Columbia Arts Council Helps Grow the Arts

Columbia Arts Council plants creativity within the community.

Kevin Litwin
On Monday, July 6, 2020 - 07:53
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The arts are alive and well in Maury County, and one organization feeding this creative flair is the Columbia Arts Council.

Formed in 2014, the council meets at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in City Hall. During the meeting, which is open to the public, the group works to find ways to promote and position the greater Columbia area as an arts-rich community and regional arts destination.

The council hosts a range of special events and festivals throughout the year, welcoming professional artists in all genres as well as interested amateurs, educators, students and audiences. Plus, the organization maintains a large registry of local artists.

One of the group’s big events each year is its involvement in Columbia’s weeklong Mule Day celebration in April, with multiple activities scheduled involving the performing, cultural, visual and dramatic arts.

Wheel of Art

While the council is also responsible for maintaining the city's large public artwork collection, it has its hand in more than just what one might consider "traditional" art forms.

For example, for those interested in cooking, the aMuse'um Columbia Arts Council promotes classes for local chefs and health enthusiasts.

Additionally, the council is involved with the Columbia Children's Museum, Guitar for Beginners Kids Classes, and an artwork and photograph exhibit called “Audubon: Nature & Nation” that appeared for four months in 2020 at the James K. Polk Ancestral Home.

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Kevin Litwin is the author of Crazy Lucky Dead and a freelance feature writer with a career spanning more than 20 years.