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Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community

City of

Columbia The Arts & Culture Issue


From Left: Susanne Hicklin | Sara Doyle | Zach Lundberg | Drew Mobley Jake Parler | Sydney Lovelace | Bryan Terlizzi | Suzi Switzer | Heather Stokes

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Immerse yourself

in the arts

Art can be found everywhere in Columbia—from the fashion you find in boutiques to the dancers on stage and the artisans at Soda City Market.

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See Van Gogh

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Experience artist Vincent van Gogh and those who inspired his work at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Shaping our state’s artists and art scene for 30 years: Harriett Green. PA G E 2 4

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IN THIS ISSUE

Prize Winning Memories

Social Mission

The South Carolina State Fair celebrates 150 years this October. PA G E 2 8

Events Get out and experience our wonderful city this Fall—plan your social calendar in Columbia with Fig. PA G E 5 0

Learn more about our 2019 Social Mission Partner: Serve & Connect. PA G E 3 2

Introducing Aiken

And of course,

great shopping, dining, arts, entertainment, and services— as always. KEEP READING

Welcoming the newest member to our Fig family: Aiken, SC. PA G E 5 8

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A NOTE FROM FIG

Ushering in fall. Is there anything better than autumn in Columbia? Think about it: there’s so many incredible things going on in town once summer vacations end, the hot temperatures fade away, and our social calendars pick up once again. How about when you kickoff the change of season with the Mighty Sound of the Southeast playing 2001 in Williams-Brice Stadium as our South Carolina Gamecocks take the field, enveloped by a stadium filled with a sea of garnet and black? Or when you welcome our University’s rival Clemson to town on Thanksgiving weekend for a day filled with tailgating and football? Or how about strolling down Main Street on a Saturday morning enjoying the cooler breeze and all of the delicious smells and tastes of the food trucks and vendors at Soda City while shopping all of the beautiful, colorful handmade wares? When October rolls around, we are so excited to have Van Gogh and His Inspirations coming to the Columbia Museum of Art! This collection includes 12 of his paintings alongside art from the artists who inspired him in his lifetime. And then, on October 9, the South Carolina State Fair comes to town and we get to celebrate 150 years with gooey caramel apples and endless entertainment.

This year, there’s even some exciting new additions that you and your family will love— check out the spread on page 28 to learn more. And then November comes, turning Columbia into a twinkling wonderland with events like Vista Lights, A Starry Night, Devine Night Out, and of course, Lights at the Zoo! As you flip through this issue, we’re delighted to bring some of Columbia’s best Arts & Culture to you for you to support. Shop with your favorite local boutiques and shops this fall as you search for the perfect new artwork to hang up in your home, a handmade gift to send to a friend, or an outfit to wear out on the town during this busy fall season. Happy fall, y’all! B RY N L E Y FA R R & T H E F I G C O LU M B I A T E A M

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Detail of Chandelier by Antonio Salviati at the Columbia Museum of Art

Immerse yourself in the arts Walk through the State Fair Grounds in October on a crisp fall evening, down Main Street early one Saturday morning, or into any of the number of galleries throughout our town and you’ll see it: our art scene is expanding. Flip through the pages of this issue to discover the different artists and the places that you can see live performances from the ballet to the theatre. We invite you to get out into our community this season and discover new art to love!


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Vincent van Gogh Self-Portrait, 1887

Beyond a Starry Night EXPERIENCE THE ORIGINAL, CMA-EXCLUSIVE VAN GOGH AND HIS INSPIRATIONS EXHIBITION THIS OCTOBER “No artist emerges out of a vacuum, including Van Gogh,” said Columbia Museum of Art Chief Curator Will South. “All of us are shaped by our culture, our time, our experiences. The works by Van Gogh being loaned for this exhibition reveal his connections to the artists and culture he was part of: Flower Beds in Holland from the National Gallery of Art, for example, shows how he looked hard at the work of other landscapists like CharlesFrancois Daubigny in addition to that of the Impressionists. His famous Self-Portrait from the Wadsworth Atheneum shows how Van Gogh’s ability to translate psychological intensity stretches back to predecessors such as Rembrandt. This exhibition explores, in short, how Van Gogh became Van Gogh.” Featuring works by Van Gogh along with a diverse group of handpicked paintings and drawings that inspired both Van Gogh’s vision and his artwork, this collection has some 60 works. It is comprised of a private collection built by art historians and South Carolina residents Steven Naifeh and his late partner Greg Smith and includes works of art on loan from 12 museums across the country. Experience and learn about one of the most famous and influential artists in the history of Western art with the CMA this fall. They offer a variety of tours, lectures, and activities to allow you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in this collection.


