Summer Isn’t Winding Down for the Arts in This Town!

There is soooooooooooooooo much going on this weekend that there is absolutely NO EXCUSE to not get your butt out of the house and get your art on!!!!

First for the Babes among the crowd…

Creative Babes

Summer Edition

The Wonder Jam

Chesapeake Avenue

Thursday September 10th

6:30- 9:30

creative  babes

Hey babes, summer is on its last leg, so let’s get together for another hurrah! Everyone is really stoked to bring the babes together again for our 4th edition (woah). There will be a catch up to speed on current + upcoming projects, and hear from another totally Top Notch Babe. Come drink Manhattans with the babes  (BYOWhiskey) or BYOB per usual. At the last event many of you brought along snacks, so please feel free to keep that communal spirit alive!
Thank you to The Wonder Jam for offering up their rad warehouse space to accommodate the growing babe population.
The schedule of the night’s events is as follows.
6:30-7:00 – Babes, Booze, & Music
-Come out and mingle, have a drink if you please, and get comfortable.
7:00-8:00 – Babe Session
– sharing updates on the coloring book, and will announce some changes, growth, and ways to better connect you with all the babes.
8:00-8:30 – Top Notch Babe
-Another inspiring babe will join us to share her passions + story.
8:30-9:30 – After Party
– Stick around for additional babe badassery (and maybe even a dance party.)
The babes are really excited to see you, whether you’re a new or seasoned babe. All babes are welcome! Seriously, you don’t need a formal invitation.
HUGE thanks to the killer event sponsors : Death to the Stock Photo, Creative Community Group, The Micro Harvest, Compton Construction, LLC, and our hosts, The Wonder Jam.

AND Friday is hopping with Franklinton Fridays…Check out all that will be going on in the Franklinton Arts District Friday night, Short North and on campus!!!

First, campus:

Adjunct Potluck 2015

E.A.S.E. Gallery

30 W. Woodruff

7-9 p.m.


EASE welcomes you back to class with our annual ode to the unsung heroes of the American academic industry, the adjunct. Come sample the talents of this year’s roster. And never fear; our potlucks are always botulism-free.
September 11 – October 3;
Opening reception Friday, September 11, 7-9.

Theo Zanardelli
Diana Abells
Peter Morgan
Rob Thompson
Crystal Tursich
Carolyn Baginski

Then Short North!

Lindsay Gallery


6-9 P.M.

lindsay gallery

Construction, deconstruction and reconstruction… are the tearing apart and building up of images to get closer to their essence. Milwaukee welder Kendall Polster repurposes scrap metal for his sculptures and says that their birth in smoke and fire is itself a form of performance art. Columbus artist Troy Stith starts with sketchy painted portraits and then builds them up with layers of scavenged materials to represent our thoughts, experiences and feelings.

Next, Franklinton!

The Art Of Logan Schmitt

Franklinton Arts District Gallery

480 W. Town Street

6-9 p.m.


Join the Franklinton Arts District at our Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on August 14th as we feature the art of Logan Schmitt! The opening will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on Friday September 11th and will be on view until Sunday October 4th (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!

Peace, Love, Bling

Ethical Arts Collective

5-9:30 p.m.


It happens only once a year- the entire collection as well as all of  samples are 50% off.
Visit the Girl Cave during Franklinton Friday, sip champagne and pick up some treasures for your fall jewelry wardrobe.

in heaven and earth: the art of belief

The Art f W. Ralph Walters

The Vanderelli Room

7-11 p.m.

ralph vanderellli

Born in Southern Louisiana and raised Southern Baptist, W. Ralph Walters grew up appreciating the hellfire and brimstone imagery in the Bible, but found confusion in the abrasive response from those he went to seeking answers to questions about it. His own research opened a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of religion, and information on other religions, and how belief itself has shaped the course of history. Being fascinated with what people chose to believe led to a wealth of fascinating stories, all fodder for painting.
Completely self taught, Walters has developed techniques for layering acrylic color to overcome his severe colorblindness. He works as a freelance illustrator, primarily doing metal album covers and beer labels. Walters presently lives in Columbus with his wife and two pugs.

Soluble works by Tona Pearson

Rehab Tavern

7-11 p.m.


This will be the first time that a body of Tona Pearson‘s work will be on display in a solo setting. Come out and enjoy her amazing art while enjoying the wonderful libations available at Rehab Tavern. This show is in conjunction with Franklinton Fridays so there will be lots of awesome events to check out while you are down here!

Little Rock Bar

944 North Fourth

Chris Sherman DJ

9 p.m.- 2 a.m.

little rock

Every Friday, a Columbus DJ takes control of the Little Rock PA for the evening; showcasing their favorite music.
This week: the lovely Franklintonite, Chris Sherman!!!
No cover. Never will be.

Second Sight Studio

730 Bellows Avenue

Rebecca Lynn Copper

7-10 p.m.

second sight

In an ongoing project by Rebecca Lynn Copper, multiple reproductions are made of an ordinary object – a wooden stool – in relief print and painting. The work is an exploration of the value of utilitarian objects versus objects of art, appearance vs. purpose. As part of the project, the stool is slowly being sanded down to nothing.
Copper will be also exploring the ideas of art objects vs. socially-engaged and non-commodity art during her residency, and engaging with Franklinton residents through photography and other means.

Then Saturday expect to see and buy even more locally created art, crafts, food, etc!

Made Local Marketplace

Bridgewated Banquet and Conference Center

10561 Sawmill Pkwy  Powell


made local

Over 90 Local Vendors! Arts, Apparel, Crafts, Jewelry, Gifts, Food, Live Music and More! THIS IS A FREE EVENT!  Lots of local artisans will be there so come out and support local!!!!

