Explore art by local artists during Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-guided driving tour of artists’ studios in the City of Columbia and surrounding Richland and Lexington Counties. The eighth annual event is presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Art. Meet 70 artists and discover their work and workspaces while supporting the Midlands’ vibrant art community. Artists keep 100 percent of sales. Tour on Sat., April 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sun., April 8, 12-6 p.m. Also meet the artists at a ticketed Preview Party on Thu April 5, 7-9 p.m. and visit columbiaopenstudios.org to plan your free #ColaOpenStudios tour.