Fashion, Art, Crafts- This Weekend Has it All

The Alternative Fashion Mob is kicking off it’s 3rd Annual Fashion Week this weekend.  There are events planned throughout the coming week with the finale featuring local designers’ collections on Saturday April 25th at Columbus Idea Foundry.  You can get information about all of the events here:

Tickets are still available for most events…I plan on being at most of these and will be volunteering at Reconstruct and the finale.

AND, there are so many other creative folks showing and selling their work too.  Check out all of the coming events:

Columbus Idea Foundry Date Night

Thursday April 16th

6-9 p.m


Coming up Thursday: Spring Maker Date Night season kicks off with Eric Lanese in the woodshop–build this zen-inspired candle holder, and then forge your own bottle openers with blacksmith Adlai Stein.

Register here:


42 West Jenkins Avenue

Opening Reception

Friday April 17th

7-10 p.m.

roy g biv

ROY G BIV Gallery partners with MINT to present NEW SCHOOL, an exhibition of the best cutting-edge work by current undergraduate students. Juried by Erin McKenna (Canzani Gallery), Mark Zuzik (Pizzuti Collection) and Ken Aschliman (ROY G BIV Gallery), the exhibition showcases 15 student artists from 9 schools around the region.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 17, from 7–10 pm
Exhibition runs April 17–May 17, 2015, at M I N T (42 W. Jenkins Ave., Columbus, OH)

Dublin Arts Council Garden Party Fundraiser
Friday, April 17
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

dublin art fund

Support Dublin Arts Council by attending the annual Garden Party fundraiser Friday, April 17, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the lovely atrium of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Kilgour Building, 6565 Kilgour Place in Dublin. Enjoy a variety of culinary offerings from some of Central Ohio’s top restaurants, a silent auction, live music and more. NBC4’s Colleen Marshall will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Tickets: $100 per guest. For more information, visit or call Dublin Arts Council, 614/889-7444.

Craftin’ Outlaws

Spring Fling

Saturday April 18th

12-5 p.m.

craftin outlawsCelebrate a decade of craftiness with Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Festival Spring Fling as it embraces its DIY roots with a scaled-down show an intimate new space.
For more info visit
SHOP : Noon – 5pm at the High Line Car House, featuring just under 40 handmade crafters from all over the midwest.
ENJOY: Tasty treats will be offered from Sweet Carrot Casual Cuisine Ice Cream from CD102.5 fm.
Sweet pastries from pattycake bakery
Quench your thirst at the full service bar.
Shopping tunes provided by Wholly Craft.
The Columbus Diaper Coalition was born out of a need within the community. Craftin’ Outlaws has partnered with them over the years by holding diaper drives at our shows. Over the years we have helped raise over $1500 to assist babies and families in need.

Green Velvet

Vintage Vamp Trunk Show


Saturday April 18th

1-5 p.m.


Come out this Saturday, April 18, for Green Velvet’s  long-awaited trunk show featuring Teresa Morbitzer of Vintage Vamp jewelry! For many years, the shop has carried Teresa’s jewelry and it has been loved by all…the shop is excited to have her back from 1pm-5pm on Saturday afternoon! This is a great opportunity to pick up a lovely Mother’s Day gift! 

Mac Worthington Gallery

Artist Reception 

6-9 p.m.

Saturday April 18th

mac worthington

by featured artist: Brad Brunstetter
at The Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art in the Short North Arts District
Opens 4/4/15 | 11am-10pm
Reception 4/18/15 | 6pm-9pm
Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music by Steve Fisher

Art Party Gathering

Clintonville Community Resource Center

Saturday April 18th

2-6 p.m.

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!

Knock Five

Hip Hop and Art

2210 Summit Street

Saturday April 18th

9 p.m.

knock five painting knock five
Live hip-hop on stage with local art on display/for sale and an open mic freestyle cypher. Saturday. 9pm. 2210 Summit St. $5 at the door. See you there.

E.A.S.E. Gallery


Opening Reception

Saturday April 17

7:00 p.m.
April 17 – May 9


Stripped of color and devoid of distraction the works in this exhibition question fundamental constructs of art and society.
Chris Stone’s rude, crude figures reference the first humans and suggest a suppressed violence underpins our day-to-day interactions. Meanwhile, Theodore Zanardelli takes mark-making to a whole new fetish, reducing formal structures of shape and line to their most elemental smudge.
Come plumb these origin myths and more at the opening reception Saturday, April 18, 7 – 9 p.m.

Alternative Fashion Week

Opening Night Runway Show

Land-Grant Brewery

Saturday April 18th

7-10 p.m.

AFM mini show

Kick off Alternative Fashion Week 2015 with a runway show of 8 of Columbus’ most killer emerging and specialty designers.
Celebrate before the show with cocktails and specialty beers at Land Grant Brewery. Then join AFM at the runway for a show of spectacular mini-collections.

Little Black Dress Fashion Show

Alternative Fashion Mob


April 19th

Chintz Room

11-1 p.m.

little black

Indulge in a three-course brunch while eight local designers show us their take on the LITTLE BLACK DRESS.
Tickets are $40.00 and include:
-A cocktail (Bloody Mary or Mimosa)
-Quiche with Breakfast potatoes and greens
* there will be a vegetarian option
-A dessert tart (determined by the freshest fruit available)
Extra cocktails will be available for an additional charge.
Click on the link below to purchase tickets!

Re-Done: Tammy Perakis Wallace Quilts

Courtright Memorial Library- Ohio Wesleyan



April 19th

2-4 p.m.


Join Tammy Perakis Wallace at the opening reception of an exhibition of her own art quilts, many from reclaimed thrift shop textiles!

*****And then there are some continuing shows…


MFA Candidates’ Show

60 Cleveland Avenue


This exhibition features the culminating achievements of CCAD’s 2015 class of MFA candidates.Their work ranges from sculpture, installation, video, design and photography to animation, ceramics, painting, and mixed media.
CCAD’s MFA in Visual Arts: New Projects is a project-based, non-media-specific curriculum that focuses on individual artistic/design development and creative leadership. It brings together talented individuals from a variety of different media to build a community that fosters exploration, professionalism, and creative success.
Gallery Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

Dublin Arts Council

Marjorie Bender and Barb Vogler


Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends
April 7 – May 16, 2015

Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details: www.dublinarts.orgor 614.889.7444. Exhibition and public reception are free of charge.

S.Dot Gallery

Eden : new works by W. Herrmann


Walter Herrmann‘s newest installation, “Eden” is up at Stephanie Rond’s S. Dot Gallery this month. Pics of the installation  can be accessed through the link listed below.


Urban Zen

Ethical Arts Collective

Monday April 20th

6:30 p.m.

urban Zen

Another Zen moment!

Join EAC for a new way to find grounding and relaxation- Inspired by fashion designer Donna Karan and developed by Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy will lead you through practices that include gentle movements, restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, Reiki, breath awareness and guided meditation. In a world of over-stimulation and over-work, these practices can offer you a grounding, relaxing sanctuary.
This class is appropriate for everyone, whether you are recovering from an illness or injury or simply in need of tender loving care. (No yoga experience is necessary.)
Our instructor, Barbara Ellen Held, is a devoted Reiki master and teaches Reiki Level I and II at Yoga on High.
Indulge yourself on Mondays starting April 20 at 6:30 at The Ethical Arts Collective
566 W. Rich Street. 614.233.1508
Suggested donation: $15


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