Annual Meeting 2017

JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING! Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:30 PM 701 Center for Contemporary Art 701 Whaley Street, 2nd floor Columbia, SC 29201 *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC* From a hugely successful Columbia Open Studios to a record-breaking 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial, 2017 was a great year at 701 Center for Contemporary Art.    Please join us at our Annual Meeting to celebrate all we've accomplished this year, and to learn about new and exciting programming for 2018! Here's a hint at what's to come in 2018: … [Read more...]

SC.Fellows Part I

Curated by Eleanor Heartney  Exhibition Dates: August 3 - September 17, 2017 In partnership with the South Carolina Arts Commission, 701 Center for Contemporary Art and the McMaster Gallery at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design present SC.Fellows Part I, a retrospective exhibition of the S.C. Arts Commission visual arts and craft fellowship recipients. The exhibitions at 701 CCA and McMaster Gallery, both in Columbia, S.C., will run simultaneously from August 3 – September 17, 2017. SC.Fellows is part of the S.C. Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary celebration that includes 15 solo- and group exhibitions of current and past fellows throughout … [Read more...]

Blank Page Poetry

701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents A Multi-Media Poetry Event: BLANK PAGE POETRY – WORD & SHADOWS These Rivers of Truth Have A Long Way Yet Director: Jerome Meadows Poets: Ed Madden, Columbia Poet Laureate; Jennifer Bartell; Al Black; Tim Conroy; Worthy Evans; Terrance Henderson; Monifa Lemons Jackson; and Ray McManus Choreographer: Brea Cali Dancers: Members of Terrance Henderson’s To Dance Inc. Musician: Rodney Bean performing Sound Bridges Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:00 pm Admission: free 701 CCA 701 Whaley St., second floor Columbia, SC 29201 Columbia’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a multi-media poetry event prepared and … [Read more...]

Friends & Neighbors Concert

  701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents: A Norwegian Jazz Quintet in Concert   FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:00 pm Admission: $10 701 CCA members; $12 non-members   Consisting of five musicians highly regarded in the European jazz scene and with a considerable track records in the United States, Friends & Neighbors will present its first South Carolina concert, at 701 Center for Contemporary Art on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for 701 CCA members and $12 for non-members. Friends & Neighbors consists of Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Andre Roligheten on sax and clarinet; Oscar Gronberg on piano; … [Read more...]


DADAGALA(DA) A Dress Dada Special Event @ 701 Center for Contemporary Art  June 1, 2016 7:00 – 10:00 pm  $20 members; $25 non-members Cash Bar Buy Your Tickets Here!   HOW TO DRESS DADA? The short answer is: Any way you want. Dada artists pushed the envelope, both in visual arts and in other art disciplines. They often did so in outrageous and theatrical fashion, dressing up accordingly, albeit with purpose. You can, too. The long answer is: Take clues from what was going on around that time, visually an otherwise, both inside and outside of Dada, not in the least in 1916 Zürich, Switzerland. During World War I. Then and there the first organized manifestation of Dada was … [Read more...]

October 2015 Workshops

  Indigo, Weld, Cochineal Adventures in Natural Dyeing October 3, 2015 $75 - 10% discount for members Click here for details.   Naturally Weaving Tapestry Weaving with Plant Dyed Fibers October 29 & October 31, 2015 $125 - 10% discount for members Click here for details. … [Read more...]

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Call for Artists: Columbia Open Studios 2013

We would like to invite artists in Richland & Lexington Counties to register to open their working studios for 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios on March 23 - March 24, 2013. A preview party with cash bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be held at 701 Whaley on March 21, 2012 from 7-9pm. After you register, we will email you an invoice via PayPal. Registration deadline has been extended to December 17, 2012 at 11:59pm. All payments are due by December 17, 2012. Note: each artist must register & pay individually. Questions? Contact us at … [Read more...]


New WACH-Fox promo PSA for our Monday, Oct. 31 Halloween Night Costume Bash at 701 CCA! Halloween Night. Monday, Oct. 31. The Grand Hall and all of 701 Whaley. Giant bash to benefit 701 CCA! LIMITED ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Imagine: hundreds of fellow art lovers, a concept art costume contest w/local celebrity judges including Mayor Benjamin, Wim Roefs, USC Art Dept. Chair Brad Collins, Eva Moore of the Free Times, Otis Taylor of The State, The Shop Tart, Larry Hembree, Morihiko, and more! Plus: Food Truck Food Court; full cash bar; free Pop-Up Studio photo portraits sponsored by Sid & Nancy and Forrest Clonts Studio; Troll 2 (the … [Read more...]

TRIENNAL Revisited

Triennial Revisited August 18-September 25, 2011 Featuring: John Acorn (Pendleton), Aldwyth (Hilton Head Island), Michael Brodeur (Greenville), Clay Burnette (Columbia), Jocelyn Chateauvert (Charleston), Stephen Chesley (Columbia) Bruno Civitico (Charleston), Jim Connell (Rock Hill),  Debbie Cooke (Greenville),  Tyrone Geter (Elgin), Peter Lenzo (Columbia), Elizabeth Melton (Rock Hill), Phil Moody (Rock Hill), Jane Nodine (Spartanburg), Herb Parker (Charleston), Colin Quashie (Charleston), Lee Sipe (Columbia) and Tom Stanley (Rock Hill).  <Click here for more> … [Read more...]

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