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Young Artist's Festival


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

Stay tuned for information about the Sixth Annual Young Artist’s Festival, happening Saturday, August 10, 2019, noon-3pm!


Fifth Annual Young Artists Festival

Presented by the 701 Center for Contemporary Art

Facebook Event


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


Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The festival is free and open to the public!

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.


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

Greg Alexander, Handmade Chopsticks | Jaime Chason, Marbling | Christy Aitkin, Printmaking


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 | City of Columbia Art Center | Columbia Children’s Theatre | Columbia Marionette Theatre | Freeway Music | Girls Rock Columbia | Indie Grits Lab | Trustus Theatre | Columbia City Jazz Conservatory


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

Freeway Music | Columbia Children’s Theatre | Columbia City Jazz Conservatory | Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet | Kaycee Tompkins


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

Kaycee Tompkins - Jewelry | Scrabble (Sophie Peek & Emma Keller) - Worry Dolls | Keishan Scott – Book Author


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


Lemonade, Sno Kones, Pizza and more!