Francis Marion University | Colton Parker FMU Artist Series

Francis Marion University presents

Colton Parker, bass

FMU Artist Series

Francis Marion University Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:30pm

Colton Parker is a Nashville based singer-songwriter and musician. The man is talented doing everything from singing, to playing bass, and even running sound. His hard work has made him a recognizable face around Music Row and led to him playing on the road with some of Country Music’s biggest acts.

RESERVATIONS: Free admission, no advance reservations.

Aroha Arts Collective | The Convergence Symposium

Aroha Arts Collective invites all to attend

The Convergence Symposium | Where The Arts And Social Action Converge


The purpose in organizing this symposium is to create a space for exploration of possibilities for using the arts for social action.  Defining social action as being an action that leads to any of the following: healing, education, community building, and/or community action.


Facilitators for the weekend symposium include Adalia Ellis, Eric Dozier, Anana Harris Parris, Stacey Paulin, Antonio Medina, Kimimila Locke, Katharine Key, Kathryn Lucatelli, and Waverly Ave Junior Youth Group.


For daily event times and more information to register, please go to:

Lake City Concert Series | FRISSON ENSEMBLE

Lake City Concert Series presents as part of its 2019-2020 Season

Frisson Ensemble

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:30pm

Lake City Presbyterian Church, Lake City, SC

For more information contact (843) 374-8611 or

From New York City, the ensemble features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars drawn from many of the nation’s major music schools including Juilliard, Curtis, and Yale. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. Listen and enjoy as Frisson expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, nonets, and a small chamber orchestra. The ensemble made its debut in major cities across the United States during the 2017-18 season. They are rapidly becoming one of the busiest classical music ensembles with dozens of performances annually. Six of the artists will be performing in Lake City.

Florence Symphony Orchestra Family

Florence Symphony Orchestra

Family Performance

Peter and the Wolf

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3pm

The Florence Symphony Orchestra will present the symphonic fairytale, “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev, along with the “Toy Symphony” by Haydn on February 23 at 3 pm.

Post concert, children may visit an instrument “Petting Zoo” where they can get an up-close look at the different instruments of the symphony.

Tickets are on sale now at the FMU PAC ticket office for $10, general admission.

University Place Gallery | The Jasper Project presents The Supper Table

Francis Marion University’s Downtown Florence

University Place Gallery hosts

The Jasper Project presents The Supper Table

Special Limited Run Installation: February 11 – 18th

The Supper Table, an homage to the 40th anniversary of Judy Chicago’s 1979 epic feminist art exhibition, is a multidisciplinary arts project celebrating the history and contributions of 12 extraordinary South Carolina women and featuring the work of almost 60 of South Carolina’s most outstanding women artists in the visual, literary, theatrical, and film arts.

Imagine a 12′ x 12′ x 12′ triangular-shaped table set with SC-artist-created place-settings each inspired by one of 12 diverse women from SC history whose lives were dedicated to the betterment of humankind.

Around this table 120 tiles, each naming another great SC woman and decorated by a community member, hang on movable walls in an Array of Remarkable SC Women.

Now, listen to essays about each of these women written by SC writers and staged orations theatrically presented by SC theatre artists.
All of the artists are women, and all call South Carolina home.

Finally, watch 12 short films, each featuring one of the honored guests at the table and created by a SC filmmaker.

click here for more information about The Jasper Project 

University Place Gallery Hours

Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-6:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm

Sunday- Monday: Closed


Florence Symphony Orchestra and Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University celebrates its 50th Anniversary featuring Francis Marion University alumni and performances by the Florence Symphony Orchestra.

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30pm


“Lincoln Portrait” Copland Narrated by 20019 FMU grad John Sweeney

“Three Sopranos” FMU Alumni Arthenius Jackson-2009, Bree Boyce Marsh-2015, Caroline Starling-2017

Symphony No. 7  Beethoven

Tickets may be purchased online, by calling the PAC Ticket Office at (843) 661-4444 or by stopping in at 201 South Dargan Street, Florence, SC.

Florence County Museum | Family Day

Florence County Museum | Family Day

Art Around the World

Saturday, February 8, 2020

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days at the Florence County Museum are sure to offer something for everyone. Join us the second Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for Family Day at the FCM. No registration required. Free of charge.
Art Around the World
Ojo de Dios
Museum Lobby
Create an Ojo de Dios or “God’s Eye” in the style of the Huichol tribe of Mexico. Participants will weave a colorful Ojo de Dios using sticks and yarn.
African Masks
Art Studio
Create a mask inspired by West African ceremonial culture. Participants will decorate a basic mask form, adding bold colors and three-dimensional elements.
Koinobori Windsock
Multipurpose Room
Prepare for spring with a  traditional Japanese windsock, used to celebrate Children’s Day. Participants will create a colorful carp windsock for home display.