Charleston is at a crossroads. Flooded streets and rising waters affect us more and more. By 2045, Charleston will experience sunny day tidal flooding just over 180 days per year.* The decisions and actions we take NOW as residents of the Lowcountry are critical to our future.
Enough Pie's AWAKENING V: King Tide has assembled a team of artists, scientists, organizations and thought leaders to shine a light on rising waters through creative installations, parades, lectures, and events from April 29-May 26.
- 14 large-scale art installations and events
- 50+ artists, scientists, and architectural firms
- 15+ Charleston academic, non-profit, and civic organizations
- 133,000+ Charleston residents
Your contribution ensures that the full month of AWAKENING V: King Tide takes place and is FREE, like all of Enough Pie's programming.
Let's come together as a community to shine a light on critical issues that affect us all to become stronger advocates for ourselves, our neighbors, and the lowcountry.
WE ARGUE. NATURE ACTS.
Enough Pie uses creativity to connect and empower Charleston's Upper Peninsula and beyond.
Learn more at: www.enoughpie.org
CHARLESTON FLOODED: OUTDOOR BANNER
Artist: Mary Edna Fraser
April 29th - June 28th (Artist Talk: Thursday, May 4th @ 4pm & 6pm)
Joseph Floyd Manor, 2106 Mt Pleasant Street
Charleston artist Mary Edna Fraser’s batik artwork will hang on 100ft all-weather banner at the Joseph Floyd Manor accompanied by bold messages to shed light on sea-level rise.
WADE IN THE WATER: MULTI-MEDIA
Artist: John Duckworth
May 7 - June 10
REDUX Contemporary Art Center, 2nd Floor
1068 King Street
Opening Event: Saturday, May 6 at 7pm
Lowcountry artist John Duckworth presents a large-scale, multi-media immersive art installation linking the melting glaciers to Charleston’s flooded streets.
AND YET IT GROWS
Artist: Kim Thomas
The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive
A large sculpture will be constructed using materials found during a series of New Market Tidal Creek clean-up days. The piece will showcase that trash/plastics are not organic but they are reproducing and growing.
UNDER THE SEA
Artists: Greer Farrell, Head Artist with Multiple Painters
Martin Luther King Jr. Pool
155 Jackson St
Going under the sea, a consortium of artists from around the Charleston area would create a series of murals in acrylic paint at this historic City Pool. Turtles, dolphins, whales, schools of fish, octopus and coral reefs will come alive in this engaging space “under the sea”.
WAVE OF HOPE: YARN BOMB
Multiple Artists (Knitters & Crocheters – all are invited to participate!)
Friday, April 28 - May 25
St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper St
The culmination of St. Julian Devine and Enough Pie’s weekly knitting circles will be displayed along the green space facing East Bay Street to show various levels of projected sea level rise by the year 2100. Please participate by creating a 2x4 ft. rectangle and dropping off to St. Julian by Monday, April 3.
Photographer: Jared Bramblett
John L. Dart Library, 1067 King Street
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
For over two years, engineer and photographer Jared Bramblett has been documenting KING TIDE to show how king tides affect various areas of Charleston, SC. His work will be on display at various locations throughout the Upper Peninsula. Sponsored by Davis & Floyd.
AWAKENING V: KING TIDE EVENTS
AWAKENING KICK OFF: PEOPLE'S CLIMATE PARADE
Saturday, April 29: 9am
The Royal American to St. Julian Divine Community Center
970 Morrison Drive to 1 Cooper Street
RISING TIDE: ARTIST TALK
Mary Edna Fraser
Thursday, May 4: 4PM & 6PM
Joseph Floyd Manor Community Room
2106 Mt. Pleasant Street
THE EVOLVING WATERFRONT: A HISTORY OF LAND RECLAMATION ON THE CHARLESTON PENINSULA
Christina Butler, Historic Charleston Foundation
Thursday, May 11: 5:30 - 7PM
Clemson Design Center (Cigar Factory)
701 East Bay Street, Suite 202
US COASTAL POLICY AND SEA LEVEL RISE: FAILURE TO LAUNCH
Dr. Rob Young, Western Carolina University
Thursday, May 18: 5:30pm - 7pm
REDUX Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King Street
RISING ABOVE FLOODING STREETS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
Multiple Educators & Presenters with CULTIVATE
Saturday, May 20: 1-5PM
BoomTown! NEW LOCATION, 1505 King Street
Get hands-on with a full afternoon of lightning talks and creative science workshops that will identify the problem and potential solutions. Adults and children over the age of 8.
WATER NEXT TIME: POETRY SHOWCASE
Thursday, May 25: 7pm – 9pm
Local 616, 616 Meeting Street
AWAKENING V: KING TIDE steering committee members include: Charleston Resilience Network, Coastal Conservation League, Cultivate, City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability, Project Draw for Science, University of SC Center for Science Education, SC Department of Environmental Control, Historic Charleston Foundation, NOAA, SC Aquarium, Charleston Waterkeepers, CHSGood, SC Sea Grant, Davis & Floyd, Robinson Design Engineers, and artists & individuals.
Coastal Conservation League/GrowCarolina, Davis & Floyd, RavenCliff, SC Sea Grant Consortium, Audubon Society, Historic Charleston Foundation, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Atlantic Packaging
*from Charleston Sea Level Rise Strategy