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Night at the (art) museum: Arts & Draughts showcases local fashion, music and dance at CMA | Arts and Entertainment Features

COLUMBIA — On Nov. 10, 2023, the Columbia Museum of Art held its biannual Arts & Draughts event, and it was a celebration of art on the cutting edge. 

Centering around the current exhibition gallery show, “Rendezvous: Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray,” the event curated a high-fashion feel with a noteworthy CMA-exclusive hospitality and all-in participation from guests. Live music from locally revered artists Candy Coffins, Gamine and DJ VooDoo Child set the tone for the evening.

Throughout the evening, local designers featured styling demos and runway walks to display their work. Upstairs, a silent disco featured select tracks inspired by McQueen’s runway shows and downstairs bring-your-own material screen printing offered an exclusive Arts & Draughts t-shirt, designed by a Catawba Nation artist.

The evening night sparkled with delightful tunes, fabulous food and drink as Columbia’s fashionable folks got their slice of avant-garde limelight.







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Designers for Anton + Maxine watch models strut their designs at the Boyd Plaza during the Columbia Museum of Art’s biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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Models styled by Nori Noir strike poses in formation to kick off the festivities at the Columbia Museum of Art during its biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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Candy Coffins serenades museum goers as the middle act of the night during the Columbia Museum of Art’s biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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Fashion is alive, well and on display all over the Columbia Museum of Art during its biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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DJ Voodoo Child keeps the atrium rocking with smooth transitions and innovative mixes at the Columbia Museum of Art’s biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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Models walk the outdoor runway across Boyd Plaza during the Anton + Maxine/Tabitha Ott fashion showcase at the Columbia Museum of Art during its biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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Local band Gamine opens the night with an energetic set at the Columbia Museum of Art’s biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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Models wait their turn to walk for the final show of the night, for local designers Anton + Maxine and Tabitha Ott, at the Columbia Museum of Art’s biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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The “Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous” exhibit remains open throughout the night for guests to peruse at the Columbia Museum of Art’s biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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 A couple reads the words of photographer Ann Ray on the wall towards the end of the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)










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The deep grays and warm wood tones make Alexander McQueen’s artful garments stand out vividly through the galleries at the Columbia Museum of Art during its biannual Arts & Draughts event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (Photos by Eden Prime/Special to the Post & Courier)




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