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October 2020

Threads: A Survey of Fiber Art

October 13 - October 27
MUW Galleries, Summer Hall, 1162 5th Avenue South
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Threads: A Survey of Fiber Art celebrates the work of seven textile artists: Karen Arzamendi, Shirley Boudreaux, Pauline Crouse, Kristi DiClemente, Beverly Joyce, Aislinn Noltie, and Melody Vydas.

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The Art of Food

October 13 - November 6
MUW Galleries, Summer Hall, 1162 5th Avenue South
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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The W’s Department of Art and Design and the Culinary Arts Institute have collaborated to present “The Art of Food” exhibition. This is the first time the Department of Art and Design and the Culinary Arts Institute have collaborated for an exhibition.

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Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda

October 19 - November 6
MUW Galleries, Summer Hall, 1162 5th Avenue South
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Columbus Air Force Base Virtual Costume Contest

October 23 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm
FREE
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The W’s Unity Project

October 27 - October 28

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are invited to participate in The W’s Unity Project, an interactive public art project, designed to raise “consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and others.” The W’s Unity Project is inspired by Nancy Belmont’s UNITY project. During The W’s Unity project, 32 posts will stand in a circle near Bryan Green Gazebo, all but one representing a different social role or identity, personal trait, or worldview. The 32nd pole will be a…

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BFA Exhibition MUW

October 28 - November 2
MUW Galleries, Summer Hall, 1162 5th Avenue South
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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`She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms’

October 29 - October 30

The W’s theater department will branch out into unchartered territory with this Zoom production. Admission to the performance is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” written by Qui Nguyen, tells the story of two sisters, Agnes and Tilly. After Tilly is killed in a car accident, Agnes goes on a journey into the Dungeons and Dragons world that was her sister’s refuge when she was alive. The play is Agnes’ imaginary adventure and discovery of her sister’s world. Tickets…

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Loaves & Fishes Fundraiser

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 602 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Loaves and Fishes provide nutritious meals in Christian love to address the basic need of hunger in Lowndes County through dignity and respect. Tickets to the 7th Annual Loaves & Fishes Fundraiser are $15 each or two tickets for $25. The menu this year is pork loin, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, cornbread, and a dessert. Tickets are available at the Columbus Arts Council, Annunciation Catholic Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and First United Methodist Church.

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Free Art Classes for Kids – Watercolor with Nedra Mitchell

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Columbus Arts Council, 501 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Columbus Arts Council and 4 County Foundation want to help bring out your child’s creativity while you take a break! They’ll learn new techniques and bring home something they will keep forever.

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November 2020

Beginning Calligraphy with J.L. Summers

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbus Arts Council, 501 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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$95

Join calligrapher J. L. Summers and learn the basics of calligraphy. Sign up for all four classes for just $95! We'll have the supplies, you just need to sign up and stop by for the lessons!

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Downtown Christmas Open House

November 6 @ 10:00 am - November 7 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Columbus, 501 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Shop in beautiful downtown Columbus as retail businesses showcase holiday items and specials to kick off the Christmas season! Downtown shops will be festively decorated and you will find those unique one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

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Downtown Christmas Open House – Sunday

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downtown Columbus, 501 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Shop in beautiful downtown Columbus as retail businesses showcase holiday items and specials to kick off the Christmas season! Downtown shops will be festively decorated and you will find those unique one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

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Free Art Classes for Kids – Mixed Media with Nedra Mitchell

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Columbus Arts Council, 501 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Columbus Arts Council and 4 County Foundation want to help bring out your child’s creativity while you take a break! They’ll learn new techniques and bring home something they will keep forever.

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Holiday Farmers’ Market

November 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hitching Lot Farmer’s Market, 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street North
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the holiday market offers an opportunity to purchase locally homegrown, homemade, and handcrafted holiday food and gifts, while enjoying entertainment by Columbus’ own Mother Goose. It is the perfect time to get those last-minute Thanksgiving goodies and to begin your holiday shopping. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662.328.6305, or check our website or FB page. Presented by Main Street Columbus and the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market.

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Free Art Classes for Kids – Paper Weaving with Karen Arzamendi

November 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Columbus Arts Council, 501 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Columbus Arts Council and 4 County Foundation want to help bring out your child’s creativity while you take a break! They’ll learn new techniques and bring home something they will keep forever.

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Christmas Tree Lighting

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The annual lighting of the community Christmas Tree, at the East End of the Tombigbee Pedestrian Bridge in Columbus, is a great way to kick off the holiday season. Caroling begins at 5:30 pm and holiday lights illuminate as Mayor Robert Smith “flips the switch” around 6:00. Contact Main Street Columbus at 662.328.6305 for updates.

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December 2020

Holiday Fun at 501 – Mother Goose

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Columbus Arts Council, 501 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Join the Columbus Arts Council for lunch each Tuesday in December to enjoy the sounds of the season. Bring your lunch from home or take out from any of our amazing local downtown restaurants. After you're through eating, shop our Main Gallery and Gallery Store for a unique gift for that special person on your list! We'll provide drinks, music, and tons of holiday fun! FREE FOR EVERYONE!

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Wassail Fest

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy one of Columbus’ most-popular downtown events. Do some Christmas shopping, sample delicious wassail, be a part of selecting the 2020 “Wassail Meister”, dine in one of our great downtown restaurants, and just enjoy the holiday season in historic downtown Columbus.

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The Art of Hospitality with your local experts

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Columbus Arts Council, 501 Main Street
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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$50

Come spend your Sunday afternoon with experts in the field of hospitality. Enjoy learning about wine, food, and flowers. No better combination for all your holiday entertaining. Enjoy 4 wine tastings with paired charcuterie tidbits for each wine. Can’t have a holiday event without flowers providing a little table decorating and great entertainment from your experts. You will leave with a readiness to go and decorate and entertain your guests but not before bidding on beautiful table arrangements, fine wines,…

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Columbus Christmas Parade

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Columbus Christmas Parade features many colorful floats fabricated by children’s groups, community organizations, churches, and individuals who come together to make each year bigger and better. High school bands provide holiday music to add to the Christmas spirit and, of course, a parade would not be a parade without Santa and Miz Clause!! To submit a float for this year’s parade, contact Main Street Columbus at 662.328.6305.

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