Need some gift inspiration for the performing arts lovers on your list? There’s a little something Spoleto for everyone on your list, and we’ve got you covered with our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide.
Thank the people who introduced you to the Festival
SPOLETO 40 BY ALLAN KOZINN
Say thanks to your mom and dad—or whoever brought you to your first Festival—for making Spoleto Festival USA a family affair and give them a copy of Spoleto 40 from music critic and author Allan Kozinn. This beautiful coffee table book walks you through the history of the Festival’s first 40 years and is filled with gorgeous photographs of the performers, venues, and sights of Charleston. Tell them to turn on a favorite chamber music recording and spend some time with this book relishing their Spoleto memories. Then, make plans to be in Charleston for our 46th Festival next spring (May 27 to June 12, 2022).
Plan a spring date night for your forever Spoleto seatmate
SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA 2022 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Give your special someone a night on the town. Pick up a Spoleto Festival USA gift certificate and let them choose the perfect performance when tickets go on sale in February. Then, make a whole night of it. Maybe it’s drinks at Little Palm and jazz in the Cistern Yard. Or it’s dinner at Brasserie la Banque and off to catch a show at Dock Street Theatre. You could even round out the night with a mini-getaway at one of our Go Spoleto! hotel partners. It all starts with a gift certificate!
Raise a glass with your party-going bestie
SPOLETO SCENE MEMBERSHIP
Everyone has a friend who’s always the life of the party and we’ve got the perfect gift for them. Tell your bestie you’ll both be on the list for some of Charleston’s favorite springtime parties with the gift of Spoleto SCENE membership (and one for you, too!). Not only will they enjoy exclusive–and exciting–parties, they’ll also get discounts on Spoleto shows, special behind-the-scenes access, and get to connect with other arts-loving patrons all Festival long in this dynamic group of patrons in their 20s and 30s.
Add to your gallery wall with a poster just for you
SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA POSTER
It doesn’t always feel like winter in Charleston, but as we spend more time inside during the cooler months, make sure your space is cozy and comfortable. Treat yourself to some new artwork–a Spoleto Festival USA poster–and start your 2022 off with a redecorated space that’s just how you like it, and ready for all you want to accomplish in the New Year. Our resolution? More art!
Turn up with the volume with two gifts in one
SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA ORCHESTRA SPONSORSHIP
Here’s a twofer: honor the orchestral music lover in your life and give a young musician a performance opportunity they’ll never forget with a sponsorship of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. These elite musicians have worked hard to win their chair in the prestigious Festival orchestra, and your loved one will be on the receiving end of knowing this gift directly benefits the music making and supports these young musicians during their Festival participation. Want to go all out? Celebrate your sponsorship in person at our annual Orchestra Benefit on February 11. Don’t forget the sequins!
Give back this holiday season
DONATE TO SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA
Sometimes, the best gifts aren’t under the tree. Maybe you want to honor someone who’s made a difference in your life this year with a meaningful gift to an organization they love. Or, you want to celebrate the life of someone you’ve loved with a tribute gift. Perhaps you just want to make sure innovative art takes the stage in Charleston each spring. A donation to Spoleto Festival USA is a gift anyone will love.
WANT YOUR GIFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS?
While we can’t guarantee delivery times, we recommend placing orders for Spoleto 40 or posters no later than December 13. Short on time? Gift certificates, SCENE memberships, and donations are available anytime and fulfilled electronically.