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This spring, Pocket Productions will give another gift to the Columbia community. "Buskers" will extend from March 25 through June 1, and will culminate with a street performance by an imminent group of classical musicians. The series features musicians in public places who appear to be busking but take no tips; instead the performers will have a sign that says "please take generously," along with information about this exciting series.

The sign, stools and table were designed by artist Michael Krajewski. The first installation happened on March 25 at several shops around Harbison Blvd. Artist Tim Costello played his accordion. To find out more about this series, see the ArtRageous project "Buskers"

facts about pocket productions

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!