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South Carolina Arts Commission Moving to a New Location


April 2, 2012

Media Contact:

Milly Hough
(803) 734-8698


COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Arts Commission is moving from its Gervais Street office to a smaller space on Sumter Street, effective May 7.

“Our staff is 44 percent smaller than it was four years ago,” said Executive Director Ken May. “We’ll save money in a smaller space and have more to devote to our mission. Our new office is just a few blocks away from our current home, so visitors won’t have to go far to find us.”

The Arts Commission’s new location is on Sumter Street between Senate and Pendleton streets, across from the Statehouse. Built in 1920, the building was at one time home to the R.L. Bryan Company. Since that time it has housed a variety of state offices.

The new mailing address is 1026 Sumter Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC, 29201. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses remain the same. The agency will be open for business in the new location on May 7.


About the S.C. Arts Commission

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.