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701 CCA 10-Year Anniversary Lantern Workshop!


Get ready for the Vista’s Lantern Parade at the Lantern Workshop on Sunday, April 15 from 1-5 p.m. at the 701 Center for Contemporary art at 701 Whaley Street.

Lanterns and bamboo sticks will be available along with materials to decorate and paint them to your heart’s desire, or bring your own materials if you have something wilder in mind.

To celebrate 10 wonderful years since the opening of 701 CCA, we will be using materials from our past workshops plus our symbolic red yarn! 

Registration is required. The workshop is free for 701 CCA members or $25, and includes a year’s membership to 701 CCA. Fill out the form below to sign up!

701 CCA Summer Camp

Summer 2018

Each summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art offers Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in several art making activities!

Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building was once the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA.

All skill levels are welcome to every workshop! Materials are included with each workshop and make sure to bring snacks or lunch for break time each day.


please Check back in to see the 2018 701 CCA Summer Art Workshop Schedule

Celebrate Young Artists!!

Don’t forget about the Young Artists Festival on August 11, 12-3pm!

The event will showcase selected works from each young artist attending our 701 CCA Summer Art Workshops in an exhibition at 701 Whaley’s hallway gallery. 701 CCA will invite other organizations with youth programs to participate and provide activities such as games, creative activities, performances, food vendors and more. It will be an incredibly fun time and we hope to see you there.

Contact us at 803.319.9949 or at for registration information and details.

Your 701 CCA Family membership entitles you to Youth Summer Art Workshop discounts and other benefits. Join today!