Freeway Music partners with Sims to provide space for musicians to grow

By Eli Clarke, Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia) Since its inception in 2011, Freeway Music (FM) group has become nationally recognized, is the fastest growing music education center in the Carolinas, and has a partnership with a massive music store, Sims, where they feature rock bands in a showcase at least two times per year … Continue reading Freeway Music partners with Sims to provide space for musicians to grow

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Freeway’s 90s grunge influence: Columbia taps into cool concert fashion trends through the ages

By Grace Butler, AC Flora HS (Columbia, South Carolina) Freeway Music Comparison On Friday, June 16 at Tin Roof, a Freeway Music School sponsored showcase featuring mostly teenagers and their small bands performed their work for an older audience, and everyone, from the bands to the spectators to the bartenders took fashion notes from the … Continue reading Freeway’s 90s grunge influence: Columbia taps into cool concert fashion trends through the ages

Freeway Music School fuels students’ passions for music

By Kate Marie Mattmiller, Lexington Catholic HS (Lexington, Kentucky) Six talented bands took to the stage at Tin Roof, a restaurant and music venue, on Friday, June 16 to showcase their sets they have been working on for the past several weeks. Tony Lee, creator of Freeway Music, conceived of this showcase for the community … Continue reading Freeway Music School fuels students’ passions for music

Woodworking, studios & film space…oh, my

By Malaysha Mitchell, Wilson HS (Florence, South Carolina) The newly renovated Richland Library features many different levels to choose from to explore, create and design. They have three levels provided for people to use. The second floor focus includes workshops and studios where people can come and work on projects or assignments. In the graphic … Continue reading Woodworking, studios & film space…oh, my

Everybody is an artist in the eyes of Richland Library

By Kinsley Thurston, South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, South Carolina) The Richland Library's main branch on Assembly St. plans to create a mural using bookmarks covered in doodles from members of the community. The plan is to use bookmarks submitted from the community along with bookmarks submitted from the project director and Richland Libraries resident … Continue reading Everybody is an artist in the eyes of Richland Library

Mast General Store – Columbia, S.C.

By Kelly Fulford, Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia) New Thursdays The First Thursdays on Main event is a long standing tradition that Jeremy Becraft and One Columbia made possible to continue for the City and community of Columbia, South Carolina. One Columbia is a non-profit organization with a focus on the art history scene in … Continue reading Mast General Store – Columbia, S.C.

First Thursday on Main Street

By Shailin Tisdale, Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina) One Columbia is an organization within Columbia that promotes art and events for Main Street and the Columbia area. It hosts many events such as One Book, One Community, Anastasia’s Fund, Fall Lines and even things as important as designing the new Columbia Flag. One event … Continue reading First Thursday on Main Street

Sculpting Columbia

By Mari Pressley, Blythewood HS (Columbia, South Carolina) One Columbia is the knot tying all of the arts and historical events of downtown Columbia. Specifically, the murals and sculptures of Columbia are what give downtown Columbia its character. The streets of columbia are lined with  beautiful murals like those at the Vista Greenway tunnel. The … Continue reading Sculpting Columbia