Breakout Activities

 

The Intersection of Art and Taxidermy

Meet the fascinating and multi-talented Becca Barnet: artist, animal lover, preservationist and taxidermist. Visit Becca’s home studio to hear firsthand about her small business venture, specializing in taxidermy design and repair, art installations, murals, and custom artwork. Becca will teach you how to pin an insect for a museum style display (yours to take home!), and personally walk you through her latest gallery showing at the nearby Redux Contemporary Art Center.

 

Soul Food Shuffle

The Gullah-Geechie culinary tradition in Charleston can only be fully appreciated by experiencing it at its source. Jeff Allen will take us to a few local eating establishments to get a flavor of not only the food, but the people and the culture that created it. The African American traditions of the Lowcountry define the authentic cooking of the region, and the hardships of the community have been baked into the story of what it means to eat “soul food” in Charleston. Explore the dishes and their connection to the past, as well as ponder the possible future of this rapidly disappearing community.

 

Shopping on King Street

Cruise down historic King Street (one of the oldest business districts in the South) with Mariana Hay and Rhett Outten, two Charleston ladies who KNOW where to shop. Explore local shops where third or fourth generation proprietors welcome visitors into their stores and their stories of their lives.

 

Art and History with Jonathan Green

Spend time with renowned artist Jonathan Green in his private studio. Explore his art with him, as he shares his passion for the history of rice culture and its significance to the city, and how this is reflected in his breathtakingly beautiful art.

 

Craft Distilling with High Wire

High Wire Distilling is a unique, boutique distillery that makes grain-forward small-batch spirits fueled by the vision and creativity of owners Ann Marshall and Scott Blackwell. Join Ann and Scott for a very interactive session where you'll help create and distill a bourbon whiskey mash, and experience an in-depth sensory tasting of single grain whiskeys.

 

Historic Charleston on Foot

You'll see this charming town through the eyes of the delightful Paul Garbarini on this stroll through historic neighborhoods. Paul's stories of well known Charleston residents dating back to the 1700s will keep you entertained, especially the one about Charleston's connection to Star Trek!

 

Cycle the Streets of Charleston

You'll cover a lot of ground on this educational bike ride through the tree-lined streets of Charleston with local storyteller, John Polk, and his dog Miley. John's background in history and culture makes him one of the region's foremost resources on the low country experience.