Art on the West Ashley Bikeway – 2024

Visit This Park:

The Charleston Parks Conservancy in partnership with Artfields Collective (Lake City, SC) and supported by the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs, is spearheading a public art program in City of Charleston parks. This initiative aims to showcase site-specific or site-responsive artworks by local or regional professional artists in West Ashley parks in collaboration with the City.

As part of this effort, we are implementing the West Ashley Bikeway & Greenway Public Art Master Plan, featuring public art installations:  Mike Wsol’s “Under Glass” on the Greenway (installed in 2019) and Tuxedo Kat’s “Pollinator Paradise” on the Bikeway (installed in 2024).

Our 2024 Southeastern Artist, Tuxedo Kat’s “Pollinator Paradise”, aims to create a captivating haven along the West Ashley Bikeway where art, nature and the vital role of pollinators converge. Located at the Magnolia Road entrance to the bikeway between Armstrong and Brody Avenue. 

Learn more about TuxedoKat here.

Objectives of the Arts in the Parks Program

  • Address the lack of contemporary art in Charleston.
  • Create new exhibition spaces for Southeastern Artists.
  • Offer art education opportunities at The Conservancy’s free community events.
  • Strengthen the Conservancy’s partnership with the City of Charleston’s office of Cultural Affairs and highlight Piccolo Spoleto and MOJA celebrations in our parks.
  • Celebrate artists of the Southeast through our partnership with Artfields Collective.
  • Inspire the residents of Charleston to visit the Artfields Festival in Lake City, South Carolina to support art in our state and the region.

Partners

  • City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
  • City of Charleston Parks Department
  • Artifields Collective
  • SC Arts Commission
  • Donnelly Foundation
  • Joanna Foundation
  • Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Redux Art Center

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