Close out summer with hundreds of friends at Arts & Draughts


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.

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