Mid May Events

Unfortunately, I did not have the time to get this post out before a couple of these events, but most events ARE open after their opening receptions, so I thought I would feature them anyway!

As we approach the middle of May, the weather and the art scene are warming up!

Never Stop Moving

ShadowBox Backstage Bistro

Wednesday May 12th

8:30 p.m.

mireya shadow

Come out for this Art Extravaganza: Art, Dance, and Spirits  Starring Amy Lay, guest artists Elizabeth Bowling Cave and Aaron King, and Daniel Colvin. Choreography and art by Mireya Schoo

May 12, May 19, May 26 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fresh A.I.R.E. Gallery

fresh aire beyond

In conjunction with Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery(Artists in Recovery) will host a series of performing artists and artists’ talks addressing important current cultural issues.

Wexner Center for the Arts

Conversation/Spring Exhibitions Preview

4-9 p.m.

Friday May 15th


FREE for all audiences, but RSVP requested at the ticket link
Galleries open at 4 PM
Conversation with Opie and Whitten at 5 PM
Snacks/Cash/Bar/DJ starting at 6 PM
Don’t miss this chance to hear from photographer Catherine Opie and painter Jack Whitten, who share a stage for the first time in this talk moderated by acclaimed art critic Tyler Green, host of the Modern Art Notes Podcast. The conversation begins in the Film/Video Theater at 5 PM. Enjoy complimentary snacks and a cash bar as DJ CitizenDorianS spins tunes in the café 6–9 PM. The galleries open at 4 PM so you can view the exhibitions before the talk. Arrive early—seating for the conversation is first come, first served.

Urban Office Furnishings Gallery

Never Leave the Stream


6-9 p.m.

Friday May 15th


This Friday night between 6pm and 9pm at Urban Office Furnishings Gallery in Short North a display some new work and say good-bye to a fabulous gallery space and store in the Short North. Live music by alt. Refreshments will be provided.

Urban Office Furnishings
641 North High Street
Suite 106
(on Russell St. between High Street and Park Street)
Columbus, OH 43215

  Eco-Chic Craftacular

Whetstone Community Center

Saturday May 16th

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.


Join local artists as they sell their wares at the 7th annual Eco Chic Craftacular … the longest running “green and earth friendly” art show in Columbus, Ohio.  Enjoy food and music too!

Dublin Area Art League

12th Annual Paint Out

55 S. High Street Dublin

Saturday May 16th

9-3 p.m.

dublin art league

Come out Saturday in Historic Dublin, OH to paint what you’d like from 9 AM – 3 PM. The event is open to all artists in any medium. Prizes will be awarded and the work will be on display for two weeks in the Dublin library.
Saturday May 16th, all artists must register before they begin their work between 9:00 am and 12 noon at the Dublin Area Art League tent. It will be set up near the parking lot at 55 South High Street in Historic Dublin.Everyone is invited to paint.
OPTIONAL: you can enter the Paintout competition.
To compete, artists must show the blank surface on which they will work so it can be marked with a Dublin Area Art League stamp. All media except photography is allowed. There is a $10 entry fee.
Completed but Unsigned work with the DAAL stamp should be brought back to the registration table by 3:00pm. We will then hang the art work at the Dublin Library. The juror will determine a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award. Cash prizes of $200, $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded for the top four entries. Honorable mentions will receive ribbons.
Juror: Joseph Lombardo: Adjunct Professor, College of Art & Design, Ohio; Art Instructor at the Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio; landscape painter and plein air painter.
You MUST bring an appropriate frame with wire hanger to exhibit your piece.Each artist may submit up to two works.
Rain date: Sunday May 17, 2015, same times.

SelfieRespect Art Installation:

Transforming Easton

Easton Town Center

Saturday, May 16 – 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 17 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Join in for the creation of a SelfieRespect community art installation at Easton Town Center. Take the Selfie Respect pledge and have your photo taken to join the movement!
Location: Easton Town Center, behind Brio on the pavers
Saturday, May 16 – 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 17 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
*Special presentation onstage Sunday at 1:15 pm
Learn more about #SelfieRespect: http://selfierespect.org/
SelfieRespect is a co-partnership with the You Will Rise Project andJewish Family Services. We are working with students and faculty at The Arts and College Preparatory Academy (ACPA) in the creation of the Easton art installation.

Crest -Fest T-Shirt Contest

Now thru June 15th

crest fest

One of the best parts of going to CrestFest every year is checking out the new T-shirt design! Each year submissions for Clintonville friendly images to be on the awesome shirts are sought…  submissions from people of all ages. Winner receives a free t-shirt, $100 AND an awesome unveiling party!

Submission Requirements:

Must Say 6th annual CrestFest
Must Be Family Friendly!
Must reflect Clintonville neighborhood coolness!
Must have 300DPI one color image!
Must be submitted by 11:30 pm on June 15!
Submissions can be made via email to CrestFest.CVL@gmail.com
Any questions can be forwarded to Kevin Chay
Winner to be announced: June 30!
Unveiling party TBA
CrestFest happens on Aug 22!

St. James Tavern

Now-May 31st

Drink & Draw Charity Art Show

st james

St James Tavern kicks off Columbus Craft Beer Week 2015 with a Lagunitas Brewing Co tap takeover and the premier of an art exhibition featured by Rivet and Drink and Draw – Ohio.Proceeds from artwork sales as well as 10% of beer sale proceeds from the evening will benefit ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences), a local nonprofit outreach program designed to teach empowerment to adolescent girls.
Thank you to all of the artists who donated their work for this cause. Selected works are from past drink & Draw themed events.
Please join us that night to support our community while enjoying awesome beer! Street thyme will be setting up for dinner as well.
Lagunitas Beer lineup will include:
Lagunitas IPA
Hop Stoopid
Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale
Scare City #3 High- West Imperial Coffee Stout
Scare City #4 Imperial Wheat Wine

Family and Friends

Dublin Arts Council

Show Closing

Saturday May 16th


Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends

April 7 – May 16, 2015

Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends offers a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives: those with our families and friends. Bender and Vogel have both exhibited extensively in the Columbus area. Bender is best known for her clay sculptures, but also produces and exhibits drawings and paintings. Vogel’s background is in photography. Many of her works continue to connect to photographic images, often in unexpected ways. The artists excel in conveying the many dimensions of our closest relationships and in utilizing humor — sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark — to undercut sentimentality. Family and Friends brings together earlier and more recent works by both artists and will feature a new collaborative project that pays homage to a number of their mutual friends and mentors.

Gavin Bruce CreativenSculpture

Breast Cancer Awareness

Polaris Fashion Place

gavin heart

Please come check out Gavin Bruce‘s sculpture at the Polaris Mall.  It was created to promote breast cancer awareness and will be featured during registration for the Race for the Cure. If you come and see it,he would love to receive a photo of you with it! — at Polaris Fashion Place.


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