Charleston Gears up for Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Artwork provided by SEWE

Now in its 29th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is one of the largest wildlife art and nature events in the nation, attracting more than 30,000 attendees to beautiful Charleston, SC each year. Running February 18-20, SEWE ’11 will offer diverse exhibits and events in venues throughout downtown Charleston with approximately 120 artists and 300 exhibitors. Events include Birds of Prey flights and children’s activities in Marion Square; chef demos and presentations by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and Living With Wolves at Gaillard Auditorium, Dock Dogs competitions and retriever demos at Brittlebank Park, lectures, original art at Charleston Place, Mills House, and Francis Marion, nature film screenings, vendors, food, music and much more.

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Tickets start at $10/day, and children 10 and under are free. SEWE provides free shuttle service between venues during show hours with a ticket or badge. VIP packages offer extra perks and after-hours activities, including an artist reception, black-tie gala/auction, the SEWE Soiree, a fun, casual party with oysters, BBQ and live music, and access to the hospitality suites throughout the weekend. These packages, which have sold out in recent years, start at just $350 for two people. For more information visit www.sewe.com.

Event Schedule:

Friday, February 18:

9:30 a.m. Dock Dogs® registration opens; competition “waves” throughout the day Brittlebank Park

10 a.m-6 p.m. All exhibits open

10:30 a.m. Cooking Demo Chef Jeremiah Bacon, Oak Steakhouse “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

11 a.m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

11 a.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Aud

11 a.m. Photo Presentation: “Flamingos of Kenya” Francis Marion

11 a.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

12 p.m. Lecture: “Intro t

o Plein Air Painting” (ticket not required) Chas County Library

12 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Nathan Whiting, Tristan “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

1 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Michelle Weaver, Charleston Grill, “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

1 p.m. Film:Lords of Nature” Charleston Music Hall

2 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Simon Andrews, Swamp Fox, “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

2:30 p.m. Lecture: “Carl Brenders: How & Why” (ticket not required) Chas County Library

3 p.m. Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt Charleston Place

3 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Fred Neuville, Fat Hen “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

3 p.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

3:30 p.m. Cast Net Demonstration Brittlebank Park

3:30 p.m. “Living With Wolves”

Presentation Gaillard Aud

4 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

5 p.m. Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt Auction Charleston Place

6-8 p.m. SEWE King Street Stroll (ticket not required) King Street

Saturday, February 19:

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9:30 a.m. Dock Dogs® – registration opens; competition “waves” throughout the day Brittlebank Park

10 a.m.-6 p.m. ALL EXHIBITS OPEN

10:30 a.m. Cooking Demo Chef Miles Huff, The Culinary Institute of Charleston “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

11 a.m. Children’s Puppet Show Charleston Music Hall

11:30 a.m. Saltwater Inshore 101 Brittlebank Park

11:30 a.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

12 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Frank Lee, Old Village PosthouseCertified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Lecture: “American Sculpture & the Huntington Legacy” (ticket not required) Chas County Library

12:30 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

1 p.m. Living With Wolves Presentation Gaillard Aud

1 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef John Ondo, Lana “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

2 p.m. Children’s Puppet Show Charleston Music Hall

2 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Marc Collins, Circa 1886 “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

3 p.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

3 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Aud

3:30 p.m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

4 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

5 p.m. Film: “Story of the ACE Basin” Charleston Music Hall

Sunday, February 20:

9:30 a.m. Dock Dogs® – registration opens; competition “waves” throughout the day Brittlebank Park

10 a.m.-5 p.m. ALL EXHIBITS OPEN

11:30 .m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

Photo provided by SEWE

12 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Jason Houser, MeatHouse “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

12 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park

1 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Steve Lusby, 82 Queen “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

1 p.m. Film: “The Story of the ACE Basin” Charleston Music Hall

1 p.m. Birds of Prey Flight Demo Marion Square

2 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef David Pell, Coast Bar & Grill “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Aud

2 p.m. Fly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park

2:30 p.m. Dock Dogs® Finals Brittlebank

3 p.m. Cooking Demo Chef Jason Reed, Boone Hall Farms “Certified SC” Tent/Gaillard Auditorium

3 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show Gaillard Auditorium

3 p.m. Film:Lords of Nature” Charleston Music Hall

3 p.m. Retriever Demos Brittlebank Park


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