An Open Letter to Jasper's Advertisers

Rosewood Arts Festival ~ 701 Whaley

Columbia City Ballet ~ Trustus Theatre ~ Columbia College & the Goodall Gallery

Vista Ballroom ~ Ricky Mollohan & Cellar on Greene ~ Elite Framing

The Whig ~ USC Dance ~ Newberry Opera House

Doubletakes ~ House of Frames and Paintings 

Harbison Theatre ~ Columbia Marionette Theatre

Kristian Niemi & The Whiskey Fair ~ Sumter County Gallery of Art

Muddy Ford Press ~ First Citizens

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Dear Jasper Advertisers,

I’m writing simply to thank you for supporting your local arts community and the magazine that covers it by advertising in Jasper Magazine – The Word on Columbia Arts.

Jasper Magazine is a home-grown labor of love, written, photographed, and published by local writers and artists for local writers and artists and a readership that welcomes and supports their works. We print the magazine in Columbia, too.

Over the past 13 issues of Jasper, we have covered the work of more than a thousand Columbia artists in our pages—musicians, dancers, poets, actors, filmmakers, set designers, costumers, novelists, painters, singers, sculptors, photographers, lighting designers, playwrights, choreographers, printmakers, ceramicists, directors, composers, conductors, fiction writers, and more.

Our Jasper Salon Series brings the likes of the cast, crew, and company members of Trustus Theatre, Columbia City Ballet and other artists and arts organizations to our studio where we deconstruct the process of creating art and enlighten audience members on how they can become more engaged in the arts they love.

Jasper also sponsors a monthly spoken word poetry event called Wet Ink, a Columbia-based book club, a writers’ group, as well as a yearly local book festival.

Our first film project, The Second Act Film Festival, debuts on October 10th.

In addition to promoting Columbia’s local art scene, we also show our appreciation to you, our devoted advertisers, by encouraging our staff and readers to patronize your businesses and organizations, as well as using our substantial social media presence to make it known that YOU SUPPORT THE HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY OF COLUMBIA ARTS BY SUPPORTING JASPER MAGAZINE WITH YOUR ADVERTISING DOLLARS.

You see, we see you as an important part of the Jasper Family because we know that without YOU, we couldn’t do what we do. And we are so proud of what we do! You should be, too.

Thank you for joining us on our mission to make Columbia the newest Southeastern arts destination. Thank you for entrusting us with your message to our readers. Thank you for being a part of the ever-growing, multi-talented Jasper Family.

On behalf of all of us at Jasper -- Thank You.

All my best,


Editor, Jasper Magazine