But Wait! There’s More Art This Weekend!!!!

You didn’t get your shopping done yet and you still want to support locally based art and artists???  No worries!  There are plenty more opportunities to do just that in the coming week.  The merriment begins Wednesday!



Open 3-days:
Wednesday, December 9th, 6PM – 9PM
Friday, December 11th, 5PM – 10PM
Sunday, December 13th, 12PM – 5PM
For the holidays this year, Tacocat is hosting a holiday pop-up gift shop featuring a large collection of artwork and handmade goods priced below $200. Guests have the ability to choose from a large selection of wallet-friendly original works.
Come join Craftin’ Outlaws to make your own gift wrap. For $10, you design your own 24×36 sheet of gift wrap, 2 small gift boxes and 3 gift tags. Supplies, stamps, pens and markers included in price of this make-and-take opportunity. Workshop cost is included with any artwork purchase.
Do you have gifts you need to wrap in secret? Bring them over to the gallery and wrap your gifts for $5. We will have gift wrapping paper in bulk available to you. Spend some time wrapping those gifts that you want to make a surprise. Workshop cost is waived with any artwork purchase made in the gallery.

Roscoe Room

Smile Line Project Update


5-10 p.m.


Please stop by to see the progress of the project and enjoy great music by Chris Shaw, playing his original work for the evening. Light refreshments will be provided. Suggested $1 donation at the door.
Address: 60 Parsons Ave.(Corner of Oak and Parsons Ave)
Smile Lines Project is about an exhibition of paintings, created by artist Suzanne Betz Gallagher, intent on reducing the suicide rate of Veterans. But included with each painting is a statement, gleaned by interviews of each volunteer, often while they sit for the paintings being made, that share their personal skill sets and resilience. It is a multilayered study of character and strength. Each portrait helps celebrates that we all have more smile lines to earn

Franklinton Fridays is this week and there is sooooo much to see, do and buy!

First, let me plug one of my favorite guys…

ralph 1

One of my favorite photographers and previously featured artists, Ralph Corriveau, will  be having a studio clearance sale during Franklinton Fridays from 7:00-10:00 pm, and then again on Saturday for the 400 W. RIch St. Festivus celebration. All work will be deeply discounted!!! He will also have a photo in Midwest Photo Exchange’s Environmental portraiture show, to be held Friday night in their learning center at 3286 North High St. from 5:00-7:30 pm. (They tell him there will be food and beverages!)

Ethical Arts Collective and Peace-Love-Bling

Holiday Shopping/Sale

4 p.m.- ?

peace love

Every holiday should be filled with Peace and Love and… of course, Bling.
Recharge and enjoy some sanity while taking care of your holiday shopping by going in the Girl Cave this Friday..
The Girl Cave and the Collective will be open Friday Evening with wine and champagne flowing from 4 O’clock on.
Everything is 30% off in our studio and online now through Sunday, December 13.
A special feature in the studio will be the ‘$10 TREE’- a Christmas tree covered with jewelry costing $10 or less.

Franklinton Arts District’s Urban Scrawl Gallery

The Art of Daniel Painter

6-9 p.m.

daniel painter

Join the Franklinton Arts District at our Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on December 11th as we feature the art of Daniel Painter! The opening will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on December 11th and will be on view until Sunday, January 3rd (by appointment).

Ohio Art League

Opening Reception

X Space

400 West Rich

7-11 p.m.

x space

Ohio Art League is pleased to invite you to the opening of X Space, providing a flexible, experimental space for our members to create projects and programming with the community.
Please join the group for the opening of Ohio Art League X Space on Friday, December 11.
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Partner preview for  donors.
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Welcome members and the general public. If you’re not yet a member of OAL, this is the time and place to join. Members will have the opportunity to propose programming in this new space, join committees, and sign up for opportunities.
7:30 – 8:00 pm
Ohio Art League annual member meeting – Don’t miss this update on where Ohio Art League has been over the last year and where they are headed in 2016.
Visual art by:
M.J. Bole, Dan Gerdeman, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Angela Jann, Amy Leibrand, Charles Massey, Jr., Andrew McCauley, OBLSK, Barbara Vogel, Jennifer Wood, Jeremy Wood
Music by:
Perennial Rye & DJ Krate Digga
Partner organizations offering new benefits to Ohio Art League members:
Wexner Center for the Arts & Phaidon Books
Ohio Art League X Space: a multidisciplinary project and programming space in partnership with Franklinton Arts District at 400 West Rich Street Art Studios.

Cap City Creatives

Artisan Market

400 West Rich

7-10 p.m.

art market

CCC is setting up for the Artisan Market during the December Franklinton Fridays at 400 West Rich.

Cloud City Collective: A Tribute to Star Wars

The Vanderelli Room

7-10 p.m.

vanderelli 1

Cloud City Collective is a group show featuring Star Wars themed art created by artists in central Ohio.

Featured artists include: Rob Jones, Cyrus Fire,Tona Pearson, Tiffany Boggins, Brent Elam, W. Ralph Walters, Jay Mueller, Jason Kincaid, Chris Fields, Adam Brouillette, Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr., Rich Morrison, Donovan Taylor Roth, Ken Mosley, Nick Elam, Christopher Tennant, Derek Stewart, Randal Pearson, Steve Jebbett, Danielle Forbes, Grant Gilsdorf, Josh Ramsey, Julie Whittaker, Charles Poe, James Kindler and more!!!!

