Art Colony Traveling Spring Show comes to Columbia

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Art Colony's Spring Traveling Show opens Tuesday night in Columbia.

For the next six Tuesday's different events will be held at the Back Door Cafe on Main Street as part of the show. Tuesday starting at 5:15 p.m. about two-dozen paintings from members who belong to the organization will be displayed throughout the restaurant. The theme for the show is Expose Yourself to Art. The exhibit is the final stop for the artworks and Columbia is the only City south of Jackson to host the show.

All the artwork displayed will be available for sale with all the proceeds going to the artist.

Schedule of events for the next six weeks follows.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 - Evening of enlightenment about the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel with George Bassi, Lauren Rogers Director. The evening will include dinner and a ticket will be required.

Tuesday, Sept. 2 - Wine pairing featuring wine with artful labels.

Tuesday, Sept. 9 - Art film showing, with dinner to follow the theme of the movie.

Tuesday, Sept 16 - A night of playing with the artists. Various artists, some from the Colony and  some from Columbia's Artwistic Revolution Gallery will be demonstrating their work. Light dinner will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, Sept 23 - Festive multi-course meal, paired with appropriate wines, to celebrate the Colony. Ticket is required and seating is limited.

For information on these events go to the Back Door Cafe Facebook page or call 601-736-1490.

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