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Columbia is about to get Artrageous!

July 16, 2012


If you’re going to be in Columbia this Friday, we have just one question for you…are you ready to get Artrageous?

Artrageous Fridays are a quarterly event that celebrate the vibrant and ever-growing art scene in Columbia. From 6:00-9:00 in the evening, The District and the North Village Arts District as well as Columbia’s college campuses highlight all of the artistic opportunities that Columbia has to offer. Businesses from galleries to shops to banks all open their doors to art enthusiasts to expose them to music, dance, theater, pottery, painting and more!

Participating venues will have artists on hand, activities you can enjoy and, of course, plenty of art for sale. You can also enjoy art while you eat at some of The District’s most fantastic local restaurants. Each stop will offer a unique, inspiring experience all centered around the arts. So come on down and get Artrageous!

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Keeping it Fresh…Columbia’s Farmers Markets

May 1, 2012


Many visitors love to experience the local flavor that Columbia has to offer. Often this involves plenty of stops at Columbia’s exceptional local eateries. If you want to shop where the chefs shop, look no further than Columbia’s outstanding farmers markets…that’s right markets. We’re home to three distinct and delightful spots to procure your produce (and more!).

The Columbia Farmers Market

The Columbia Farmer’s Market is a producer’s only market, meaning all the fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants and artisan items are sold by the purveyors themselves. Come rain or shine, 80+ vendors come out to the market, located in the ARC parking lot every Saturday morning. There are also other markets open nearly every day of the week.

The Boone County Farmers Market

Located just down the street from the Columbia Farmers Market, the Boone County Farmers Market boasts a variety of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, plants and much more. With both a Saturday market on West Worley and a Wednesday market at Parkade Center, you can stock up on goodies no matter when you visit.

North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market

Like a little art with your produce? Then stop by the North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market on Sunday from 9-1. Head down to the NVAD (here’s a map) for a plethora of produce, handmade artisan goods, informative workshops and great entertainment!

No matter when you visit Columbia, there’s always time to stop by and check out one of our farmers markets. You’ll be supporting local growers and artists and there’s one to choose from almost every day of the week!

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