Charlestonians have always prided themselves on their culture. The region is becoming a Mecca for the arts, some say.
Now they’re getting recognized for it.
AmericanStyle Magazine, in its summer 2002 issue, recently listed the Charleston area as one of the Top 10 Art Destinations in the country. The magazine did not rank them in order.
The feature article noted the Spoleto Festival, Gibbes Museum of Art, the North Charleston Arts Festival, Drayton Hall, MOJA Arts Festival, Piccolo Spoleto, and the Charleston Museum.
Other cities included in the Top 10 were: Albuquerque, N.M.; Wilmington, N.C.; Mendocino County, Calif.; Aspen, Colo.; Sarasota, Fla.; Corning, N.Y.; Provincetown, Mass.; Eureka Springs, Ark.; and Providence, R.I.
AmericanStyle Magazine, which has a circulation of 78,096, is published quarterly.