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701 Open Studios Preview Party- Win 2 Tickets!

Posted March 24, 2017 by Becca Hill in Au Courant Columbia

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Presented by the nonprofit 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia Open Studios offers an exciting and intimate experience for the art enthusiast. Thousands spend the weekend studio-hopping for a rare opportunity to visit with artists in their private working studios and learn about their backgrounds, tools and techniques.  The event takes place next weekend, April 1st and 2nd, and the preview party is Thursday, March 30th from 7-9 P.M. Columbia Open Studios is a free, self-led driving tour of participating artists’working studios across Richland and Lexington Counties. 

Columbia Open Studios Preview Party is a ticketed event where guests can meet participating artists, see some of their work and view 701 CCA’s exhibition of film and video productions by Greenville, S.C., artist Jeff Sumerel, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 for 701 CCA members and $15 for non-members. Tickets:

OR- comment below to win 2 tickets to the Columbia Open Studios Preview Party! Tell us your favorite local artist and your e-mail address in the comments section to win.

My first 701 Open Studios preview party experience was pretty's when I first met this beautiful lady by local artist Whitney LeJeune:

This beautiful "Yellow" lady now hangs in my living room.  I interviewed the artist, Whitney LeJeune, for a Fig post a bit ago; you can find that post here.

Winner will be announced Wednesday, March 29th--I hope see you Thursday at the Preview party to celebrate local artists!

Becca Hill - Au Courant Columbia

Becca Smith Hill is mom to two awesome babies, Jones and Birdie, a social worker by day, a professor by night, and wife to Super-Dad who helps keep all the plates spinning. After a stint away earning a degree in Lexington, VA and “discovering herself” in San Francisco, she returned to her hometown to find a more vibrant Columbia than she could have ever imagined.  Becca loves to eat & drink, play with her babies, appreciate art, host parties, and, (much to the chagrin of aforementioned Super-Dad), adopt stray animals.  She also blogs at and  You can find her on Twitter at @beccabsh and @StLawrencePlace, and on Instagram at @beccabsh.


701 Open Studios Preview Party- Win 2 Tickets!

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