ArtTalk: Like beer? Like art? Arts & Drafts event is Thursday

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 6:02 p.m. CDT

This article is a part of ArtTalk, a Missourian project inviting people from the arts community to tell us what’s cooking around town. To submit something you're excited about and open the eyes of the community to local art, fill out the form at the bottom of this story. Find past submissions here.

Here's the latest in the series, written by program specialist for Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs, Sarah Dresser.

Q: What artistic project or product are you excited about?

A: I'm excited about the Arts & Drafts event on May 23! Arts & Drafts is a Missouri craft beer tasting and gallery crawl in downtown Columbia.

People can take the Tiger Trolley to each gallery stop including ARTlandish Gallery, Bluestem Missouri Crafts, Columbia Art League, Orr Street Studios, Poppy and PS:Gallery. There will be an after party at Mojo's with outdoor art installations, performers, and live music!

I love how this event pairs a different Missouri craft beer with each gallery. It will give people the opportunity to discover new brews while exploring the local arts scene. Also, the event will give people a chance to learn a bit more about the Columbia Arts Foundation, which was formed in 2012.

The event is a fundraiser for the Columbia Arts Foundation and being organized by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs.


Arts & Drafts is May 23, 6-9 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information, email or call 573-874-6387.

More arts information

To keep up with Columbia's many arts events and opportunities, connect with the Office of Cultural Affairs on Facebook, at Follow the OCA on Twitter: Also sign up for weekly Art News emails through the OCA website.

Have something from Columbia’s arts and culture scene that you’d like to share with the rest of the community? Become a part of ArtTalk.

The rules? There aren’t many. Describe works of art, places, events, workshops, exhibits or anything else arts-related. The only restriction is that you can't share your own work. To submit, fill out the form below or email the same information to us at

This invitation is part of the Missourian's partnership with the Public Insight Network. Read more about that here. Questions? Contact Joy Mayer, the Missourian's director of community outreach, at or 573-882-8182.

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