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Young Artist's Festival


Sixth Annual Young Artists Festival

Presented by the 701 Center for Contemporary Art


Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM


701 Whaley Market, 701 Whaley St., Columbia, SC 29201

The festival is free and open to the public!

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The Young Artist's Festival is a three hour gathering of summer art camps in the Columbia area that highlights and introduces the various summer camp programs. Participating camps in all disciplines including music, dance, media, theatre and visual arts offer interactive experiences, exhibitions, performances and collateral materials to highlight their programs. 701 CCA also incorporates STEAM elements into its summer camp offerings which will be highlighted during the festival. This family friendly event celebrating young artists, ages 6 to 17, will feature performances from local arts organizations, an exhibition of works by 701 CCA summer camp participants, games and crafts stations where children can create new works of art! It will be an incredibly fun time, and we hope to see you there.

Young Arts Festival is an end of summer festival that celebrates young artists, ages 6 to 17, in our community. The Festival also showcases the works created by summer camp programs in Columbia. This celebration of art includes art making activities, games, performances, an art exhibition, and more.


Experiential learning experiences where participants create and participate in STEAM activities!

Blakely and Brian Sheely, Butterfly Chromatography | Veronica Vazquez, Inca Quipu and Cuneiforms | Greg Alexander, Woodworking


Showcasing local summer art camp programs, presenting what they have to offer and providing hands-on activities! 

701 Center for Contemporary Art | Auntie Karen Foundation | Carolina Show Choir Company | Columbia Children’s Theatre | Columbia City Jazz Conservatory | Columbia Marionette Theatre | Freeway Music School | Girls Rock Columbia | STEM for Kids | Trustus Theatre


Featuring drama, dance, and musical programs presented by performing arts organizations!

Alzahraa Al-Tofan | Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet | Carolina Show Choir Company | Columbia City Jazz Conservatory | Freeway Music


Youths have the opportunity to showcase and sell their work to festival attendees!

Alzahraa Al-Tofan, present boxes, bookmarks, and more!
Zyarie Taylor, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and more!
Motley Nelson, photography
Sabrina White, original artwork, art cards, and more!


Fun games and interactive activities throughout the festival, such as selfie stations with the festival mascot!


Lemonade, Sno Kones, Pizza and more!

Thank you to the following partners and sponsors of this event:


Your support will allow us to continue offering the Young Artists Festival at no cost to the public, which will encourage attendance by families at all socioeconomic levels.


Are you between the ages of 6-17 and interested in the arts? We invite you to join the YAF Junior Committee to help plan the festival! Sign up here:

YAF Junior Committee Sign-Up Form