Announcements from the Executive Director
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Columbia Festival of the Arts season will kick off with its eighth annual gala on Saturday, May 31! This year’s event—Grits & Glamour, a Southern Soirée—features a performance by the talented comedian Nate Bargatze.
A rising star, Nate is no stranger to southern culture having grown up in Old Hickory, Tennessee. He has performed around the world in USO Tours, had his own Comedy Central Presents special, appeared multiple times on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as Conan O’Brien and CMT, won the New York Comedy Festival, performed at the prestigious music and arts Bonaroo festival and, most recently, appeared with Jimmy Fallon as part of the Clean Cut Comedy Tour. His father, a world-class magician and former clown, clearly influenced Nate’s 2012 debut album, Yelled at by a Clown, that reached #4 on the iTunes comedy charts, #2 on Amazon and #10 on Billboard.
For detailed event information and ticket order form, click here.
Earlier this month a summary of the organization’s strategic plan was approved by the Board of Trustees. Click here to view and/or print the executive summary.