We are glad to start a new series on our blog called “Best of Charleston.” Lettered Olive is proud to be based in Charleston, South Carolina, which is phenomenally inspiring to us as a creative team.
Last night wrapped up Charleston’s annual 17-day arts festival, Spoleto Festival USA. The city’s parks, churches, theaters, historic sites, and even private residences provide the perfect backdrop for visual and performing artists, from world renowned to local and home grown rising stars. How lucky are we?
This year’s poster is the work of Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca from his piece entitled “Acoustic Mass I (Convent Garden).” Guillermo draws inspiration and design ideas from architectural drawings and maps from around the world, this one in particular from theaters and opera houses. We love the poster this year, and love the local stores’ takes on the poster in their window displays!
My favorite event of Spoleto each year is the Finale at Middleton Plantation. You cannot imagine a more beautiful setting for Charlestonians to gather for a day of food, drink, and hear fabulous music.
Middleton Plantation and Gardens. Its no wonder so many of our brides chose to celebrate their wedding day here.
This year bluegrass band Del McCoury band headlined the finale on the “largest screen porch” he’d ever picked on. The band played to a dancing crowd leading up to the fireworks show which closed the night.
We LOVE the Spoleto Festival here at Lettered Olive. As sad as I am to see the festival come to a close, I know that next year will provide even more inspiring performances! And lucky us, we have a little bit of the finale right here in our studio….The Middleton Collection. People always ask where we find inspiration, and as you can tell, you don’t have to look hard here!
The Middleton Collection. For more images and information, please visit our website.
(images from www.middletonplace.org, Charleston City Paper, and GreaterCharleston.com)