Vincent van Gogh Flower Beds in Holland, c. 1883

GET TING TO KNOW VAN GOGH: A LECTURE SERIES Dive into the world of Van Gogh and His Inspirations with this lecture series featuring CMA staff and guest experts. Each lecture is free with membership or Van Gogh admission. Saturday, October 5 at 2pm with Will South Wednesday, October 16 at 6pm with Steven Naifeh Sunday, November 10 at 2pm with Stephanie Viani Hromadka Sunday, December 8 at 2pm with Alyssa Velazquez

Van Gogh and His Inspirations will be on display Friday, October 4, 2019 through Sunday, January 12, 2020. It is presented by the Blanchard Family and is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

VAN GOGH TO THE MOVIES: A FILM SERIES Tuesday, November 5 at 6pm - Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams Sunday, December 1 at 2pm - Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing Sunday, December 15 at 2pm - Vincent & Theo Friday, January 10 at 6pm - Loving Vincent and Talkback featuring Steven Naifeh

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AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example.

See a piece of the State Art Collection, curated by Harriett, on the opposite page.

Harriett said. “As a registrar at the museum, I worked directly with the art collection and I was excited about the idea of having that continuity at the Arts Commission with the State Art Collection.”

Authentic: Harriett Green The South Carolina Arts Commission has three goals: to support artist development, to establish the arts as an integral part of South Carolina’s education system, and to encourage arts development in communities around the state. Working at the Arts Commission as they take steps to accomplish these goals is Harriett Green. “The work at the Arts Commission is really interesting and involved,” Harriett said . “It feels good when you can make a difference in an artist’s life. Just talking with artists, working with them, and seeing that lightbulb go off makes it all worthwhile.” Harriett, as the Director of Visual Arts at the South Carolina Arts Commission,

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works with visual artists, museums, galleries, colleges, and art centers around the state. She also serves as a County Coordinator in Anderson, Lancaster, Lee, Kershaw, Oconee, Pickens, Sumter, and York counties where she consults with art leaders and others on a variety of topics including planning, exhibitions, public art, grant advisement, and more. In addition, Harriett serves as the State Art Collection Curator, which was one of the things that attracted her to the Assistant Visual Arts Director position at the Arts Commission thirty years ago. “I was the registrar and later the assistant curator at the Columbia Museum of Art from 1980 to 1989,”

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Since 1989, when Harriett began working at the Arts Commission, the local art scene around Columbia has gone through expansive change. “There was once a time when you knew exactly what was happening in Columbia and the artist or the organization behind it. Today, things are different. There are many artists and organizations working together in a crowded field with a lot going on.” “The art scene in Columbia is energized,” Harriet said. “It’s constantly changing and it’s hard to keep up with. Now we have many choices which is good, because it means that there’s a lot going on all the time. It all points to a growing city, and I’m excited to see the interest spreading outside of city center. We now have 701 Center for Contemporary Art in the Mill District. Then there is Stormwater Studios, One Eared Cow Glass, and Lewis+Clark on Huger Street. Across the street is the Columbia Music Festival Association on Pulaski Street. In the North Main Street area we now have Indie Grits Labs. That’s what is really exciting about Columbia’s art scene—it shows growth for our city.”


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The State Art Collection, a program of South Carolina Arts Commission, is an inaugural exhibition in Central Carolina Community Foundation’s new suite in the First Base Building located in the BullStreet District. Featuring art from artists across the state, this exhibition will be on view for one year at the Community Foundation. This exciting partnership between the Community Foundation, the South Carolina Arts Foundation, and the Arts Commission reflects each organization’s community-wide efforts, and adds strength and value to all.


