Music & Arts
Sample the Sights and Sounds of Pickens County
There's always some pickin' goin' on in Pickens County, at festivals, farmers markets, historic sites and area restaurants. If music is your mission, don't miss the Music in the Mountains series at historic Hagood Mill, where each month brings a new theme and new sound, from fiddle champions to Gospel greats, from storytellers to Native American music.
If visual arts and fine crafts are your pleasure, start with classic collections at historic sites such as John C. Calhoun's home, Fort Hill Plantation. See the gamut, from prehistoric to contemporary art, fine crafts and books at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History, or take a class while you're in town. For the best in regional art, visit artists' studios or galleries like Nestfeathers. Many local shops feature fine crafts by regional artisans.
Take a whimsical walk through downtown Pickens to see the Turtles on the Town, a project created by Susan Hilyer and Louise Hope of Pickens Middle School, with 12 terrific turtle statues by artist Zan Wells.
Take in a play at Easley's Foothills Playhouse, where performances will satisfy your yen for both comedy and drama. The Pendleton Playhouse is home to Clemson Little Theater, where Harvey, Anne Frank, Alice in Wonderland and Mowgli and Baloo all make appearances. The Brooks Center for Performing Arts at Clemson University brings big names and big excitement, with performances of MOMIX: Botanica, Cyrano de Bergerac, ArcAttack and more.
Be part of the arts in Pickens County.
Handmade treasures and stunning displays are at your fingertips in Pickens County's arts and crafts community. Shop for a souvenir or just enjoy the wonder.
Tap your toes, taste the sweet and savory samples, learn a new skill, see a show, shop for unique finds, visit another era--or just watch the people go by.
Pickens County has a sound track all its own, with musicians of every genre and a deep love of live music.