Columbia is overflowing with talented artists, and more than a dozen put their work on display Saturday at the city’s newest co-workspace and event venue.

NoMa Warehouse on Sumter Street in the city’s North Main district hosted Arts Burst, a free art and music showcase open to all.

Local artists abstract Alexandra, Alex Ruskell, Alexander Washington, Antônia Muniz, Brandon Manaa, Candace Catoe, Chilly Waters, Debbie Patwin, Ginny Merett, Imani Wesley, Jamie Blackburn, Jennifer Richards, Jessica Lopez, Michael Shepard, Renee Frisbie, Saundra Ligon and Sue Shrader were the featured guests. Many of the artists had works for sale as well as for display.

Merchandise from other artists was also available, with live music to entertain those attending and a food truck ready for those in need of a snack or lunch.

NoMa Warehouse was founded by Mazie Cook, who now serves as creative director, working alongside Executive Director Beth Lawson and Finance Director Cara Lawson. The venue’s mission is to create community.

“By offering dedicated time and space, our goal is to inspire creative work and opportunity. We bring together creators, makers, collectors, and storytellers to cultivate a rich and diverse community of friends and supporters. We believe we are better together,” the venue’s mission statement says.

More information about NoMa Warehouse is available at

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