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The exhibition series is an innovative program advocating contemporary modes of practice in the visual arts by presenting them to a diverse public in order to enrich understanding, challenge views, and build an engaged art community. Every year, Tapp’s features twelve exhibitions focused on under-represented voices in the cultural sphere and themes that redefine the boundaries of artistic expression.

December 2019

Tapp’s Arts Center has Moved and is now Tapp’s Outpost

December 24, 2019 - February 29, 2020

Join us at 713 Saluda Avenue in Five Points as we begin to build programs, events and opportunities for artists! 

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March 2020

Our Minikin Utopia

March 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Tapp’s Arts Center has gone through some intense life changes, some planned, some not, but all have landed us in new surroundings, new perspectives and with renewed hope. Walking the intimate paths of our new home, thinking of the potential opportunities and challenges that face us, we asked ourselves, what would the perfect environment look like? We’ve been so whole-heartedly invited into our new neighborhood, celebrated, included and asked to participate in making it grow that it instigated the question-…

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The Vagina Monologues – Season 2020

March 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - March 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

You'll laugh, you'll cry, and everything in between. You may even moan. Hosted by VDay Soda City - The longest-production of the Vagina Monologues for Columbia, South Carolina THREE Performances at Tapp's Outpost (713 Saluda Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205) at Friday March 6 starts 8 pm, Saturday March 7 starts 8 pm, Sunday March 8 3 pm matinee, followed by a talk back session after the 3 pm show. Tickets $12 for students, seniors, military and $15 everyone else A…

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Freelance/Artists Income Questionnaire

March 26, 2020 - July 1, 2020

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August 2020

To Own the Suffering– Creative Authorship and Institutional Critique

August 31, 2020 - December 16, 2020
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September 2020

Explorations in Painting: Joel Cothran

September 18, 2020

Join us for the opening reception of Joel Cothran's exhibition, Explorations in Painting, curated by Tabitha Ott September 18th from 6pm to 9pm. Featuring old and new works by the artist, the exhibition will showcase process, the love of experimentation and the focused drive of an artist exploring visual language.  *Attendance will be limited and masks are required.   

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October 2020

A Light of Hope for Columbia- Artwork Drop-Off

October 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 30, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Tapps Outpost and Tabitha Ott invite you to create an artwork of a candle in any media with dimensions less than 18" x 18" and bring it to the Tapps Outpost (713 Saluda Avenue) from October 2nd through October 30th. The works will be on display at 707 Saluda Avenue from November 2nd through November 30th. This call is open to all artists, children and community members interested in participating. For more information, email Caitlin Bright at caitlin@outpostartspace.org. 

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October 5, 2020 - October 12, 2020
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Your Own Worst Enemy- Works by Sava Kucherin

October 12, 2020 - November 9, 2020

Join Us for an exhibition curated by Tabitha Ott featuring the works of local artist, Sava Kucherin.  Opening Reception October 16, 2020 6pm- 9pm  

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February 2021

An Art Affair- by SundayMorningLovesYou

February 5 @ 6:30 am - February 27 @ 9:30 am

Join us at Tapps Outpost (713 Saluda Avenue) for an exhibition of works focused on love and the human condition. SUNDAY MORNING (@sundaymorninglovesyou) is a multi-platform artist who relocated to Columbia 3 years ago. Currently enrolled in a Social Work program at the University of South Carolina, they plan to open a publicly-funded art therapy community program in Telluride, CO. Their education in Social Work has led to an exposure and a more intimate understanding of marginalized groups of society.…

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