Back At It This Week!


New Smyrna

I just returned from Florida after being gone for a month and it’s time to get crackin’ with some new interviews and happenings if my cat Simon will let me type!!! HeHe!  He is so happy to see me that he keeps rubbing up against me, lying on the laptop and generally getting in my way.  Gotta love it:)



Not a lot of shows going on this weekend BUT plenty of opportunities to hang out with and get to know some pretty incredible artists and artisans!

CAWpink crow

I’m excited about this weekend because it starts with great fun and the CAW ladies!!! On Friday, I will attend my first Pink Crow CAW (Creative Arts of Women) Party at Tacocat.  Should be fun with a ‘white elephant’ art exchange and getting to know some of the members.  Can’t wait to see what I get to bring home!

If you are interested in joining this fun and supportive group of gals, check us out on February 2nd:

We have more exciting news on the very near horizon so mark your calendar for the next all member meeting Feb 2, 7 pm (new members at 6:30) at Open Door Studio 1050 Goodale Blvd, 43212

Urban Emporium

Main Street Bexley

Grand Opening


January 22nd

urban logo

There is another group of ladies you should also check out this weekend!   Four lovely ladies including local artisan Jen Roy ( ReJen Re-Cycled Arts Accessories) are busily preparing for their debut  with a new shop in Bexley. Their grand opening is this Thursday evening! Urban Emporium  opens it’s doors on the 22nd from 6- 9 p.m.

urban emporium

In their words:

“Please join us for our Urban Emporium Preview Party!
We’ve been very busy working on our new space and gathering a fabulous group of artisans and their unique & creative works.
Come celebrate our Grand Opening with some light nibbles & nosh and check out all of the wonderful goodies that we can’t wait to share with you all!”

~ Aimee, Becky, Jen & Kelly

Then make your way to the Short North for:

Fashion is a Drag: Part Deux

Camelot Cellars

7-9 p.m.

Thursday January 22ndfashion is a drag

Get an eyeful of drag fashion and a mouthful of wine.

Experience and appreciate the over-the-top, creative, and glamorous aesthetic of drag fashion. Get an up-close look at six local queens’ costumes while you sip on a wine pairing that complements each queen. Camelot‘s winemaker will describe the pairings and the inspiration behind them.
Vivian Von Brokenhymen
Stella Boheme
Mitze Peterbilt
Jada Fenix
Harley Harlett
Halo Sin

Ages 21+
Wines paired with the queens are just $5 a glass
No cover! but donations to the Alternative Fashion Mob are always welcome

The King Arts Complex

Elijah Pierce Gallery

Forceful Perceptions

Now- February


The show, Forceful Perceptions, has been in the works for months and consists of 13 different artists and over 80 pieces of work. The theme of the show was violence as it relates to communities of color and the pieces cover current injustices as well as life long hurts that the artists have experienced.

Art Studio Clearance Sale

Lausche Building Ohio Expo Center

10-5 January 24th

11-4 January 25th

art studio sale

120 Ohio Designer Craftsmen artists, including some of your Winterfair favorites, offering new work, discontinued designs and overstock items at reduced prices. Click here for the 2015 artist directory.

Lausche Building, Ohio Expo Center

To purchase tickets online click here.

Tickets are also available at the door.

Sat. 10 am–5 pm, Sun. 11 am–4 pm admission: $6, 12 and under free
free return both days

Ethical Arts Collective

Peace Love Bling Jewelry Blowout Sale

10:30- 1:30

Saturday January 24th

peace love

Visit the Peace Love Bling Studio this Saturday and take advantage of our final clearance.

Designer samples and discontinued items that cannot be found on our web site.

Nothing over $25. Genuine pearls and stones. Scarves!

Bring a friend and receive $15 toward your purchase of $50 or more.

Private appointments available if you can’t make it Saturday. Email for scheduling.

400 West Rich Farmers’ Market


Saturday January 25th400 famers' market


Join us on the fourth Saturday of January for the next edition of the 400 Farmers Market at 400 West Rich!

The vendors in attendance are:

Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals || re:new
Etsy Team Columbus (ETC) || Fincachocolate.
Shady Grove Farms || Team Wearbear || Novo Terra Farm
Sharon’s Delicious Breads
Boline Apothecary, Limited || Notions & Potions
2 Girls with Curls || Columbus Clay Works || Under Aurora
Columbus Idea Foundry || Phyllis & Hazel || Quirky Clean
Candle with a Cause || Bud Whitley’s Garage || potsbydi
The STEAM Factory || Splash of Sherri
Mid Ohio Workers Association || Mission Coffee Co. LLC

Art Party Monthly Gathering

Clintonville-Beechwold Community Center

2-6 p.m.

Saturday January 24th

art party

Art Party monthly gatherings are 18 and over.
Please feel free to bring a snack/dish/beverage to share, or not.
Bring some art to work on or just show up and talk about art.
Hope to see you there!

Ethical Arts Collective

Extreme Make-Up

12-6 p.m.

Saturday January 24thextreme

Makeup artists bringing crazy extreme makeup ideas, Models bringing their face/body as a canvas, photographers bringing the lights and capturing it all!!
Hosted by Joe Wilson Photography, and Sara King Beauty

Hey everyone! This is a one of a kind group shoot hosted by Joe Wilson Photography, and Sara King! Makeup artists from the area showcasing the most amazing work.
This will be on January 24th at the Ethical Arts Collective.

Entry fee will be paid via credit card to reserve a spot!!!
The number of spots will be determined by the amount of makeup artists and photographers.

Hair and MUA: FREE
Models: $25
Photographers $35
Photographers are being asked to bring any lights and backgrounds the desire, within size reason.

Photographer, as always we will do this for trade and networking. And we ask that all photogs at least post 4-6 images of your models after the event. Or at least make sure you share with your models. No “shooting over the shoulder” of others unless granted permission. NO selling of images will be allowed on “buy” pages, please. Thanks! If you have mobile lights that you want to bring for inside or outside shooting please feel free to do so. I also love the “behind the scene” shots, feel free to do that while in between schedules.
ALL Model & Photographer agreements/arrangements are solely between them.

The Mansfield Art Center

Myth Makers and Dreamers: A Pathway to the Sky

Opening Reception

2-4 p.m.

Sunday January 25th


Opening Reception for Todd Camp and Mindy W. Duncan’s newest work.

AND then on Tuesday:

RAW Columbus: Visionary

Shadowbox Live

7-11 p.m.

Tuesday January 27thRAW

Dayna Melton (event director) may have to work on her birthday, and it’s going to be freezing cold, but that isn’t going to stop her from having fun!!!!
The season launch of the RAW Columbus 2015 season is on her birthday this year!

January 27th, 2014 ShadowboxLive
7:00PM-11:00PM with some kind of after party later that night TBA

She wants to see all of her Columbus friends and anyone else that wants to come join the fun and celebrate the season launch to support all local wonderful artists as well as a little extra fun for her birthday! Happy Birthday Dayna!!!


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