The Artists Guild of Columbia County is inviting the public to the Columbia County Library for an evening of art, jazz and hors d'oeuvres.
The guild's first Art After Dark evening art exhibition will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the library, on North Belair Road, in Evans.
"It is a brand-new event," said Susannah Perry, the guild's president. "The guild has previously done Art in the Barn. So this is kind of the next generation of that event."
Perry said the event will fill the lobby with pottery, sculptures, photography and paintings by several guild members, including Dwain Shaw, Christina Rice, Nancy Cannon, Tommy Lyles, Lillie Morris and Tom Klose.
Perry said it will be the first guild event, other than some artist displays, to be held in the library.
"It is beautiful, and it really lends itself to an event like we're planning," she said.
All works on display will be for sale, except those specifically marked as not for sale by the artists, Perry said. The exhibit will remain on display in the lobby throughout November.
The exhibit will feature light jazz by Hakim Rahsul and Co., hors d'oeuvres and a celebrity art auction.
Perry said the auction will unveil and sell paintings by several public figures, including Ben Peine, of television station WAGT (Channel 26); newscasters Laurie Ott, Richard Rogers and Domonique Benn, of television station WRDW (Channel 12); and Barry Paschal, the publisher of The Columbia County News-Times.
Tickets for Art After Dark cost $15 and can be purchased at the door, at The News-Times office on Washington Road in Evans and at Broadstrokes Gallery at the Veranda on North Belair Road in Evans.
"The proceeds benefit the artist guild, toward more events for the arts in Columbia County," Perry said.
For more information, visit www.artistguildcc.org.
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