Easley’s Spring Fling to bring in the season April 11

EASLEY — The third annual Spring Fling in Easley, hosted by the Arts Council of Pickens County, is set to be held April 11, in conjuction with the opening day of the Easley Farmers Market.

Officials have planned a fun-filled day that will entertain everyone — from art entrepreneurs to those who may be viewing art for the first time.

This year’s event will feature more hands-on activities for children, organizers said.

Activities will allow kids to get some first-hand exposure to the visual arts. Being able to create their own art is an excellent confidence booster for young children, and adults too, according to Spring Fling committee members.

Living artists will be on site demonstrating their skills and crafts throughout the day. Woodworking, caricature sketches, storytelling, painting and more will fill the tents of the artists for the community to enjoy. Artists will be available to discuss the process through which they create pieces of art to sell or share with others. Applications are still being accepted for living artists, as well as artists who simply wish to show their creations for purchase.

Music will fill the air from the live performing artists on the steps of City Hall. Local dancers have been invited to showcase their talents as well on the main stage. The winners of the third annual Easley’s Rising Star will also perform.

Easley’s Rising Star is a talent contest open to any resident of Pickens County or Anderson School District 1. The competition features vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers. Applications for Easley’s Rising Star can be obtained by contacting

Sponsorships are still available for this year’s event. Different levels of opportunity exist for those interested to get involved supporting the local art scene. For more information, contact Vicki Ciplickas at The Starving Artist Café at (864) 644-8450.

All applications and more information are available at several local businesses, including The Starving Artist Café, The Fine Arts Center of Easley and Foothills Dance Arts.

The information is also available on the Arts Council website at and on Facebook, or by emailing