Join us for Columbia's 30th Annual Artista Vista, April 22-24, 2022. This art-centric event is truly has something to offer for everyone while maintaining safety and following COVID-19 protocols. The Congaree Vista district of Columbia, SC, is an official South Carolina Arts & Cultural District.
Artista Vista begins Friday night with the annual Gallery Crawl throughout The Vista District. Join us from 6-9 p.m. for a fun evening in The Vista’s distinctive galleries. Also, enjoy live music from Blackberry Blossom outside Blue Marlin, courtesy of Grace Outdoor Advertising. Studios involved in the Gallery Crawl include the following:
Join us for the Light and Lantern Parade at the entrance of the Lincoln Street Tunnel. Join the crowd as we stroll through The Vista and kick off this event. Be sure to stop by the creation station on Lincoln Street to construct your lantern with local artist, Melissa Ligon, before the parade!
Artista Vista continues on Saturday with events at Stormwater Studios, Lewis + Clark and One Eared Cow. Visitors will discover collections and view live demonstrations from artists. Also, enjoy a talk from international, award-winning artist Nora Valdez. Come enjoy a beer truck, courtesy of KW Beverage, Scott Benny's food truck and live music from Swerve.
Crafty Feast showcases funky, one-of-a-kind offerings and unique gifts from jury-selected vendors. The event will take place outdoors at the corner of Lincoln and Lady Streets. Click here for a full list of 2022 crafters at the event.
Artista Vista’s finale is The Koger Center Live on Lincoln presented by LS3P. This outdoor, socially-distanced performance will take place on the cobblestones of Lincoln Street. 2022 performers include: Midlands Arts Conservatory, Bruch Chamber Orchestra, ColaJazz, Columbia Children's Theater, Columbia City Ballet, Columbia Classical Ballet, Palmetto Opera, South Carolina Philharmonic, Town Theatre, Trustus, UofSC Dance and UofSC Opera.
Purchase your tickets to Live on Lincoln by clicking here you may also purchase tickets at the Koger Center box office or by phone at (803) 251-2222.
A comprehensive safety plan has been put in place for all Artista Vista events. Masks are encouraged for all patrons, and hand sanitizer is encouraged throughout events. Social distancing will be encouraged. NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED.
The Vista, Columbia's premier art district, is committed to continuing to keep the art scene in the Midlands thriving, as the past three decades attest. The Vista was synonymous with art by the early 1980s when artists began to move their studios to the area's affordable abandoned warehouse space. Today's restaurants, shopping and nightlife in historic buildings along the Gervais Street corridor are still driven by the Vista's creative energy.