Come see what all the fuss is about on the left side of the river. The shops and restaurants of the State Street area in West Columbia will be hosting a long running State Street Art Crawl (known as First Fridays to some).
The Warehouse, Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing, Frame of Mind, State Street Trading, and Ed's Edition will all be open highlighting local artists and/or hosting sales and events.
And don't forget that the State Street area boasts some of the best restaurants in all of the Columbia Metro area. The ubiquitous staple Cafe Strudel heads up a list that features Al's Upstairs, a newly renovated Terra, and the brand spanking new (and completely awesome) Black Rooster.
When you are done looking at all the amazing art and eating all the eats, don't forget State Street Pub and New Brookland Tavern. Such great places to pop into for a drink and some community comradery.
And lastly, and most certainly not the least, the merchants are so pleased to see that a staple of both Main Street and Rosewood has decided to join them here on State Street. The merchants ask that you please take a moment to travel up the stairs (over State Street Pub) and peruse The Cigar Box. Such a great space to be filled with such a great business (and they have one of the two coolest decks in all of West Columbia, Black Rooster being the other).