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The Elizabeth ONeill Verner Awards
May 7, 2014
An annual fundraiser supporting the arts education and arts development programs of the South Carolina Arts Commission
Join the South Carolina Arts Foundation May 7 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.
Tickets to the gala are $75 per person and may be purchased online with a credit card or check. The concert and awards recognition program are included with your ticket. Make plans to attend the concert and program to celebrate our award recipients prior to enjoying the gala!
The South Carolina Arts Gala and Awards Recognition
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:30 - 7:15 pm. Concert and recognition of award recipients
- Location: Southside Baptist Church, 702 Whaley Street, Columbia, S.C. (across the street from the gala)
7:15 - 10 p.m. Gala (art auction and sale begins at 7:15)
- Location: Grand Hall at 701 Whaley, (701 Whaley Street), Columbia, S.C.
Dress: Cocktail attire
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.