Tacocat is ONE! And Lots of Other Artful Events

As always in the summertime, our fair city is hopping with all kinds of creative events to enthrall it’s people!  Check out what’s up for this weekend, next week and get a head start on planning for next weekend!  Maybe I’ll see you at one of these…

It’s Boob Thirty

Ace of Cups


FridayboobThe Columbus Burlesque Collective presents: It’s BOOB Thirty at Ace of Cups

What time is it? It’s always BOOB THIRTY when you’re a burlesquer. The Columbus Burlesque Collective presents: It’s BOOB Thirty at Ace of Cups What time is it?

It’s always BOOB THIRTY when you’re a burlesquer. Come out and celebrate this wonderful time of day with us. – Let’s have a hot, tassel tossin time! – Wet your whistle, then let out a wolf whistle! This month we will be presenting a special treat! Wexner Center Film/Video and the Columbus Burlesque Collective are co-presenting Exposed by Beth B on September 12th. At It’s BOOB Thirty, we will welcome Kellie Morgan of the Wexner Center on stage with a trailer of the film. Beth B of No-Wave fame will be at the event on the 12th, speaking about this documentary. It chronicles the New York burlesque scene and it’s far-reaching influence. http://www.exposedmovie.com/ ***THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME FOR YOU TO SEE LADY MONSTER TWIRLING FIRE IN COLUMBUS. IF YOU WANT TO SEE THIS ACT, COME TO THIS SHOW. She is moving to Portland, Oregon. *** Friday, August 15th *Showtime: 7:30 – 8:30pm* FREE ADMISSION Featuring burlesque performances members of the Columbus Burlesque Collective Lady Monster Miss Theresa Betty Saponi, Pin-Up/Burlesque Roman and Jennifer Eileen Galvin MC: Krista Kitty Pick-Up Artiste: Natalia Page



6-9 P.M.


tacocat eposedJOIN TACOCAT AS THEY CELEBRATE THEIR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Work by all twelve members of the cooperative will be on display in the gallery space. A variety of works ranging from painting, sculpture, quilting, photography, jewelry, craft soaps, and illustrations will be on display. On August 15th from 6-9pm, the artists of Tacocat Cooperative will host a reception for our one-year anniversary exhibition called “Re-Exposed”. All 11 studios will be open for the public to view individual work spaces.

sneak peek of some of the artists' newest works!

sneak peek of some of the artists’ newest works!

For the reception, in addition to the artwork on display, we are hosting Flat Top Pizza Co, serving a variety of made to order pizzas, hand-mixed sodas, and ice cream by the scoop. Also on hand. will be a representative of the Jameson Whiskey company, serving tastes of their new products and showing guests how to make easy mixes using their fine product. Tacocat Cooperative is a studio and gallery consisting of a dozen artists and entrepreneurs. Located at 937 Burrell Ave. Grandview Heights, OH The exhibition runs from August 15th through September 21st and is open during normal gallery hours. Gallery hours are on Sundays from 12-5.





wood metal

On August 15 from 6-10 PM Elier Rodriguez Espinosa, show opening will introduce Columbus to Elier’s large scale expressive paintings that he has been working on while collaborating with graffiti artist in New York City. Inspired by artists like Picasso, & Chagall, taught by the famous Mexican muralist Artemio Guerra, Elier blends his classic expressive cubist style with his collaborative experiences working with Coco 144 and Phase II, NYC street art giants. Elier’s solo show will open on August 14 and run to September 11.

Elier Rodriguez Espinosa has recently returned to Columbus after living & working in New York City for 10 years. About this current body of work Elier has said “Blurring the lines between mediums and exploring what has historically been the separation of art is what intrigues me now.” Wood.Metal.Art has recently added new display space to their gallery to accommodate Elier’s large work, which averages around six to eight feet in height. Playing at Elier’s show opening will be the jazz trio Just Beatrice




food truck

The Columbus Food Truck Festival is back this summer bigger and better then ever!! The Columbus Food Truck Festival will be held Friday August 15th & Saturday August 16th at the Columbus Commons. We will have over 40 of the best Food Trucks in Ohio, entertainment, arts & crafts and family fun for all ages! See you there! Bands – FRIDAY: Playhouse 12 pm-2 pm The Winnie Cooper Project 5 pm-6 pm Rust Belt Rumble Family Band 6:30-7:30 Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons 8 pm-10 pm SATURDAY – Travelers By Dawn 12 pm-2 pm Stevie Monce 5 pm-6 pm The Wet Darlings 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Jared Mahone 8 pm-10 pm All day both days – MC/DJ Matt Sexton If you’re in the Cleveland area:

CHAD COCHRAN’S ‘ ten rooms’


1300 W. 78TH

5-9 P.M.








