Arts Council of Beaufort County

Rating: 4.86 stars   43 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 482 2127 Boundary Street Beaufort SC 29901 USA

Mission: We’re the primary local arts organization in the Lowcountry and historic Beaufort, SC.  We are tireless advocates for local artists, educators, and cultural organizations.  We award quarterly grants in support of arts-based opportunities and advise anyone with cultural ideas, potential projects, or needs. We actively market the arts in Beaufort County through our Quarterly ArtNews and our website.  Our three guiding goals are to be leaders and innovators in Incubating the Arts, Cultural Tourism and Arts Education.  We are recognized around the state of South Carolina as a leading local arts agency and an innovator on all fronts.  In 1999 Governor James Hodges awarded our organization with the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award as South Carolina’s most outstanding arts organization.  We are very proud of our work, our community’s cultural identity, and the creative energy that makes Beaufort a remarkable County.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I originally came to know about ARTworks through their wonderful after school art programs. My children fell in love (with the people, the atmosphere, and the opportunities to create) and thus so did I. I found myself striving to be a part of any and everything they offered-theatre productions, concerts, arts summit... I am currently serving on the Board of Directors and honestly feel proud to be part of such a dynamic group.

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

Their after school art programs, the wonderful theatre and music productions, adult art programs, grants provided to local schools and artists....

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

Enable to have an outside performance area close to their current location.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Three months ago I moved to Beaufort, knowing no one and feeling very out of place. I even considered moving back home because I didn't think that Beaufort was turning out to be a good match for me. All of that changed when I found ArtWorks. As soon as I walked into the gallery I felt welcomed and comfortable. Everyone was friendly and truly interested in meeting me and helping me along my journey. The artists are all wonderfully talented and truly kind people. The opportunities for the community to get involved are widely diverse, ranging from performing arts to visual arts for all ages. Thank you ArtWorks for making me a part of your community. I only hope that more people walk through the doors every day to become a part of the ArtWorks family!

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

I helped out with the Mardi Gras fundraiser. It was so exciting to see all the people coming in to enjoy food, fun, and dancing - all to help ArtWorks. It showed what a valuable asset to the community they have become.

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

I would make sure they had the funds that they needed in order to make all their dreams (and those of the people they help) come true. JW and Jenny are experts at working with a tight budget to create unique and educational experiences - imagine what they could accomplish with fewer limits!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Three months ago I moved to Beaufort, knowing no one and feeling very out of place. I even considered moving back home because I didn't think that Beaufort was turning out to be a good match for me. All of that changed when I found ArtWorks. As soon as I walked into the gallery I felt welcomed and comfortable. Everyone was friendly and truly interested in meeting me and helping me along my journey. The artists are all wonderfully talented and truly kind people. The opportunities for the community to get involved are widely diverse, ranging from performing arts to visual arts for all ages. Thank you ArtWorks for making me a part of your community. I only hope that more people walk through the doors every day to become a part of the ArtWorks family!

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

I helped out with the Mardi Gras fundraiser. It was so exciting to see all the people coming in to enjoy food, fun, and dancing - all to help ArtWorks. It showed what a valuable asset to the community they have become.

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

I would make sure they had the funds that they needed in order to make all their dreams (and those of the people they help) come true. JW and Jenny are experts at working with a tight budget to create unique and educational experiences - imagine what they could accomplish with fewer limits!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

This is such a wonderful place where children and adults can participate in and experience so many forms of Art. I have volunteered as an actor. Working on my art here in The Black Box theater has enriched my life as ArtWorks does everyone's who walk through their doors. Thank you Arts Council of Beaufort.

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

I love the plays put on in the theater and the atr exhibits in the Gallery.

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

I would give them more funding so they could do more good work

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

we are planning on moving to Beaufort County but are still living in Colorado and yet I am already reading the Arts Council email every month and have signned up for a class to be taken in April even if we have not moved yet . I love their art openings and how they support the new and local arts. As a professional artist I can not wait to get even more involved.

Deborah Carlson

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

stopped in to introduce myself and the director was so helpful and pleasant

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

keep on working to promote top quality artist and supporters.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I am a former board member of this organization and have been a member for the 16 years that I've lived in Beaufort.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its dedicated board members and staff who are arts contributors but are fiscally skilled as well.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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