The Cultural District Advisory Board is an advisory steering board that was created after the South Carolina Arts Commission approved the City of Beaufort as a state-designated Cultural District in November 2015.
This board is composed of organizations and individuals that represent the interests of the district. They are committed to developing the Cultural District and include:
The Beaufort Cultural District is a walkable section of downtown that encompasses a wide array of arts and cultural venues, organizations, businesses and events.
What is a Cultural District? According to the South Carolina Arts Commission, which designates such districts, "A cultural district is a geographic area that has a concentration of cultural facilities, activities and assets. It is a walkable area that is easily identifiable to visitors and residents and serves as a center of cultural, artistic and economic activity.
"A cultural district may contain galleries, live performance venues, theaters, artist studios, museums, arts centers, arts schools, and public art pieces.
A cultural district may also contain businesses like restaurants, banks or parks whose primary purpose is not arts, but that regularly make their spaces available to artists or create opportunities for the public to encounter the arts."