The Fun Starts Tonight and Goes on ALL Weekend!

My oh my!  This weekend is chock-full of  art, shopping local, music, theater and holiday fun!  Not only can you see some pretty talented artists’ works but you can shop, support local and get gifts for those special people on your list that are unique and more meaningful that the imports you can buy at national chain stores.  I am flummoxed because I don’t know what all I can fit into my schedule this weekend, but I’m gonna try to get to a lot of these events…Take a break from the mall mentality and get your art on this weekend!!!

S.Dot Gallery Presents:

Chad Cochran

 You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Room

Chad getting started

Chad getting started

The show is up! The gallery is offering the complete works “box set” for sale until December 13th for $350. It includes the entire works (minus one piece that is part of the S.Dot permanent collection) and the carrying case box Chad also created. If the box doesn’t sell by December 13th, the gallery will open individual pieces up for sale. S.Dot Gallery

Chad's show in S. Dot

Chad’s show in S. Dot

CIF Meetup and Holiday Party

7-10 p.m.


December 10th…Tonight!

CIF party

Tonight is  Columbus Idea Foundry’s December 3D Printing Meetup and Holiday Party!
Come down to the Columbus Idea Foundry and help them celebrate five years of monthly meetups!
In addition to the usual bots and banter, they are holding their annual ornament contest. There will be snacks and beverages (please feel free to bring something to share).

Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery

An Introduction to Appaloose Genetics

5-7 p.m.


December 11


Exhibition Runs: December 5, 2014 – January 2, 2015
Reception: December 11, 2014 from 5–7PM

Artist: Ashley Shellhause
Curator: Michael May

Through this intriguing and illuminating exhibition, An Introduction to Appaloose genetics, the viewer will be guided through the role research plays in the art of creation. The artist, Ashley Shellhause, took her three main interests, art, horses and genetics, and combined them to create an exhibition that allows viewers of all ages to connect with her work. It also provides an introduction to genetics of the Appaloosa horse through art. Curated by Michael May, a faculty member at Columbus College of Art & Design and Ohio Art League member.

“The idea for this series of paintings began as I was searching for a way to make abstract art more accessible to a wide audience. My solution was to use my paintings as maps,” Ashley explained. “My hope is that everyone who walks through this exhibit will connect with the work in some way. It could be through viewing and appreciating the art itself, or through reading and learning more about genetics and horses.”



DECEMBER 13TH 3 P.M. & 8 P.M.



Tickets: $30 Adults $25 Seniors $15 Students
Call 614-849-0227 or

Columbus Dance Theatre’s beloved holiday classic Matchgirl returns for the 15TH year – a highlight of the Columbus Holiday Season. This timeless tale by Hans Christian Andersen, created more than a decade ago by Artistic Director Tim Veach, is CDT’s annual family ballet. It continues to move Columbus audiences with its poignant message of forgiveness, hope & joy. Our 15th Anniversary Matchgirl is conducted & performed by Ohio Wesleyan Associate Professor of Music Jason Hiester along with orchestra & chorus from Ohio Wesleyan University.

“We will have live music for the entire ballet – Act I is performed to selections by Aaron Copeland & Act II sections of Rutter’s Magnificat. It will be truly thrilling to hear this wonderful new dimension for the production.” Additionally Matchgirl will boast new scenery by designers Kathy & Ricky Gonzalez. “This ballet is a beloved CDT tradition & I am so excited to bring it to life again in a fresh & powerful way.”

Performances are held at Otterbein University’s Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall. CDT will partner with W.A.R.M. as part of the production & accept non-perishable food at all performances to be donated to the Food Bank as well as donating 300 performance tickets to be shared with clients and constituents. CDT wishes to thank Puffin Foundation West Ltd. for their support as well as The Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Ohio Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Robin Enterprises, Wes Kroninger Photography, Digico, and Kathy and Ricky Gonzalez

CS Gallery

The Process of Abstraction

Opening Reception 

6-9 p.m.


