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Get Wow Pop Blissed at Arts & Draughts

(Columbia, SC) – It’s time to art, drink, and be happy at the Columbia Museum of Art’s ever-popular Arts & Draughts on Friday, June 21, from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. With a fully renovated museum and plaza, two new and spectacular summer shows, and a pop-up arcade, the quarterly series returns with quite a punch.

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 opened on June 14) as well as Shades of Greene: The Art of Sanford Greene (closing June 23) and Latinidad: Latin American Art from the Collection.

The Cross Hatch, an interactive space for all ages.

Food and refreshments available for purchase from A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen, Los Chicanos Food Truck, Smokey Loggins, and Curiosity Coffee Bar.

A cash bar from The Whig featuring beer from Cayce’s Steel Hands Brewing including golden ale, IPA, and coffee lager.

Live music from the Boomtown Waifs, King Vulture, and Dumb Doctors, with DJ sets from DJ Siji.

A pop-up arcade courtesy of Transmission Arcade.

Unique perspective tours of the collection and Mimi Kato: Ordinary Sagas with Subpar Magazine’s Shigeharu Kobayashi.

Gallery scavenger hunts.

Printmaking with USC’s Ink and Paper, plus art projects from Save the Children Action Network, other community partners, and the CMA.

$10 / $5 for members. Join or renew membership or volunteer that night and get in free.

Presented by Cyberwoven. Sponsored by The Whig, Estates & Companies, Free Times, Hotel Trundle, 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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