NEXT THURSDAY, April 19, 2012
Make a Scene
at the Open Studios Preview & Indie Grits Kickoff Party!
Thursday, April 19
The Grand Hall at 701 Whaley
$8 advance, $10 door
Co-hosted by 701 Center for Contemporary Art and the Indie Grits Festival!
- Complimentary fancy grits bar by Scott Hall Catering & Event Design (owner of the Bone-In Artisan BBQ truck),
- Soul, pop + oldies DJs Will Flourance (station manager at WUSC), DJ Irv, & DJ B of Izms,
- Live painting by Izms of Art,
- Cash bar by The Whig featuring Stella Artois,
- Make-your-own Lite Brite station,
- Slideshow and exhibition of Columbia Open Studios artists,
- Indie Grits film trailers,
- The buildings of Indie Grits by Genius Blockhead,
- An interactive map of Columbia,
- Recycling and composting by Sustainable Carolina,
- DIY drawing rally in cahoots with Shige Kobayashi, founder of Columbi-YEAH!
Look out for our Open Studios program guides in next Wednesday’s FREE TIMES green issue!
OPEN STUDIOS 2012 SPONSORS
Major Outreach Sponsors
You’re reading this because these sponsors support our creative economy here in the Midlands. Thank you!!
The City of Columbia, SC
60,000 copies of our program guide have been produced and distributed statewide thanks to this arts benefactor!
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
(BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association)
Seen 1,000 of our 11″x17″ posters all over the state? This is who made it possible.
South Carolina Veterinary Specialists
Digital Media Sponsor
Artists are entrepreneurs of the most creative sort, and the creative economy in South Carolina generates over $9 billion in revenue annually. Midlands Biz gets it.
Preview Party Sponsor
This law firm understands the importance of community in a creative economy.
Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Join us for our Preview Party on April 19 in the Grand Hall at 701 Whaley, 7-11pm, to kick off the Indie Grits Festival, preview work by the 69 Columbia Open Studios artists, and see metal sculptor David Cianni’s incredible exhibition in our gallery! Thank you to Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP!
For those who find inspiration in the arts!
Schmoyer and Company
The Shop Tart
The Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties
$701 Sponsors and above are invited to a once-yearly, private party in the 701 CCA gallery with farm-to-table cuisine, uncommon drinks, and unique event design.
This project is funded by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Carolina Community Foundation of SC.
We couldn’t do it without you.
Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics
Scott Hall Catering & Event Design
The Copy Shop
Thank you for giving us a firm foundation for Columbia Open Studios!
Abacus Planning Group
Eric & Jen Elkins
Mad Monkey Inc.
ReNewell, Inc. Fine Art Conservation
Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
S & S Art Supply
Preview Party Supporters
These folks are chipping in to make our April 19 Open Studios/Indie Grits Kickoff Party a totally unique, delightful affair!
Pour Favor wines
Scott Hall Catering & Event Design
The USC Drawing Department
The Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Annual Professional Services Sponsors:
Forrest Clonts Studio Photography
Idea Balloons Web Design
Karen Williford Design