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Prize-winning memories THE SOUTH CAROLINA S TAT E FA I R C E L E B R AT E S 15 0 Y E A R S TH I S O C TO B E R

We know: it’s the day that your parents picked you up early from school and drove you downtown to spend the day riding all of the rides that you were tall enough for, eating delicious fried food, and walking through the art exhibit to find your artwork on display. Possibly it’s the Friday night that you spent conquering your fear of heights with your friends as you rode across the fair grounds on the chair lift or took in the view of downtown Columbia from the top of the Ferris wheel. Perhaps it’s even the memory of hearing your name called over the PA system with a request to meet your party at “the rocket.” Could it be the day that you experienced it all for the first time again through the eyes of your child?


If you’ve lived in Columbia during the fall at any point over the last century and a half, we can guarantee that you have a nostalgic moment or two that involves the South Carolina State Fair. The Fair has been creating lasting memories for fairgoers since 1869, and they’re celebrating in a big way this year for the 150th Anniversary this October 9th through October 20th. Did you know? One hundred and fifty years ago, when the State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina was formed with the purpose of sponsoring a state fair, the fair was located on Elmwood Avenue. It outgrew its original location just after the turn of the 20th century and was relocated across town to Rosewood Drive. The society was able to expand the activities and amenities in the newer, larger location to set the groundwork for new attractions, large exhibits, and bigger crowds. For nearly half a century, the State Fair was home to “Big Thursday”—the annual football contest between the

Gamecocks and the Tigers. But before the rivalry even reached its heyday, the most popular day of Fair Week was Thursday, when the State Ball was held each year. Portions of the fair were even once held in other areas around downtown Columbia. Until the early 1900s, many of the rides and midway games were located on Main Street between Elmwood Avenue and Gervais Street each night after the fair grounds closed for the day. The State Fair has a rich history that has been thoroughly documented by Rodger E. Stroup in his new book, Meet Me at the Rocket, which is set to be published this September. When the fair rolls into town this year, it will bring along with it all of your favorite traditional rides, midway games, and prize-winning art, food, and livestock along with new exciting rides. As part of the 150th Anniversary Fair celebration, the Circus will be coming to town! There will be three live, hourlong circus performances a day inside a new white, red, and green big top tent from the famed Italian Bellucci Circus.

The circus, free with fair admission, will feature high-wire artists, daredevil motorists, duo aerial silks, and more that will leave guests dazzled and amazed. The South Carolina State Fair has changed throughout the years. From the days of daily parades and horse racing to funnel cakes and rollercoasters, the fair has proved to be a tradition that can withstand the test of time. The one thing that remains the same? The incredible memories that you can make each fall with your friends and family when the fair comes to town!

O C T O B E R 9 - 2 0 , 2 0 19 General Admission Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 during the Fair Military: Free for all active duty and retired military and their dependents with proper ID 0-5 years old: Free Seniors 55+: $7 during the fair

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DOWN, S E T, S H O P! Take a note out of Pink Sorbet’s playbook this fall and kick off the football season in style. Find all of the best game day attire in their shop as you head to campus for tailgates and games. No matter if you’re cheering on the Tigers or pulling for the Gamecocks, Pink Sorbet has the perfect outfit and accessories for your game day look!

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S I N C E 19 4 5 , the brokers at Wolfe & Taylor have been helping individuals and families in Columbia to find a home to call their own. Through professional property management and buying and selling homes, their brokers, agents, and staff are ready to meet all of your real estate needs in every season.

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Take a day trip down to Aiken and explore their beautiful city on a bike! Pedego offers tours of Historical Aiken at 10am and 2pm every Wednesday and Saturday.

Explore Columbia on two wheels Pedal—or cruise!—your way through Columbia on a Pedego Electric Bike. Tackle everywhere from the Palmetto Trail to the Riverwalk with the most comfortable, user-friendly electric bikes that have state-of-the-art, smart design and uncompromising quality that lasts. Choose from 17 different eBike models and find the perfect fit for you and your lifestyle.

