South Carolina Arts Commission

Find Us

The Arts Commission is located on Sumter Street between Senate and Pendleton streets, next door to Town Theatre and across from the Statehouse.

Our address is:

1026 Sumter Street
Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201-3746

Office hours

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday (except state holidays).

Entrance and accessibility

The building entrance is under the blue awning in the parking lot adjacent to Town Theatre. Once inside, the door to your right will lead you upstairs to our office.

This building is accessible to persons with disabilities. There is a ramp outside and an elevator available inside; please call 803.734.8696 for assistance.


In the parking lot accessed from Sumter Street, there are five spaces reserved for visitors to our building, plus two designated handicapped parking spaces. There is also plenty of metered parking in the area.

This is what the Arts Commission's home looked like many years ago.

This is what the Arts Commission’s home looked like many years ago.

Site history

Here’s an interesting historic shot of our current home, with Town Theatre in the lower right corner, and the intersection of Sumter and Senate streets in the upper left corner.

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.