Melrose Heights brings artists and entertainment to a historic Columbia neighborhood

April 1, 2024

The Historic Melrose Art in the Yard will once again welcome artists and artisans to show and sell their original work in the historic, downtown Columbia neighborhood. The event will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 1 to 5 pm with art, food and live music at a family friendly event.

Historic Melrose Art in the Yard (AITY) held the first art event in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic. The idea was to provide local artists and artisans with a safe place to show and sell their wares while also showcasing the historic neighborhood. The event drew hundreds of people to explore the neighborhood. Based on this success and the demand for local art, AITY has become a regular event. The May 5th AITY will be the eleventh time the event has been held. This event is entirely outdoors and spread over several city blocks.

“The Historic Melrose neighborhood is looking forward to welcoming visitors and supporting the local arts scene on May 5th,” said Lila McCullough, one of the event organizers. “We will showcase a wide variety of artists and artisans in yards
throughout the neighborhood. We expect to have close to 100 artists as well as a number of food trucks and live music too,” said McCullough.

The event is FREE and open to the public and will be followed by live music featuring Hannah Kaminer and the Wistfuls at 5:00 pm. Information and maps will be available on Facebook and Instagram.

Art in the Yard is grateful to Paul McCullough-Bollin Ligon Walker Realtors, David Hunt Creative, Crave Artisan Specialty Market, Grace Outdoor Advertising, The New York Butcher Shoppe and Ascent Total Performance for their generous support.