It’s time for Spoleto Festival USA — and that means artists mingle with students on campus during the day and the Cistern lights up with musical performances at night.

Musicians Esperanza Spalding and the Punch Brothers performed on the Cistern as part of Spoleto Festival USA. Photos by Leigh Webber/Spoleto Festival USA

The College of Charleston Opera performs selected duets and arias during a Piccolo Spoleto performance on May 30, 2019. Photos by Mike Ledford

A Tibetan monk works on the Mandala of Buddha Vajrapani in Addlestone Library as part of Piccolo Spoleto. Photos by Heather Moran

The School of the Arts hosted a party on May 24, 2019, for the opening of Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto. The event also celebrated School of the Arts Dean Valerie Morris’ 20th year as dean. Photos by Heather Moran

Cast and crew from the touring company of Shakespeare’s Globe, a London-based acting company, discuss performing Shakespeare as part of Spoleto Festival USA with CofC students. Photos by Mike Ledford