December 12CS this week

Show dates: December 8th, 2014 – January 7th, 2015
Opening night: Friday, December 12th, 6-9pm

The Process of Abstraction, a solo exhibition of new work by JT Thompson, opens at CS Gallery on December 8. Please join us on Friday, December 12 from 6-9 p.m., for the artist reception and to meet the artist.

go here: to learn more



6-10 P.M.



andrew open house
December 12th, during Franklinton Friday, make sure to stop by Lundberg Industrial Arts Inc., to take a look at this exciting new studio. While you’re there make sure to take a look at the works in progress, and don’t be shy about purchasing or ordering your very own Lundberg original for you or your loved one! If you would like to take a sneak peak of Andrew’s designs, check out . Thank you! Hope to see you there!

The Vanderelli Room

Closing Reception for The Dream and The Dreamer

7-11 p.m.


December 12AJ

Please join AJ Vanderelli at the closing reception for The Dream and The Dreamer. This is your last opportunity to spend time with all these works together in one venue! Meet and talk with the artists while listening to music from Doctor Umbrella and tickle your taste buds with snacks from Blue Fig Catering and beer from Actual Brewing!

Grandview Grind

Brian Hyrne Opening

6 p.m.

Friday December 12

brian openingPlease join Brian Hyrne Friday, December 12th for a Private Artist Reception and view of some of my Contemporary Artwork (including some very recent work) at the Grandview Grind Coffee & Tea shop in Grandview. Artwork is ‘R-Rated’ in nature for those considering coming 🙂

There will be Live Music (Phil Maneri & L.A. Jenkins) Appetizers, and Beverages (beer/wine/soft drinks and of course coffee) for the evening.

Crafts Gone Wild

Wild Goose Creative

11-5 p.m.


December 13


crafts gone wild

Come finish your Christmas shopping by buying cool and quirky gifts from local crafters at Crafts Gone Wild. Tatoheads food truck will be parked in back and the first 50 through the doors will receive a grab bag full of awesome swag from our vendors!
There will be a raffle (no need to stay to receive your prize!) of awesome items donated by the wonderful sponsors. All proceeds benefit the wonderful community space Wild Goose Creative. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 6.




9-4 P.M.


made local 12-13There’s still time to get your holiday shopping done AND support local artisans including the lovely jewelry of Nancy Lacke with AdoreJules

2nd annual Holiday Show at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center presented by Generation Opportunity



11 A.M.- 6 P.M.




Festivus! is here again and 400 West Rich will open its doors to public for their annual winter festival.

Along with the amazing craft, arts, fashion, candles, lotion, and soap vendors, there will also be Open Studios, Farmers Market, two exhibitions, performances, DJ’s, and more.

They will also be selling Swig Bags, a locally designed tote bag packed with coupons and free stuff from all the rad local businesses and art spaces in Franklinton. 400 will donate all Swig Bag proceeds to Gladden House in Franklinton and also have a canned food drive for Ohio Food Bank as their way to give back this year.

Everyone is excited for a great day filled with artists, crafters, foodies, farmers, and friends. Hope to see you there!

AND…during Festivus, The Vanderelli Room will be open!  AJ gallery

The gallery will be open during Festivus! Swing down on your way to or from 400 West Rich, have some tea and cookies, browse and buy art for yourself as a treat or for someone you love for the holiday season!Some artists who will be displaying their handmade gift giving products:
Mary Ann Crago
Lisa Horkin
Lisa M. McLymont
Cat Sheridan


Holiday Open House and Artisan Sale



December 13CIF open house

 AND…while you are in the area…CIF is having another open house!
CIF Makers & artisans will have work available for sale, plus tours of the shop, tool & tech demos, and snag CIF gift certificates at a special Open House discount.It’s a great time to come on down to Franklinton! Get all your holiday shopping done while supporting local Makers and artists at the CIF and over at our neighbors’ Festivus! 2014 winter festival and at Glass Axis‘ holiday sale!



6 P.M.



sara king launch 12-13

Everyone come and see Sara King’s dramatic cosmetic line. Come touch it, use it, see it for yourself. Dress super fab and come fierce!
Photographers are invited to come take pictures of some super hot models anywhere in the building. Since its in downtown in Franklinton there is so much richness to the neighborhood and its close to the river, train station, skyline and more.
Models are invited to come rip the mini runway and take pictures with experienced photographers and bring all their hotness.
Fashion designers are invited to display their pieces on models, and share with everyone whats going on in the fashion world.
Makeup artists are invited to showcase their talent and hopefully enjoy Sara King Cosmetics so much they use it in their kit or be apart of the new cosmetic line.

