Let There Be Art

2017 LTBA Feather Logo

APRIL 6 –13, 2017

What is Let There Be Art? Let There Be Art! is The Columbus Museum’s only annual fundraiser. It provides funding to enabling the Museum to fulfill its mission to bring American art and history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley. Funds raised will go towards exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational programming.

The fine art show will open during the benefit gala and run through April 13. It will include a variety of art from across the nation as well as original art from local, regional, and international artists.

The 10”x10” Art for Education Gallery invites artists from across the nation, selected by an art committee, to provide us with an original work that will sell anonymously for $300. All sales from this portion of the show directly benefit the Museum’s education programs.



2017 LTBA 1040 x 425 Benefit Gala

Presented by Aflac

Thursday, April 6 | 7 p.m.

Join us for the start of the fine art show. Enjoy entertainment, gourmet cuisine, and fine décor inspired by the WWI exhibition, courtesy of Bob Vardaman. Gala attendees get the first chance to purchase art from the 10”x10” Art for Education gallery.

$90 member/ $100 future member

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Are you a Young Art Patron Member? Purchase your Benefit Gala ticket today for only $45 now through Monday, April 3!

$45 Young Art Patron Member

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2017 LTBA 1040 x 425 Luncheon

Feat. Rebecca Wood (R. Wood Studios)

Thursday, April 13 | 11:30 a.m.

Let There Be Art! closes with a presentation by Rebecca Wood from R. Wood Studios in Athens, GA. Now the owner of one of the largest pottery studios in America, Rebecca got her start on a used kiln that a friend bought for her at a yard sale. Besides creating her one of a kind ceramics, Rebecca is also one of the photographers behind the blog, and book, Beauty Everyday. It represents a pictorial and poetic love affair with southern beauty. She also has a blog called ‘southernshacks.com’, where she documents the beauty of old homesteads and rural structures.

$40 member/$50 future member

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Sallie Martin and Chris Henson

Bob Vardaman

Garry Pound, Marleen De Bode Olivie, Jonathan Walz, and Marianne Richter

Vandy Middleton and Mary Lee Doughton


We Want You! Support Let There Be Art!

Join the ranks of art lovers and collectors as a Patron Sponsor of Let There Be Art! All proceeds from Let There Be Art! provide support for the Museum’s operations, programs, and exhibits. Patron sponsors can attend our exclusive Sponsor Pre-Party Reception and be the first to purchase from the 10” x 10” Art for Education Gallery, enjoy cocktails, and get the first look at the art show. You will also receive two tickets to the benefit gala and luncheon.

Your Patron sponsorship of $1,000 will be recognized in the event catalogue and on display boards in the Museum throughout the duration of Let There Be Art! You can make a remarkable impact, contributing to the quality of life of our communities in the Chattahoochee Valley.

Contact Carmen Overton, coverton@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext. 540 for information about sponsorships and donations.









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