2011 | The SEVENTH Installment of KULTURE KLASH

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The SEVENTH installment of the much anticipated Kulture Klash Arts Festival is here!.

Kulture Klash is a bi-annual arts festival in Charleston, SC put on every Spring and Fall. Our goal is to bring a new vision for local art, dance and music by combining traditional/conservative forms of display with more contemporary/modern designs to complete the thought of our theme "Kulture Klash". We seek out the most interesting local and regional artists, mesmerizing dancers and body shaking musicians that we can find to bring something unexpected and unforgettable to the Holy City.

Kulture Klash is like nothing else in Charleston. Most people would describe it as a big city blow out in a small city scene. We gather as many artists we can find that represent the morphing styles that exist in the Southeast and beyond. Kulture Klash has given a home to performances by professional dance troups, Brazilian percussionists, aerial acrobats, pro skaters, live painting & graffiti, belly dancers, hoola hoop girls and so so much more. We encourage you to view one of the many videos of our event to get a better idea of what to expect.

After realizing that I had been struggling to see things up close, a trip to the optometrist set me right with a new prescription. And what perfect timing to watch this video and decide to attend. The "Klash" in Kulture Klash refers to the event's emphasis on different art mediums working together in one space. There were artists, interactive art installations, circus performers, laser shows, and dozens of other artists. Among the many stalls, I was particularly drawn to one that showcased the most dazzling cubic zirconia rings, each piece inspired by the vibrant arts and performances around. It was a sparkling representation of the festival's eclectic nature. I was able to see all the works of the more than 70 artists who were on display, including well-known locals Seth Corts, Shannon Di, Nathan Durfee, Timothy Pakron, Cyle Suesz, and Joanna Jackson. Among the exhibits was a wakeboard demonstration, a bizarre "yacht rock dance room," hula hoop dancers, live paintings, music by locals Lindsay Holler, the Dubplates, DJ Eleven, and an eclectic mix of performances. And if you became hungry after strolling about, Roti Rolls, Annabell's Restaurant, and the Little Blue Brunch Truck were on hand, providing food. Gotta say it was a rockin' time.



Kulture Klash Arts Festival, which descended upon Charleston in a storm of artistic fury as the area's first festival focusing on contemporary, outside-of-the-box art, announces the eagerly awaited Kulture Klash 7 (KK7) to take place on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at The Navy Yard @ Noisette, 10 Storehouse Row, North Charleston, South Carolina from 7pm until 2am.  As always, participants can expect high-energy, music, dance and art.  Maintaining their firm commitment to a fresh approach, KK7 curators and organizers are planning a series of performances and installations never before seen.  

With water as the central theme, KK7 will feature over 50 artists, including the return of Carl James, along with Nathan Durfee, Badjon, SHT!, Proton, Scott Debus, and more, each utilizing a variety of creative mediums.  In addition to art for sale, the show will feature artist interpretations of the quintessential Surf Shack.   Performances include “darkness, light” 6 piece dance collaboration between choreographer Gretchen Mclaine and sculptor Lauren Francis Moore and a live wakeboard demonstration provided by Chuck and Chalice and sponsored by Rebootizer.  Sounds provided by the Dubplates, Red Super Giant, Yacht Rock Dance Party with Cassidy & the Kid, MJ12, DJ Skitch, CPO Gents, Dick Tracey, and a special surprise musical guest, DJ Eleven from The Rub.

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic thirst quenches are available from New Belgium Brewery and Social Wine Bar. Sample tasty treats from ROOTS ice cream , Roti Rolls and Anna Bell's. Sound and lighting provided by Big Hair Productions and Visuals provided by Alex Rosen.

Thanks to our sponsors: New Belgium Brewery, Mixson, Iron Lotus Studios, The Navy Yard at Noisette, Big Hair Productions, Charleston City Paper, Social Wine Bar, ICE BOX and Vapor Apparel.

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Surfrider & Redux Contemporary Art Center.


