Spring weather is rolling in again in Columbia, and one of the year’s first big outdoor events is ready to give people a reason to get out and enjoy the sunshine.

The 2021 Cottontown Art Crawl is set for Saturday March 13 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“The Cottontown neighborhood is looking forward to supporting the Columbia arts scene on March 13,” said organizer Julie Seel. “Artists will be selling their work throughout the entire neighborhood.”

Eighty-two local artists will be stationed in 40 locations, on front porches and outside businesses for the third annual art crawl. The success of the first two events has led to more artists than ever joining in this year.

“Some of the artists are emerging, some are quite accomplished, and some are award winning, juried artists. So we truly have something for every level of art enthusiast,” said Seel.

The event is entirely outdoors and spread over several city blocks, and social distancing and masks will be required. The organizers of the event are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all, and providing an opportunity for artists to showcase and sell their work safely.

The event is free and open to the public, and will also feature a scavenger hunt with prizes and live music featuring local bands and performers at Indah Coffee’s outdoor stage. The host station is 2150 Sumter St., where information and maps will be available.

For more information and to see work by artists, visit the Cottontown Art Crawl Facebook and Instagram pages.

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