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The $52 million Performing Arts Center represents the final phase of a 10-year, $225 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2014. (Photo/Forrest Clonts/Flock and Rally)
May 3, 2024

Lexington school district opens $52M center for performing arts

The state-of-the-art facility is intended to transform arts education for Lexington Two students and beyond …

The Gong, now repaired, will be reinstalled in the Vista in a ceremony on April 16. (Photo/One Columbia)
Apr 12, 2024

Iconic Columbia artwork to be rededicated after theft and recovery

A tribute to a public relations executive will take its place in the Vista again, after being restored to …

Mar 13, 2024

Spring brings Art Blossoms back to the CMA

Fun floral fundraiser runs March 21 through 24 Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art presents the return of Art Blossoms, a beautifully botanical exhibition experience and museum fundraiser on view Thursday, March 21, through Sunday, March 24, the first weekend of spring. Over four festive days of flowers, fun, and fine [...]

Mar 11, 2024

Join the Kinetic Movement: Race, Build, and Explore STEAM at West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day!

West Columbia, SC  – The City of West Columbia is gearing up for the award-winning 5th Annual Kinetic Derby Day featuring iMAGINE on April 20, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM, on State and Meeting Streets, in West Columbia, South Carolina. The Kinetic Sculpture Parade kicks off the day and will feature participants dressed [&h[...]

Mar 8, 2024

St. Pat’s in Five Points Returns to Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday, March 16

St. Pat’s in Five Points, South Carolina’s largest one-day festival, returns on Saturday, March 16, from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for the 42nd event in Columbia, S.C. The festivities kick off with the Get to the Green race at 7:30 a.m., followed by the St. Pat’s Parade at 10 a.m. and live music performances beginning at […]

Mar 6, 2024

Columbia Museum of Art April 2024 Exhibitions and Events Calendar

EXHIBITIONS Darrel Ellis: Regeneration On view through May 12, 2024 Over the course of his career, Darrel Ellis developed a distinct studio practice that merged the formal vocabularies of drawing, photography, painting, and printmaking to redefine Black male identity and family within the constructs of art history and mainstream[...]

Feb 27, 2024

The Contemporaries Host “Neon Dreams: A Pop Art Affair”

Raising Funds for its Art Acquisition Efforts, the Annual Ball Promises a Night of Artistic Splendor and Social Impact The Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) will convene hundreds of art enthusiasts at its upcoming, “Neon Dreams: A Pop Art Affair,” happening March 2, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The event, pre[...]

Feb 15, 2024

Art Blossoms exhibition fills the CMA with fresh botanical beauty

Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art announces the return of Art Blossoms, a beautifully botanical exhibition experience and museum fundraiser on view Thursday, March 21, through Sunday, March 24, the first weekend of spring. Over four festive days of flowers, fun, and fine art, Art Blossoms showcases a kaleidoscope of [...]

Feb 15, 2024

St. Pat’s in Five Points Official Kickoff Event Set for Thursday, Feb. 29

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Official Kickoff to St. Pat’s in Five Points, presented by the Fountain Division of W.P. Law, Inc., is set for 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29, at the main fountain plaza in Five Points, 747 Saluda Ave., in Columbia, South Carolina. Admission is free, and the event is open to the […]

Feb 2, 2024

Columbia Museum of Art March 2024 Exhibitions and Events Calendar

Columbia Museum of Art March 2024 Calendar EXHIBITIONS Darrel Ellis: Regeneration On view February 17 through May 12, 2024 Over the course of his career, Darrel Ellis developed a distinct studio practice that merged the formal vocabularies of drawing, photography, painting, and printmaking to redefine Black male identity and family within the constructs of art […]

Jan 26, 2024

The Nick Rolls out Annual Red Carpet Party Celebration Details

Columbia, SC – The Nickelodeon Theater invites you to its annual Red Carpet Awards Party hosted by entertainer Patti O’Furniture in celebration of the 2024 Oscars on March 10, 2024. As anticipation for Hollywood’s most prestigious awards ceremony builds, The Nick will welcome members and friends to join in the glitz an[...]

Jan 24, 2024

First major museum exhibition on the complex and poignant work of Darrel Ellis heads to the CMA

Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art announces Darrel Ellis: Regeneration, on view Saturday, February 17, through Sunday, May 12, 2024. Co-organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Darrel Ellis: Regeneration is the first comprehensive museum exhibition on the profoundly moving and comple[...]