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Bringing the joy of the performing arts to Aiken JOYE IN AIKEN RETURNS FOR ITS 12TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL Joye is something to feel. It’s something to hear, something to share, something to experience, something to give, and something to see. It’s a festival that entices the world’s best young artists from The Julliard School and beyond to come to South Carolina for a weeklong festival that brings the excitement of learning and the pleasure of artistic discovery to students and audiences alike. “Our mission is to bring the very best in the performing arts to as many citizens as possible, especially students,” said Joye in Aiken’s director, Janice Jennings. “In the last 12 years we’ve brought 450 spectacularly talented artists to Aiken, primarily from Juilliard, to present performances for the public and to teach in area schools.” Donors, participants, and audiences are drawn into Joye in Aiken year after year as the event continues to grow bigger and better. Last year was their largest

festival ever with 80 artists and staff visiting Aiken. The event continues to grow due to the intimate atmosphere of the concerts and the virtuosity of each artist. “First and foremost, it’s the quality of the performances—these are some of the finest artists in the world,” said Janice. “Second, many of the productions are in very intimate and charming venues, and our ticket prices are extremely low compared to those in larger cities. Some events are even free. So you can see these incredible artists in settings that are small enough to allow you to actually meet and interact with them, and you can do it without the expense and inconvenience of going elsewhere.” Joye in Aiken returns March 5-13, 2020 for its 12th annual festival. The Festival will kick off with a New Orleans-Style Parade on Thursday, March 5, and will continue with events that feature pianists,

organists, string quartets, dance parties, Broadway stars, and all kinds of artists and performances in between. “It’s always the most fun week of the year,” said Janice. “Personally I love jazz, so I get very excited about events like the Joye of Jazz and the Swing Dance Party, where every year now we bring in fabulous young musicians who perform at all the famous jazz clubs in New York. We have such great classical and crossover artists as well—it’s hard to choose just one thing!” Become a friend of the Festival! Providing a wide access to the arts is an important part of Joye in Aiken’s mission and because of that, a majority of the Festival’s events are free or low-cost. Find out how you can support Joye in Aiken by visiting joyeinaiken.com/support

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Fall 2019 events F I R S T T H U R S D AY O N M A I N September 5, October 3, November 7 Visit Main Street in downtown Columbia on the first Thursday of each month for extended store hours, a variety of food and drink specials, and live music from the 1200 block all the way to the 1700 block. firstthursdayonmain.com H E L LO, D O L LY ! September 6-22 Dolly last graced the Town Theatre stage in 1997, but she’s back for her turn in the 2019 spotlight. So “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” because “It Only Takes a Moment” before the seats will be filled for you to say, “Hello, Dolly!” towntheatre.com

C O LU M B I A ’ S 3 3 R D A N N U A L G R E E K F E S T I VA L September 19-22 Travel to Greece and enjoy its food and culture at the Greek Festival, held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Columbia. columbiasgreekfestival.com PA L M E T T O P E A N U T B O I L September 21 This annual outdoor festival draws thousands of attendees from all over the Midlands and highlights the best of the best cooks and recipes in South Carolina when it comes to boiled peanuts. The festival offers live music, food, and kids’ entertainment and benefits the Animal Mission. animalmission.org

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS FOOTBALL September 7 Welcome in another season of college football at Williams-Brice Stadium at the Gamecocks’ first home game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers. gamecocksonline.com

S E RV E & C O N N E C T ’ S KNIGHT OF HONOR GALA September 27 Celebrate the local heroes in our community, both outstanding officers and citizens alike, with an evening of medieval themed fun. serveandconnect.net/celebrate

M I D L A N D S FA M I LY F O O D T R U C K F E S T I VA L September 15 Dine on some fabulous food at the Family Food Truck Festival with your family as you enjoy a variety of food options, meet amazing local businesses, shop in the marketplace, and have fun with free entertainment. columbiaconventioncenter.com

C O M PA N Y AT T R U S T U S September 27-October 25 From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. trustus.org

