Columbia Opportunity Resource to Host its Fifth Annual Time for Art Gala

Featured art at Time For Art

Columbia Opportunity Resource’s (COR) Time for Art Gala will be held Saturday, December 8 at the Columbia Museum of Art from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Time for Art celebrates the Midlands’ arts, nonprofit, and business communities through a unique silent art auction. Attendees bid with volunteer hours for pieces of art and take home their winning piece(s) once service hours are completed.

Time for Art achieves COR’s main goal of community connectivity by highlighting the local arts scene, serving local nonprofits by connecting them with future volunteers, and leading the community by taking action. The event expects to generate more than 1,100 service hours; the financial equivalent of $25,000 invested back into the community.

“Time for Art serves as the catalyst for connecting local artists and talented professionals in the name of volunteerism,” said Jeff Lawler, chair of COR. “This year’s gala will set the standard for years to come.”

The evening includes everything one would expect from a black tie optional affair with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a DJ, and live music by The Reggie Sullivan Band. More than 20 local artists will be showcased during the event.

Tickets are $60 for individuals and $110 for couples. Visit for more information.

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