The Historic Melrose Art in the Yard (AITY) will welcome around eighty artists and artisans to show and sell their original work in the historic, downtown Columbia neighborhood. The event will be held November 20 from noon to 4 pm with art, food and live entertainment.
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 November 20 AITY will be the eighth 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 November 20th,” said Lila McCullough, one of the event organizers. “We will showcase a wide variety of artists and artisans in yards throughout the neighborhood. We will have food and live music too. There will be something for everyone,” said McCullough.
The event will also be followed by live music featuring local performing artists, Admiral Radio, starting at 4:30 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public. Information and maps will be available on Facebook and Instagram.