Columbia, Lexington host tours of artists' studios

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Calling all art lovers.

For two days this weekend, 58 artists at 43 locations in the Columbia and Lexington area are opening their studios to all comers.

Visitors may tour studio after studio, with free admission from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is produced by the 701 Center for Contemporary Art with support from the City of Columbia and Richland County.

Guide books are available at the Center for Contemporary Art at 701 Whaley St. in Columbia or in the Free Times.