701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA), Columbia's nonprofit visual arts and artist-in-residence center, presents 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios on Saturday, April 21st (10am-6pm) and Sunday April 22nd (12pm-6pm), 2012, now a partner of The Nickelodeon's 6th Annual Indie Grits Festival. This free, self-led driving tour of 69 artists' studios throughout Richland and Lexington Counties showcases the Midlands' talented visual art community. Artists' work will be available for purchase at zero markup. Visit http://www.co
lumbiaopenstudios.org for more info. An artists’ preview and festival-wide kickoff party will be held in the Grand Hall at 701 Whaley on Thursday, April 19, 7-11pm, $8/$10.