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G R E AT A M E R I C A N W H I S K E Y FA I R AT 7 0 1 W H A L E Y October 4 The largest celebration of American whiskey in the Southeast, the Great American Whiskey Fair gives you the opportunity to taste a variety of whiskeys while talking with distillery owners, master distillers, blending masters, and brand ambassadors from around the world. experiencewhiskey.com VA N G O G H A N D H I S I N S P I R AT I O N S October 4-January 12 Explore the works of one of the most famous and influential painters in history, Vincent van Gogh, and the artists that inspired him with the Columbia Museum of Art’s newest exhibition this October. columbiamuseum.org R O S E WO O D A RT S F E S T I VA L October 5 This arts festival is a non-profit, one-day, free admittance and outdoor festival where thousands of visitors descend into the Rosewood neighborhood to enjoy multiple stages of live entertainment, visual arts, poets, music, and more. rosewoodfestival.com


PA L M E T T O H E AT H WA L K F O R L I F E & FA M O U S LY H O T P I N K H A L F M A R AT H O N , 5 K + 1 0 K October 12 Join your neighbors in painting the town pink by walking or running to fight breast cancer in our community. Create a team of your own or join a friend’s team—be sure to wear your brightest and boldest pink attire for the event! events.palmettohealthfoundation.org B O O AT T H E ZO O October 18-30 Celebrate Halloween with your children this year at Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens with their family-friendly spooktacular fest that includes a trick-or-treat trail & Mummy’s Eeeky Freaky Dance Party. riverbanks.org/events G E RVA I S S T R E E T BRIDGE DINNER October 20 A marquee celebration on the Gervais Street Bridge each fall, this annual seated sunset Sunday supper features live music, vibrant artists, and a three course dinner that over one thousand Columbia neighbors enjoy together. sodacitysc.com DRACULA WITH A BITE October 25 & 26 Your favorite Halloween ballet is back again this October at the Koger Center. See Count Dracula continue his seductive reign of terror with his Bride of Darkness in Transylvania, performed on stage by the Columbia City Ballet. columbiacityballet.com

DEVINE NIGHT OUT November 14 Kick off the holiday season in style with your neighbors on Devine Street and one of the best holiday shopping evenings in town. devinestreetcolumbiasc.com

A R I A N A G R A N D E AT C O LO N I A L L I F E A R E N A December 3 Pop singer Ariana Grande comes to Columbia, SC, in December as part of her ‘Sweetener’ tour. coloniallifearena.com

A RT S & D R A U G H T S November 15 Art, drink, and be happy at this afterhours museum event! Enjoy beer tastings, live musical performances, DIY art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, and unique perspective tours. columbiamuseum.org

JUNIOR LEAGUE H O L I D AY M A R K E T December 4-8 Starting with the black tie Preview Party gala and continuing on to Sundaes with Santa, Junior League’s annual shopping extravaganza brings in over 150 vendors for a long weekend of holiday shopping that’s perfect for all ages. jlcolumbia.org/support/holiday-market

T H E PA L M E T T O B OW L November 30 Close out the college football season at Williams-Brice as the Clemson Tigers come to town for the annual rivalry match up with the Gamecocks. The teams have met on the gridiron a total of 116 times—who will take home the victory this year? gamecocksonline.com LIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS Select nights in November & December Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition. Explore Riverbanks Zoo as it is illuminated by nearly one million twinkling lights and more than 350 handcrafted images. Take your photo with Santa himself, roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire, and be sure to wear your hat—it snows nightly at Riverbanks Zoo during the Lights Before Christmas. riverbanks.org/events

A S TA R RY N I G H T December 4 Begin the holiday season in Five Points by strolling through your favorite Five Points shops and restaurants during a night full of holiday cheer, store specials, and visits with Santa. fivepointscolumbia.com M I S S B E N N E T, C H R I S T M A S AT P E M B E R L E Y AT T R U S T U S December 6-21 A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley where an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love. trustus.org

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INT RODUC IN G O U R FIG FA MILY ME M BER : AIKEN, SC! Aiken is a place like no other. At Fig, we believe in loving local— it’s at the very heart of everything that we do. This extends to supporting our neighbors and lifting up the special cities within our state. The people there are as charming and welcoming as our neighbors here in Columbia, and they extend their Southern hospitality to all who visit. It’s no surprise to us that Aiken was voted “Best Small Town” in the 2018 Southern Living South’s Best Awards—it’s a town full of charm and beauty. We’re honored to be able to share more about Aiken and introduce you to the amazing local businesses, places, and people that make Aiken into an extraordinary place that we’re lucky to have just a short drive away from Columbia.

