Join us for Columbia's most celebrated gallery crawl at Artista Vista 2019. This two-day art-centric event offers something for everyone. Galleries will hang new, unique shows and some will offer complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres with live entertainment. Additionally, enjoy music and other entertainment throughout the Vista and don’t miss the Light & Lantern Parade Thursday night at 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Street Tunnel.
The Congaree Vista district of Columbia, SC, is an official South Carolina Arts & Cultural District. Artista Vista, the Midlands' largest gallery crawl, starts Thursday night with Art Night from 5 to 9 p.m. and continues Saturday with Art Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This popular event brings renowned artists and galleries together to encourage the public to support the arts. Visitors come from all over the South.
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.