Dive into Art: Painted Trout Sculptures Take Center Stage

Prepare to be captivated by a vibrant display of creativity as the Columbia Museum of Art unveils a stunning collection of 35 leaping trout sculptures, adorned with dazzling colors and intricate designs. Created by local artists and students from Columbia schools, these sculptures will be showcased in the Museum’s Salon Gallery, starting this Friday, May 3rd.

Part of the City’s Columbia Streams Art public art program, these beautifully painted trout sculptures represent the diverse talents of Columbia’s artistic community. Each sculpture is a unique masterpiece, showcasing the creativity and imagination of its creator.

As the exhibition period draws to a close, the City will host a live auction on May 15th in the Museum’s Loft event space, offering art enthusiasts the opportunity to bid on their favorite sculptures. The auction, starting at 6 pm, promises to be an unforgettable evening filled with food, beverages, and the excitement of live bidding.

Columbia Streams Art is more than just an art program—it’s a celebration of creativity and community engagement. Through various projects like the leaping trout sculptures, transforming newspaper vending boxes into painted free local libraries, and traveling urban canvasses, the program brings art to the forefront of Columbia’s cultural landscape.

Proceeds from the auction will support the continuation of public art programs in Columbia, ensuring that the city remains a vibrant hub of artistic expression.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this unique blend of art and community spirit at the Columbia Museum of Art, located at 151 Main Street, Columbia. Join us as we celebrate the beauty of creativity and the power of art to enrich our lives.

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