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StormWater Studios – an affiliate of StormWater

StormWater, A Non-Profit Visual Arts Community
Where individuality, and art experiences intersect

Our mission is to establish a consistent and supportive environment to foster the growth of artists and demonstrate the value and importance of visual art to the community at large.

Our vision is to create a vibrant hub of diverse visual artists, fostering creative expression and forming the nucleus of Columbia’s thriving arts district.

We are a vibrant growing arts community in Columbia, situated in the Congaree Vista, at 413 Pendleton Street. Stormwater Studios and Gallery offers the best of both worlds: downtown studios and gallery nestled within a quiet one-acre natural environment.

Our premier studios come with a shared kitchen and free parking 
Studio Sinks - Concrete Floors - Individual Thermostats - Utilities and internet included

Each resident artist’s service to the StormWater community includes:

  • Joyously working in your studio
  • Staffing the gallery two 4-hour sessions per month - Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 11-3  
  • Participation in our two annual resident artist group exhibitions (Vista Lights and Artista Vista) with at least three new pieces for each exhibition
  • Take part in Third Thursdays extended hours: 5-8 on a rotation basis with other resident artists- opportunity for open studio
  • Attendance at monthly resident artist meetings – Second Tuesdays @ 10:30
  • Share resident artist expenses for publicity and events (very minimal)
  • Serve on at least one committee 

Benefits Include

  • Involvement, interaction, support within a community of professional artists
  • Free gallery exhibition
  • Inclusion in two annual resident artist exhibitions during the Vista Guild’s Vista Lights and Artista Vista
  • Use of outdoor workspace surrounded by nature
  • State-of-the-art security system 

When a studio becomes available applicants must submit

  1. Resume
  2. Samples of your work, minimum of 5 digital images and/or website
  3. Brief informal statement (50-100 words) of your intent for the studio
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