Arts Notes for the week of August 20th-26th

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Africa Fashion Week to be showcased 

From August 24th through 29th ARTworks will present Africa Fashion Week, the premiere international event showcasing African designers, African inspired designers, clothing, and textiles which connect the undeniable influence of African culture on the world’s fashion runways! Presented by Ngome Couture and the Ngome Collective Boutique located at ARTworks. Go to www.facebook.com/AFWLC for more info, event times, and tickets.

Songwriters in the Round returns on September 3rd

Carroll Brown, Big Frank Waddell, and David Owens will delight audiences with their Southern Charm and musical talents. More like a back porch get together with friends than a concert. Expect a laid-back evening where laughter flows freely and songs inspire other songs in a free flowing dialogue between the performers. Presented by ARTworks. Tickets are $20 each. Click here to purchase: www.beaufortcountyarts.com or call the box office at 843-379-2787.

Don’t miss the Short Story America Festival and Conference

The kickoff event on Thursday, the 24th, is an evening book launch party at the Arts Council of Beaufort County (aka ARTworks). The featured book is Richard Hawley’s forthcoming novel, Greeves Passing. On Friday, the 25th, an evening reception be held off-site at the Lewis Reeve Sams House, overlooking the water in Beaufort’s downtown historic district. Saturday’s events will be held at the Arts Council, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be  a catered reception where the winners of the annual Short Story America Prize will be announced.