Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center to host SC Arts Commission


Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center to host SC Arts Commission “Canvass of the People” Forum

November 11, 2019 – The Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center (OCFAC)is one of seven locations hosting a public forum sponsored by the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) to gather input for its long-range plan for art and culture in South Carolina.

The “Canvass of the People” forum, which began in 1980, surveys groups throughout the state for their “impressions of the successes and challenges for the arts and culture scene” and also for recommendations for SCAC’s long-range plan.

“Public input is the cornerstone of this process,” according to SCAC Executive Director David Platts.“ The goal is to generate discussion about the arts to understand what South Carolinians envision for
their communities.”

The Chair of the Board of OCFAC Susan Berry said they are delighted to be one of the venues for such a strategically important milestone for the arts in South Carolina. “It’s the mission of the Art Center to provide a thriving arts resource for Orangeburg County and this forum provides the opportunity for our citizens to have face-to-face dialogues with the Commission’s staff.” Berry added that she hopes the Orangeburg group is representative of all the people in the county and they come prepared to share their vision for the arts with the Arts Commission.

The Canvass of the People Forum takes place Thursday, December 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center, 649 Riverside Drive, Orangeburg, 29115.

Anyone interested in attending can email the Center at or call 803-536-4074.

The SCAC public forums on the calendar are:

  • Rock Hill (Nov. 13, 2019)
  • Greenwood (Nov. 21, 2019)
  • Myrtle Beach (Dec. 9, 2019)
  • Pickens (Dec. 10, 2019)
  • Orangeburg (Dec. 12, 2019)
  • Sumter (Jan. 9, 2020)
  • Beaufort (Jan. 23, 2020)
  • Columbia (Feb. 12, 2020