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Columbia Museum of Art's Saturday Family Program Features Sally the Salamander Inspired Art Activities
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COLUMBIA, SC.- Columbia Museum of Art’s hands-on family program, Passport to Art Saturday offers extended hours April 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This April program introduces Sally the Salamander, the new interactive walking tour of downtown Columbia.

“We are so pleased that the Columbia Museum of Art has been chosen as a Sally site and one of only 10 stops on the walking tour. What a great way for families to explore downtown Columbia,” director of education Ali Borchardt said.

Offered in connection with the special exhibitions, Passport to Art Saturday is a free open studio program for families featuring hands-on projects based on themes in the current exhibition. This program is offered on a selected Saturday each month September through May (excluding December). For more information, call 803.343.2186.

Sally Salamander is a new interactive walking tour of downtown Columbia featuring numbered, bronze statues of South Carolina's state amphibian, the spotted salamander. The Columbia Museum of Art is the sixth stop on the tour. The Sally Salamander tour was conceived by the Leadership Columbia class of 2009. For more information, visit columbiasalamander.com.





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