Body paint by Bobbi Jo Gonzalez
Please pass the information along to everyone you know to make this an unforgettable night.
Hope to see everyone dressed at their best in their most high fashion attire they could possibly think of.!!!

ALPACA Holiday Shoppe





Over 30 local artists will be selling their unique gifts for two days. There will be live music on Saturday and food vendors throughout the weekend. As well as, a penny auction of wonderful work by our artists. Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. FREE event!



6-11 P.M.


moonlight market

The Moonlight Market is a late night Downtown event that features the best shopping, dining and entertainment from over 60 brick-and-mortar businesses and pop-up sidewalk vendors. Join in every Second Saturday on Gay Street!

Rock Potluck

Ace of Cups

8 p.m.


December 13throck


The Columbus Rock Potluck turns 10 this year and with it we roll out a new cavalcade of stars and a few surprise twists!

As always we take 40 fantastic musicians from 40 fantastic bands and mix them all up to form eight brand new bands FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

The players meet up that day to write two original songs, learn one cover and agree on a band name. Later that night we all come together at Ace of Cups to see and hear what they have created.

Over its first decade, the Rock Potluck has grown into something of a Columbus institution having birthed noteworthy bands and extraordinary performances (as well as marriages and actual babies!).

No two Rock Potlucks are ever the same and that’s part of the allure – either you’re there to take it all in or you miss it forever!

BAND #1 (9:45PM):
Andy Gallagher (Trains Across The Sea)
Andy Cook (The Dead is Dead)
Elisa Nicolas (Mary Adam 12)
Rob Cave (The Moonbats)
Keith Hanlon (The Black Swans)

BAND #2 (10:15PM):
Alex Douglas (She Bears)
Dallin Stevenson (Turtle Island)
Alex Randall (Lyon’s Ghost)
Chelsea Simmons (Kizzy Hall)

BAND #3 (10:45PM):
Eric Wrong (Hexers)
Christen Garms (Swimsuit Edition)
Jaimee Patton (Jaimee Patton)
Jason Womeldorph (Terrestrials)
Big Nick (The Girls!)

BAND #4 (11:15PM):
Dan Gerken (FACE)
Bree Frick Quicksall (So Hard)
Ryan Stolte-Sawa (Flotation Walls)
Courtney Hall (Mama)

BAND #5 (11:45PM):
Ray Ray (The White Outs)
Aaron Cottrell (Cliffs)
Mike Johnson (Puffy Areolas)
Elijah Vazquez (Bloody Show)
Dana Hatch (Cheater Slicks)

BAND #6 (12:15AM):
Marcy Mays (Scrawl)
Jerry Dannemiller (Moviola)
Mike O (Ipps)
Matt O’Conke (Saintseneca)

BAND #7 (12:45AM):
Jessica Wabbit (The Girls!)
Brandon Schmidt (Desert Fires)
Cliff Starbuck (ekoostik Hookah)
Steven Fox (The Spikedrivers)
Jon Coleman (Jon Coleman)

BAND #8 (1:15AM):
Lizzy Morris (The Regrettes)
Nikki Portman (Neon Angels)
Paige Vandiver (The Salty Caramels)
Julian Dassai (Nick Tolford &Co.)
Bobby Silver (Blueprint)
Bob Ray Starker (Bob Ray Starker)
Carolyn Dever (Washington Beach Bums)
Jacob Huffstetler (The Dew Droppers)
Neil Stackhouse (Skashank Redemption)
Tim Horak (Van Dale)


A Revelator Production


Mireya Schoo Solo Show

4:30-5:30 p.m.


More than 40 art pieces inspired by dance and movement.
Shadowbox is a fantastic place for all kind of arts where freedom is a signature. Followed by the 7 p.m. show of Scrooge.  Come to join her for art, music, and dance. Surprise discounts. Cash bar and food   a la carte at the Bistro. Never Stop Moving!


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