This season of Buskers has brought a number of unknown artists into the
spotlight through free performances within public spaces throughout
greater Columbia. The season will close on June 1 with a special free
performance by an ensemble from the SC Philharmonic. Premier violinist
Horvat and principal cellist Dusan Vukajlovic will perform in the
Congaree Vista from 7:30-9:00 PM, directed by Morihiko Nakahara. "Like"
Pocket Productions on Facebook to find out the exact location where the
ensemble will perform.
The talent in this city is overwhelming. Buskers shows Columbia the possibilities that would present themselves if busking were legalized. This season has provided a small glimpse of the lesser known possibilities.
Did you know that ArtRageous, Pocket Productions' spontaneous art series, was inspired by Improv Everywhere? This exciting public performance group based out of NYC was started by a Columbia, SC, native. On April 5, the founder, Charlie Todd, caused a scene in Columbia, SC.
Did you know that the first Playing After Dark event showcased the talents of eight local artists and had 65 audience members? Great things start small.
Pocket Productions has showcased the artwork of over 50 local visual artists, reaching over 10,000 residents throughout the Midlands.
Pocket Productions has worked with over 30 organizations, including the Columbia Museum of Art, the Columbia Classical Ballet, the SC Philharmonic, and the Palmetto Conservation Foundation.
Did you know that the first ArtRageous event was funded by the Arts Institute and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties? Since this initial event, we have brought over 20 spontaneous events to the City of Columbia and Richland County that engage the general public with art.
The 2012-2013 season is sponsored by the City of Columbia, the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Thank you for your generous support!