400 Days at 400 West Rich

Many Shows in Galleries

7-10 p.m.

400 days

Join the artists of 400  during Franklinton Fridays for another great show! Visit original works by tenants Colleen Rosshirt and Derek Stewart in the Northern and Lounge galleries upstairs, and a C-NOTE show in the Promenade with all art $100 or less!
‘Tis the season for buying gifts! Stop by our man open studios while you are in and pick up something perfect!

Everybody Knows Your Name: Art by Donna McCarty-Estep

Rehab Tavern

7-11 p.m.


“Everybody Knows your Name” is the fifth and final solo show of 2015 for Donna McCarty- Estep. This solo show, which stays in a similar portrait focused vein to other solo shows of the year, will highlight famous movie and television characters from the past and present.
Please join Donna for the opening on the next Franklinton Friday on December 11th from 7-11pm at Rehab Tavern. Stop by to warm up, have a drink or a snack and introduce yourself.She will also have some limited edition hand pulled prints for sale at the opening! Cash/Credit and PayPal accepted.
The show will be up thru the beginning of January if you cannot make it to the opening!

Then come back to 400 West Rich for more fun on Saturday!!!



10 a.m.- 6 p.m.


400 West Rich’s Holiday Market is back!
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year where we come together in a HUGE art filled warehouse to air out grievances, shop from local bakers, makers, and crafters, check out great art from 3 different galleries, explore the building and meet artists in their studio’s, perform feats of strength, jam to rad tunes from the DJ, buy food from food trucks, and more.
This year 400 West Rich many artists will also exhibiting in the C-Note show, pricing artwork at really affordable prices of $100 or less.
400 West Rich will also be accepting non-perishable food, clothing, toiletries, and toys that we will be donating to non-profit outreach organizations in Franklinton. There will be colorfully wrapped boxes throughout the building to drop off any items you decide to donate.

Made Local Marketplace

Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center



9 a.m.-4 p.m.


The biggest Made Local Marketplace show EVER is THIS SATURDAY!!! SHOP LOCAL from 130 Ohio makers and finish all of your holiday shopping in one place. Saturday December 12th from 9-4 at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center 10561 Sawmill Parkway Powell OH 43065 invite your friends!!!

Open Door Art Studio

Annual Winter Sale


12-4 p.m.


It’s time again for Open Door’s Annual Holiday Sale! Everything in the studio will be 40% off and tshirts are marked down to $20. It’s a great time to stock up on holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

Crafts Gone Wild 

Wild Goose Creative


12-5 p.m.


The annual community craft fair Crafts Gone Wild! is taking place on Saturday, December 12th from 12-5pm and visit fantastic local vendors and some from out-of-state!

Head to Dublin for Terra Gallery’s Art Walk…

Terra Gallery and Historic Dublin

Dublin Art Walk


1-9 p.m.


Invited artists from around Ohio, businesses and organizations in the Historic Dublin area have come together with one main goal, to enrich the community through the arts in Dublin, Ohio. The Dublin Art Walk features local accomplished artists out live paintings and leading demonstrations, live music, an artful scavenger hunt (#crazycritterhunt) that is great for the whole family, and a kids activities at the Dublin Library where kids will be creating holiday crafts with artist Yasue Sakaoka and making a large scale paper sculpture that will be on display at the library through January 9th.

Wholly Craft 


7 p.m.-12 a.m.

wholly craft

It’s that time of year! Join Wholly Craft for the annual Midnight Madness Sale on Saturday night. Free photos with the Holiday Ape, rotating hourly sales (everything will go on sale at some point!), free tote bags for first 50 people, door prizes, chocolate fountain, and more! It’s the most FUN you’ll ever have holiday shopping!

It’s that time again! Join us for Midnight Madness on Saturday December 12th from 7pm to 12am! Midnight Madness is a sale, party, and open house rolled into one–you’d never think holiday shopping could be SO MUCH FUN!

ANND….if you feel like making a trip south to my Alma Mater, check out the Athens Art Guild’s show!!

Athens Art Guild Holiday Shoppe

Athens Community Sale

December 12th (10-5) and 13th (12-5)


Holiday Shoppe showcases over 40 local artists and craftsmen. We will have our best available for you so that you can find a gift for everyone on your list. Open 10-5 on Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday. Please join us for the day.

And then head to New Albany for…

Evolution of Journey: Tood Buschur

Hayley Gallery


5-9 p.m.


The last exhibition of the year features Urbana, OH fine artist Todd Buschur in his fourth solo show at Hayley Gallery. Todd’s work will be on display through February 13, 2016.

And Sunday…Franklinton is abuzz again!

Cheers! An Art+Music Market

Strongwater Food & Spirits


12- 6 p.m.


Let’s celebrate the holidays with killer handmade goods, drinks, and local music at Cheers! An Art + Music Market thrown by Creative Babes of Columbus. There will be 30 vendors selling items and services like jewelry, cards, photography, design, and handmade items, along with a great line-up of musicians playing all day.

Babes will also be partnering with Girls on the Run, a non-profit that works with young women to inspire them to be joyful, healthy and confident using a program that creatively integrates running.


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