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The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Awards

The South Carolina Arts Gala



Save the date for the 2015 South Carolina Arts Gala!

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • Grand Hall at 701 Whaley (701 Whaley Street)
    Columbia, S.C.
  • More details to come!




The information below is about the 2014 gala and is for reference only.




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 auction and sale, delicious food and more!


New this year

Prior to the gala, we are proud to spotlight this year's Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award honorees with a mini-concert featuring award recipients Anita Singleton-Prather performing with The Gullah Kinfolk, and Chris Boutwell performing with his band, Palmetto Blue. This concert and program take place across the street from the gala at Southside Baptist Church. During this program, all of 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.


Art auction and sale

The gala will include an art auction and 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.


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.


About the Award





Past Recipients


SC Arts Foundation


For more information, please contact Rusty Sox, 803-734-8899.

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