- Written by Mike Martin
COLUMBIA, 12/16/11 (Beat Byte) -- I knew I had finally found the perfect gift for my wife when, after church one Sunday, we wandered over to Columbia's North Village and entered the spectacular world of art and artisanship known as the Artlandish Catacombs.
A subterranean gallery like no other, the Catacombs once housed rail-era shipping and cold storage before historic preservationist John Ott transformed it. Today, the sprawling artisans mall at 1019 E. Walnut features the perfect holiday-shopping combination: some of the area's finest art and hand-crafted gifts at irresistible prices. READ MORE