Franklinton and Downtown Columbus Make for an Art-FULL Weekend!

Okay, if you are complaining that there is nothing to do in our fair city then you are sadly mistaken! I hope I didn’t miss anything because there is soooo much going on…

And because this weekend has so much to do that I’m posting this early so you can chart out your best routes, timeline, etc. to hit all of these fun art filled events…it’s gonna be HOT, HOT, HOT in Columbus this weekend!!!

Franklinton 400 Days

400 West Rich Street

Friday June 12th

7-11 p.m.

400 days

Join the artists of 400 West Rich again for the June installment of 400 DAYS featuring work by Eric Shook and Tona Pearson! These long term friends are excited to be working together on a duo show that will knock your socks off! Join us in the promenade gallery from 7-11 p.m. on June 12th to see for the first time new works by both artists!
While you are in the building, stop and check out open studios throughout the building. It is an excellent time to see the inner workings and behind the scenes ascpect of how art comes together!
ALSO going on at the same time is Franklinton Fridays & the Columbus Arts Festival. Be prepared for a truly stellar art filled evening!

Bronx in the City

Ethical Arts Collective

Friday June 12th

4 – 9 p.m.


Too sunny at the Arts Fest? Stop by Ethical Arts Collective before, during or after your visit to the Columbus Arts Festival to connect with artist demos, photo shoots, food trucks and other hands-on activities.

The Work of Sarah Adrian

Franklinton Development Association

Friday June 12th

6-9 p.m.

sarah adrian

Join the Franklinton Arts District at our Urban Scrawl Pop-Up Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on June 12 as we feature Sara E. Adrian, fine artist! Sara’s work will be shown from 6 to 9:00 p.m.. on Friday and will be on view until July 7 (by appointment).
Sara Adrian has been involved in FAD as a board member from 07-09, and has been a part of Urban Scrawl most years since as a participating artist. She paints in acrylics and oils in a style that’s a mix of byzantine iconography, German expressionism, and new traditional tattoo ink work. Artwork featured will be a mix of painting and drawings. To learn more about the artist please visit her website at
The Urban Scrawl Gallery showcases the studio work of artists who have participated in past Urban Scrawl mural events. Visit our neighborhood during Franklinton Fridays to see what the entire creative community of Franklinton has to offer!

Game Show

The Vanderelli Room

Friday June 12th

7- 10 p.m.

game show

GAME SHOW is a group show, featuring artists’ interpretation of all that is “game” and all who play. It  will showcase 2D, 3D and performance art from several of Columbus’s leading artists.
There will be live painting competitions on the lawn presented by W.Ralph Walters’s “Artists Wrestling League” (AWL).
Please join in Friday, June 12th, as we celebrate the art of game!
***Artists’ Closing Reception is June 27th 7 pm-10 pm***

Rehab Tavern

Strange Characters: Donna McCarty Estep

Friday- July 3rd


All new works will be shown at Short North Tavern for the month of June! No official opening will be happening, however please stop by and enjoy some tater tots and a cold beverage while checking out the new stuff.

Columbus Arts Festival

Friday through Sunday

Scioto Mile in Downtown

columbus arts fest

The Columbus Arts Festival brings Visual Arts, Theatre, Film, Dance, Music, Art Activities, Kids Fun, Food Vendors, Adult Beverages and more to one 3 day outdoor Oasis for Art & Culture in the Midwest

columbus arts

While there, make sure you check out local artists at the Big Local Art Tent!

big local

Opening Reception: Rural Colors- Blue Mountain Pennsylvania

E.A.S.E. Gallery

Friday June 12th

7-9 p.m.


On view in the Projection Room June 12 – July 3; Opening reception June 12, 7-9 pm.
A digital video installation by Matt Swift.
Rural Colors is a series of short poetic experimental films that documents the natural landscapes of the world around us. This film utilizes a tracking shot of the stretch of the Pennsylvania Turn Pike that runs between Blue Mountain, Kittatinny Mountain and Tuscarora Mountain to paint a view of nature that exposes abstract asymmetrical designs verging on an ever changing linear perspective. Timed to music exploiting the brains superior colliculus (the area that connects visual information with audible information) the images become a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of color changing the original documented landscape into an aesthetic experience void of the details that influence our interpretation of such scenic views.

Park Street Festival

Friday and Saturday, June 12th and 13th

park street fest

Park Street Festival 2015 Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th. Crafters will be set up on Saturday, from Noon-7pm.
Kick off the summer festival season with the annual Park Street Festival, held on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th on Park Street in the Arena District. Park Street Festival is a two-day event featuring entertainment, arts & crafts, family fun, delicious food and great music for all ages.
The festivities will begin on Friday, June 12th, at 5 pm and continue through the evening of Saturday, June 13th, with live music and special events.
Whether you’re a parent looking for a great way to spend an afternoon with your kids, a food lover eager to taste an eclectic mix of the best food trucks & carts in Columbus, or a music fan looking to hear great live music and enjoy camaraderie among 20,000 friends, Park Street Festival is one event that offers something for everyone.
For more information, visit or, or search Park StreetFest on Facebook.

Grandview Digfest

Saturday June 13th 

4-10:30 p.m.


June 13th in the Grandview Yard is the 2015 Grandview Digfest from 4:00-10:30 p.m. Enjoy the best drinks, food, crafts and more from Grandview Heights and beyond.
Learn more about Digfest here:

The Day in the Life Arts Celebration

Bohemian Chik Jewelry

513 West Walnut Street

10 a.m. Friday June 12th- 6 p.m. June 14th

day in the life

Come celebrate the great outdoors with the art!! Featuring lots of artists with different styles and mediums. Wood burning and sculpting, live music, street art, soy candles, handmade jewelry, children’s books, adult coloring books, face painting, henna tattoos, airbrush sleeves, nature made Native Americana art, live art works by Our Own!! Scentsy on board! Rain drop foot therapy, Physic Readings (Air Conditioning), Camp Fire in the evenings!! Too much fun to miss!!

Moonlight Market

Gay Street

Saturday June 13th

6- 11 p.m.


The Moonlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival / marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. It takes place every second Saturday from April through October. The event draws thousands of visitors each month to enjoy the brick-and-mortar businesses in the area who stay open late with extended hours and special promotions, in addition to over 100 sidewalk vendors who pop-up to sell a wide variety of artisan products. Street musicians add musical ambiance and sidewalk patios come alive with al fresco diners. Mark your calendar and join the next Moonlight Market on Gay Street!


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