South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

S.C. Arts Awards

The South Carolina Arts Awards are a joint presentation held annually by the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Foundation, and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina.

Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts

Recipients from their respective categories are recognized for outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina with the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts. (Learn more here.)

Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards

Up to four artists and one advocate are recognized with the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award as practitioners and advocates of traditional arts significant to communities throughout the state. Their traditions embody folklife’s dynamic, multigenerational nature, and its fusion of artistic and utilitarian ideals. (Learn more here.)

Colonial Life is the lead sponsor of the South Carolina Arts Awards.

2019 South Carolina Arts Awards

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • 10 a.m. reception
  • 11 a.m. ceremony
  • USC Alumni Center (900 Senate St., Columbia)
  • Free and open to the public

Parking is available in the Park Street garage adjacent to the Alumni Center. Enter on Park or Pendleton streets. Hourly fees apply. The garage accepts cash and debit/credit cards.

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Art sale begins at 11 a.m.
  • Luncheon begins at approximately 12:30 p.m.
  • Program to finish at 2 p.m.
  • USC Alumni Center (900 Senate St., Columbia)
  • Tickets required ($50)

Parking is available in the Park Street garage adjacent to the Alumni Center. Enter on Park or Pendleton streets. Hourly fees apply. The garage accepts cash and debit/credit cards.

Visit the S.C. Arts Awards Luncheon page for full details.