Columbia, S.C. – It’s time to art, drink, and be happy at the Columbia Museum of Art’s ever-popular Arts & Draughts on Friday, August 23, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The quarterly series returns to celebrate the end of summer with a fantastic lineup of closing exhibitions as well as performances, food, libations, and art activities from the booming Columbia cultural scene.
The evening features:
Open galleries, from the CMA collection to featured exhibitions including Mimi Kato: Ordinary Sagas and Wow Pop Bliss: Jimmy Kuehnle’s Inflatable Art (both closing September 8) as well as Latinidad: Latin American Art from the Collection (closing September 1) and Indie Grits Lower Richland StoryLab: Places of Freedom (closing September 15).
The Cross Hatch, an interactive space for all ages.
Food and refreshments available for purchase from Curiosity Coffee Bar, Smokey Loggins, Rambo’s Fat Cat Biscuits, Cha Cha’s Food Truck, and The Haute Dog Lady.
A cash bar from The Whig featuring beer from Columbia Craft Brewing Company.
Live music from Pet Peeves, Watson Village, and Jordan Igoe, with DJ sets from DJ INFP.
Unique perspective gallery tours with Congaree Riverkeeper Bill Stangler.
Printmaking with USC's Ink and Paper.
A styling-and-selfie station with O.P.T. Collective.
Gallery scavenger hunts and D.I.Y. art projects from the CMA.
$10 / $5 for members. Join or renew membership or volunteer that night and get in free.
Upcoming Arts & Draughts dates:
• Friday, November 15, 2019
• Friday, March 13, 2020
• Friday, May 15, 2020
Presented by Cyberwoven. Sponsored by The Whig, Free Times, MacMogul Real Estate Consulting, and WXRY 99.3 FM. This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation.
For more information, visit columbiamuseum.org.
About the CMA
The Columbia Museum of Art is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong learning and community enrichment for all. Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, S.C., the CMA ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs. At the heart of the CMA and its programs is its collection, which encompasses 7,000 works and spans 5,000 years of art history. Established in 1950, the CMA now welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually and is a catalyst for community creativity and education, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds. It is the recipient of a National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education, a National Park Foundation Award, and two Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina. In order to serve even more audiences, the CMA recently underwent a transformation. Funded by a successful capital campaign, the two-year renovation project garnered new collection galleries with a progressive thematic layout, new studios for artmaking, cutting-edge program and event spaces, an entrance on Main Street, and a revamped CMA shop. Overall, more than 20,000 square feet of functional space were added to the building’s existing footprint. To learn more, visit www.columbiamuseum.org.