Upcoming Events Uncategorized Our Friend & Board Member Laura Bird Thompson WetheraldRead More Blog Concerts & Contests – Better Than Thanksgiving Leftovers!Read More Blog Big ChangesRead More Blog Books In Bloom Goes Virtual!Read More Blog Helping to Keep Arts Alive, Columbia Film Festival Goes Completely Virtual June 17th – 26th, 2020Read More Blog Hope With Feathers – An Online ConcertRead More Blog Columbia Film Festival 2020 Goes Virtual With Over 60 Films June 17-26Read More Blog Columbia Festival of the Arts Suspends LakeFest & Goes Virtual with Film FestivalRead More Uncategorized Dance In The RainRead More Uncategorized Special Community SupportRead More About the Columbia Festival of the Arts The Columbia Festival of the Arts is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. Founded in 1987, the Festival’s popularity and growth has transformed it into one of the Baltimore/Washington Corridor’s premiere arts events. The Festival presents four weekend-long arts festivals throughout the year, comprised of both free and ticketed events, featuring world-class performances, exhibitions, film programs, concerts, family activities, master classes, workshops and community dialogues. Columbia Festival of the Arts brings together the arts community, businesses, local schools, and individuals to create events that shine a spotlight, not only on the arts, but on the Howard County community as a Maryland showplace. History of the Festival Support Our Cause During these extremely difficult times we are striving to help support the Arts, give back to our community and, on a personal level so many have shared, to help give us all something special to look forward to. A simple donation, volunteering your time, or becoming a business sponsor are just a few ways that you can help CFA entertain, engage, and inspire our community.