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S.C. Arts Commission 50th Anniversary Celebration

Arts in Basic Curriculum Project Umbrella Tour


The S.C. Arts Foundation is kicking off the S.C. Arts Commission's 50th anniversary celebration with the April Showers Art Party April 5. The event also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project, launched in 1987 by the Arts Commission in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education and Winthrop University.


Sixty-seven ABC sites transformed umbrellas into works of art that will be suspended from the ceiling during the party. After the event, small groups of umbrellas will tour the state in exhibitions at ABC sites and other locations. For more information about the umbrella project, contact Ashley Brown, 803.734.8630.


Tour schedule as of April 12, 2017

April 2017

  • April 17-May 1: Ridge View High School, Columbia
  • April 24-May 19: Colonial Life Atrium, Columbia

August 2017

  • Aug. 7-31: Cannons Elementary, Spartanburg

September 2017

  • Sept. 1-29: Cannons Elementary, Spartanburg
  • Sept. 1-29: Southside Middle, Florence

October 2017

  • Oct. 2-31: Lexington School District Two
  • Oct. 2-31: Kingsbury Elementary, Sumter

November 2017

  • Nov. 1-30: Pine Street Elementary, Spartanburg

February 2018 

  • Feb. 15-28: Equis Film Festival, Camden
  • Feb. 15-28: Kershaw County School District

March 2018

  • March 1-30: Spartanburg School District One

April 2018

  • April 2-13: Spartanburg School District One

May 2018

  • May 1-31: Buford High, Lancaster