FestivALL Charleston is pleased to announce its first Marketing & Productions Coordinator, Mallory Richards. Richards holds a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Public Relations. Over the past three years, she worked as an intern for FestivALL and most recently as Assistant to the Executive Director. Among other duties, her new role will include producing the FestivALL Art Fairs. The summer Capitol Street Art Fair has grown to be one of the largest in the state.
Richards stated, “FestivALL brings so much to our community throughout the year, and I believe in nurturing the potential of this town especially through arts and entertainment. Events like the Art Fairs shine light on the talent and tradition that has been incubated here for centuries and makes it accessible for the community to engage with the art and artists.”
FestivALL’s mission is to create and sustain a community with comprehensive and robust arts and entertainment opportunities, which attract tourists and serve as an economic development tool and catalytic force in uniting and stimulating local artists and arts groups. The organization offers year-round events and programs in music, theatre, dance, visual art, humanities, family fun and more. Each year, FestivALL works with hundreds of artists and arts groups, operating in a unique structure of city-wide partnerships and volunteers. With local, regional, national and sometimes international offerings, FestivALL has become a main tourist attraction for the City of Charleston.
As FestivALL events and programs grow, we are working to build our internal structure so that we can sustain what FestivALL has brought to the community over the past 13 years, said Executive Director Brittany Javins.” Javins holds an M.A. in Arts Administration and also began as a FestivALL intern.