Press Release


Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art announces its second Craft Bar Happy Weekend, a public market on June 7 and June 8 that brings together artists and their handmade goods from across the Southeast. Visitors enjoy crafts, local food, DJs and the opportunity to enjoy crafting camaraderie with local and regional artists. The CMA team offers workshops, demonstrations and activities that adults, and even the littlest crafters, can enjoy.

Friday, June 7 | 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Join us for crafting camaraderie, food, fun and live music from Ned and the Dirt and Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul! Plus, beat the crowds with exclusive first access to handmade crafts before Saturday’s open market. In addition, enjoy the opening of the community gallery installation, ONE x 100 featuring submitted works by 100 local artists and the exhibition Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh. $10 / $6 for members / $4 for students / Free for children under 10.

Saturday, June 8 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy the best handmade goods, quality crafts, local food, DJs and the opportunity to make friends and connections with the artists themselves at an all day craft market. The CMA team offers workshops, demonstrations and activities that adults and even the littlest crafters can enjoy. Admission is free and open to the public. Regular Museum admission applies for gallery entrance.

Participating artists include: All Mapped Out, Andrew Coombs Pottery, Ansley Green, Brio Trio, Décoré Costume Jewelry Designs, Devine Ideas, entangled, Floradora, Inc., Handmade Jewelry by Candace Connell Catoe, Kristina Stafford (Maker@Large), MaryAnne Ehasz, M.A.S.W. Designs, Products of 47, Rachel Dortch (Marge&Rudy), Random Catgirl, Serglasio Arts, Sara Cogswell, ShellieArt LLC, spincones, Sup-Dog Ltd. Co., Teri Goddard Handweaving, Three Leaves Pottery and Whispering Willow Soap Company.

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