Join Columbia's oldest and most celebrated gallery crawl. This three day event offers something for everyone. Galleries will host visitors and offer complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and some will also present live entertainment to make this a truly enjoyable and well-rounded event. Additionally, enjoy pop-up installation art, music, and other entertainment spread throughout the Vista.
The Congaree Vista area of Columbia, SC, gears-up every spring for its annual Artista Vista celebration. The Midlands' largest three day gallery crawl starts Thursday night and lasts through Saturday. This popular event brings local 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, has never slackened in its efforts to keep the art scene in the Midlands alive and 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. Artista Vista is completely organized by galleries in the Vista as it has been since its birth 26 years ago.