Originally formed in 2010, in response to the decline of arts education & appreciation, resulting in a severe loss of exhibiting opportunities for artists, organizers desired a better artists community. In the beginning was located primarily in Lexington, SC as Art in Public Places for Lexington, SC aka APPLS. Designed to create a bond between visual artists and the business community by providing professional trusted exhibits. By 2011, artists throughout SC, encouraged a change to South Carolina Artists, an artists’ community.
Through the South Carolina Artists group, members are able to work together, provide emotional support, encouragement, understand proper exhibiting techniques and promote awareness of art appreciation.
Whether you are an artist or simply enjoy art...we appreciate you
SCA signs at genuine SCA Exhibits
Our mission is to provide both amateur and professional artists an opportunity to learn the art of professional display and the ability to show their work. Exhibits, events and more are coordinated for every member the ability to show their works of art.
When you are a part of an artists community you do not have to feel alone.
Increase knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts in the public environment.
Enrich individual experience of public spaces,
Advance understanding of South Carolina Artists through their artwork,
Stimulate economic benefits for the arts, locally owned business and tourism.
Provide a better quality of life through art.
Contribute to the civic pride of SC by allowing recognition of arts in our community.
Encourage citizen participation in the public art process through volunteerism.
VIEW AND PURCHASE WORKS OF ART AND SUPPORT LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS.
SCA provides managed art exhibits in local businesses and public spaces. Our exhibits promote community and prosperity by connecting the public with the beauty of local and regional art created by artists in SC. Businesses are able to enrich the quality of life for their customers through both the exhibits and respect of art.
SCA is open to all forms of visual art and the diverse perspectives that come with them; however, due to the nature of public exhibitions certain forms of art may not be permitted. As always contact SCA for more information.
SCA organizers volunteer their time forming connections with local businesses. From organizing exhibits, maintaining communication with members, promoting artistic opportunities, facilitating rotations, coordinating art openings and more.
Members volunteer their time to create a better arts community
Coordinator: Alexandra White
Rotation Directors: Ginny Merett, Susan Johnson, Charles Hite, Annette Rivers
Membership Administrator: Carolina M. Davies
hERE YOU WILL DISCOVER MANY OF THE TALENTED ARTISTS THROUGHOUT sc.