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Sail into Chapin 

A Community Art Project

I'm not an artist,

but I want to help!


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 partnering with the Town of Chapin to launch a community art project that will culminate Labor Day 2019 in a highly visible multi-part public art display. The concept for “The Arts Sail Into Chapin” is emblematic of the town itself, thirteen free standing aluminum sailboats creatively painted or embellished by local artists. While we have received a philanthropic endowment to partially fund the project and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, we are excited to also be partnering with the local business community to fully bring this project to life.

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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.

The Crooked Creek Art League wants to shine a light on the vibrant arts community in Chapin and surrounding areas. We have been an active part of the community since we were established in 1995 and intend to have the chance to give back to the town. Through this project, CCAL has assigned artists to create and install public works of art throughout town in conjunction with the 2019 Chapin Labor Day Festival. Drawing over 20,000 visitors each year, the Festival is a premier event in Chapin. Our project is a wonderful opportunity to show the vital role the arts play in a vibrant community.

Artists from across the community have designed unique artistic presentations on each of 13 sailboat sculptures which will be displayed throughout the community in front of sponsoring Chapin businesses throughout August and September.

Calendar of Events

Aug 1 – Sept 31      Sailboats on display!

Sailboats are on display at business sponsors throughout Chapin.

Aug 1 – Sept 2        Scavenger Hunt!

You are invited to play along by visiting each of the 13 sailboats at their host sponsor locations. Complete the Scavenger Hunt Brochure by correctly identifying and marking which hidden visual element belongs to each boat and location. Turn your completed form in at the Sail into Chapin Booth during the Labor Day Festival on Monday September 2 to be entered into a drawing to win prizes. Brochures can be picked up at any of the host sponsor sites or downloaded above.

Monday Sept 2        Vote for People’s Choice!

You are invited to visit the Sail into Chapin Booth during the Labor Day Festival on Monday September 2 to vote for your favorite sailboat. Didn’t make it around to see them all in person? No problem, we’ll have poster sized images of each sailboat in the booth for you to view.

Monday Sept 2        Enter the Cash Raffle to win!     (see the basket)

You are invited to visit the Sail into Chapin Booth during the Labor Day Festival on Monday September 2 to

buy raffle tickets. As a special fund raiser for the Sail into Chapin Community Art Project, one of our wonderful sponsors (Endless Vitality), has generously donated an ah-MAZing gift basket. We will be holding a special cash raffle for the basket in our booth on Labor Day. Visit us to get tickets and win this great prize which will help raise funds to cover the cost of this and future community art projects. The gift basket, valued at over $2,100, will be award by a drawing of all raffle tickets purchased. Tickets will be offered for sale at $5 each or five tickets for $20. 


Monday Sept 2        Win a Sailboat for your very own!

You are invited to participate in a silent auction to bid on any (or all) of the sailboats on display. Didn’t make it around to see them all in person? No problem, we’ll have poster sized images of each sailboat in the booth for you to view. And the best part? You don’t have to be present for a live auction. Bidding will be done electronically using the Accelevents app so you can do it 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. Winners will have their sailboats delivered to the location of their choice* at the end of September. 

*Location must be within 30 miles of Chapin. Approval of the property owner and compliance with applicable laws and restrictions that may apply are required.

Click HERE to Join the Hunt!
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  • Stephanie Arnold

  • Roger Buenzow

  • JJ Casey

  • Sonya Diimmler

  • Karen Larrabee

  • Sandra Oliver, Maureen Carter, Linda Claytor, Cathy Dubiel, M. Liner, Anna Kay Singley

  • Ann Peake and Jean Kirkley

  • Kelly Pelfrey

  • Gail Stephens

  • Ann Bodie Sweeney

  • Tommy D. Thompson

  • Ron Weathers

  • Olga Yukhno

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A great big Thank YOU to our Sail into Chapin business partners for their support of CCAL and the arts!  

Host Sponsors:

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Additional Sponsors:

Chapin Fancy Hat Ladies

Sculpture Partner:

8 Mile Art Designs

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We are deeply grateful for the generous grant provided for this project by the Greater Chapin Community Foundation. Your investment in this community has made this wonderful art project possible!

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