Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Student Work Showcased in ShopColumbia Holiday Market

ShopColumbia, the student-run, student-powered boutique, features one-of-a-kind holiday gifts that help students make extra cash while learning about the business of selling their art.

ShopColumbia, Columbia College Chicago’s year-round student art boutique located at 623 S. Wabash is showcasing unique holiday gifts on December 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and December 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, ShopColumbia will feature over 40 student artist’s winter collections and present them in a ‘trunk show’ format 4-7 p.m. on December 10.

ShopColumbia features original designs that are created by Columbia College Chicago students. An extension of the classroom and a laboratory for experimentation, the store supports students by providing a professional environment to learn the process of marketing, presenting and selling work.

ShopColumbia has earned Columbia College students over $100,000 in their percentage of retail sales since the shop opened 2008. Total sales from ShopColumbia are divided between the artist, scholarships, operating budget, student staff salaries and shop upkeep.

For additional information, contact ShopColumbia at 312.369.8616 or shop@colum.edu. Visit the website at www.colum.edu/shopcolumbia.

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