Arts & Culture

Darlington County


Black Creek Arts Council
116 W. College Ave., Hartsville

Housed in the restored 1930s Community Market Building, the Black Creek Arts Council preserves and cultivates the arts. The center features changing visual art exhibits in the gallery.
Open Tuesday – Thursday 10am–1pm, 2pm-5pm; Friday 10am-2pm; and every 2nd Saturday 10am-1pm.

Center Theater Inside

The Center Theater of Hartsville
212 N. 5th St., Hartsville

Built in 1936, the Center Theater operated for decades as a movie house. It features a wide array of theatrical productions, musicals, comedies, and entertaining children’s theater performances.


Coker University/DeLoach Center
300 E. College Ave., Hartsville

Coker University was founded in 1908 as a liberal arts college for women and is today a co-ed institution. The campus is home to the Cecelia Coker Bell Art Gallery and the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center, which includes theaters and the Stein Gallery of pre-Columbian and oriental artifacts. The 70,000 sq. ft. DeLoach athletic facility opened in 2014.

Dillon County

Dillon County Theater

Dillon County Theatre
114 N. MacArthur Ave., Dillon

The Dillon County Theater is one of the few remaining examples of Spanish Colonial architecture in the state and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The McArthur Ave. Players perform a variety of plays annually, and the theater hosts musicals and concerts throughout the year. Call ahead for tickets and tours.

Florence County

Addies Paint

Addie’s Baby Paint & Sip Studio
290 W. Evans St., Florence

This Paint & Wine studio is a great option for family activities or for a date night.

Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail

Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail
Florence Veterans Park
842 Woody Jones Blvd., Florence

The Florence Veterans Park, with four major pieces by sculptor Alex Palkovich, is an excellent place to start your self-guided tour of his work. A web app has been created for this art trail, accessible through

ArtFields Gallery

ArtFields Gallery
118 Sauls St., Lake City

The ArtFields Gallery hosts changing art exhibits. It includes the Crossroads Gallery, Jones-Carter Gallery, and TRAX Visual Art Center. Each space is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am-5:00pm.

The DIY Place

The D.I.Y. Place
157 W. Evans St., Florence

Find your inner craftiness at The D.I.Y. Place. All the supplies are on hand to paint wall art and decorative signage. Open Tuesday – Friday 3:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-9:00pm.

The Florence Center

The Florence Center
3300 W. Radio Dr., Florence

The Prime Site award-winning Florence Center, opened in 1993, is the largest entertainment and convention center in northeastern South Carolina. The facility plays an active role in the area’s cultural, civic, and entertainment life. It hosts a variety of events and shows throughout the year, including concerts, ice shows, sports, conferences, and more. Visit to see what is going on while you are in town.

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Florence Little Theatre
417 S. Dargan St, Florence

The Florence Little Theatre is anything but little! FLT brings a season of professional-level plays and Broadway musicals performed by a local theater group.

FMU Performing Arts Center

FMU Performing Arts Center (PAC)
201 S. Dargan St., Florence

The PAC includes an 849 seat proscenium theater, 100 seat black box space, an amphitheatre, and an academic wing. In addition to regular programming, the PAC is home to the Florence Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Choir, and SC Dance Theatre.

Jones Carter Gallery SC

Jones-Carter Gallery
105 Henry St., Lake City

The Jones-Carter Gallery hosts changing exhibits featuring local and national artists. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm during exhibitions.

Olio Studios 2

Olio Studio
104 W. Main St., Lake City

Olio Studio offers workshops and group painting parties. Also offered are wheel thrown pottery workshops and paint your own pottery sessions. Please call to book an appointment.

Lee County

The Opera House

The Opera House
109 N. Main St., Bishopville

The restored (c. 1890) Opera House is a center for the arts, theater, and concerts, and it contains a gallery of changing exhibits. The Opera House is open Monday – Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm. Call ahead for tours.

The Swamp Log Artisans Gallery

The Swamp Log Artisans Gallery
229 N. Main St., Bishopville

The Swamp Log Artisans Gallery features handcrafted products made from lumber sawn from old logs recovered from the dark and muddy bottoms of South Carolina rivers and swamps. Shop hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm. Call ahead for large group visits.

Marion County


Marion Opera House
100 W. Court St., Marion

This Historic building was constructed in 1892. The Opera House is home to several theatrical productions each year. Call for tours. 1-3 people: $10 per person, 4 or more: $7 per person.

Marlboro County

Marlboro Civic Center

Marlboro Civic Center
106 Clyde St., Bennettsville

One of the oldest theaters in the state, the Marlboro Civic Center (c. 1917), is the stunning architectural restoration of the historic Opera House-once a major stop for vaudeville and musical shows on the New York to Miami circuit. Please call ahead for tours.

Williamsburg County

C. Williams Rush Museum of African American Arts

C. Williams Rush Museum of African American Arts & Culture
200 Hampton Ave., Kingstree

The C. Williams Rush Museum of African American Arts & Culture features rotating exhibitions that emphasize the history and contributions of African Americans. Call ahead for entry. Admission is by donation to the museum.