Tuesday, April 5, 2022

SATURDAY - April 9th - Charleston, South Carolina - The Holy City

Congregation Beth Elohim, Charleston

The Circular Congregational Church, Charleston

St. Mary of the Annunciation RC Church, Charleston

Join NYC Urban Sketchers for a day of sketching “The Holy City”, Charleston, South Carolina. The city has long been known for religious tolerance. People have flocked to Charleston for religious freedom since the 1700s. The city boasts over 400 Christian and Jewish places of worship. The Circular Congregational Church founded in 1681 is one of the oldest continuously worshipping congregations in the South. St. Mary of the Annunciation established in 1789 is the oldest Catholic Church in the state, and is considered the mother church of the faith in the Carolinas and Georgia. St. Michael’s Church was established in 1752 on the grounds of St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church built in 1680.  And Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim is the second oldest synagogue in the US built in 1749 and the oldest in continuous use.  Many houses of worship in Charleston boast variations on the Greek Revival architectural style, which was very popular in the Antebellum South. 

Palmettos, magnolias, crepe myrtles and live oaks line the streets of Charleston, and near the city you can find moss-draped tree tunnels. The most famous tunnels are on the Charleston Tea Planation, Botany Bay Road on Edisto Island, and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. There is something calming and peaceful about driving or walking through a tree tunnel.

The most famous tree in Charleston is a southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) and bears the name “Angel Oak”.  It stands 66 feet tall, measures 28 feet in circumference, and is estimated to be 400 to 500 years old. Over 400,000 tourists every year flock to see this ancient tree on Johns Island near Charleston. 

Join us to explore beautiful and historic Charleston, SC. There are many inspiring scenes for a few hours of sketching. Charleston is one of America’s most beautiful travel destinations. 

There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.


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What’s Coming Up Next:
April 16 - Sketchers Holiday - there will be no virtual event
April 23 - Celebrating Earth Day - Amazon Rainforest
April 30 - Living History Museum

NYC Urban Sketchers is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization (EIN 84-3937060). Tax deductible donations may be made by check and sent to NYC Urban Sketchers, PO Box 1083, James A. Farley Post Office, New York, NY 10116. 

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