This Thursday, the Nickelodeon Theatre will kick off its 11th annual Indie Grits Festival in Columbia with a free block party on Main Street. Curtis Harding and Lambchop will perform, and guests can enjoy food from local restaurants. This year's theme, "Visiones," aims to highlight Latinx culture in the South and celebrate its influence on the art scene.
Indie Grits was pioneered in 2007 as an effort to provide an exhibition space for local artists. It has expanded to include many different types of artistic mediums — including film, music, visual art, video games and puppeteering. There is even a space for culinary art at the Food Truck Parranda Saturday afternoon. Indie Grits will take place Thursday through Sunday, and festival passes can be purchased online.