CLEMSON — The Lee Gallery at the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts and the Arts Center of Clemson will host the popular and unique celebration of the arts with the signature town-gown event “Passport to the Arts” 6-9:30 p.m. March 2.

“Passport to the Arts” attendees enjoy artwork in the Lee Gallery.

Now in its eighth year, “Passport to the Arts” continues to sell out each year. It is an evening full of art, entertainers, live music, drinks and exceptional food showcased at four different locations.

Attendees receive “passports” at a starting location and have them stamped at several venues as they travel through Clemson on provided transportation.

Many of the art pieces are on sale and being debuted for the first time in the four gallery venues. Additional highlights from this year’s event will be the integration of student digital art that celebrates the intersection of art and technology in the Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University. All attendees also will have opportunity to engage with the art at the center, including creating their own virtual reality art through the Immersion Space.

At each venue, a new batch of local food, music, art and creativity will be on display. During “Passport to the Arts,” entertainment is at every turn — even on the shuttles local musicians share their talents as they travel through Clemson. Clemson Area Transit (CAT) offers transportation for the “Passport to the Arts” tour.

The venues this year include The Arts Center of Clemson, the Clemson Area Transit facility, Lee Gallery at the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts and the Watt Family Innovation Center.

Buy tickets at For more information, contact Center for Visual Arts Marketing and Public Relations Director Meredith Mims McTigue at


Current event partners and sponsors
The following businesses make this event possible: Clemson Area Transit, Clemson Downs, Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry, PrintSmart and the Watt Family Innovation Center.