For the very first time, Columbus, Georgia is participating in National Arts & Humanities Month during October of 2019. The nation-wide event, created by Americans for the Arts in 1993, serves to bring awareness and support for the arts in communities across the country.
Earlier this week, Mayor Skip Henderson presented a proclamation declaring October as National Arts & Humanities Month. The proclamation was presented at a City Council Meeting to Cameron Bean, Chairman of the Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance, and Carrie Beth Wallace, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Columbusite. (Watch a video of the proclamation here.)
National Arts & Humanities Month holds over 30 arts & culture events taking place throughout the month of October. These events encompass everything from classical music concerts, to art lectures, children's theatre, and outdoor festivals.
Planning to make a trip to Columbus this Fall? October is the perfect time! Click here to be directed to more information for visitors.
ONE - Attend a Do-Good Party Set in a World-Class Art Gallery
Evening at the Bo
Bo Bartlett Center
About the event: Columbus State University redefines their annual scholarship gala this year with a new event at the Bo Bartlett Center. Evening at the Bo has been developed to provide something for everyone, as evident in the event's multi-faceted design. In addition to local vendors and artists, the event will feature headlining band Los Coast.
Read more about the event here.
TWO - Take Your Children to Georgia's State Historic Theatre to See 'The Rainbow Fish'
Based on the international bestselling children’s book, Rainbow Fish is the musical story of the ocean’s most beautiful, most shimmery fish. When Rainbow Fish refuses to share his vibrant shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against him for his vanity. Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus who helps him understand that it is far more valuable to be admired for being kind than it is for being beautiful.
The Rainbow Fish
Springer Opera House
*10% discount for the performance on 10/5 with code 'Columbusite' !!
THREE - Visit a Local Brewery During an Art Show
Local art phenomena The Columbus Collective hosts their Fall art show at Omaha Brewing Company. The show features over a dozen artists on display at one of the region's most popular local breweries.
FOUR - Head to The Columbus (Art) Museum for the Largest Annual Fall Festival in the Region
Synovus Fall Festival
October 12, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Columbus Museum
FIVE - Sample Bourbon Amidst Fall Blooms and Get a Chance to Win a Bottle of Pappy Van Winkle
Click here to read our editorial article on the Columbus Botanical Garden for more information about this event!
October 15, 6:30 p.m.
Columbus Botanical Garden
SIX - Watch a National Broadway Tour
Image by Joan Marcus. Courtesy of RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.
Fiddler on the Roof
October 23-24, 7:30 p.m.
RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
*Stay tuned for our interview with Heidl, coming next week!
SEVEN - Eat Chocolate Aboard a National Civil War Naval Ship
Death by Chocolate