Create Columbia hosts both yearly recurring events and occasional one-off events. Those yearly recurring events are listed here. However, to get the very latest information and or last-minute changes, it's always best to check our Facebook page.
15 APRIL 2023
Artists of all ages can join the fun in Columbia PA for the Quick Draw event. Participants have two hours to paint or draw from observation in a designated area in Columbia, PA.
Finished works of art will be on display, juried for cash awards and are available for sale. Registration fee is $10 and is payable in advance or on the day of the event. Quick Draw Juror is Matt Allyn Chapman, co-owner of Curio Lancaster.
8AM-10AM - Anyone who wants to participate may register for Quick Draw. It will be run by Create Columbia and held in Columbia, PA. Registration fee is $10. Registered artists check in before or after paint out.
10AM-12NOON - Registered artists paint in designated Quick Draw area (TBD).
NOON-1PM - Deliver framed/gallery wrapped artwork by this time to the location tbd for judging.
2PM - Presentation of Quick Draw Awards
10 JUNE 2023 / 10 AM — 3 PM
COLUMBIA GARDEN TOUR
Is anything more delightful and satisfying than walking or sitting in a garden? Columbia has more than its share of talented gardeners, which is the perfect way to visit them. Fine Artists will be at each hosted garden.
Also, enjoy the Gardens at Wright's Ferry Mansion. Garden-related vendors and musicians from the Columbia School of Music will be near the Locust Park Gazebo.
Tickets: $15 / Purchase on the day of the event at the Locust Park Gazebo from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
26 AUGUST — 2 SEPTEMBER 2023
INTERNATIONAL POSTCARD ART INVITATIONAL 2023
Artists working in various disciplines from around the world will be invited to submit original, one-of-a-kind postcards. Those postcards will be placed on display at the National Watch & Clock Museum, 514 Poplar Street, Columbia. The public will be able to bid on their favorites.
This year's theme is "It's About Time." The deadline for artists' submissions is August 24, 2023. Postcards must be processed through the postal service (and not placed in envelopes). We're expecting big things after last year's enormously successful fundraiser.
Check our Facebook page for more info.