Cinnamon Roll deli helps USC students, animals through wall art
If you can manage to pry your eyes away from your delicious-looking cinnamon roll at Cinnamon Roll Deli on Devine Street, take a moment to observe the artwork lining the walls.
Owners Jody and Richard Kreush have created a gallery-like space for University of South Carolina art students to show and sell their work.
Jody Kreush initially reached out to the university’s graphic arts department for help designing Cinnamon Roll Deli’s logo. She was so impressed by their work that she decided to give art students even more of a platform.
“I was so impressed by their talent,” she said.
The style and background of each featured artist varies greatly, but a portion of all proceeds from sold work goes to the SQ Rescue, a Columbia non-profit that rescues abandoned dogs and helps them get adopted.
Kruesh is also a huge animal lover and rescues cats and bull mastiffs.
She wanted to combine animal rescue and artwork in her restaurant because “we are so interested in helping our community,” she said.
The first student artwork – a painting of a panda – just sold.
OTHER ARTS EVENTS AROUND TOWN
There’s a new furniture store on Devine Street
Westend Interiors just opened at 2732 Devine St. as an additional location to its West Columbia spot.
The store also is launching its Kate Spade New York furniture line. The collection brings Kate Spade’s designer flair to the home.
‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’
This classic Western is playing at Nickelodeon Theatre 2 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday. It’s the first in a five-film series. We broke down each movie and why you might like it at thestate.com/gocolumbia.
1607 Main St. $8-$10. nickelodeon.org