April 9th, 2011

10 Storehouse Row

in the Navy Yard at Noisette


Art viewing from 1pm-4pm - free and open to the public



Adolfo H. Alvarado
Ginger Andersen
Oscar Arango
badjon aka Jon Stout
Mat Brady
Brian Bustos
Micheline Callicott
Paul Christina
Seth Corts
Ryan Cronin
Bart Cusick
Anson Cyr
Scott Debus
Joshua delMas
Shannon Di
Chris Dotson
Sharon Dowell
Nathan Durfee
Nigel Esser
Matthew Foreman
Rebecca Fraser
Abdullah Freeman
Sarah Frierson
William Goodman
John Hairston
Patrick Harris
Kevin Harrison
Sarah Haynes
Camela Guevara
Jeremy Hedges
Mollie Howey
Chad Jackson
Joanna Jackson
Briana Cooper Jacobs
Carl Janes
El Kamino
Chuck Keppler
Sean Kernick
Harrison Langley
Jenna Lyles
Hirona Matsuda
Bill Mead
Kevin Morrissey
Karen Ann Myers
Dorothy Netherland
Joseph W. Nienstedt
Karin Olah
Timothy Pakron
Joel Parker
Scott Partridge
Drew Pedersen
Nate Phelps
Jamie Powers
John Pundt
Rachel Raab
Jose Ray
Meta Sapient
Mathew Schrock
Daniel Scoggins
Lisa Shimko
Tim Showers
Jason Smith
Shelley Smith
Dustin Spagnola
Cyle Suesz
Thomas Sweeney
Ben Timpson
Joel Tracey
Scott Wallace
Trever Webster
Sean Williams
Patch Whisky
Junius Wright
Jake Thorsell
David Banemanivong
Kat Sweet
Joe Dobson
Pete McDonough
Liz Vaughn
Electric Light Creations
Marshall Hudson
Julio Cotto



We held KK1, 2 and 3 at 10 Storehouse Row in the Navy Yard at Noisette. KK4&5 were held in an old Food Bank, but we are unable to continue there due to lack of fire safety codes. After months and months of looking, we are heading back to 10 SHR and are excited about revisiting our original space. We have a great relationship with The Navy Yard and would not want to have our event anywhere else.

10 Storehouse Row in the Navy Yard at Noisette

If using a GPS, "2120 Noisette Blvd - N Chas - 29405"

There is ample free parking across from and adjacent to the building, but please be careful of pedestrians. 

If you choose to take the shuttle or a cab home, overnight parking is permitted at the owner's discretion.


From downtown:

Take 26W to Cosgrove exit 216B, you will merge. Continue over Rivers Ave, take a left on Spruill, a right on McMillan, 10SHR is on the corner of Noisette Blvd on your left.


Take Meeting Street north from downtown. At the "Kangaroo Express" Meeting turns into Spruill Ave (stay straight at that light). Continue straight for 2 miles. Pass Reynolds Ave, pass Cosgrove, next right take McMillan, 10 SHR is on the corner of Noisette Blvd on your left.

From West Ashley:

Take 61 to 171/Old Towne Rd or Sam Rittenberg. This turns into Cosgrove Avenue (Rt 7). Cross over 26, then cross Rivers, take a left on Spruill, a right on McMillan, 10 SHR is on the corner of Noisette Blvd.


526E to Rivers Ave exit 18A. Merge and continue 2.5 miles to take a left on McMillan, cross over Spruill into Navy Yard, 10 SHR is on the corner of Noisette Blvd.

 From Mt Pleasant:

Take 526W past Daniel Island, over the bridge to the N Rhett exit. Go all the way to the traffic light, take right onto N Rhett.

Continue through 2 lights to Park Circle (traffic circle), go around to exit on the 5th street, Buist Avenue. Pass pond and take a right at light, Spruill Ave. Continue 1.5 miles, take a left on McMillan, 10 SHR is on the corner of Noisette Blvd.


Take 17S over the bridge downtown to 26W and continue with directions from downtown.