Tickets are available for the 33rd annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival, whose May 27-June 12 run offers a variety of arts and cultural programs ranging from theater, blues, jazz and chamber music to dance and the literary and visual arts.

Produced and directed since 1979 by the Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo is the official outreach arm of the Spoleto Festival USA.

Numerous events are presented free of charge.

On May 2, Piccolo Spoleto will launch a redesigned website and will operate a new box office location in the Charleston Civic Design Center, 85 Calhoun St., adjacent to the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. A second box office location, also opening May 2, will be in the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St.

Call 1-866-811-4111 or visit online at www.piccolospoleto.com.