The Cultural Arts Alliance of Greater Summerville began the Summerville Rocks! project in 2013 as a way to raise money for the Larry Barnfield Arts Scholarship. Since then, more than $26,000 has been raised to help aspiring student artists in Dorchester District 2 schools achieve the dream of furthering their art education at the college level.
This project involves the whole community. Local businesses sponsor the rocking chairs, both adult-sized and child-sized, local artists decorate the chairs, and local art supporters bid on the chairs at the annual auction/dinner in April.
In 2015 the Summerville Artist Guild Board accepted the challenge of overseeing the Summerville Rocks! initiative.