Opening Day Street Parade

Date:Thursday, September 27
Time: 6:00pm
Admission: Free

Join youth ensembles, community groups, and entertainers to welcome in another MOJA Festival season. Come and see the joyful celebration that features energetic performances, colorful costumes, and the exciting sounds of marching bands! The parade begins at Marion Square and heads down King Street, turning onto Market Street, and ending at the US Custom House at East Bay and Market Streets.

Art Forms and Theatre Concepts Presents: “Debutante of the Season”

Thursday, September 27 at 7:00pm; Friday September 28 at 7:00pm; Saturday September 29 at 4:00pm; and Sunday, September 30 at 3:00pm.
Venue: Historic Dock Street Theatre
Address: 135 Church Street
Admission:$35 Adults, $30 for students and seniors with ID
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Art Forms and Theatre Concepts presents Debutante of the Season, written and directed by Art Gilliard, Founding Artistic Director.

This dramatic comedy tells a love story about Samson Green, his wife Celestine, and her quest to be a respectable member of society.  Debutante of the Season was written as a reminder that sometimes costs that must be paid in order to reach our goals without sacrificing our values.

When I First Remember

Thursday, September 27; 7:00pm
Thursday, October 4; 7:00pm
Venue: Old Bethel United Methodist Church
Address: 222 Calhoun Street
Admission: $21
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Queen Atterberry of Lady in White Production Company and an ensemble of talented performers blend music, dance, and dialogue to tell the story of the inception of Gullah-Geechee culture, which is unique to the Lowcountry. The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendors.

Juried Art Exhibition

Venue: The Historic Dock Street Theatre Drawing Room
Address: 135 Church Street
Admission: FREE
On View: Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28 9:00am to 7:00pm
Monday, October 1 – Wednesday October 3 9:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5 9:00am to 7:30pm
Call (843)724-7305 for Weekend Hours

Annually, this juried art exhibition features Southeastern artists who work in a range of styles and media. Viewers can discover oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, mixed media and graphite works during this exhibition.

This year’s juror is Victoria Smalls, Program Manager for the International African American Museum. Smalls joined the International African American Museum after five years of service with the Penn Center National Landmark District as Director of History, Art and Culture, Director of Development and Public Relations from 2012 through 2017.

First Prize
Addelle Sanders – Community

Second Prize
Bob Graham – The Sleeping Man

Third Prize
Amiri Farris – Moja past print future

Honorable Mentions
Jaclyn Wukela – Lemesha II


Lynda English – Island Fishing

Featured Artists:

Debbie Broadway, ‘Harriet Tubman- Moses, Soldier, Scout, Woman of God’
Lynda English, ‘Island Fishing’
Amiri Farris, ‘MOJA Past Print Future’
Bob Graham, ‘The Sleeping Man’
Carla Johannesmeyer, ‘Bajan Orange Swan Street’
Kim LeDee, ‘The Choice is Yours: 50th Commemoration of the Orangeburg Massacre’
Kenish Magwood, ‘A Tribute to the Emanuel 9′
Addelle Sanders, ‘Community’
Elayna Shakur, ‘Butterfly Free’
Nina Uccello, ‘AME Church’
Jaclyn Wukela, ‘Lemesha II’
Ellen Zisholtz, ‘Mississippi Welcomes You’