During the Columbia Open Studios weekend, thousands of people will venture out to visit artists work in the Greater Columbia area (including all of Richland and Lexington Counties), with maps and guidebooks in hand. Visitors can spend two full days hopping from studio to studio, with free admission for all.
The public gets to peek into artists’ studios throughout the Midlands and see the private work spaces of highly creative individuals. Some of these studios are in private homes or in stunning settings or they exemplify brilliantly economical uses of space. Attendees get a sense of how artists work and can interact directly with the amateur and professional artists living and working right in their communities.
The event gives our local artists an opportunity to engage the public directly and show their art, as well as their creative processes, while promoting these artists to a statewide audience.
Meet the Columbia Open Studios artists on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 701 Whaley Street during the official COS Preview Party.
There will be three versions of the guidebook--two online and one in print. Both a digital guide and a magazine-style PDF of the program guide will published on this website, and a print guidebook will be distributed statewide via art venues, independent businesses, and organizations throughout South Carolina.
The guide lists participating artists with their studio address, contact information and information about their work and media, as well as maps indicating studio locations. If you would like to know where to find a guidebook in your area, please contact us at email@example.com.