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COS 2012 has 150 percent attendance growth

In its second consecutive year hosting the annual 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios, 701 Center for Contemporary Art saw 150 percent growth in attendance and 50 percent growth in artist participation. On April 21 and 22, 2012, 69 artists in Columbia and across Richland and Lexington Counties opened their studios for a free, weekend-long, self-guided studio tour. Up from 45 participating artists last year, 69 artists received over 10,000 visits, up from 4,000 visits in 2011. A remarkable 42 percent of 2012 visits were from individuals that live outside of the City of Columbia. “I was particularly impressed with the enthusiasm I encountered during the two days of studio visits,” said Anne … [Read more...]

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