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The South Carolina Arts Awards

The South Carolina Arts Gala

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
7:15 p.m.
Grand Hall at 701 Whaley
701 Whaley Street
Columbia, S.C.


An annual fundraiser supporting the arts education and arts development programs of the South Carolina Arts Commission


Join the South Carolina Arts Foundation as it celebrates South Carolina's arts community with celebrity artists, a fabulous art sale, delicious food and more!


Tickets to the gala are $75 and may be purchased online.


Art Sale

The gala will include an art sale featuring works by some of South Carolina's finest artists. A wide range of original one-of-a-kind artworks, including functional and non-functional craft, paintings and sculpture provide many choices for both seasoned and beginning collectors.



You may use the gala room block at The Hyatt Place (819 Gervais St.) by calling (888) 492-8847 and giving the group code (G-ARTS) to the reservations agent. You may also book online using this link. The rate is $129.


South Carolina Arts Awards

Prior to the gala, this year's South Carolina Arts Awards recipients (Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts and Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards) will be honored in a brief recognition ceremony at 6:15 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church (702 Whaley, across the street from the gala).


Proceeds from this event benefit the South Carolina Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the education and arts development programs of the South Carolina Arts Commission.