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Helping to make our Community a Better Place to Live and Work, by using Art to fuel ideas and innovation.

On this page are recent projects, activities and events conducted by the Lake Marion Artisans for the town of Summerton and the local communities around beautiful Lake Marion, SC.  All of our projects are funded by sales of our work (artists donate a portion of each sale to our non-profit Art Gallery) and by the generous donations from our community.

Annual Quilt Show & Black History Month

February 2020 - Black History Month: Annual Quilt & Art Show
just wrapped up. The reception for our local artists was held at the art gallery on February 29th and was a great success.

Lake Marion Artisans 2020 Annual Art Competition

The Lake Marion Artisans 2020 Second Annual Local Art Competition was preparing to get underway - but has now been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. For details about the the competition and previous winners, see blog on LMA 2nd Annual Art Competition.


Summerton Health Fair

Lake Marion artisans plan and coordinate the Summerton Annual Health Fair held each year. Our plan is to always schedule the Summerton Health Fair for the last Saturday in September for the convenience of those who must work Monday through Friday and are unable to attend other public service events. Last year, over 100 adults and children attended the Fair, taking advantage of free health and vision screening.

Some 25 organizations were represented, with 40 exhibitors attending. This project is made possible not only by the participating organizations, but also by the fine Summerton businesses who contributed financially so that we were able to cover the expenses incurred. Thanks to our many Summerton Partners!!

We greatly appreciate the many tax-deductable donations from supporters that help us fund our operations and a variety of local community projects. You can mail your contribution to the Lake Marion Artisans, PO Box 541, Sumerton, SC 29148 - or you can now donate using PayPal.

If you would like to suggest new material or links to be added to this web site, please email lakemarionartisans3@gmail.com

Lake Marion Artisans - Community Projects

  • The Lake Marion Artisans has established a free 'Book Exchange' program. Visit the gallery, browse the art on display, and borrow a good book. We plan to expand the library in 2020
  • The Lake Marion Artisans Gallery has now installed and activated Internet WiFi service for the staff and gallery customers. We have also activated our online gallery where you can buy artwork from some of our local artists at ArtPal.Com
  • The Lake Marion Artisans traditionally grants an Arts Scholarship to a senior from the local community each year. This Scholarship and/or Summer Internship is available to participants in all types of art, from the visual arts to computer graphics, dance, music, and writing. 
  • The Lake Marion Artisans also donates to the Camp Happy Days and other local initiatives.

Summerton & Santee Cooper Country - Other Community Events

  • Monthly Art Field Trips to Art Museums and Galleries across SC
  • February 2020 - Black History Month Quilt Show & Art Show
  • February-July 2020 - Lake Marion Artisans 2nd Annual Art Competition
  • April 2020 - Field Trip to ArtFields, Lake City, SC
  • May 2020 -  Birdfest Music Festival XV
  • May 2020 -  Briggs v. Elliott Commemorative Celebration
  • June 2020 - Spring Fling Annual Summerton Community Car Show
  • September 2020 - Summerton Annual Health Fair
  • October 2020 - Duckfest in Summerton
  • October 2020 - Annual Francis Marion 'Swamp Fox' Symposium
  • December 2020 - Summerton's Annual Christmas 'Open House'

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a free, self-guided tour of designated farms in South Carolina featuring local artisans and farmer's markets. For more detail, visit the SC Ag + Art Tour web site.