that we are needed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the truly wonderful performances at the festival every year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

As a member of the general public who has taken advantage of the ultra professional performances, the outstanding professionals over the past six years, I feel this Music Festival has continued to show the caliber of the arts available in Pawleys Island. One year exceeds the prior - with excitement and anticipation growing more year after year. for each year's performances. This is one of the finest Festivals in the Southeast and makes me proud and honored to be a resident of Pawleys Island.
Each year the director, staff and volunteers do a professionally outstanding job.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending just about every performance over the past six years,

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

love to learn more how to be a major part of the planning and execution of this magnificent event. However, everyone involved over the past years has done such a great job, it's hard to imagine making changes to this organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

To begin with the venue for the 2010 concert, on the grounds of the Litchfield Plantation under an open air tent, was spectacular. As a volunteer directing traffic to the close-in parking, I was able to hear much of the music. As usual there was a broad range of genres, from classical guitar to blues and the quality was first class throughout.

One of the unusual features that I personally took part in was the offer of free valet parking. Elderly and handicapped person were able to step out of their cars and walk no more than 10 yards to the entrance.

It is a genuine pleasure to serve as a volunteer at the Pawleys Island Festival. The meticulous planning and artistic selections, year after year, have made this festival a major cutural attraction in the Low Country.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

performing various tasks in assisting festival patrons such as showing them where to sit, helping them park and giving them rides between the parking area and venue entrance

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

involve seasoned volunteers in planning the all important festival logistics

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for this event for the last few years. They do an amazing job of bringing cultural events to Pawleys Island, especially in music. They have something for everyone as well........art, theater, dance, children. What a great way for people who enjoy these events to meet.

Everyone looks forward to this all year. I don;t know what we would do without it!!

Sarah Grantham

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2008, 2009, 2010 in Pawleys Island at Brookgreen Gardens and Litchfield Plantation

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The event is very well run. I do not know of any changes. AS always, they need more money to bring performances to town, so more fund raisers could do that, I suppose, or grants!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I moved to Pawleys Island four years ago and have volunteered for this event every year. I do it because I have enjoyed it and I believe it is one of the best venues for the money in the SE. The people who manage it are professional and the same volunteers consistantly participate year in and year out...adding to the seemingly seemless operation. The performances/performers have also been the top of their field...such performances/performers would otherwise never be seen in this area.\
First Class!

John E Kaneday

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2006-2010

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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