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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.

September 2018

Figure Out 2018

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - September 28, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Figure Out ArtParty Preview* 5:30 pm Exhibition Preview 7:00 pm Condom Couture Show 8:00 pm Performance by Columbia Dance Company   This year’s event will feature live music, a specialty cocktail bar,  heavy hors d'oeuvres, henna artists, body painting, and Condom  Couture, a unique presentation featuring one-of-a-kind, wearable art fashions made  of condoms.   Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm First Thursday on Main - free and open to the public -  NO RSVP necessary. Columbia…

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Main Street Winter Bazaar Volume 1 Dec 2018 at Tapp’s (Call to Vendors)

September 17, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Tapp's Arts Center is excited to host the first annual Main Street Winter Bazaar on Saturday, December 8th, from 12pm to 8pm.  Our hope is to provide more opportunities for local artists to showcase their arts, design and crafts. If you are interested in being a vendor, please fill out the form below. **Also feel free to tell any other creators you feel may want to participate at our show! SPACE OPTIONS AND FEES (available once accepted): 4ft booth/ $50 …

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October 2018

Luis Jaramillo | Pedro Rodriguez

October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 26, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Tapp's Arts Center is thrilled to present an exhibition organized by Palmetto Luna featuring new works  by Luis Jaramillo and Pedro Rodriguez.This exhibition will be set up as two solo shows in the First Thursday gallery. Though separate styles, stories, and social views, the artists works create a visual narrative that represents a complex multi-layered conversation of the Latino experience in South Carolina.  Pedro Rodriguez: Portraits of Immigration ______ Luis Jaramillo: Parallel Worlds-A personal  Exploration  of the Painterly Print ______…

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Tapp’s Spy Ball 2018 – Celebrating 007 Years of Covert Excellence

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Tapp's Arts Center presents Tapp's SPYBALL Friday, October 5 @ 7:00pm - 12:00am Live DJ Laser Tag / Alternate Reality Scavenger Hunt / DIY DDR Martini Bar / Hors D'oeuvres Admission: $40 (or pay $45 and get a year membership to Tapp's) Get your tickets now! https://squ.re/2JvBmSt Tapp's Arts Center has spent the last seven years covertly creating the best arts experiences in Columbia, South Carolina and to celebrate, we are hosting the ultimate espionage party. Featuring a Martini Bar (brought…

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November 2018

Weightless- a solo exhibition by Ansley Adams

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - December 22, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Ansley Adam's 'Weightless' Opens at Tapp's Arts Center- November 1, 2018 (Columbia, SC) Tapp's Arts Center is pleased to announce it's next exhibition, Weightless, Works by Ansley Adams will open November 1st at 6pm at 1644 Main Street, Columbia SC, 29201. Featuring paintings on canvas and silk, Adams presents a visual metaphor of female empowerment and transcendence.  Adams states: "You’re Fat!” These words were hurled at me for the first time when I was nine years old. Could the boy sitting across from me at church possibly have known…

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Calaveritas City Tour at First Thursday

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Calaveritas City Tour will be occurring up and down Main St Columbia during First Thursdays on Main.  The tour will make a stop inside of the Gallery at Tapp's between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00pm. For more information contact the South Carolina Latina Project on Facebook  -  https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinalatinaproject/

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Tapp’s will be closed Thanksgiving Weekend

November 22, 2018 - November 24, 2018
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December 2018

Weightless Exhibition Panel Discussion

December 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tapp's is honored to host a discussion moderated by Meeghan Kane, Editor of the nonprofit southern feminist magazine, Unsweetened, with insights and anecdotes from Naida Rutherford, founder of The Styled By Naida Foundation, and the Artist, Ansley Adams. The panel will touch on the physical, psychological and social topics that permeate the public’s perception of health and beauty and will end the discussion with questions/comments from the audience. After the discussion, we invite you to visit Naida’s consultation booth to…

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December 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019

We'll see you in the new year! 

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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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