Salons are smart and loungey, dinner parties are long and chatty, and ARTjamz at ARTworks are for creative camaraderie, starting August 28th at 6:30pm, and continuing on the 4th Friday of each month until the spark dies out, the muse drops, or the visions fail— never!

Because ARTjamz are grown naturally, each hand-picked jam will have natural variations (themes, angles, featured artists.) On August 28th, everyone who shows up ($5 at the door) can hang out, peek over the shoulders of working artists, see what's on the other side of the easel, and choose from an array of ready-to-go art experiences and experiments (each conveniently $5 off.)
    These art experiences range from musicians jamming on-stage free to enjoy, goodies by artisan baker Irby Rentz, proof that Everyone is Creative, Doodles that are more Artistic than You Realized, photography cuter than dragon fly close-ups, Getting Wired Island Time, needle felting demonstrations, Memory Tree readings & interviews, a gift certificates for pottery classes, and the ARTworks T-shirt design competition.
    The ARTworks design competition will be held during ARTjamz August through November. That's four months to dream up visual design that represents 12,000 square feet of dedication to the arts: acting, metal-smithing, painting, ceramics, drumming, shagging, creative writing, textiles, basketry, belly-dancing… Artists and designers are welcome to roam the ARTjam (gallery, marshroom, black box theater, pottery studio…) and suggest– to the entire county– exactly what colors and shapes and ideas will adorn a t-shirt (which will be available in girl-cut as well) that has the potential to spread the word about the arts in the Lowcountry, show up tagged on Facebook and Flickr, serve as countless "my mom went to Beaufort and all I got was…" gifts, and generally show off to the world how tightly woven the arts are into the fabric of everyday life (and wardrobe) in Beaufort County.
    ARTjamz are hosted by ARTworks, the home of the Arts Council of Beaufort County in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street, in Beaufort. Contact 379-2787 and for more info.