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303 Associates donates building to USC Beaufort

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From staff reports

Real estate investment company 303 Associates has donated a building to USC Beaufort Visual Arts and Design.

According to Jennifer Phillips of 303 Associates, the building, located at 1211 Harrington Street, was formerly the teen center for the Boys & Girls Club.

“USCB began occupying the building in 2020 after some renovations had been done in 2019,” Phillips wrote in an email.

According to 303 Associates’ news release, “Beaufort has an established reputation of supporting arts and artists. Recognized as a “100 Best Small Arts Towns in America,” and home to its own cultural district and many arts focused groups, Beaufort also benefits from University of South Carolina’s Arts program. 303 Associates is pleased to build on the community support of arts and higher education.”

“When USCB announced its four-year Arts degree program in Beaufort, we joined with many others to support scholarship requests led by Former Mayor Billy Keyserling and Former Beaufort County Council Chair Colden Battey to jump start the arts degree program,” 303 Associates Principal Dick Stewart said. “When we were asked by USCB if we could help with a place for art students to gather, work, interact, and create, we were pleased to be able to respond by donating what is now the USCB Visual Art and Design Building at Harrington Street. Art and design are essential parts of our life and culture.”

The building is just across Calhoun Street from USCB parking, one block from student housing and the soon to open USCB dining center.

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