Things That Go Bump in the Night and So Much More This Weekend!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Halloween and the month of October?  Is it because my birthday starts the month?  Maybe!  Or is it cause I LOVE all things creepy scary and ghoulish? YES!!!!  Besides that, it’s the time of the year you can dress up and make a fool of yourself and it’s A OK!  That being said, there are plenty of things to get the creative juices going this weekend starting today…

 Buy local, support local and GET YOUR ART ON!


Fresh Crafts Gallery

2068 Arlington Avenue

1-8 p.m.


Lisa Robin Adkinson will be joining us for a trunk show with a variety of her beautiful jewelry as part of our American Craft Week celebration! Get a jump on your holiday shopping and talk to the artist herself about her unique collections and pieces!
Lisa Robin Adkinson’s unique jewelry designs are a reflection of her study of classic symbols and the patterns found in the architecture and design styles of the different cultures she has visited. Each design, be it a necklace, earrings, or cuff bracelet, embodies a particular emotional and spiritual connection, and her goal is to bring those feelings to life in every piece of jewelry she creates.
For more info about LIsa and her jewelry, visit

Gourds and Ghouls

Roscoe Room

Friday October 9th

7-10 p.m.


The Roscoe Room invites you to join them for GOURDS AND GHOULS, a group fine art show exhibition. Come join us Friday October 9th for the opening reception from 7pm-10pm to have some fun and support the Columbus Art community. Invite your friends and family to join and vote for the exhibition opening award, The Roscoe Award.
The show will also be on display through October during normal Roscoe Room hours.
The Roscoe Room
Custom Fine Art Studio
60 Parsons Ave
Columbus Ohio 43215

Material Evidence

EASE Gallery

October 9 – October 31

7-9 p.m.

Ten artists interpret the theme of “Material Evidence” through art that documents experience, explores unusual source materials, or redefines our perception of medium.
Each of the ten artists in this show also took part in a social art experiment called “The Artifact Project,” which seeks to illustrate the universality of human experience through objects that carry memory and resonance. Mementos with little or no external value are documented and given an elevated life as museum artifacts.
Video screenings of the artist interviews will take place throughout the exhibition. “The Artifact Project” is an ongoing work by Mona Gazala.
Featuring:Mona Gazala, Dana Lynn Harper, Dustin Nowlin, Jason Schwab, Jeni Hansen Gard, Alena Rosa Reyer, Elizabeth Nelson, Ruth Burke, Forrest Gard and Gabe Michael Kenney

Columbus Cultural Arts Center

Super Hero Installation

Friday October 9th

6-8 p.m.


Grand Gala opening! A group of Columbus area artists with disabilities have designed a 3-D Super Hero Art installation of heroic dimensions. Super Hero costume optional. Free

Glass Axis

October 9th -11th


Join Glass Axis for their 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch Sale! During October 9th -11th, come to Glass Axis to find all your fall glass needs from glass pumpkins from numerous local glass artists, to our walk-in classes where you can make your own glass pumpkin or fall-themed bead. Our Kennedy Galleries will also be featuring fall themed glass during it’s Rotating Holiday Exhibition, where each month during, October through December, the gallery will be changing out the glass with pieces that fit that month’s season and holidays. Plus as you are browsing, enjoy a delicious hand-roasted cup of Brioso coffee from  in-house coffee shop during the event.
Glass classes will be offered at a special discount rate during the duration of the Pumpkin Patch Sale. Blown Glass Pumpkins will cost $55 and Fall Bead workshops will cost $25. Workshops are first-come first-serve walk-in basis and will run Friday: 2pm-6pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am-3pm.
Located at their new spacious location at 610 W. Town St., Friday: 12pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm.

And then there’s Franklinton Fridays!!!

October 400 Days

6-11 p.m.
400 days
The Promenade Gallery (first floor) will have a fabulously frightful group show, perfectly themed for Halloween which just around the corner!
The Northern Gallery (second floor) will feature the magnificently surreal work of Jake Mensinger.
As always, artists will open their doors so that you can experience a behind the scenes look at a creative community filled with incredible talent. See how artists create their work and talk to them about what inspires their imagination!
Light drinks and snacks will be provided.

