Sarah Dresser

Sarah Dresser stands in front of the Tidal Murmur public art piece on Nov. 29 at the Short Street Parking Garage in Columbia.

Sarah Dresser, City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs manager, has always been interested in the arts and sees the value art brings to a community. She did not anticipate going into city government, but when a position opened at the Office of Cultural Affairs, she found it to be the perfect fit. Nine years later, she continues to make an impact on Columbia’s community.

Dresser talked with us about how she brings the community together through the arts into a cohesive melody. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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