Passport to the Arts
Friday, March 7, 2014
5:30–9:30 p.m.

You’re Invited! The annual Passport to the Arts continues to be an exciting and popular “Town and Gown” event. Join the Center for Visual Arts – Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson for an evening of fine art, entertainers, live music, drinks and exceptional food showcased at four different locations.

Getting There Is Half The Fun! Grab your passport and let the Clemson Area Transit (CAT) bus take you on a visual arts tour of Clemson for a fun-filled evening. All buses feature entertainment, making your ride to each venue even more enjoyable. Our locations this year include The Arts Center, CAT bus facility, Lee Gallery and our 2014 location at Patrick Square.

Please enjoy browsing the 2013 event photos

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Please check out our wrap up video from the event


1) The Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) at Clemson University / Address: Lee Gallery – 323 Fernow St, Clemson, SC 29634

2) The ARTS Center of Clemson, SC / Address: 212 Butler St, Clemson, SC 29631

3) CAT Bus / Address: 200 West Ln, Clemson, SC 29631

4) Patrick Square at OLLI Building / Address: 104 Market St  Clemson, SC 29631

Official Event Press Release

Clemson’s signature town-gown event, ‘Passport to the Arts,’ is March 7
The Clemson University Center (CVA) for Visual Arts–Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson will host the popular and unique celebration of the arts with the signature “Town and Gown” event Passport to the Arts 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 7.

Tickets are available for $30 at www.clemsonpassport.org until Saturday. After that, the price goes to $40. The ticket price includes transportation, food, drink and entertainment.

This year marks the fourth collaboration between the Clemson University CVA–Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson to provide participants with a tour of fine art, entertainers, live music, drinks and food showcased at four different locations.

Clemson Area Transit (CAT) offers transportation for the Passport to the Arts tour. All buses feature entertainment, making the ride to each venue a destination in itself.

The event locations include the Center for Visual Arts–Lee Gallery on the Clemson campus, The Arts Center, CAT and the 2014 location The Charles K. Cheezem OLLI Education Center in Patrick Square.

Attendees will be viewing several art works being debuted for the first time in the four gallery venues, including an oil portrait of former Mayor Larry Abernathy on display at the CAT facility. Additional highlights from this year’s event will be catering provided by Rick Erwin of Clemson at the Patrick Square venue. The restaurant in Patrick Square’s Town Center is the first venture for Rick Erwin in the Clemson market. Restaurant construction completion is scheduled for fall 2014.

Passport to the Arts sponsors

Passport to the Arts would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Blue Ridge Electric Coop, Carolina Real Estate, Merrill Lynch-Willis Candela Group, Morris Business Solutions, Oconee Medical Center, Signarama in Anderson, Wells Fargo, Wendy’s and Tom Winkopp for providing needed support for the arts in the Clemson community.
More information

For more information about Passport to the Arts, visit www.clemsonpassport.org or the Facebook fan page facebook.com/PassportToTheArtsInClemson. To learn more about the visual arts in the area, contact Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Lee Gallery Director Denise Wooward-Detrich, go to visualarts@clemson.edu and www.clemson.edu/cva or contact Arts Center of Clemson Director Tommye Hurst, tommye.hurst@explorearts.org and visit www.explorearts.org.

Media Contact:
Meredith Mims McTigue, mmims@clemson.edu