YAP: Young Arts Patrons in Florence


The Florence Regional Arts Alliances is delighted to introduce a new program to the community. The program is for twenty to early thirty year olds seeking to engage within the Florence Art Community through an affordable platform. The boundaries and description of this group defined often as millennial, generation Y, Generation Me or Echo Boomers include those born in the mid 1980s and later.

The hope of this program is to instill a diverse age group within the audience members of established arts organizations, but to also make introductions to new and developing arts events, artists or arts businesses.

Click HERE to join.  The deadline to join for the year is November 16, 2016.

A small pilot program was conducted last year consisting of 25 members. After evaluating ways in which to improve, the Arts Alliance is making the program public in 2016-17 with 40 spots available.

This curated arts calendar for 2016-17 will include these events and more:

Saturday 11/19:  The Grass Roots – FMU PAC 7:30pm

Wednesday 12/7:  Live @Central: Coker Singers & Opera Workshop 6:30pm

Thursday 1/26:  Florence County Museum’s – Opening Reception  2017 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition

March  (3/10-18):  Florence Little Theatre’s Barefoot in the Park

April (4/21-29):  ArtFields® Event


Participants will have the opportunity to attend at least one arts event will take place per month through June at an affordable rate of $50/person to attend all events.


Each event attended will be complimented by a special addition to the program so that participants not only attend the event but also learn more about items such as the venue, organization, production or people involved behind the scenes. The Florence Regional Arts Alliance Board of Directors in keeping with its mission hopes this program will increase arts appreciation and support within a new generation of patrons.


Annual Membership is $50. Members will also be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Arts Alliance’s Valentine’s to Die For Event at a reduced rate.



Businesses or Entities wishing to sponsor or partner with the Florence Regional Arts Alliance to grow this young program in future years should contact director Uschi Jeffcoat at 843.407-3092.



The Florence Regional Arts Alliance is a community-based local arts agency that serves the citizens of Florence County and the Pee Dee. It is committed to preserving, supporting and promoting a vibrant arts community for Florence County and the surrounding region. This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the Florence Regional Arts Alliance and its mission, visit www.florenceartsalliance.org.