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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

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This February, prepare for a wild time at the thirty-sixth annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE), a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, sporting demonstrations, food, drink, and conservation education.

This year’s featured artist is Kathryn Mapes Turner, from Jackson, Wyoming. View her painting of a wild mustang titled Unbridled along with pieces from more than one hundred other painters and sculptors from across the globe at the Charleston Place hotel throughout the weekend. Plan to attend Friday’s crowd favorite, Quick Draw/ Speed Sculpt, where artists will create an original piece from start to finish in just one hour.

Looking for a good happy hour location? Join the Local Palate from 5:30 to 8:30 Friday night for Horses, Hounds, and Hooch, featuring spirits, small bites from Pearlz Oyster Bar, and art at Dog & Horse Fine Art Gallery located in historic downtown Charleston at 102 Church Street. Other can’t-miss events include sheep- and duck-herding demonstrations, and DockDogs jumping event at Brittlebank Park.

Starting Friday, South Carolina’s chef ambassadors and local chefs will host demonstrations highlighting their favorite Southern recipes and Lowcountry ingredients. Visit the Local Palate tent in Marion Square for spirit tastings, an oyster roast with the Darling Oyster Bar, and tastings from Tavern & Table. Tents open Friday morning at 10 and close Sunday evening at 5. Three-day tickets start at $50 and include admission to all shows, lectures, and demonstrations. Additionally, SEWE offers a VIP program starting at $200 for insider access and perks throughout the weekend like preview hours, a VIP shuttle, and exclusive parties.

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