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Mill District Parks

June 7, 2024

With the weather warming up and summer quickly approaching, there is no better way to have some fun in the sun than at one of the Mill District’s three parks. All three of the parks are the perfect space to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the great summer weather, and take in the…

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Make History Come Alive at your Fingertips When you Visit the Olympia Mill Village Museum

May 31, 2024

Take a step back into historic Columbia when you visit the Olympia Mill Village Museum. Located at 1170 Olympia Avenue, off of one of the main roads in the Mill District, the museum is divided into three separate areas, each of which are full of fascinating facts and artifacts about the district. House Museum The…

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The Hidden Gem in Columbia, SC

May 8, 2024

The Mill District is a hidden gem in Columbia, South Carolina. From its great location to eclectic events calendar and affordable housing, you can be sure that the Mill District is a great place to live and one of the best-kept secrets in the Columbia area.  Location The Mill District is one of the best…

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Come out to Gardening Day in Granby Park on May 11th from 10 AM to 1 PM for an educational planting day!

April 22, 2024

Learn about and practice some great community gardening methods! Community gardens can be a great way to try out your green thumb if you don’t have gardening space where you live or if your yard isn’t optimal for planting.  Community gardens consist of plots of land, usually owned by the city,  that are tended to…

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Living, Working, Eating, and Thriving in the Mill District

April 8, 2024

The historic Mill District is located in the heart of Columbia, SC, and offers convenient access to unique living options, established local businesses, and great things to do! Below are some of the highlights of living, working, eating, and thriving in the Mill District. Living The Mill District is full of great and affordable places…

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Jason Jaco: Forging Art and Community in the Mill District

March 13, 2024

The Mill District is a melting pot of creativity, diversity, and innovation, and amongst its vibrant community of artists, one stands out with his unique craft. Meet Jason Jaco, the owner of TexasStreetWorks and a board member of the Philip Simmons Artist Blacksmith Guild. His work, a blend of traditional blacksmithing techniques and contemporary design,…

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The Columbia Open Studios 2024: A Vibrant Celebration of Art in the Midlands!

March 13, 2024

Hello, Mill District friends and neighbors! It’s that time of the year again when our vibrant city becomes a sprawling, dynamic art gallery. Get ready for the Columbia Open Studios 2024, the largest art event in the Midlands, presented by the 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA). On March 23rd, from 10:00 am to…

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Unveiling the Historic Charm of the Mill District

February 22, 2024

Nestled in the southwest corner of downtown Columbia lies the historic Mill District. Originally the home of four different textile mills, the mill district is now a bustling area close to the center of downtown that blends historic charm and modern functionality together to create the perfect place for any young professional or family. In…

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Latest Artist Thomas Washington to be featured at 701 Whaley’s Hallway: Community Art Gallery

January 23, 2024

Did you know that the Mill District is a great place to engage with local Columbia artists? Hosting two art spaces at 701 Whaley and a community-wide Art Trail, the Mill District is one of the premier places to enjoy local art in the Columbia area.  February is bringing two great events to the Mill…

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