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New State Street businesses anticipating West Columbia’s Art on State, May 10 – Get All The Details

The City of West Columbia invites you to the 6th Annual Art on State from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, in the first three blocks of State Street, West Columbia. 

Art on State features live music, food and drinks. Artists will be on hand to paint murals in the street and vendors will pack the Meeting Street Artisan Market – Night Edition. And there will be live music by Lucky Pocket Band, Civil Remedy, and Liz Carter. 

Businesses on State Street will have specials for the event. And you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city skyline while strolling and immersing yourself in art. Bring the kids, because there will be sidewalk chalk for them to express their creativity.  

This will be the first Art on State event for two new State Street businesses. Jay White is the owner of The Warehouse at 312 State St. 

“We’ve just opened our Garden Center, right next door to The Warehouse, between us and the Old Mill Antique Mall. We’re looking forward to introducing the Garden Center to the community,” White said. “We have vintage and new items in the Garden Center, along with architectural salvage items and plants.”   

White said his The Warehouse gets a high-volume of walking traffic during the Art on State events. “We get some of the biggest crowds we have for Art on State.” 

Southern Custom Doors Ribbon Cutting

In addition to the new Garden Center, White said he will have tables set up outside of The Warehouse with a Vintage and Makers Market on the premises. 

“We’re going to present the work of 10 local artists, during Art on State, and we’re going to feature artist Barbara Youngue,” he said. “She is a well-known local artist. It will be a great night.” 

Anna Huffman, the City of West Columbia’s Public Relations Director, echoes the comments of White. She said: “Art on State is a great opportunity to socialize with friends and family, pick up last-minute Mother’s Day gifts from a locally owned shop, or purchase handmade items from a vendor at the Meeting Street Artisan Market.”

Art on State is also a chance to see another new business. 

Southern Custom Doors and Hardware just opened at 142 State St. It’s owners are Bill and Harriet Barrett. The ribbon was cut at the new business, Tuesday in a Cayce-West Columbia Chamber ceremony. During the ribbon-cutting Huffman reminded Southern Custom’s owners that Art on State is coming up on May 10. 

The Warehouse

“We have heard you like to have a party in the streets,” Bill Barrett said at the ribbon-cutting. “It’s one of the reasons we chose to move our business to West Columbia.”

White also gave another reason to come out for Art on State.

“We’ll have beer and wine, along with snacks in our parking lot,” he said. “We want folks to know there’s a lot to see down here in the 300 block of State Street, and we’ve got lots of free parking in our lot.” The City of West also provides several options for free parking, too.

It’s time to get out and kick off the spring in the streets of West Columbia. Don’t miss Art on State, May 10. 

Art on State Details: 

Live Music

  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Liz Carter
  • 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM: Civil Remedy
  • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Lucky Pocket Band

Live Mural Art

featuring local artists painting murals on the street & other live demonstrations

  • Alicia Leeke
  • Allan Anderson
  • Shaina Manuel
  • Michael Krajewski
  • Benji Hicks
  • Alan Pearsall
  • Kristin Holzer
  • Laura Day

Local Food & Beverages for purchase

  • Savage Craft Ale Works
  • WECO Bottle & Biergarten
  • The Hideout in WeCo
  • Breakfast at Ruiz
  • D’s Wings
  • State Street Pub
  • Brain Freeze Fair Desserts
  • Heaven’s Cuisine
  • La Cochinita Mexican
  • Phantom Chicken
  • Haute Dog Lady

West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market – Special Night Edition (in the Interactive Art Park – 425 Meeting Street)

  • B.MAC Bakeshop
  • Barefoot Pottery
  • Bee Lee Bags
  • Brickhouse Gourmet Coffee and Tea Company
  • Cate’s Cookie Jar
  • CBellDoodles
  • Charpartie Boards
  • Cindy’s Turn
  • Emerald’s Artistry
  • Entangled Jewelry
  • Hilltop Handwoven
  • Jen Carmiel
  • Kristin Holzer Art
  • Love You Loaves
  • Mon Petit Chou Art and Design
  • Mrs. K’s Kreations
  • One Tribe Designs
  • Q Borough Candle Bar
  • Reveca Camacho Designs
  • Sakred Avenue
  • SEC Resin Designs
  • Sudsy Dreams
  • Symphony of Aromas 
  • The Hope Chest
  • Truesdale Barkery

Transportation options are as follows (see map) (Parking Video Tour https://westcolumbiasc.gov/2021/03/west-columbia-river-district-free-parking-options-2021/):

FREE Parking

  • Carraway Park – 212 Hudson Street
  • Free Public Parking Garage – 310 Court Avenue
  • Capitol Square – 483 Sunset Boulevard
  • Interactive Art Park – 425 Meeting Street
  • River District Church – 400 State Street
  • The Warehouse – 312 State Street

Ride Share Info

Location: Meeting Street Artisan Market – 425 Meeting Street

  • Uber – Pickup/Drop-Off
  • Lyft – Pickup/Drop-Off

Road Closures (see map)

  • State Street from Court Avenue to Spring Street: 12 PM – Midnight
  • Center Street from State Street to Shuler Street: 2:30 PM – Midnight

Soda Cap Connector

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1484976782361397/

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