Clintonville Art and Music Festival

Whetstone Rec Center



Get ready to celebrate Clintonville’s creative community when Clintonville Art & Music Festival returns Saturday, Sept. 12, at Whetstone Recreation Center! The 4th-annual neighborhood arts festival is hosted by Experience Clintonville, and features more than 30 arts and crafts vendors as well as live music performers.
The family-friendly lineup includes a few entertainers chosen to appeal specifically to kids, and a kids’ area with music, crafts and face painting will round out the fun at this free festival. Clintonville Arts & Music Festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Whetstone Recreation Center, 3923 N. High St. in Clintonville.
Vendors include: Wholly Craft, Trudy Brandenburg and Claudia Taller, Love Is/Jule’s Naturals, Valerie Cheski and Nikki Rehmert, Crime Cats, Three Friends One Brain, Ambiguous You, Alison Rose, Weeds World of Paper, Cutie Heads, Memoire Arts, Mamas + Tots, Spinfire Studio, Valerie Long Jewelry, Photos by Beth Armstrong, With the Grain, Alexandra’s Authentics, TL Yarn Crafts/ Ladybug Lane Originals, Fused Muse/John Lloyd/Pysanky Decorated Eggs, Quirky Clean, Jonathan Juravich, Marang Studios, SoKava Designs, Brenda Churchill and Ann Stringer, Smith’s Sundries, Pigtails Ink, GoodDogArt, Backyard Living, Paul Atwell, Tracy Drummond, Megalo Designs, Pat Merkle/Kindermusik
Sponsors include Casto, Clintonville Outfitters, Clintonville Beechwold Community Resources Center, Crawford Hoying, Mozart’s, Olympic Indoor Tennis Club, Raising Cane’s, Weiland’s Market and Wholly Craft

2015 Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair

Center and Main Streets

10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Join in the fun at the  2015 Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair.  Crafty by Nature will be there along with lots of other local artisans.
Art & Street Fair, Arts & Crafts, Food & Music, Car Show & Sunflower Show, Games & Rides, and More!

BUT, it’s not over yet!!! In the evening Saturday

Moonlight Market

Gay Street

6-11 p.m.

moonlight market

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 us at the next Moonlight Market on Gay Street!
The Moonlight Market 2015 Season is made possible by our presenting sponsor: Telhio Credit Union!

Plume and Providence: Mary Ann Crago


7-10 p.m.


plume: a long, soft feather or arrangement of feathers used by a bird for display or worn by a person for ornament.
providence: the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power.
A Solo exhibition by Mary Ann Crago, curated by Lorenzo Doyle.

AND if you are still looking for things to do head out on Sunday to….

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market 
SUNDAY, September 13th
Roosevelt Coffeehouse
300 East Long St. – Downtown
10am – 2pm

pop upCome shop local makers:
– Thumbprint Gardens
– Jon Juravich Art
– I Was Made For You
-The Velocicrafter
Good coffee for Good.
Roosevelt is a nonprofit business supporting – Clean Water – Fighting Hunger – Fighting Human Trafficking –
Grab more details here:

Feeling energetic? This is for you!!

Open Streets Columbus

Fourth Street


open streets

The second annual Open Streets Columbus is taking place Sunday September 13th in downtown Columbus from 12-4 pm. If you weren’t able to join last year, Open Streets is a free initiative that temporarily closes streets to cars and opens them up for people of all ages and abilities to bike, skateboard, yoga, run, and more. Imagine your very own urban playground! This year, theywill be closing 0.6 miles of Fourth St.(between Main St. and Broad St.). They have even more activities this year including, badminton sets, large Jenga sets, a large Twister board, shuffle board, a rock climbing wall, a large Scrabble board, roller skating, and two session of yoga brought to you by POGA Columbus and Seven Studios (bring your mats). To learn more, visit the website:]
Share this event, far and wide. Come experience Open Streets Columbus, where streets are made for people.
See you in the streets!

And if you feel like stitching and bitching! Get your creativity stoked with this event!

Sip & Stitch with Columbus Handmade

Yarn It & Haberdashery

1093 W. First Ave.

1-3 p.m.

sip and stitch

If you have a business spinning, weaving, dying, knitting, crocheting, or have thought about opening one, we’re talking to you! Join several web business owners from Columbus Handmade at Yarn It & Haberdashery to share stories, swap ideas, and meet other business-minded yarnaholics. Bring your current project to work on. Light refreshments will be provided.
Special Guests:
Heather Lewis, Co-Owner of Sol Heritage
Meredith Mendoza, Owner, 8 Little Monkeys
Toni Lipsey, Owner, TL Yarn Crafts
This event is open to everyone. You do not need to be a Columbus Handmade member to attend, but if you’re interested…
Columbus Handmade (formerly Etsy Team Columbus) is a collective of creative entrepreneurs with both online and local community presence. We strive to provide members with resources and exposure to facilitate their business growth and expand their professional networks. Through social media, regular meetings, networking events, and craft shows, we strive to foster a community of encouragement and excitement.
Instagram: @columbushandmade
Yarn It & Haberdashery is the newest LYS (local yarn store) of your dreams. Owner Esther Hall’s philosophy is to partner with hard-working, small artisans to bring you the best collection of yarn and notions available. Aside from the luscious fiber and supplies, you’ll find a diverse offering of classes and a generally awesome vibe.

BUT the fun and art don’t end this weekend….you can also get out on Tuesday night to see lots of local artists and take in some yummy grub at Shadowbox:





RAW Columbus Presents “BOLD”
40+ ARTISTS    All tickets are $15 online pre-sale if purchased through an artist profile and directly support that artist with the cost of their showcase! Support local artists!
Check out all the artists featured and purchase tickets


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