REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Columbia Open Studios 2019


Columbia, South Carolina                                                               December 7, 2018




The 2019 Columbia Open Studios registration, presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Art, is now open to artists.


The deadline for artist registration is Monday, January 7, 2019.


Contact: Hannah Shepard


Phone: (803) 319-9949



Columbia Open Studios 2019: Saturday and Sunday, April 6th – 7th


            Registration for the 2019 edition of Columbia Open Studios, presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Art, is now open to artists. Visual artists with a working studio in the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties are encouraged to register for this non-juried event, happening Saturday, April 6, 2018; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, April 7, 2018; 12-6 p.m. For artists interested in participating, the registration deadline is January 7, 2019. The registration fee is $50 for 701 CCA members and $100 for non-members, with a $25 deposit, due at the time of registration. Non-member registrations will receive an automatic one-year “Family Membership.” Registration fees help to offset the costs of advertising for the event and printing of the Columbia Open Studios guide maps.

This will be the ninth installment of 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s Columbia Open Studios, during which the public is invited to spend two days visiting artists’ studios throughout Columbia, Richland, and Lexington counties. Through these visits, the public can talk one-on-one with a wide variety of practicing artists and observe them as they work. On the weekend of April 6th and 7th thousands of art enthusiasts and collectors will participate in this two-day, self-guided tour of area artists’ studios.

701 CCA will also be hosting a Preview Party on Thursday, April 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event will feature a hallway exhibition of participating Columbia Open Studio artists, music, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and cash bar. Meet the artists and raise a glass to our sponsors!


This weekend long tour of artists’ studios will:

-Expose the public to the wealth of fine artists in the capital city and those working in Richland and Lexington counties.

-Create new marketing opportunities for artists, who keep 100% of all sales.

-Generate excitement about area artists among seasoned collectors and first-time buyers.

-Further establish Columbia, S.C. as a regional cultural tourism destination.

-Support 701 CCA exhibitions and other programming.


A Preview Party will be held at 701 Whaley on Thursday, April 4th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. as a kickoff for 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios.


For questions about registering as a participating artist for 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios, contact or 803.319.9949.



About 701 CCA

701 Center for Contemporary Art is a nonprofit visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community.


701 CCA also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms. Admission to all exhibitions is free. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed-Sat, 11-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information visit


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