Tapp’s Arts Center is a giant artistic laboratory for community engagement. We encourage artistic agency through exhibitions, cultural events, workshops, classes, and studios to help Columbia create, learn and grow.
Since 2011, Tapp’s Arts Center:
PRESENTED over 105 exhibitions, and served approximately 1000 artists.
PRODUCED over 250 concerts and performances including dozens of local and traveling performers.
PROVIDED 30 low-cost studios to a variety of exceptional artists whose talents have resonated throughout the southeast and beyond. Studio 23 Recordings, Ashley Moore’s Tiny Coven, Uniquely MC, The Jasper Project, Scenario Collective, Michaela Pilar Brown, Nicole Heere Art, The Elegant Elephant, Kristi Berry, Jim Seigler Fine Art Photography, Brenda Snell, Temika Black, Tabitha Ott, Becky Hyatt Rickenbaker, Olivia Thompson, Exclusif Entertainment, Molly Harrell Photography, Nicole Neely, Cory Bennett, Joe Kendrick, ECLAT Design and Tailoring, Julian Adams, Barbie Mathis, and Giovanni DiFeterici have built an amazing community in the Tapp’s building. Check out our 2017 artists’ information here.
COLLABORATED WITH THE COMMUNITY by partnering with First Thursdays on Main, Artists U, The Jasper Project, The Watering Hole, Tiny Coven, Owlette Academy, Infinite Room, Carolina Film Network, University of SC, McKissick Museum, Deckle Edge, POV, Savvy Musician, “Songversation” with Al Black, The Nickelodeon, Trustus Theatre, 701 CCA… and so many other independent makers and creators.