701 Center for Contemporary Art
701 Whaley St., 803-779-4571, 701cca.org
Sept. 13-Oct. 28 — Brittany Watkins: AFFECT-ED, BEING
Nov. 8-29 — 701 CCA Prize exhibition
Jan. 17- March 3 — Janet Orselli exhibition
columbiamuseum.org. Artists’ group dedicated to portraiture and figural drawing. Meets at the Columbia Museum of Art.
Anastasia & Friends Gallery
1534 Main St., 803-665-6902, facebook.com/anastasiaandfriends. Presents diverse and eclectic exhibitions in the front of the Free Times office; a hot spot during the monthly First Thursday art crawls.
September — Olga Yukhno: What Moves Us?
artistavista.com. Long-running annual gallery crawl in the Vista.
Benedict College Ponder Gallery
1600 Harden St., 803-705-4764, ponderartgallerybc.com. Presents works by African-American artists.
City Art Gallery
1224 Lincoln St., 803-252-3613, cityartonline.com. Presents local and regionally oriented exhibitions and artist talks, as well as art classes, art supplies.
Through Sept. 29 — Bruce Nellsmith exhibition
Oct. 6-Nov. 26 — South Carolina Watermedia Society National Annual Exhibition
Dec. 3-March 30 — Gallery Artists Group Exhibitions
April TBD — University of South Carolina Photography Student Show
Columbia College Goodall Gallery
1301 Columbia College Dr., 803-786-3899, columbiasc.edu. The mission of the Goodall Gallery is to educate, enrich, and engage the students, the campus, and the public by presenting quality art exhibitions.
Sep. 21-Oct. 19: Yaghjian Family Exhibition
Oct. 29-Dec. 16: Edmund Yaghjian Exhibition
Jan. 4-Feb. 22: Michael Dwyer Exhibition
March 28-Apr. 26: Senior Show
Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main St., 803-799-2810, columbiamuseum.org
Through Oct. 28 — Something’s Happening: The Big Art of Katie Pell
Through Oct. 28 — Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed
Through Oct. 1 — S.C.: In Its Natural State
Nov. 16-Feb. 24 — Midcentury Masters: Jasper Johns’ Gifts to the CMA
Dec. 7-May 19 — Jackson Pollock: Mural
March 8-May 19 — A Life with Art: Gifts from Dwight and Sue Emanuelson
June 14-Sept. 8 — Wow Pop Bliss: Jimmy Kuehnle’s Inflatable Art
Columbia Open Studios
701cca.org. An opportunity each spring to visit various artists’ studios around the Midlands.
Crooked Creek Art League
crookedcreekart.org. Meets on the third Monday of each month. Features speakers of varied artistic backgrounds.
Dr. Sketchy’s Columbia
Formed in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy’s is an “anti-art” alternative art school where artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality.
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
810 Lyttleton St., 803-425-7676, fineartscenter.org
Oct. 5-Nov. 2 — Lori Isom/Peter Stitt exhibition
First Thursday on Main
facebook.com/firstthursdayonmain. Monthly art crawl on Main Street stretching from the 1200 block to the 1700 block and involving numerous business and organizations, including the Tapp’s Arts Center, One Columbia, Palmetto Luna, Anastasia & Friends Gallery and more.
Frame of Mind
140 State St., 803-988-1065, arteyewear.com
Boutique eyewear shop doubles as a gallery and event space pursuing such ends as its Collectively Supported Art series, wherein attendees pay to watch an artist create work and then take home a piece of it.
Sept. 15 — Collectively Supported Art #5, Amanda Ladymon
118 State St., 803-207-9265. Fine art paired with antiques and contemporary crafts.
2828 Devine St., 803-799-7405, hofpgallery.com. Established in 1967, HoFP Gallery offers custom framing and presents occasional art shows.
if ART Gallery
1223 Lincoln St., 803-238-2351, ifartgallery.blogspot.com. Through Sept. 15 — Misenheimer: Smoke Signal
onecolumbiasc.com. City-funded arts promotion organization. Maintains cultural event calendar online.
Sept. 15 — PARK(ing) Day
Nov. 10 — ArtLinc
Over the Mantel Gallery
3142 Carlisle St., 803-719-1713, overthemantel.com
Art gallery featuring paintings by local artists.
