Folly Art Village returns to the Washout on March 8

special to Folly Current

Angie Carson and Giovanni Richardson began the Folly Art Village in 2018 with the mission of providing a fun market where local artists can gather to showcase and sell their art. The market includes jewelers, photographers, painters, woodworkers, clothing makers, and specialty foods. The Folly Art Village is welcomed each week by the Washout Restaurant owners and staff on Folly Beach. Carson and Richardson are looking forward to continuing and growing this tradition as they move forward with the 2020 season.

“When Giovanni and I started the Art Village, our mission was to provide a vibrant and fun market where local artists could gather to showcase their amazing talents and to have a positive impact in the Folly Beach community,” says Carson. “We have been blessed with much, much more. The Art Village consists of an amazing group of vendors with an array of talents including jewelers, photographers, painters, woodworkers, and specialty food and clothing makers. The 2020 season will kick off Sunday, March 8 and will run through Dec. 20. New applications and market guidelines for the 2020 market season are now available. Local artists and farmers can stop by The Washout to pick one up or by contacting market managers Carson or Richardson at

Over the past two years, the market has not only grown but become an asset to the Folly community and many local charities. The Art Village raised just under $10,000 in 2019 with vendors donating art and various items for auctions/raffles, and participating in countless fundraising events. The result was their ability to provide support to: Folly Baptist Church Soup Ministry and Food Pantry, the Tri-County Ministries Toy Drive, and the Pet Helpers Puppy Parade. Additionally, art donations by the vendors in conjunction with various services were donated to support the Daniel O’Rourke Brain Cancer Foundation, Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign & My Sisters House, and Friends of Green Turtle Cay Hurricane Relief. Mayor Tim Goodwin even took a turn in the dunk tank at the Surfers Healing fundraiser. 

Vendors who donated are Far Away Places, Coffin Island Creations, Plot To Pot, Taste of Gullah, Beaded Venus, Boho Shark Teeth Designs, AV Photography, Folly Images, Slightly Brackish Designs, Grady Brown Designs, Red Tin Roof, Copper Linings, Jank n Jive, Day2Day Creations, Nocturnowl and Fruit Creations.

Starting March 8, the Folly Art Village 

is open every Wednesday evening from
5-9 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. at
The Washout, located at 41 Center St. 

For more information, email

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