The Dog Days (DAZE??) of Summer Bringing ART to Columbus!

I got back from Florida just in time for a bunch of fun art happenings!  There are tons of things going on for the next few weeks but let’s focus just on this weekend, OK?

Friday is pretty awesome…

Food Truck Festival

Columbus Commons

Friday- Sunday

food truck

The 5th annual Columbus Food Truck Festival will be held Friday August 14th, Saturday August 15th & Sunday August 16th! Friday and Saturday will be at the Columbus Commons and “New this year:added a Sunday event from 12 pm to 6 pm at the parking lot adjacent to Columbus Commons at the corner of Third and Rich streets for those of you who weren’t able to make it to the park on Friday and Saturday.”. The Columbus Food Truck Festival is a three-day event featuring over 70 of the best food trucks in Ohio, music, arts & crafts, kids’ activities and family fun for all ages.The foodie feast begins Friday, August 15th at 12 pm and continues through the evening of Sunday, August 16th with great food live music and special events.

Whether you’re just looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, a food lover eager to taste a delicious mix of the best food trucks & carts in Ohio or a music fan looking to experience the sounds of local and national recording artists perform live, The Columbus Food Truck Festival is one event that offers something for everyone. And the organizers are proud to announce their collaboration this year with the Marines Family Support Services and Music Loves Ohio. The Columbus Food Truck Festival has donated over $22,000 to local charities over the last 4 years.

A Cut Above Cuisine, Alice’s Comfort Table, Aromaku, Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food, BJ Events Greek Food, Britt’s Sweet Shop, Buckeye Snack Shack, Butchs Italian Cafe, Cupzilla-Korean BBQ, Dave’s Caribbean Food, Donatos Street Pizza, Dos Hermanos Taco Truck, El TUZO TACO, En Place Foods, Fun’l Frenzy Food Truck, Market District Foodie Truck, Gigi’s Cupcakes Columbus, Ohio (Polaris), Go Cupcake, Holy Smoke BBQ, Hot Chicken Takeover, Island Noodles Florida, Just Jerks, Katie’s Beef Jerky, Kinetic, Land Yacht BBQ, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Loops Food Truck, Mai Chau Truck, Mediterranean Grill, MISFITS BBQ, Mixing Bowl Asian Grill, Mojo Tago, Native Eats, Niko’s Street Eats, Papa Nicks Food Truck, Pita Pockets Cajun Cafe, Pitabilities, Pizza Cottage Lancaster, Phillybusterfoodtruck, Rados Foodservice inc., Schmidt’s Sausage Truck, SteamRoller Bagel Sandwiches, Sticky Finger Foods, Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery, Taco Sherpa, The Grub Gallery, The Gyro Guy, Umami Bites, Weldons’ Ice Cream, Yumii Kettle Corn Company, Big Bamboo’s Dockside Grill, Paddy Wagon Food, Skyward grille & catering, Yabo’s Tacos – Upper Arlington, Herb’n Food Truck, Lily’s Mini Delights, The Burrito Bus, Manny & Sons, Specialty Cakes and Desserts, HungryMonkey FoodTruck, Juniors Tacos, Melty Crüe Food Truck, Dre’s Place BBQ, and Sublime Smoke!!

Main Stage:
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, Forest & the Evergreens, Erika Hughes and The Well Mannered, The Rust Belt Rumble Family Band, Travelers By Dawn, Erica Blinn, and DJ Matty Sexton.

Groove U – Music Loves Ohio Stage:
Angela Perley special acoustic performance, Playing To Vapors, The High Definitions, Osage, FRIENDLY FAUX, Fingers, Indigo Wild, and DJ Charles Erickson of DamnGirl.

Wholly Craft, Cori Erin, Backyard Living, CollarDoos, Kpughdesigns, The Boutique Truck, Valerie Long Jewelry, State of Devotion, Elder Forest Soap, Red Giraffe Designs, AmyD, Simply Vague – Local Artisan Market, Real. leather stuff, Local Liberation, Jennifer’s Custom Designs, Sugar Pie Tees, Carmacazzi, ReVamped Jems, Money-Rings, alison rose, Bullenbeisser, Amado Tunkara, Eight-23 Boutique, What the Rock?!, State & Third, 2 Urban Hippies, Quirky Clean, Poor Sparrow, Thirty-One Harper, Bako, Vitari boutique, Artists, Poets, & Soldiers Clothing Company, BeeTree Eco Art, Mujeres Indigenas, Nom Nom Nom, Uniquely Designed by Lois, Centsable Fashions.

Franklinton Fridays

400 and 480 West Rich

6-9 p.m. and 7-11 p.m.

mt bush

YOU’RE INVITED! 6-9 p.m.
Join the Franklinton Arts District at their Urban Scrawl Gallery (480 West Rich) during Franklinton Fridays on August 14th as they feature the art of M.T Bush! The opening will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on Friday August 14th and will be on view until Monday September 8th (by appointment).
The Urban Scrawl Gallery showcases the studio work of artists who have participated in past Urban Scrawl mural events. Visit the neighborhood during Franklinton Fridays to see what the entire creative community of Franklinton has to offer!
Head Games: Woeful Noise is a new show of abstractions from M.T. Bush , inspired by the Rorschach ink blot test, but moving toward a more figurative imagery.

400 days aug

August is going to be hot hot hot! Join 400 West Rich for Franklinton Fridays in the 400 Northern galleries to check out original artworks by Cory Davidson. The promenade gallery will feature and installation by Sue Cavanaugh.While you are in the building, please check out  open artist studios, and the new seating area on the second floor!

Ethical Arts Collective

6-9 p.m.


The second Friday of every month The galleries, businesses, and institutions of East Franklinton will host an art crawl for the public! Visit the  Ethical Art Collective for fantastic vendors and music.

The Vanderelli Room

Chris Tennant: Opening Reception

7-11 p.m.

chris t

Chris Tennant takes inspiration from the city around him. The rich textures of old construction, mending, and erosion. His painting surface mimic this design, smooth new surfaces give way to fault lines of broken and torn edges. On top of these formed grounds he paints from observation.
Chris studied Fine Arts at Columbus College of Art and Design, focusing on painting and sculpture. In 2012 he was part of the Lego show at the Columbus Museum of Art, Think Outside the Brick. Currently he works in central Ohio as a studio artist and 3D designer.

Art Addicts Anonymous

Rehab Tavern

9 p.m.


This is an intervention that will only make your art addiction even more severe. It’s time for you to go to Rehab on Friday, August Fourteenth.

But wait!  There’s more on Saturday!!! Of course, more Food Truck merriment!!!


Cap City Creatives Birthday Celebration

AJ’s Cafe

6-9 p.m.

cap city

Cap City is turning 6! Please join CCC in celebrating their birthday at AJ’s Cafe this year. New work from several of their artists will be on display. A closing reception and birthday party will be held on Saturday August 15th at 6 pm!

Tacocat Cooperative

Exposed 3

6-9 p.m.


Tacocat Cooperative will celebrate its second year since opening the gallery to the public. To mark the occasion and to showcase the productivity that has happened in the space since opening, the co-operative will once again take over the gallery, showcasing new work by members of the group.

And a cause that is dear to my heart!!!

Friends of the Shelter

McConnell Arts Center
777 Evening Street

6:30- 9:30 p.m.

pup art

Join Friends of the Shelter for an evening of music, art (one of my pieces will be up for auction!) , appetizers & wine! Place a silent auction bid on a great selection of pet-related and other original artwork. Meet adoptable dogs who would love to be your new family member.  Proceeds go to helping dogs who come to the shelter in need of medical care.
Suggested Donation: $20


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