Allure RAW is an artist showcase, AftershocK Art will participate with a body art runway fashion show. Photography, art, visual art, film, music, make-up and more!!! Lots of fun in a great venue… Tickets are 15.00 each Shadowbox Live, 503 S Front St Columbus, OH

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

131 N. High


speaking in tongues Please join us at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery for the Opening Reception of Speaking in Tongues work by Chase Bowman: Wednesday, August 20 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm and Artist Talk: Friday, November 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bowman is a recent graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design’s MFA program and current Gabr Fellow traveling around the world. Originally from West Virginia, Bowman “turned to comic books, adventure stories, and other forms of entertainment to navigate the complex ways that people engage one another. Eventually, what started out as a crutch became my primary way of viewing the world: normally sad, boring, frightening or confusing situations could be turned into a grand adventure with a very definite sense of good and evil, morals to be upheld and injustice to be thwarted.”   AND GET THESE PUT ON YOUR CALENDARS FOR NEXT WEEKEND!




10 AM -10 PM



CrestFest is a neighborhood block party but SO MUCH MORE. CrestFest was started in 2010 by 3 couples on the 100 block of Crestview as a neighborhood block party, but it had a few bands even that year! In 2011 we broadened the party to two blocks, and 2012 Columbus Art Party joined the planned and we expaned to the 4 blocks we have now. Now going on our 5th year, we’ve become a Street Party with TWO stages with local artist booths, food vendors and lots and lots of kid activities! The date for the 2014 CrestFest is August 23th! CrestFest is funded by sponsorships from local buisnesses, a raffle and merchandise sales. Still planned by a group of only 8 people, CrestFest is looking to get additional volunteers to help out for next year’s party!! CrestFest is now a sponsored project of the Clintonville-Beechwold Resources Center and as such a 501(c)(3), and all donations are tax deductible.




urban scrawl

Urban Scrawl is a free, 2-day festival presented by the Franklinton Arts District at 400 West Rich featuring the live creation of murals by Columbus artists, performances by local musicians, DJs, and dancers. Since 2006 Urban Scrawl has provided Columbus artists a way to flex their creative muscle and participate in Central Ohio’s largest ongoing urban renewal project. Each year the number of participants, panels, sponsors and attendees grows making this a landmark summer event in Columbus, Ohio. Once the panels are completed they are weather sealed and mounted in cooperation with Franklinton businesses to help enliven the re-growing community of Franklinton, Central Ohio’s historic first settlement. Panels not hung are auctioned off at Go West! to raise money for arts grants outreach programs in the neighborhood. This year Urban Scrawl is Saturday, August 23rd from noon to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 24th from noon to 6:00 p.m. Squared Stage Saturday, August 23: 12:00 – 01:30 Cosmictraveler 01:30 – 02:30 Mister Shifter 02:30 – 03:30 Carma (my best friends party) 03:30 – 03:45 B.B.X The Beatbox Extraordinaire 03:45 – 05:30 Dedikate (Hip-Hop Dance Performances) 05:30 – 06:30 Lower Frequency (Techno Dance Performances) 06:30 – 07:30 FBK 07:30 – 09:00 Night Mode Sound System 09:00 – 10:00 Cosmictraveler Squared Stage Sunday, August 24: 12:00 – 01:00 Hawstyle 01:00 – 02:00 Bohno 02:00 – 02:20 LethalFX (Beatboxing Performance) 02:20 – 04:00 DJ Kevin Brugger (Hip-Hop Dance Performances) 04:00 – 05:00 DJ Push (House Music Dance Performances) 05:00 – 06:00 Beckett Independents’ Day Live Music Stage: Saturday, August 23: 02:30 Logan Black 03:30 Dominique De Biasio Duo 04:30 Allyse Huey 05:30 Room & Board 06:30 The Worn Flints 07:30 The Up All Nights 08:30 Mama AND FOR LOCAL ARTISTS!!! big art


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