Local Events Scheduled For The Spring and Summeer Months

Belton Events Scheduled for the Spring and Summer Months

Events and activities scheduled for Belton through the summer, emphasizing Belton’s new slogan “A Historic Heart….with a new beat!” include:

  • Mini Marvels-Belton Center for the Arts.  The exhibit features works smaller than 12″ x 12″ and continues through May 12.  Presented by the Belton Center for the Arts.
  • Combo Kings-Enjoy great music and dancing….FREE and open to the public.  When held at the Listening Room wine and beer are sold for $2 with the proceeds to go to Belton non-profit organizations.
    • May 13-6:30.  Rhytm on the Rails at the Belton Depot
    • May 16-7:10 at the Listening Room
  • Rhythm On The Rails-Belton Depot.  Free outdoor concerts in April and May presented by the Belton Area Museum Association.  Concerts are on the lawn of the depot.  Food trucks will be at each event.  The remaining schedule includes:
    • Saturday, May 13-The Combo Kings will perform at 6:30.  The band plays a wide range of music from Broadway show tunes to rock music from the 50’s to the present.  The Combo Kings have been together for two year and band members include guitarist David Jones, vocalist Dana Russell, drummer Chad Bond, keyboardist Hazen Bannister, bass guitarist Bruce Griffith and guitarist Cecil Duncan.  The band has a great following among people in the area.
    • Saturday, May 27-Loretta Holloway, South Carolina’s First Lady of Song, will sing music for the best of jazz greats at 7:00.  Loretta has graced the stage from Las Vegas to Australia.  Her voice has a silky smooth and pure tone, and does she ever wow a crowd!  Holloway will be accompanied by Russ Long, Ethan Burkhardt and more invited guest musicians.
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  • Jazz:  More Than Just the Music-Belton Depot-Opening celebration April 30, 3 to 5 pm.  The free exhibit is presented by the Belton Area Museum Association and Draisen-Edwards Music Center and continues during regular museum hours through July 1.  Presented by the Belton Area Museum Association.bama jazz posterment.
  • Palmetto Championships Presented by Chick-fil-A of Anderson-Belton Tennis Center.  May 26-30.  Featuring South Carolina’s top junior tennis players.  Go to www.beltontennis.com for complete information.  Presented by the Belton Tennis Association and sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Anderson.
  • George Ligon:  Australia New Zealand & Fiji-Belton Center for the Arts.  Beautiful vistas, time-honored traditions and native wildlife.  This is a solo exhibition for a photographer who documented the landscape and culture across three countries in Oceania.  Opening reception June 3 at 7:00.  The exhibit continues during Belton Center for the Arts regular hours through July 21.
  • Planet Earth Summer Art Camp-Belton Center for the Arts.  A series of 8 summer art classes for children.  All classes are 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Prices range from $25 to $55 depending on the class.  Call 864-338-8556 to register.  Registration for camps must be completed one week prior to the camp’s start date.
    • June 13-15-Making Art from Nature.  Ages 7 to 12.  Let’s go play outside!  Students will make unique art pieces made with branches, flowers, stems and seed found in nature.
    • June 20-22-Artsy Animals.  Ages 7 to 12.  Welcome to the jungle!  In this class students will learn printmaking, drawing and sculptural techniques to make projects featuring their favorite jungle animals.
    • June 27-29-Australian Adventure.  Ages 7 to 12.  Take a trip to the other side of the world and learn about what they Aborigine call the “dream time.”  Children will create art projects inspired by the amazing artwork created by the indigenous people of Australia.
    • July 11-13-Clay Days!  Ages 7 to 12.  Campers will have a blast getting their hands dirty learning clay techniques, and creating their own artwork with this Earthen material.
    • July 25-28-Kinder Art:  Outer Space.  Ages 3 to 6.  In anticipation of the Great Solar Eclipse, allow you little artist to play and create exciting projects related to all things outer space!
    • August 8 -10-The Great Eclipse Art Installation.  Ages 7 to 12.  Campers will team up to transform the front window of our main gallery into a creative cosmic realm.  Their installation art piece will be on display at Belton Center for the Arts, visible from the City Square, with the names of the contributing artists proudly displayed through the length of the Great Eclipse Exhibit.
    • August 15-17-Plein Air Painting for Teens.  Ages 13 to 18.  Get ready to p;aint some happy trees!  Learn the technique of some of the best known painters in this outdoor oil painting class.
  • The Great Eclipse Art Exhibit-Belton Center for the Arts.  Artwork focused on the theme of the solar eclipse.  Opening Reception August 4 7:00 to 9:00.  The exhibit continues during regular Center for the Arts hours through September 1.
  • Most events are supported by funding provided by the City of Belton hospitality tax and the Anderson County ATAX.

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