Celebrate the arts at the South Carolina Arts Gala!
[gallery ids="12038,12040,12041,12043,12045,12050,12051,12053,12056"] Join the South Carolina Arts Foundation in Columbia May 7 as it celebrates the South Carolina Arts Awards and the arts community at the annual South Carolina Arts Gala! A pre-gala concert and awards ceremony kick off the evening at 6:30 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church (702 Whaley St.), and the gala and an art auction and sale -- featuring celebrity artists and fabulous food -- begin at 7:15 p.m. in the Grand Hall of 701 Whaley (701 Whaley St.) The concert features 2014 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award recipients Anita Singleton-Prather performing with The Gullah Kinfolk, and Chris Boutwell performing with his band, Palmetto Blue. The concert and ceremony honor these Folk Heritage Award recipients and 2014 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts recipients Edward Rice, Cynthia Boiter, Beaufort County School District, Elliott Davis, LLC, and the City of Greenwood. The art auction and sale features original one-of-a-kind artworks by some of South Carolina's finest contemporary artists, including functional and non-functional craft, paintings and sculpture. Seasoned and beginning collectors alike will find "must have" works and enjoy meeting artists. The South Carolina Arts Foundation designates gala proceeds to help support arts education, artist development and other programs of the South Carolina Arts Commission. Don't miss the arts party of the year! Tickets are $75 each. Reserve your ticket(s) today!