In the Garden Concert Series Hosted by the Young Art Patrons (YAP)
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featuring: The D.S.O.S Band

The Young Art Patrons invite you to a night of fun, food, and music in the Bradley Olmsted Garden of The Columbus Museum. Enjoy sounds of R&B and funk with your family and friends. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages. Online registration is closed but tickets will be available to purchase at the door.


YAP events are generously sponsored by

The D.S.O.S. band is presented in partnership with



McIntosh County Shouters Concert
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a lively performance with the nationally acclaimed McIntosh County Shouters. It was widely believed that the ring shout had ceased to be practiced in African American communities throughout the South. It wasn’t until 1980 that folklorists discovered the ring shout was still alive and practiced in Bolden/Briar Patch. This specific community had continued teaching children about the ring shout for over 300 years. As the only authentic practitioners of the historic ring shout, they are invited to perform at festivals around the country.

The McIntosh County Shouters have received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities in Georgia and have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, and most recently at the opening ceremonies for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Made possible by the generous bequest of the late Norman S. Rothschild.

Museum Monster Mash: College Night
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

College students will learn the Chattahoochee Valley’s rich history with the film industry through a variety of activities, including a viewing of the RiffTrax of Kiss of the Tarantula, a scavenger hunt, and a costume contest. Light movie-inspired snacks will be provided.

No reservations are required.

Signature Sunday Hosted by John and Sallie Martin
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for an intimate gathering of wine and hors d’oeuvres as we tour the private collection of local and international artists in the home of John and Sallie Martin. Their extensive collection of nationally acclaimed local artists is one you will not want to miss.

Register online by October 23

Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens
Nov 4 all-day

The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens, known as the “event of the season,” brings family and friends together to watch thoroughbred horses race over timber and brush hurdles. The Museum is honored to be a beneficiary of the Steeplechase. As a Museum member, when you support the Steeplechase, you support the Museum.

New this year: use your Museum membership to receive 10% off Steeplechase tickets! Special price for first-time ticket buyers.

Teen Fabric Art Workshop
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Laszlo Olah

Create two one-of-a-kind works of art during this hands-on workshop just for teens. Teens will tour the And Still We Rise exhibition and learn about techniques used with fabrics and then practice those skills in our studio. Students will create a watercolor practice piece using the Batik process before moving on to apply what they have learned to a hand dyed t-shirt. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please provide your t-shirt size after you register through email.

Register online by October 27

Common Grounds Exhibition Closes
Nov 5 all-day
Museum Shop Open House
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Shop great deals of jewelry, kid’s toys and more at our annual open house sale.

NEW! Voices & Visions: Community Conversation with the Arts–Quilting and Fiber Arts
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Featuring: Dawn Williams Boyd, Renee Allen, and Linda Camp

“Voices & Visions” will create a conversation with our community and a panel of arts professionals. This session will feature two artists from And Still We Rise and a local quilt maker and historian. During this program, we will explore each panelists’ personal histories with quilts and fiber arts, as well as the stories their works tell and the processes behind them.

And Still We Rise Members’ Bus Trip
Nov 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join us in discovering the textile art of And Still We Rise through a home studio visit of Atlanta-based fiber artist Dawn Williams Boyd. Dawn will speak about the inspiration for her work, as well as her process. We will also explore the history of the Civil Rights movement through a visit of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site.

Register online by November 1

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