The Art of Mylesant Lopez

Urban Scrawl Gallery

6-9 p.m.

Join the Franklinton Arts District at our Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on October 9th as we feature the art of Mylesant Lopez! The opening will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on October 9th and will be on view until Sunday November 8th (by appointment).

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!

The Vanderelli Room

Common Thread

7-11 p.m.


Come explore the connection within new works from Simon La Bozetta, Chris Pemberton and Jonathan Ryan.

Rehab Tavern

A David Lynch Halloween

7-11 p.m.

Join the fun at REHAB TAVERN  (Franklinton Friday) for an exhibition of local art, films and more inspired by the strange and macabre work of filmmaker David Lynch!

In addition to art by some of Columbus’ finest, we will be screening some ‘Lynchian’ short films by local filmmakers and other Lynch-themed entertainment 🙂

Ethical Arts Collective

Central Ohio Art Teachers Exhibit

5-9 p.m.

ethical arts

Join in for music, art and a new exhibition of works by Central Ohio Art Teachers. Other creative vendors will be on hand as well, so stop by on your Franklinton Fridays tour.

Then Saturday….

Columbus Museum of Art

Community Cardboard Challenge

October 10th

Each week leading up to the Opening Celebrations (October 22-25) we’ll be highlighting more behind the scenes news about the new Margaret M. Walter Wing, and the final phase of CMA’s expansion.


New CMA: Creativity
Cultivating and exploring the creative process has become a major institutional focus at CMA. This value permeates the entire organization and guides us as we move forward. We champion new and different ways of thinking and doing. We celebrate the process and results of creativity. We provide opportunities for people to cultivate and discover the value of creativity in their own lives.

An example: the upcoming Community Cardboard Challenge on Saturday October 10, part of the Global Cardboard Challenge. CMA has partnered with the Past Foundation and several local schools including Montrose Elementary, Duxberry Arts IMPACT Elementary School, Columbus Gifted Academy, St. Andrew School, Scioto High School, Heritage Middle School, Metro Early College, eSTEM Academy, Wickliffe Progressive Elementary, and Evening Street Elementary.

Teachers, students, community members and CMA and PAST staff will issue challenges designed to encourage experimentation, build curious minds and stimulate critical thinking or, in other words, play.  Throughout the day, you’ll be encouraged to use your best creative thinking to answer those challenges using cardboard, tape and other recyclables. For more information visit:

Are you Afraid of the Art?

Open Door Studio

5-7 p.m.

are youAre You Afraid of the Art? is an exhibit of creepy, crawly artworks of all kinds. Monsters and witches and zombies, OH MY! See these and so much more at our annual Halloween masquerade event that’s full of hocus pocus, costumes, make-believe, and of course, lot’s of Candy!
Please join them for our annual Halloween exhibit, Are You Afraid of the Art?, don’t forget to wear your costumes!

Moonlight Market

Gay Street

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.
The Moonlight Market 2015 Season is made possible by our presenting sponsor: Telhio Credit Union!

But wait!!!! There’s more going on on Sunday!

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market Pop-Up
SUNDAY, September 27th
Roosevelt Coffeehouse
300 East Long St. – Downtown
10am – 2pm

pop up

Come shop local makers:
Simply Local
– Ori Bee, LLC
– A Mess Of Good
– Backovski Designs
– Simpleton
– Calico Joy
Good coffee for Good.
Roosevelt is a nonprofit business supporting
– Clean Water – Fighting Hunger – Fighting Human Trafficking –
Grab more details here:

And if you feel like spending a day at the movies…

There are a bunch of great independent flicks playing at Gateway Film Center

AND every day through October enjoy:



2 and 7 p.m.

showings of Hitchcock’s films!!


The Soloist: 11:30

My Left Foot: 2:00

Promised Land: 4:00

Big Night: 6:00

Boy Meets Girl: 8:00


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