SVAD Studio

The School of
Visual Art & Design

The School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina occupies an off-campus studio space inside of Stormwater Studios. We’ve designed our studio to be an ideal working environment for artists to test new ideas and experiment with materials. The SVAD Studio provides essential space for students and faculty, both emerging and established artists, and community members to develop new work, lead workshops, give educational talks, and host exhibitions. Our studio space joins the flexibility of a workspace with the simplicity of a gallery to also meet our exhibition needs. The SVAD Studio is also where bright thoughts and ideas are communicated to listeners and visitors during workshops, seminars, and lectures.

Through the SVAD Studio, we run an Artist Residency Program for nationally ranked artists several times a year. The SVAD Studio gives our artists the necessary space to pursue new concepts and designs, and connects our students and visitors to the professional artists who work in the 10 other studios.

As a community-facing extension of the School of Visual Art and Design, we highly value diversity and inclusion and aim to enrich and contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the Columbia arts community. Support for our work is funded through a grant by the John S. and James L. Knight and the Central Carolina Community Foundations.

Join us for our openings and exhibitions to learn more about our project and mission.


Contact Anna Toptchi, Coordinator of Community Programs at the School of Visual Art and Design: [email protected]

The School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina is located at 1615 Senate St., Columbia, SC, 29208.

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