Columbia’s micro urban festival, Rosewood Art & Music Festival, is a nonprofit, one-day, free admission, outdoor festival. On Saturday, September 29th 2018, thousands of visitors will descend into the Shandon and Rosewood Neighborhoods to enjoy a day filled with visual arts and multiple stages of live music and entertainment. Sit and listen, grab your dance shoes or simply enjoy the sounds as you take in the visual arts and celebrate southern arts and culture.
The 8th annual Rosewood Art and Music Festival has plenty to see & do. With new hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. there will be interactive artistic opportunities for people of all ages and skill-sets to create, observe, collect and celebrate.
Exhibiting artists, both homegrown and from around the country will be showing original works of art, with a price range to appeal to every type of collector, from avid to newbie. The competitive fine arts pop-up gallery features unique two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art. Jury Show participants will be competing for a share of more than $2,000 in prize money.
New to the festival this year is a poetry contest and a communal visual arts tent. This shared space is to give an opportunity to artists that may be new to the festival scene, have a smaller body of work, or may prefer to live paint.
Organizers create a comprehensive, multi-layered marketing/publicity campaign that draws more than 5,000 attendees from S.C., N.C., Tennessee and Georgia. Volunteers with the Columbia Opportunity Resource are on hand throughout the day. The festival also supports the Epworth Children’s Home with an on-site booth and the always entertaining free “paint the dumpster”. The festival is dedicated to promoting the Rosewood area by enriching the community identity through a celebration of the arts. It is put on by The Greater Rosewood Merchants’ Association, a non-profit organization.
Admission is free and open to the public with plenty of free parking.