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Community Sponsor Highlight: Apizza di Napoli Craving a true, authentic Neapolitan pizza but not up for the transatlantic flight to Italy to order it at a local Italian pizzeria? Hop in your car and make a short drive down I-20 to Aiken, where you’ll find locally-owned Apizza di Napoli. Apizza di Napoli owner and pizza enthusiast, Cliff Garzillo, has a commitment to providing not just the best, but the most authentic Neapolitan pizza in South Carolina. For over two decades, he honed his craft in his own home. He built a brick oven in his backyard and spent his days studying, making, testing, and perfecting his pizza recipes. The recipes were outstanding but Cliff knew that he wanted to learn the art behind the Neapolitan pizza and to do that, he would need to travel. He traveled across the globe to Italy where he would be able to expand his education and experience. Once there, he received extensive training and became a certified pizzaiolo. Back at home in the United States, Cliff and his wife Wanda opened up a pizzeria of their own where they were able to bring Aiken residents their first taste of a true Neapolitan pizza. They use only the finest ingredients— some of which are imported straight from Italy—to craft their delicious pizzas. Each pizza is hand tossed and made to specification before being placed in the brick oven for baking. Their oven was shipped over from Italy and each pizza cooks in just 90 seconds! Their dedication doesn’t just stop with the ingredients and the authentic brick oven. Apizza di Napoli was honored with the prestigious and distinct Certification of True Neapolitan Pizza from the Association Verace Pizza Napoletana in Naples Italy. This means that each pizza that bakes in their brick oven is made under the strict guidelines set forth by the Association and is true to the pizza of Naples.

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DE V E LOPING A DOWNTOW N Working to improve the economic vitality, to enhance the beauty, and to preserve the historical inheritance of downtown Aiken is the Aiken Downtown Development Association. They’re passionate about the local art scene in Aiken from supporting public art initiatives to helping local artists, makers, and creatives flourish. Finally Friday every Friday until 7pm Aiken Oktoberfest September 21 Downtown Tree Lighting & Market November 22 Small Business Saturday November 30 Night of 1000 Lights December 5 208 THE ALLEY SW # A, AIKEN

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YO U R S E L F From a robust shop bursting with beautiful art, jewelry, pottery, and more featuring Aiken and Augusta artists to the incredible exhibitions in the gallery and the unique visual and performing classes, Aiken Center for the Arts provides an inspiring experience for all ages to enjoy. They believe that art is for everyone and have built a community hub of creative expression and appreciation that goes beyond to inspire, educate, and connect artists, students, residents, and visitors alike. Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday Closed

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Fall in love with Bamberg County The cool, black water of the Edisto River—the longest blackwater river in the world—provides the beautiful backdrop for Bamberg’s history and charm. You can visit the Civil War battlefield at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, explore the Heritage Corridor, and spend time at Broxton Bridge Plantation. Or simply spend the day along the Edisto River, where the cool water temperatures and the natural environment provide the best fishing spots for reeling in striped bass, jackfish, and the local favorite, redbreast sunfish.

Plan a day trip to Bamberg this fall! Visit bambergcountychamber.org to learn more about their free monthly paddle trips.


GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE A R E YO U A M A K E R W H O BUILDS WITH PURPOSE? Larry Knepper grew up on a farm in Fulton County, Pennsylvania, where he learned how to work with his hands. His father taught him to be patient and persistent, despite the challenges of life. These life skills give him a unique perspective and influence the Maker he is today. He creates functional art in the forms of tables, stools and more in the Garden Spot Village Wood Shop.

He finds purpose in leading building projects that benefit Garden Spot Village and lending his experience for repair projects with Good Works, a non-profit based in Chester County. Your best creations have yet to be made. Explore the opportunities Garden Spot offers to help you make yours. To read more about Larry Knepper and the other Makers at Garden Spot Village, access the Fall/Winter 2019 Destination Magazine at gardenspotvillage.org.

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Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...

Fig Columbia SC Fall 2019  

Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...