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October 2017

Wild in Wonderland

October 5 - October 28

Tapp’s Arts Center is pleased to announce its next exhibition, Wild in Wonderland, new works by Lauren Chapman. Presenting a magical world of feminine wild release, Chapman has created an immersive environment for viewers to experience the visual delight and seductive quality of pattern, texture and the human figure as it relates to play and empowerment. In the innocence of childhood, playing pretend allows one to step outside of reality and experience new possibilities and develop new truths. Centered inside…

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$5 - $7

Soda City Stand-Up presents: Can’t Grow Beards Comedy Night

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Natasha Farrier and Donnie Marsh may not be able to grow beards but they sure can make us laugh! HA! Doors @ 6:30 // Show @ 7:00 Tickets: $5 in advance / $7 at the door Beer & Wine bar   Donnie Marsh Bio: Donnie Marsh is a deeply unusual person with a mind that finds silliness everywhere. As a Florida native still adjusting to the modern civilized world, his off-kilter perspective and sharp eye for the oddities of human…

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$10 - $15

Tabitha Ott presents: FRESH PLASTIC

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TABITHA OTT Jewelry presents.... FRESH PLASTIC You are cordially invited to an exclusive runway event highlighting unique, one-of-a-kind wearable art created and designed by metalsmith and custom jewelry maker Tabitha Ott. Her pieces will be paired with cutting edge fashion from three local clothing brands, Anton & Maxine, Bluetile, and SODA clothing company. The runway event will be followed by a upbeat dance party featuring three touring DJs. Doors open @ 7pm Seating @ 7:30pm Show starts @ 8pm sharp…

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$7 - $10

Love, Peace, & Hip-Hop presents: THRILLER

October 27 @ 9:00 pm - October 28 @ 1:00 am

On Friday, October 27, Love, Peace & Hip-Hop is presenting the ultimate Hip-Hop Halloween Party: Thriller at Tapp’s Arts Center. This costume party to end all costume parties will feature Kingpin Vov, Preach Jacobs, Luis Skye, and DJ Liv spinning the hits and classics. Queen LaLisa of New Success Culture will be gracing the stage with a live performance. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes. As the creators of World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day, Love, Peace & Hip-Hop…

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Infinite Room presents: Samhain w/ Malefica

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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November 2017
$5 - $8

Bonnie Jones and the Experimental Music Workshop

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bonnie Jones (Baltimore, MD) joins the USC Experimental Music Workshop (Greg Stuart, director) for an evening of adventurous music-making at Tapp's Art Center presented by Infinite Room and the USC Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquim Series. Jones will lead the ensemble in a new piece for light-controlled synthesizers built by members of the ExMus Workshop. The concert will also include a solo set from Jones as well as the world premiere of David Kirkland Garner's "passage Baptiste" for…

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S.A.F.E. 2.0

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Subversive Art Festival Extravaganza 2.0 will be the second iteration of last year’s festival organized by the New Legacy Project. This year’s theme is “Dream Dangerously”. We are told that emancipatory collective actions are predestined to fail. We should accept the coordinates of our current society with its economic, racial, social and environmental injustices because it is the only workable system. Is this our dream? The time has come to reimagine our future society and demand that which power…

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$10 - $25

Emerging Columbia: Public Arts in the Midlands

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Why support the arts? Other than having something nice to look at, what role does art serve? when you support the arts, where does your money go? Would you be surprised to learn art affects your influence as a leader and your impact in the community? Join COR and Tapp's as we explore the amazing impact public art has in the Midlands, economic and otherwise. As a lead up to COR's Time for Art winter gala and silent auction, Emerging…

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December 2017

Time for Art

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - December 30 @ 6:00 pm
Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main Street
Columbia, 29201
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Time For Art celebrates the area's arts, nonprofit, and business communities through a unique silent art auction occurring on December 9, where volunteer hours (not dollars) are the currency of  the night! The show will be on preview on December 7th during First Thursday on Main - including works from dozens of local artists!! And as a special treat, be sure to come see Cedric Umoja in action, creating a custom photo backdrop for the event in his medium of…

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