Monday, June 23, 2014

En Plein Air Gathering

You're Invited!

Art on the Bluffs and friends announce
En Plein Air Gathering
at Monroe Welcome Center 
Saturday, June 28th
 from 8am-11am 

Bring your own supplies and seating

Plein Air, meaning "in the open air", is a form of art created outdoors. The artist listens to their senses, paying particular attention to light. 

Our focus is the Monroe Welcome Center and it's surroundings.  Choose your perspective and have fun. Bridge, building, garden....

This is not a competition, just a gathering of artists and friends.

There is an opportunity to have your plein air piece reproduced on postcards for the Monroe Welcome Center and the use of the Center's inside space to display your work has been generously provided by director Patricia Riess of the Monroe Welcome Center.

Come and join us in a celebration of the arts.

Hosted by Art on the Bluffs, Inc. and Welcome Center of Monroe County.

Send this invite along to persons of interest. or with questions

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Important Announcement

Note to Artists, Volunteers & Supporters:
You have probably noticed the absence of information in regards to our 2014 Art Walk. It is with great difficulty that the AOTB, Inc committee has decided to forgo planning the walk this year in hopes of making strides in developing our organization. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support from our community over the past 5 years, please be assured that we will be pursuing other community events in place of the fall walk.

We are using this time to fund raise and restructure for next year's art walk. It is our hope to re-establish Art On The Bluffs as a community- wide organization, expanding our membership, fostering relationships with local businesses and most importantly promoting the arts.
Please stay tuned for more info on upcoming events and news about AOTB around town.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Please come out and join us for a fun filled evening of fun!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

YouTube highlight-Matt Hake

Please click the following link to view Matt Hake's performance highlights from the art walk:


Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Beautiful Day for an Art Walk!

It was a beautiful day and the crowds came out in numbers to stroll along Main Street and enjoy the sights and sounds of the art walk!  

The day started off with the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly named Susan Nobbe Children's Garden in honor of our late, dear friend and strong supporter of Art on the Bluffs. We are pleased to recognize Susan for her positive influence and unwavering support of our Art Walk event, love of the arts and devotion to the children of our community.   

Susan's daughter Lauren and son Drew assist little Alayna cutting the ribbon at the entrance of the Children's Garden.

Members of Susan's family, Art on the Bluffs Committee members and City Council members gather together in front of the Children's Garden.

The Art on the Bluffs is proud to announce the Best of Show to Christopher Lynch for his very original and masterful artwork.  Christopher received a monetary gift from the committee and will also receive a free booth for next years walk.  Congratulations!

We are also proud to announce the Honorable Mention to Anthony Borchardt for his beautiful pottery display.  Anthony was presented with a certificate and in addition will receive a free booth for next  years walk.  Congratulations!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013



Art on the Bluffs, Inc. welcomes you to its 5th annual art walk.  We are so glad you are here on historic Main Street, Columbia, to enjoy the Arts with us.   

Again this year, we closed a section of Main Street for the ease and comfort of our patrons.  The street is lined with amazing artists, art demonstrations, music, actors’ groups, vendors, and a variety of good foods made by community organizations and restaurants.  We host artists from Freeburg to Arizona.  Some of the fine arts at our Art Walk include mixed media painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass and photography.

Please join us at 10:30 for a special ribbon cutting ceremony renaming the Kids Walk to the “Susan Nobbe Children’s Garden” in honor of our late, dear friend and strong supporter of Art on the Bluffs. We are pleased to recognize Susan for her positive influence and unwavering support of our Art Walk event, love of the arts and devotion to the children of our community.  Members of Susan’s family, and city and county officials will be attending.  After the ceremony your children can enjoy a balloon artist, face painting, bounce house, and several upcycling art activities at the Susan Nobbe Children’s Garden.

There is a Student Gallery that displays the best student art pieces from local schools, grades K-12.  As in the past we ask the public to vote for your favorite piece of student artwork.  Also there is a display that showcases some of the wonderful talent of our senior citizens.  A special highlight this year is the displayed art of members of the Art on the Bluffs organization.  Enjoy!

The Entertainment includes 2 venues this year.  One stage is at City Hall and one at Locust Street.  We are pleased to have both past performers and a number of talented new bands here including Trilogy, Fresh Burn and Sofa Kings.  There are talented individual actors’ groups and larger bands performing all day.  Come take a break and have a listen. 

So as you can see Art on the Bluffs, Inc. continues to draw from the region’s talented artists, both fine and performing.  Thank you again for coming.  We hope you enjoy your visit to Columbia and Art on the Bluffs.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

5th Annual Art Walk Coming Soon!

Announcing our 5th annual art walk!
September 21, 2013

Please join us in a fun-filled day that is sure to appeal to your five senses:

See the beautiful artwork
Hear the sounds of our talented musicians
Smell the aroma of a variety of foods
Taste the many sweet treats
Touch and create your own artwork at the Kid's Walk

Please stay tuned for more details!