A colorful art event celebrating diversity and quality of the
arts in greater Columbia
Friday, April 19th
Color the Arts
Thank You for helping us Color the Arts
Over 300 arts enthusiasts enjoyed an evening of arts and entertainment on April 19, 2013. We have no doubt that many left with a new art treasure and, and for sure, a renewed desire to enjoy and experience arts and culture in our vibrant artistic community! This celebration of the arts fundraiser showcased the diversity and quality of arts in greater Columbia.
Color the Arts, presented by SGE&G and sponsored by many additional local businesses and arts patrons, highlightedd extraordinary local talent with a juried art sale featuring 18 local artists, live music, live performances, and a silent auction featuring 25+ unique arts and culture items.
Congratulations to Karen Langley selected Best of Show visual artist and Mark Conrardy selected as Undefined Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award winner. Alicia Leeke, Adele Thornhill and Lee McRoberts were all awarded honorable mentions. Additional featured visual artists included: Jeff Amberg, Noel Brault, Andrew Brush, Jemes Davis, Richard Glover, Jack Hamrick, Lauren Maurer, Jaime Misenheimer, Mark Poole, Shayna Simoneaux, Cindy Saad, Mayna Hewitt and Evelyn Wong. Attendees enjoyed live music by Island Close By Steel Band and high energy performances by BeCo Productions African Drummers and Dancers and Luna Trix Arts. Body art by Sarah Dippety literally turned art lovers into living works of art. click here for event photos
Proceeds from Color the Arts support the Council’s Arts Fund, which provides grants, technical assistance and professional development, information resources, arts education, and arts advocacy for artists and arts organizations in Richland & Lexington counties.
Cultural Council Information
The Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties, founded in 1984, is a not-for-profit local arts agency dedicated to fostering the artistic and cultural vitality of Richland and Lexington Counties.