WHAM Event Schedule 2021

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Saturday, May 1 All Day – Galleries Open* 9-1 p.m. – Farmers Market opening day, featuring live music with Josh Jarman, (10-12 p.m.) and kids face painting sponsored by Colleton County Arts Council, “Community Canvas” Creation Station.

Tuesday, May 4th 4-8 p.m. – WHAM! Workshop at Colleton Museum & Farmers Market. Bring your instrument and join our regular open mic night, Creation Station for kids and a hot food vendor.

Thursday, May 6th 6 p.m. – Gullah Roots film at Colleton Civic Center. Screening of this award-winning SCETV documentary with filmmaker Xavier Blake. (Free, ticketed access only, CDC guidelines in effect).

Friday, May 7th 6 p.m. – Catholic Hill docu-film at Colleton Civic Center, with CCHAPS and historian Buddy Wingard. (Free, ticketed access only, CDC guidelines in effect).

Saturday, May 8th 9-1 p.m. – Farmers Market featuring live music with Ryan Frankett, (10-12 p.m.) fresh produce, baked goods, crafters and “Community Canvas” Creation Station. 10 a.m. – Pon Pon Chapel docu-film at Colleton Civic Center, with CCHAPS and historian Buddy Wingard. (Free, ticketed access only, CDC guidelines in effect). 10 a.m. – Pound Class with Karon Boatwright in partnership with Colleton County Arts Council. 1-2 p.m. Beachcombers Guide to Fossils at Colleton Museum, with fascinating talk and book signing by Ashby Gale of Lowcountry Fossil Adventures. (Free, ticketed access only, CDC guidelines in effect).

Tuesday, May 11th 4-8 p.m. – WHAM! Workshop at Colleton Museum & Farmers Market. Bring your instrument and join our regular open mic night, Creation Station for kids and hot food vendor.

Saturday, May 15th 9-1 p.m. – Farmers Market, featuring live music, (10-12 p.m.) fresh produce, baked goods, crafters, “Community Canvas” Creation Station and classic car show (TBC). 10-2 p.m. Colleton Museum book signing by Ron Baxley Jr., published author for over 30 years. Ron is known for Oz-focused fantasy fiction, which has gleaned him guest invitations to Wizard of Oz festivals and cons for over a decade.

Tuesday, May 18th 4-8 p.m. – WHAM! Workshop at Colleton Museum & Farmers Market. Bring your instrument and join our regular open mic night, Creation Station for kids, hot food vendor and more! 6 p.m. – Nature Discovery Walk. Starting at the Washington St. entrance to the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary, go on an educational journey with local nature enthusiast Genia Floyd as she uncovers the hidden treasures of our city’s unique habitat. (30+ minutes).

WHAM! Weekend!

Saturday, May 22 9-1 p.m. – Farmers Market, featuring live music, fresh produce, baked goods, crafters and “Community Canvas” Creation Station. 10-2 p.m. – Revolutionary War living history at Colleton Museum. 10-2 p.m. – Edisto Kusso-Natchez Tribe at Colleton Museum. Come see a mini powwow with displays and performances outside on the green. 10-2 p.m. – Historical Open House. Come visit the “first” historic downtown Walterboro at the Bedon-Lucas house and the Little Library hosted by the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society. 11 a.m. – Jam at the Waterfall with Bruce Standiford. Sponsored by Colleton County Arts Council join the well-known Colleton musician for an open jam, guitar clinic and open mic at the waterfall plaza on E. Washington St. 12 p.m. – “Who We Be” history talk at Colleton Museum. Join Gullah Geechee Chieftess Queen Quet, as she gives fascinating insight into the history and lives of the Gullah Geechee people of the Sea Islands. (Free, ticketed access only, CDC guidelines in effect). 1 p.m. – Dance Recital at Colleton Civic Center. Lowcountry Gymnastics young dancers will have their recital on the stage of the historic Hampton Street Auditorium. (Free, ticketed access only, CDC guidelines in effect).

Friday, May 28th Gallery at The Vine Sip ‘n’ Paint on E Washington St. ALL MONTH New Colleton Museum Exhibit Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Our newest donation, watercolor prints from the works of this famous Charleston Renaissance Artist and her study entitled “A Carolina Rice Plantation”. Victoria A. Smalls Art Collection: Check out this fascinating display of art and artifacts from far and wide featuring artists from Sierra Leone, and Lowcountry Artists such as Jonathan Green, James Denmark and Cassandra Gillens. The Works of Thomas Fulton: Come see the work of local Thomas Fulton who focuses on the people and places of historic Walterboro and Colleton County. LEGO City of Walterboro: Check out the alternative view of downtown Walterboro created from LEGO. Local enthusiast Andrew Heape of Palmetto Bricks will have his work on display. Other works by artists in galleries at: Walterboro Wildlife Center, Twig, East Main Boutique, Colleton Farmers Market, featuring Shelton LaBron, Travis Evans, Tina B Fripp, Robert Matheson, Lisa Rivers, Ian Dillinger, Curtis Phillips, Luke Mixson and Terrance Washington and more. Colleton Museum: Exhibits and café open; Tuesday 12-5 p.m., Weds-Thurs 10-5 p.m., Saturday 10-2 p.m. Walterboro Wildlife Center: Wildlife exhibits open; Tuesday-Friday 10-5 p.m., Saturday 10-2 p.m. SC Artisans Center, SC’s official Folk Art and Craft Center : Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 318 Wichman St. Various programs throughout the month will be at Artist’s Hub of the ACE Basin and Colleton County Arts Council – see their Facebook Pages for more details. Check our Facebook page for our most up-to-date schedule at Facebook “WHAM Walterboro History Arts Music” and our webpage www.WHAMfestival.org and for all of our virtual programming featuring history, arts, cooking, *subject to changes We’d like to remind all visitors to please adhere to the up-to-date CDC guidelines and City of Walterboro and Colleton County ordinances with regards to face coverings in order that we can bring you this brand new event with confidence and safety.

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