CAL Members' Annual Meeting - Coming up on December 14th!

Once a year, we invite the CAL members to come along to the Columbia Art League for an informal meeting where we thank the outgoing board members, welcome in the new members (Shannon Soldner, Phil Gresham, Anastasia Pottinger & Ann Merrifield) and Diana will give her last short State of the League address. We're delighted this year to have musician/composer Ben Colagiovanni providing music for the evening, wine from our pals over at Les Bourgeois and some dessert bites from Room 38. 

The meeting is from 6-7pm at CAL, though it might go longer, and we'd love to see you!

The Art & Practice of Writing with Allison Coffelt

Do you want to grow your writing practice? Do you have a story to tell? In these writing sessions, we will focus on tuning your voice on the page. In our time together we will cultivate essential elements of writing, tap into the power of close observation, and offer guidance for implementing a writing practice in everyday life. We will engage in nontraditional writing exercises rather than bringing in preexisting work. Ideal for beginners of all genres and anyone hoping to deepen their practice.

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April, 1:00-5:00pm each day
$100 for CAL member, $120 for non-members

Read more and enroll right here

Let Them Eat Art!

Thanks to all the Chefs who made this year's Let Them Eat Art! so tasty: Jeremy Bowles, Ryan Concannon and Andrew Byrne - Room 38; Mike Odette - Sycamore; Levi Grantham & Mark Sulltrop - 44 Stone Public House; James Lowe - House of Chow; Ben Parks - The Barred Owl; Tyra Bass and Alli Bond - Columbia Area Career Center; and Cheyney Andrews - bleu catering. Also thanks to Holly Kite for all the fabulous photos and to Tom Stauder for the ingenious award ribbons. Congratulations to Rock Bridge High School student Tyra Bass for winning First Place in the People's Choice Awards!

Constant Contact All Start - 2016

Columbia Art League is proud to announce that we have received the Constant Contact All Star Award for the 2nd year in a row! 

Constant Contact All Star 2016

Only 10% of Constant Contact users receive the award in a given year and 53% of those are multi-year recipients! We want to also thank our subscribers for allowing up to say "Hello" via email and we look forward to many more years engaging with you both digitally and in the gallery!

Crafts & Draughts

It's a lucky night for somebody - we still have a handful of places open for Crafts & Draughts this evening, so if you're looking for a fun early evening date night, head to CAL. $10 gets you in the door, we have 5 different art projects to amuse you, and The Craft Beer Cellar is here with a brand new American Kolsch from Boulevard and an Irish Ale.


Although Quintessence is newly on the walls, we're always working on the next show. In this case, the upcoming show 'Comestible' an exploration of the world of food. Artists, if you already have a work lined up and would like to see it featured on our next postcard, please email a hi-res copy to (Pictured Mike Seat's Big Bite from the 2015 Feast show at CAL)