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Get ready for Columbia Open Studios
Self-led artists tour at 701 CCA
701 Center for Contemporary Art presents the ninth annual Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-led tour of artists’ studios spanning the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties.
Sat., April 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun., April 7, 12-6 p.m.
Columbia Open Studios allows the public to explore nearly 70 artists’ working spaces for a behind-the-scenes look at the materials, techniques and creation of local artwork. Guests can immerse themselves in the Midlands’ vibrant arts scene + chat one-on-one with artists about their background and inspirations.
Artist studios range from lively community spaces to backyard sculpture gardens to galleries in Columbia’s vibrant, downtown districts.
All work is for sale, and artists keep 100% of his or her sales.
In partnership with One Columbia for Arts & History, 701 CCA has installed a Columbia Open Studios Exhibition at Columbia City Hall. Select Open Studios participants’ work will be on view through March.
Meet and mingle with the artists at the Columbia Open Studios ticketed Preview Party on Thursday, April 4, 7-9 p.m. The party will be held in the second floor Olympia room of 701 Whaley. Complimentary hors-d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available for attendees. Stay tuned for ticket sales on our website at https://www.columbiaopenstudios.org/preview-party/.