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The impact of the arts in South Carolina

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The arts contribute millions of dollars directly into our economy and millions more in indirect spending. Another reason for having a rich arts culture — the pure enjoyment of it — also plays a role in our business community, attracting and retaining a deeper pool of talent made up of workers who expect more out of life.

While we aren't on the cultural district list, Charleston carries its share of artistry with Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto, the Gibbes Museum of Art and support for local artists, writers and musicians. 

Here's a look at the economic impact of the arts in the state:

And a list of areas where the arts are concentrated:

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April 20, 2018

How can this list not include Charleston? The write did not include, in addition, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, one of the southeast's best, Chamber Music Charleston, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the new Gaillard Center with some of the best acoustics in the country and which sponsors many fine arts performances throughout the year, the numerous art galleries, the many historical restored homes open to the public, the world class architecture that brings tourists from all over the world, etc. Many tourists walk everywhere to see, hear, and enjoy all of these world class arts in Charleston.