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CRESCENDO AND PUBLIC ART OPENING RECEPTION SET FOR SEPT. 27

Art lovers in the Lowcountry, mark your calendars for Sept. 27: It’s the opening reception for the second annual Crescendo Arts, Culture and History Celebration. This event also will launch the 2018 Public Art Exhibition sponsored by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.

Free guided public art tours, ticket giveaways, exhibitions, performances and refreshments by Celebrations Catering & Events and FISH will available from 5-7 p.m. at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Artist Amiri Farris will sign posters of "Crescendo Encore," a mixed-media on canvas piece that he created for the festival. The sculptors of the public art pieces will mingle and answer questions at the reception.

The public art exhibit of 20 outdoor sculptures will run Sept. 28 through Jan. 31.

The Crescendo celebration includes visual arts, dance, theater and other events taking from Sept. 27 through Nov. 15. The reception is free and open to the public.