The Arts Trail through Chapin
A Community Art Project
Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consisting of over 100 artists from Chapin and the surrounding lake communities. We are once again partnering with the Town of Chapin to create some exciting public art with the goal of shining a light on the vibrant arts scene in Chapin and surrounding lake communities. The concept for the project – artfully adorned trail markers- began as a way to showcase the Chapin Nature Trail that is being developed on the acreage surrounding Town Hall. This simple concept has evolved into “The Arts Trail through Chapin” - a highly visible multi-part public art display that will feature a community scavenger hunt and auction culminating at the 2021 Chapin Labor Day Festival.
I'm not an artist,
but I want to help!
Located in Chapin, South Carolina, CCAL’s members, include painters of all mediums, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists. All are welcome. We are a fully non-profit dynamic organization and depend on our members, business partners and donors to help us continue to grow the visual arts in our area in many varied ways. We provide on-location art exhibits at businesses, provide associate juror training, host an annual juried art show and, occasionally, provide arts supply funding to our local schools.
CCAL has been an active part of the community since we were established in 1995 and love the chance to give back to the town. Through this project, CCAL will assign artists from across the community to create public works of art intended for display throughout town.
The art will consist of creatively designed aluminum posts topped with aluminum sailboats reminiscent of the larger sailboats rolled out in the League’s 2019 project “The Arts Sail into Chapin.” In conjunction with the 2021 Chapin Labor Day Festival, which draws over 20,000 visitors each year, this project is a wonderful opportunity to show the vital role the arts play in our thriving community. A small number of trail markers will be installed on the Chapin Nature Trail and others will be auctioned during the Chapin Labor Day Festival. Funds raised from the auction will go towards a larger scale community art project the League is planning for Chapin. The trail markers will be on display at sponsoring businesses for the duration of the Scavenger Hunt from September 1 - 5. After Labor Day, the Trail Markers will become part of a growing "Chapin Arts Trail" which spotlights public art throughout the town.
Come see them all!
Calendar of Events
Aug 1 – Aug 31 Select Art Markers on display!
A selection of the Art Trail markers will be on advance display in the heart of Chapin.
Sept 1 – Sept 5 Scavenger Hunt!
You are invited to play along by hunting through Chapin to see if you can find all the new Art Trail markers on display in their host sponsor locations. Can you find them all?
Monday Sept 6 Vote for People’s Choice!
Monday Sept 6 Win a Chapin Art Trails marker for your very own!
Sept 1 – Sept 5
You are invited to play along by hunting through Chapin to see if you can find all the new Art Trail markers on display in their host sponsor locations. Complete the Scavenger Hunt Brochure by correctly identifying the requested information for each marker. There are two puzzles to solve. You can solve either or both. You will receive one entry in the prize drawing for each puzzle you complete. Turn your completed form in at the Arts Trail through Chapin Booth during the Labor Day Festival on Monday September 6 by 2pm to be entered into a drawing to win prizes. Drawing for prizes will be done at 2:30pm. Winners will be notified by text. Come back to the booth before 3pm to pick up your prize!
Can you find them all?
*Brochures can be picked up at any of the host sponsor sites or downloaded HERE.
Silent Auction - Win a Trail Marker for your very own!
Monday Sept 6
You are invited to participate in a silent auction to bid on any (or all) of the Art Trail markers on display. And the best part? You don’t have to be present to bid or to win. Bidding will be done electronically using the Accelevents app on your mobile device or at accelevents.com/e/TheArtsTrailThroughChapin. You can also bid directly from any browser or by text from your phone.
Not tech savvy? No problem, just come by the booth and we can help you submit your bid.
*Auction winners will be notified automatically when the auction closes at 2pm. All posts should be picked up by 3pm at the booth on Labor Day. Can't get it then? Alternate pickup arrangements can be made on request.
Bidding will be open on Monday September 6 from 9am - 2pm.
Advance information and photos of the artwork for auction will be available for preview using the link above or the Accelevents app on your phone.
Watch for the Official Launch of the:
Chapin Art Trail
An easy way to check out ALL the great art in Chapin. The new Arts Trail markers will become part of a the self guided Chapin Art Trail. This trail seeks to stir the public imagination and sense of creativity as well as beautify the community with public art displays created by local artists. The trail will include all the current and previously installed public art pieces and galleries throughout the Greater Chapin area. Maps and lists of all locations will be available online as a self-guided arts tour. New arts and art locations will be added over time.