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Arts Council and Special Events


The Town of Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council works to enhance community appreciation and involvement in the visual and performing arts within the Town of Kiawah Island and its environs by providing a diversity of planned programs.All events are open to public and complimentary tickets for most events are available at the Visitors Center at Kiawah Island Town Hall on a come first serve basis. Ticket release dates are two weeks prior to the event date. Kiawah property owners have a 3 day lead time prior to the public release date for Arts Council events. Cultural Events tickets release to everyone on the same date.All Arts and Cultural Events annual reports are available through the municipal library.

For more information on events call 843-768-9166 or email Stephanie Braswell at sbraswell@kiawahisland.org. If you are an artist interested in making a proposal to the Arts Council please contact Mary Johnson, Arts Council and Cultural Events Chairman at qjtiger@msn.com












2016/2017 Arts and Cultural Events Season 

Click here to download the Season Planner 



Charleston Jazz Orchestra's Latin Jazz Celebration

Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 7:30pm

East Beach Conference Center

Tickets Cost: Adults $15

children age 17 and under $10

Tickets are available for purchase by calling call (843) 641-0011 or on Jazz Artists of Charleston website  http://jazzartistsofcharleston.org/boxoffice

The 2016-2017 Arts and Cultural Events season kickoff event will be Maestro Charlton Singleton and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra CELEBRATING LATIN JAZZ, a program that will set the stage on fire! Featuring special guest artists, Quiana Parler and Gino Castillo, the CJO will transform the Kiawah stage with the fiery rhythms of your favorite salsa, cha-cha, samba, and bossa nova tunes. So get ready to tap your toes and snap your fingers to an exciting Latin beat with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra's Latin Jazz Celebration.

The Kiawah Island Resort is offering a 10 % discount on villas from August 6-8 for ticket holders. Reservations can be made by calling 800 654 2924 or 843 768 2121 (local).Guests must reference 14104. 





Piano Bar Series

the Sandcastle


No Tickets Required

Wed. September 14th - Gary Pecorella
Wed. September 21st - Glenn Brown
Wed. September 28th - Joy Project Group

Back by popular demand... Piano Bar Series at the Sandcastle. Not meant to be concerts, these three Wednesdays are to enjoy with friends and the opportunity to meet neighbors outside your comfort circle for some Island socializing. Relax outside on the patio with the beverage of your choice or inside closer to the music. The Sandcastle will be the happening place at 5 p.m. Island time. Bring your beverage of choice and any snack to “tide” you over.



Humorist Jeanne Robertson    

Wednesday, October 5, 2016           7:30pm - Turtle Point Clubhouse

Ticket Cost: $10

Ticket Release: Kiawah 9/16 Public 9/21

Click here for online tickets beginning 9/21

For years you, our loyal audience members, have been pleading with Arts Council volunteers to include a comedian on our schedule.  This year we are again not bringing you a “comedian”—we are bringing you award winning humorist, Jeanne Robertson, one of the funniest people on the planet!

Jeanne was named Miss North Carolina in 1963, and competed in the Miss America Pageant where she was named Miss Congeniality.  A graduate of Auburn University, Jeanne taught physical education and coached basketball for nine years before going into professional speaking on a full-time basis in 1976.   Although her reign as Miss North Carolina was the catalyst for her speaking career, Jeanne achieved national attention after several clips from her talks became viral videos in 2009.

She served as President of the National Speakers Association and is a recipient of that organization's most prestigious honor, "The Cavett Award," given for long-term contributions to the speaking profession.  She was the first woman to receive this honor.   She also has been honored with Toastmasters International's "Golden Gavel Award," presented annually to one individual for achievement in communications and leadership.  

Jeanne does not tell jokes.  She creates her own material from her life experiences, and   mischievously weaves stories rife with digressions, hilarious commentary and one-line zingers.  If you do not act quickly enough to get a ticket, you may console yourself by the fact that she has produced seven DVD and CD humor programs and can be heard daily on Sirius XM satellite radio's family comedy channels.  Watch a preview  

You might also enjoy reading “Family Fun,” one of Jeanne’s stories from Southeast Lifestyle magazine 


Calidore String Quartet

Sunday, October 16, 2016                     

4:00pm - Church of our Saviour

Ticket Release: Kiawah 9/27 Public 9/30

Click here for online tickets beginning 9/30

Jeffrey Myers – Violin; Ryan Meehan – Violin; Jeremy Berry – Viola, Estelle Choi – Cello

Described as "the epitome of confidence and finesse," (Gramophone Magazine) and "a miracle of unified thought,” (La Presse, Montreal), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished, and passionate performances. The quartet is currently artists-in-residence and visiting faculty at Stony Brook University (SUNY) and has been appointed to the prestigious roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for 2016- 2019 seasons. The Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes in virtually all the major U.S. chamber music competitions as well as several international competitions in Europe. The quartet regularly perform throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and has debuted in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul’s Kumho Arts Hall, Schneider Concerts (NYC), and at many festivals, including Verbier, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2015, the Calidore String Quartet released its critically-acclaimed debut recording of quartets by Mendelssohn and Haydn and will release an album on Editions Hortus commemorating the World War I Centennial. The Calidore were featured as Young Artists-in-Residence on American Public Media's Performance Today and their performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Korean Broadcasting Corporation, and elsewhere.