The Florence area is known for its vast offering of arts and handcrafted items. Exhibits rotate monthly in the downtown Art Trail Gallery, focusing on regional artists and artisans. The Florence Museum has built an incredible new facility on the corner of Dargan and Cheves Streets. One of the many arts-related exhibits features William H. Johnson, born in Florence.
For two weeks in the spring, Lake City is the site of an epic Southern Arts Fest: ArtFields. Also in Lake City, The Jones-Carter Gallery has frequent Smithsonian level art exhibits that really create a buzz. The Florence Regional Arts Alliance boosts arts throughout the county through numerous grants and arts endeavors.
The Lynda English Gallery functions as a working arts studio and gallery. Lynda English and Jackie Wukela hold a wide range of workshops and classes regularly. There are tons of arts-related events in Florence. If you're looking for things to do in Florence and the surrounding area, check out the regional events schedule across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand.