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This blog will be a resource for recording thoughts, ideas, schemes, and anything else that develops on the way to forming a unified voice and center for the Charleston arts community. Everything presented here is subject to change.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

CharlestonCulture.com Launch Party May 14

The Charleston Arts Coalition Launching CharlestonCulture.com May 14

CharlestonCulture.com Created to Provide Virtual Gateway for Charleston's Creative Community

CHARLESTON, SC (April 30, 2009) - The Charleston Arts Coalition, a creative hub for all disciplines in Charleston's creative community, will launch its first project, CharlestonCulture.com on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 8 pm at Robert Lange Studios followed by an after party at 9 pm at Shine. The event is free to members and $5 donation to non-members. Space is limited, RSVP necessary.

CharlestonCulture.com, an open source website accessible simply by signing up, fulfills Coalition's promise to provide a virtual gateway to the creative arts community of Charleston. The website promotes and gives the general public access to all creative disciplines in our community through profiles, calendar listings, postings and more. Sponsored in part by the Charleston Visitor's Bureau, the site broadens public access and participation in the arts and culture of the area.

"It is our goal to provide a virtual center of creativity where every creative individual of Charleston will be able to promote and market themselves and their talent, trade and craft," says Jessica Solomon Bluestein, president of the Coalition. "Locals and visitors will also benefit from having one central hub where information will be uploaded directly by creatives and not a third party. It will be the master list and calendar of Charleston creatives," she continues.

The Charleston Arts Coalition offers this website to Charleston's creative arts community free of charge with a goal of creating and uniting a dynamic and thriving creative arts environment. Members of the Charleston Arts Coalition will receive premium calendar listings, profile space and postings on the website. Individual membership is $30 per person, and business membership is $50 per business or organization.

The coalition would like to extend its gratitude to Shine Restaurant, Robert Lange Studios and British Wine Merchant as well as DJ Icebread. Robert Lange Studios is located at 151 East Bay Street. Please RSVP to chasartco@gmail.com. For more information about the coalition, to get involved or to take a survey, please visit www.charlestonartscoalition.com.


About the Charleston Arts Coalition:

The Charleston Arts Coalition is devoted to uniting our community through advocacy, outreach, promotion, and educational and professional programming. The Coalition is providing a forum for creative individuals, organizations and businesses to collaborate on projects, exchange ideas, host special events and, in general, promote creativity in Charleston.