Sept. 27 — Dylan Critchfield: The Solemn Note
Palmetto LUNA Arts
1830 Henderson St., palmettoluna.org. Multidisciplinary organizer and promoter of Latino-focused arts. Active at First Thursday on Main Street. Henderson Street gallery is open by appointment only.
S.C. Clay Conference and Pottery Sale
Held in Newberry, the fifth annual conference will feature a pottery sale, lectures, and demonstrations by nationally recognized clay artists.
S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais St., 803-737-8095, crr.sc.gov
Opens Oct. 26 — A Century Past: The 30th Division on the Western Front, 1918
Opens March 8 — South Carolina in the Vietnam War
S.C. State Museum
301 Gervais St., 803-898-4921, scmuseum.org
Through Oct. 7 — Eclipsing 50: The State Art Collection 1967-2017
Through January — South Carolina and Reconstruction
Through May — Fill in the Gap
Aug. 25-Feb. 3 — 30th State Museum Anniversary Exhibit
Smithsonian Museum on Main St. Exhibit
Crossroads: Change in Rural America is an interactive Smithsonian-created installation that will be on display in the Opera House lobby from December to February.
State Street Art Crawl
803-661-9357, stormwaterstudios.org. Provides studio space for 10 artists and gallery space to community artists.
South Carolina State Library
1500 Senate St., 803-734-8666
Nov. 1-Jan. 9 — South Carolina Quilts of Valor
912 Lady St., 803-929-0709, studio-cellar.com. Art and wine studio, no prior experience needed. Also presents exhibitions.
Sept. 14, Oct. 26, Nov. 27 — Black Light Night
Last Sunday of every month (October excluded) — Paint Your Pet
Sept. 25 — Art and Yoga Night
Oct. 28 — Paint Yourself as a Zombie
Feb. 13-17 — Date Night classes
June 7 — Nothing Compares 2 Prince
Tapp’s Arts Center
1644 Main St., 803-988-0013, tappsartscenter.com. Participates in monthly First Thursdays on Main series with exhibitions and performances. Studio space available for artists.
September — Figure Out
Trenholm Artists Guild
trenholmartistsguild.org. Members include amateur and professional artists who work in watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastel, sculpture, fiber and photography.
March 4-April 25 — Spring Juried Exhibition (Best Mattress on Devine Street)
Aug. 5-Sept. 27 — Summer Show (Still Hopes)
University of South Carolina-Hollings Library
sc.edu/study/libraries_and_collections. The Hollings Special Collection Library is accessible through the Thomas Cooper Library and is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Through Dec. 21 — Frankenstein: 1818-2018
Through Oct. 31 — The Founding of Congaree National Park
USC Horseshoe (728 Pickens St.), 803-777-7251, sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/mckissick_museum
Ongoing — Invitation to Explore
Ongoing — Natural Curiosity: The University of South Carolina and the Evolution of Scientific Inquiry in the Natural World
Through Dec. 17 — The Great War in the Capital City: Reflections on World War One, 100 Years Later
Through July 20 — Swag & Tassel: The Innovative Stoneware of Thomas Chandler
Aug. 18-Dec. 15 — Place It/Face It: Pottery by Eugene
Jan. 14-June 1 — Cotton High and Low
USC School of Visual Art and Design, McMaster Building (first floor), 1615 Senate St., 803-777-7480, artsandsciences.sc.edu/art/mcmaster_gallery. On view this season are several solo exhibitions and an exhibition dedicated to human anatomy. Guest artists, faculty and student artwork will be featured.
Through Oct. 11 — PlantBot 2.0
Oct. 18-Dec. 6 — Jodi Ligner and Adrian Rhodes
Jan. 17-Feb. 21 — Lauren Kalman: Devices for Filling a Void
The Village Artists Art Gallery
631-8 Promenade Place (Village at Sandhill), 803-699-8886, thevillageartists.com. Showcases works from local artists through a variety of mediums including oil, acrylics, watercolor, photography, sculpture and more.
803-269-5946, vistacolumbia.com. Annual free event serves as the kick-off to the holiday season in the heart of the Vista. The streets are closed for people to enjoy a tree lighting, open houses at local businesses and street entertainment. Galleries often feature artist demonstrations, too.