Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival Returns for Its 47th Year

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The South Carolina coast is one of the most beautiful parts of the United States, with pristine beaches, coastal views, and deep forests. This is a place that draws in large crowds of visitors every year for great weather and unmatched scenery. While its natural beauty and great restaurants draw big crowds, its art scene is also phenomenal. One of the biggest annual art events South Carolina hosts is just around the corner: the 47th Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival.

The Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival is an event that combines natural beauty with man-made beauty. It is an art show in Huntington Beach State Park, one of the most picturesque locations in South Carolina.

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Huntington Beach State Park has beaches, wetlands, and trails winding throughout. The park has an abundance of incredible wildlife, including herons, alligators, sea turtles, and more. One of the main draws of the park is Atalaya, a large castle built in the 1930s. The castle was built to house the famed Huntington families during the summer. This is the building for which the arts and crafts festival is named, and the event has the castle as its backdrop.

The Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival is a long-running event that shines a spotlight on some of the many talented creators that call South Carolina home. This festival will feature over a hundred artists and artisans offering sales of their finest creations.

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There will be a wide array of artistic genres presented at this event. From painting and photography to sculpture and woodworking, each artist will have their own unique style and craft. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with the artists and hear the stories behind their creations, as all the artists showing their works will be present with booths.

Beyond the amazing artistic displays, the event will also offer additional entertainment options. There’s nothing like browsing art while listening to great music. Several talented South Carolina musicians will perform live on the main stage throughout the event, offering the perfect soundtrack. Several genres will be played, including rock, country, and more.

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Come hungry too! There will be a large number of food vendors at the event offering a large selection of South Carolina staples and festival food. With food, drink, and music, this art festival has all the ingredients for an exciting day outside.

The festival begins on September 23rd and runs to the 25th, each day beginning in the late morning and ending in the early evening. Thousands will attend this festival not just for the opportunity to see incredible works of art from talented artisans but to explore Huntington Beach State Park and relax by the water as well. This park is famed for having some of the nicest beaches in the state.

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