McClellanville Arts Council

Where Everyone is an Artist


The McClellanville Arts Council will turn forty in 2017, and we’ll be celebrating that important milestone with even more of all the classes, workshops, and exhibits that you have come to know and love. Carrie Spahr, our new program director, is planning monthly activities for kids of all ages, including classes in drawing, painting, cooking, pottery, mosaics, and more. She’s also scheduling lots of activities for adults, including ceramics and yoga.

In August 2017, we’ll be hosting The Way We Worked, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum that will also incorporate photographs, artifacts, and oral histories from our community. We’ll be calling on residents young and old to help us document the fascinating story of how the people of this area made a living from the land, the creeks, and the sea. One of Vennie Deas Moore’s photographs of McClellanville seafood workers is featured in nation-wide publicity for this show.

The Smithsonian exhibit coincides with another once-in-a-lifetime event: a total eclipse of the sun on August 21. McClellanville has been identified as one of the best spots on earth for viewing this phenomenon, and will be the last piece of American soil where the eclipse will be visible. We’ll be bringing in a meteorologist to explain what’s happening, passing out dark glasses to protect your retinas, and hosting a party in honor of the Arts Council’s fortieth birthday and our very special place on the planet.

Founded in 1977, the McClellanville Arts Council is one of the oldest community arts organizations in the state. Our gallery, shop, and studio, renovated with funds raised during our thirtieth birthday celebration, have nurtured generations of artists and helped promote their work. Member contributions have helped sustain us for the past thirty-nine years, and without generous support from businesses and individuals, we could never have made it this far.

Please consider renewing your membership at a higher level this year or making an additional gift to our birthday fund, some of which will be used to replace the aging roof on our shop and gallery. And as our fortieth year unfolds, make sure to check out our Facebook page to see lots of great old pictures from our albums!

Please help us continue the good work. Make a tax-deductible contribution to the McClellanville Arts Council, and in return, you will receive our quarterly newsletter plus discounts for classes, and ticketed events. 

Individual Memberships Business Memberships
Absolute Angel $1,000
Business Angel $1000
Super Star




Business Super Star

Business Benefactor



Investor $250
Business Investor $250
Sponsor $100
Business Sponsor


Business Patron





Patron $75

$75 or more receives a $10 gift certificate to our shop!

Family, Plus $50



Thanks to our New and Renewing 2017 Members!

Absolute Angel:

Benefactor: Michael & Virginia Prevost, J. Porter & Victoria Durham, Jr.

Investor: Anonymous I, Sara Schultz, Thomasine Rogas, Anonymous II, Harvin Rogas, Patricia Manigault, Dr. Gail J. Guzzo

Sponsor: Charles & Frances Geer, Sam & Anne Knight Watson, Marshall & Eugenie Allen, Aida Rogers & Wally Peters, Nancy Fairless, D.F. Smith, George & Elizabeth Geer, Dr. & Mrs. Mark Erich, Fritz Brennon, The Dinwiddies, Carol McClellan & Dan Fifis, Julie Hollings-Bowers, Russell & Sweetheart Tyler, Billy & Ceil Graham, Gary & Caroline Irvine, Susan & Steve Hoffius, Richard Hendry, Arthur Ravenel, Jr., Richard & Joan Conner, Richard & Jocelyn Danoff, Tonya & Bobby Jones, Ned & Lucia Jaycocks, Tommy & Sara Graham, Harry & Susan Watkins, Amanda Griffith, Greg & Macy Frampton, Judy Gilman, Peggy Schachte & Hal Currey, Betty Ann & Maitland Chase, Dwight & Susan Williams, Bernadette Humphrey

Patron: Doug & Erica Hurteau, Steve & Mary Walker, George S & Geraldine King, Bobby & Kelly Wilson, Kris Kron, John & Claudia Chakides, Jeannine Mosher, Dottie Teetor, Alfred Daniels & Charlene Pope, Martha Zierden & Eddie Stroman, Donald Rutledge, Jim & Patty Fulcher, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Warren, Sister & Don Rutledge, Paula & Larry Mellichamp, Terry Read, Scott, Graham & Judy Solomons, Mr. & Mrs. Rutledge B. Leland III, Lynne Vicary

Family Plus: Arnold & Mary Lou High, Diane & James Grayson, Emmy & Gary Bronson, Anne & Ted Ellefson, Marsha & Gabe Purvis

Family: Linda & Rye Walraven, David & Patricia Lincoln, Nancy & Dave Osguthorpe, Janice Kozlowski, The Oylers, Kathy Allen, Sandy Shipton & Sarah Levasseu, David & Alison Reside, Lucille Whipper, Stephanie Waldron, Cat Wondergem & Rick Steingress, Frank & Raejean Beattie, Jennifer Strelkkauskas, Ed & Conne Graham, Joseph & Marianne Shaw, Shanen Nettles, Carolyn Spahr, Sarah Dean, Leigh Scott, Robert Douglas, Tammy Huggins, Elise Morrison, Dr. Richard Morrison, Susie & Jimmy Lesesne, Betsy & Larry Fritz, Sheryl E. Browne, Beth & James Liberatos, Aaron & Terri Baldwin, Peggy Small, Beth Strickland, Natalie Lewis & Family, Huger & Michelle McClellan, Trudy McNelis, Jessica Kennedy-McClellan, Chandler & Brandi Taylor, Ellen Solomon & Richard Wyndham, Dorcas Rhodes, Rhett & Jake McClellan, Lindsay Mattingly, Whitney Bullock, Gary & Ashley Wilburn, Ana Maria Schwartz-Caballero, James & Christy Clanton, Jenesia Jackson, Pete & Claudia Kornack, Robert Douglas, Priscilla Baldwin, Julie & Will & Gabbe Gregorie, Amy L. Moore, Beth Thomas, Jenny Owen & Kris Turin, Dave & Pat Williams, Janis Kozlowski

Individual: Judith S. Fortner, Kathleen Ireland, Andy Ward, Billy McClellan, Robert Cobb, Heather Vicary, Jane Parker, Dinky Stroman, Kristi Ryba, Nancy Davison, Linda Thomas, Linda Fantuzzo, Sanders High, Patrick Klim, Jeri Nickerson Sullivan, Jessie Thomas, Ari-Ann Camean, Gloria Gant, Patrick Klim, Kathleen Ireland, Sanders High, Jeff Megginson, Linda Thomas, Ms. Em Baldwin, Jennifer Nance, Eric Lacy, Tricia Zehn, Landis Bradham, Glenda Brown, Leslie Cross,


A Big THANKS to our Business and Program Sponsors!

Be sure to frequent their establishments, as they are also crucial to the continued programming and growth of the Arts Center.

Business Angel:

Charleston Sports Medicine/ Dr. & Mrs. Bright McConnell

Business Benefactor: 

Business Investor:

McClellanville Seafood/Irvin Ashley,

Wateree Dreams Foundation/ Rick Carlisle,

Edward Jones/Dargan Moore 

Business Sponsor:

Gray Man Gallery / Vida Miller,

Clamboat / Errol & Debbie Hattaway,

Lofton & Lofton, P.C.,

Wallace Marine Service / Bill Wallace,

DBA McClellanville Dental Care/ Sandra Reid Bigelow,

David Stoney Photography,

Sewee Outpost 

Business Patron: