Columbia Art League offers chance to "indulge" in art and food

5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Sunday, January 28 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:48:00 PM CST January 28, 2018 in News
By: Charles Nichelson, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - The Columbia Art League is giving customers a chance to eat art on display as part of its annual Let Them Eat Art fundraiser.

The Art League, which works to promote and teach about visual arts, is selling tickets for an art-inspired feast, part of its Indulge exhibit.

Proceeds go toward supporting its 60th annual Art in the Park event, scholarships and programs, such as adult and youth art classes. 

The Columbia Art League is usually associated with Art in the Park, but Kerry Mullin, the Art League's Executive Director, hopes this year's event will provide an opportunity to bring more attention to the arts.

"We have children's classes, we have adult classes, we have summer camps, we have our gallery and we have a lot of different community programs," Mullin said. "We also have an excellent partnership with the Veteran's Hospital, so there's a lot of reasons to support us, to keep the community dynamic in the art world."

For others, it does more than that; Molly Lovewell, a Columbia Art League volunteer said, "If you're not familiar with the art community, I think it's a great way to introduce yourself to it."

The event is set for Friday, February 23.

Tickets for the Let Them Eat Art event are on sale now at ColumbiaArtLeague.org.

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