I met Marsha Mason, the chair of the Let There Be Art! event at the Columbus Museum. She and the PR chair, Jennifer Walker, met me at Fountain City Coffee this morning.
About four years ago, the museum decided to try something new, the Art and Antique Show and Sale. I'm not sure it did as well as the museum hoped.
The antique show replaced Flying Colors and Flying High. Flying Colors was an art show at the museum that local and regional artist featured the art. Flying High was a dinner and art auction and of course, cost a lot more than the art show.
These two event were a biennial event — or every other year.
Let There Be Art! is going to be an annual event. It's like Flying Colors with a twist.
Marsha said the artists are from all over the country, and the best local and regional artists will take part.
I'm not sure who decided which local artists are in and which one are out, but I'd hate to be the one who decided.
There are plenty of great local artists in this town.
It's too bad that the museum can't allow the Columbus Artists' Guild to have its annual show there. That might east the sting for some of the artists who are included in Let There Be Art!
I'll give you more details as I get them. It should be a great show.