by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 02, 2015

Local artists can provide a wellspring of resources and ideas for unusual event décor. For example, Charleston, S.C.-based artist Lisa Abernathy (lisaburdyabernathy.com) worked with the TedXCharleston team to create a locally inspired stage backdrop: a large swath of fabric imprinted with her cut-paper designs depicting the Lowcountry landscape. tedxinnovations.ted.com

Photograph by Fia Forever Photography