Columbia Streams Art painted trout sculptures to be sold at auction tonight

May 15, 2024

Following two weeks of public viewing in the Salon Gallery, the trout sculptures will be sold during a thrilling live auction event held at the Museum of Art on May 15

A dazzling collection of 35 leaping trout sculptures painted by Columbia local artists, and art students from Columbia schools, have been on public display in the Columbia Museum of Arts’ Salon Gallery since Friday, May 3. The leaping trout sculptures were painted and decorated by a diverse representation of local artists and students as part of the City’s Columbia Streams Art public art program.

At the end of the exhibition period, the City will hold a live auction to individually sell the sculptures on Wednesday, May 15 in the Museum’s Loft event space. The auction event will begin at 6:00 pm and will be free to the public. Guests can expect food, beverages, and a live auction experience.

Columbia Streams Art is a multi-faceted arts program that engages Columbia’s creative community through highly visible public art projectsComponents of the Columbia Streams Art public art program include the leaping trout sculptures painted by local artists and students, students attending Parks & Recreations after school facilities transforming newspaper vending boxes into painted free local libraries, and a new series of travelling urban canvasses displaying a variety of diverse, interconnected creative visions. Proceeds from the auction of the trout sculptures will fund to further public art programs in Columbia.

Who: Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, local artists, members of the public

What: Display of 35 painted leaping trout sculptures, following live auction event

WHERE: Columbia Museum of Art, 151 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

WHENAuction event on Wednesday, May 15 at 6pm