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Popular Columbia Festival Returns In Person > Columbia Business Report

One of Columbia’s most anticipated social gatherings returns in person for the first time since 2019.

Arts and Drafts will take place at Colombian Art Museum from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April 22. The event, which coincides with Earth Day, will feature live music, food, libations and art activities.

“The return of Arts & Drafts has been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to celebrate,” CMA Engagement Manager Wilson Bame said in a press release. “We have an incredibly fun lineup for this next one. We finally get our party back!

The CMA galleries, including the current Rodin exhibit, will be open and feature a puppet show and treasure hunt. Screened Out Printers will produce the official Arts & Draft t-shirt, which will be available for purchase.

Earth Day activities, with prizes, will be provided by the Congaree Riverkeeper, and a selfie station will be designed by The Beautiful Neighborhood. Food will be available from VG Food, Lil House of Pizza and Rambo’s Fat Cat Biscuits, while craft beer will be provided by Columbia Craft.

Admission is $10 or $5 for CMA members. Visitors can join at the door or volunteer for a short shift and enjoy the rest of the festivities for free.

Contact Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.