Katie Pell Rosy Dawn and Loyalty

Katie Pell's Rosy Dawn and Loyalty. Something's Happening: The Big Art of Katie Pell runs through Oct. 28 at the Columbia Museum of Art.

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

About Face

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?

Artista Vista

artistavista.com. Long-running annual gallery crawl in the Vista.

April 18

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.

April 6-7

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

Gallery West

118 State St., 803-207-9265. Fine art paired with antiques and contemporary crafts.

HoFP Gallery

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.

Feb. 22-24

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

facebook.com/statestreetshopping, shamelesslyhot@gmail.com. Art crawl on the first Friday of each month during the spring and fall just across the river in West Columbia.

Stormwater Studios

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

Studio Cellar

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-McKissick Museum

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-McMaster Gallery

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.

Vista Lights

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.

Nov. 15