The Historic Melrose Art in the Yard will once again welcome artists and artisans to show and sell their original work in the downtown Columbia neighborhood.
The event will be held December 3 from 1 to 5 pm with art and food at a family friendly event.
Historic Melrose Art in the Yard (AITY) held the first art event in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic. The idea was to provide local artists and artisans with a safe place to show and sell their wares while also showcasing the historic neighborhood. The event drew hundreds of people to explore the neighborhood. Based on this success and the demand for local art, AITY has become a regular event. The December 3 AITY will be the tenth time the event has been held. This event is entirely outdoors and spread over several city blocks.
“The Historic Melrose neighborhood is looking forward to welcoming visitors and supporting the local arts scene on December 3rd,” said Lila McCullough, one of the event organizers. “We will showcase a wide variety of artists and artisans in yards throughout the neighborhood. We expect to have close to 100 artists as well as a number of food trucks and hope people of all ages can join us,” said McCullough.
The event is free and open to the public. Information and maps will be available on Facebook and Instagram.