Columbia, S.C. – Columbia’s most creative party returns with a punch. Arts & Draughts is going big with major exhibitions, landmark musical performances, and more on Friday, November 15, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The evening is a great opportunity to party with Van Gogh and hundreds of friends and community creatives.
All CMA galleries will be open, including featured exhibitions Van Gogh and His Inspirations, En Plein Air: Scenes of South Carolina, and Seeing Through the Layers: Linocuts by Maryanna Williams.
FatRat Da Czar’s double-CD studio album, entitled TRIBE, releases on Tuesday, November 12. Its 25 tracks feature artists from across the state and across generations of South Carolina hip-hop. As part of the album release, Czar performs at Arts & Draughts, bringing to the Loft some of South Carolina’s most elite past, present, and future hip-hop artists: Piazo, Guttah Fam AG + Mel 1K, Langston Hughes III, Milah, The Voydd, and Ray LeJune.
Boyd Plaza will rock out with live musical performances from Bask, the Asheville powerhouse known for their distinctive mix of Americana, stoner rock, post-rock, and psychedelic, and Daddy’s Beemer, a slack-rock four piece from Charleston seasoned by a healthy diet of house shows and bar gigs. Columbia’s own DJs Party of Some will also get people dancing.
Attendees are invited to pull their own screen print with UofSC’s Ink & Paper, make a zine with No Radius, test their eagle eyes with a scavenger hunt of the CMA collection, take a unique perspective tour with Preach Jacobs, strike a pose in the Van Gogh selfie station, and share a laugh with Soda City Standup featuring Wayne Cousins and Jenn Snyder. The evening also features giveaways from TRIBE albums to CMA merchandise including Van-Gogh related items.
For sustenance, the crowd can enjoy craft beer from The Whig featuring Asheville’s original craft brewery Highland Brewing Company, sweets and treats from Curiosity Coffee Bar, and bites from Smokey Loggins, The Wurst Wagen, and Los Chicanos.
“I have always thought of Arts & Draughts as the community’s quarterly art party because of the organizations, artists, and businesses who make the event so special each and every time we host it,” says Joelle Ryan-Cook, CMA deputy director and director of external affairs. “Since its inception, longtime partners Phill Blair and The Whig have continuously brought great beer and exciting bands, and this installment brings some of Asheville’s best offerings with Highland Brewing Company and Bask. We are also excited to have Czar Records take over the museum’s Loft to celebrate FatRat Da Czar’s new album release TRIBE with live performances showcasing the vibrant SC hip-hop scene.”
$10 / $5 for members. Join or renew membership or volunteer that night and get in free.
Upcoming Arts & Draughts dates:
- Friday, March 13, 2020
- Friday, May 15, 2020
Presented by Cyberwoven. Sponsored by The Whig; Estates & Companies; Free Times; MacMogul Real Estate Consulting; Mast General Store; and WXRY 99.3 FM. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank. This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund and by a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community Foundation.
For more information, visit columbiamuseum.org.