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The exhibition series is an innovative program advocating contemporary modes of practice in the visual arts by presenting them to a diverse public in order to enrich understanding, challenge views, and build an engaged art community. Every year, Tapp’s features twelve exhibitions focused on under-represented voices in the cultural sphere and themes that redefine the boundaries of artistic expression.

January 2019

Strengthening Practice: Together, We Create!

January 3 - February 1

In light of Tapp’s focus on its cultural entrepreneurship incubator program (CEIP), we are delighted to announce the launch of our January program/exhibition. Throughout January, Tapp’s will turn the gallery into a fluid forum of discussion and reflection and allow artists from all stages of their careers to display their work and invite feedback from the community. Tapp’s staff will be on hand as career coaches to discuss long-term and short term planning as well as additional critical feedback, if…

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February 2019

The Crystal Cave- Works by Thomas the Younger

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - March 1 @ 6:00 pm

Tapp’s is thrilled to announce Thomas the Younger's exhibition The Crystal Cave will open February 7th, 2019. A semi-autobiographical exhibition about his journey as an artist and social activist, Thomas invites the visitor to journey with him down a path to self-awareness and social consciousness through an installation inspired by Mary Stewart's fantasy novel, The Crystal Cave. About The Crystal Cave:  The Crystal Cave is a rite of passage tale of Merlin, magical advisor to Kind Arthur. Merlin's young life is…

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The Beautiful Lie- an Installation by 6ixx and Sunday Morning

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - March 1 @ 9:00 pm

Tapp’s is thrilled to announce Demtrius 6ixx Similien's exhibition, The Beautiful Lie, opens February 7, 2019 during First Thursday on Main.  The Beautiful Lie is an incisive evaluation of the external social stimuli that (mis)shapes our collective world views. Presenting video works and paintings, the artists employ pop culture imagery to offer alternative social narratives to the audience. About The Beautiful Lie: Picking up where 6ixx and The Ugly Truth left off, The Beautiful Lie is a collaboration between 6ixx and the artist Sunday Morning which will create…

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March 2019

YOUTH ART MONTH – Richland One Secondary Art Exhibit

March 7 - March 19

Join us on First Thursday to enjoy the excellent work of Richland One School District High School and Middle School students.  Elementary Students work will be on display in March starting on the 20th.

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Richland School District One Art Show

March 7 @ 10:00 am - April 2 @ 6:00 pm

Richland One’s talented elementary, middle and high school artists will showcase their creative works March 4- April  2, 2019.  Come see exciting artwork created throughout the district by kindergarten through 12th grade artists in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms. Awards nights are March 19thst and April 2, 2019.  Students earning the honor of having their artwork professionally framed and put on display in our district offices will be celebrated at 6 pm.

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May 2019

24 Hours: (heart) Breaking News- an installation by Olga Yukhno

May 2 @ 10:00 am - June 28 @ 6:00 pm

Tapp’s Arts Center is excited to announce the opening of 24 Hours: (heart) Breaking News, a solo exhibition featuring new work by Olga Yukhno. Join us for the opening reception, May 2, 2019 from 6pm to 10pm, and visit any time from May 2nd through June 28th. Tapp’s exhibitions are free to visit, and open to the public 10am to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  About 24 Hours: (heart) Breaking News: 24 Hours: (heart) Breaking News is an installation of new sculptures…

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June 2019

Meet the next Tapp’s Artist in Residence: JRenee Johson

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tapp’s Arts Center is excited to announce the beginning of JRenee Johnson's artist in residence project at Tapp's Arts Center. Join us for the inaugural presentation of her project Beneath the Bottle Trees, on June 6th, 2019 from 6pm to 10pm. This presentation will coincide with the ongoing exhibition, 24 Hours: (heart) Breaking News by the current Artist in Residence, Olga Yukhno. Tapp’s exhibitions are free to visit, and open to the public 10am to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  About…

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July 2019

The Antique Blacks- works by Dogon Krigga

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - July 27 @ 9:00 pm

July 5 through July 27, 2019 Opening reception: July 5, 2019 Gallery Hours: 10am- 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday Since time immemorial, African people sought and discovered power from lifting up their eyes and digging their hands into the Earth. THE ANTIQUE BLACKS is an exploration and expression of what was found in that dirt. The 5 elements of earth, air, fire, water, and spirit are the building blocks of Black Liberation, just as they are the fundamental elements of the…

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August 2019

un.common.place- works by Flavia Lovatelli, Diko Pekdimir-Lewis and Tabitha Ott

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tapp's A group exhibition featuring new paintings and sculptures by Flavia Lovatelli, Diko Pekdimir-Lewis and Tabitha Ott. Featuring sculptures, paintings and wearable art, the exhibition will feature new works from each of the Columbia-based artists.   

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September 2019

About Face- 23 Years and Counting- Opening reception

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tapp's Arts Center is excited to announce the September exhibition will feature the enduring artist collective, About Face. This is their first art show in 7 years. The About Face Group is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw and paint. The disciplines include Figure, Portrait and Plein Air. All works of art will be shown from the efforts of new to well seasoned and award winning artists. This show will be…

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