Franklinton Fridays and More This Weekend

Get your weekend started at Dick’s on Thursday and then jump right into Franklinton Fridays!!!  Lots to do all weekend….

 Dick’s Den

Take Away Sound and Vision Bathroom Art Installation

Thursday April 7th

6-8 p.m.


Join these 2  local artists for an opening night artists’ reception at Dick’s Den…And by art,they mean a TAKE AWAY SOUND + VISION BATHROOM ART INSTALLATION… brought to you by Emily Applewater and Laura Jane Evert. It will be potluck style, so feel free to bring a dish or just yourself!  This is a warm up event for  FRIDAY’S DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE SHOW. If you are not already a fan, prepare to turn and face the strange!
David Bowie Tribute Page:


Call for artists!!!

Big Local Art Tent


Organizers are working hard on making the Big Local Art Tent section of the Columbus Arts Festival better than ever! This year, they will be expanding the space and having a stand alone tent for all of the independent artists* in Columbus to share and sell their art!
If you would like to take part in this AWESOME event, please see the links for more information on how to sign up!
Link to the sign up form:
*If you are affiliated with one of the local art groups or collectives, please let them know to reach out to us about joining the Big Local group tent! The independent tent will be reserved for independent artists only!

Growing a Community


You are cordially invited to participate in 400 W Rich’s upcoming “Growing a Community: a Benefit for Franklinton Gardens” show! Coordinators are looking for art from artists of all ages and mediums that represent growth, community, and especially gardens!
They are also looking for donations from local businesses and artists with which to create raffle packages, so please them if you have stuff you would like  included!
Coordinators will be accepting artwork that is HANG READY or PEDESTAL READY at the end of June. There will be a 50% commission for all sold pieces, but you will have the option to donate a larger amount. Money will paid out within 30 days of show end. Franklinton Gardens is a 5013C which means that they can give tax forms to artists who sell pieces upon request. All participating artists will need to sign a non liability waiver. If you have any questions, please feel free to message 400 W Rich, Tona Pearson, or Richard Willes and they will be happy to help you out!

And speaking of Franklinton, it’s that time of the month!!!  Franklinton Fridays!  Check these events out:

Heather Marks and Tiffany Christopher: Opening Reception

Friday April 8th

7-10 p.m.

april 400

Join Cap City Creative members, Heather Marks and Tiffany Christopher for their shows at 400 Days.  Heather’s (W)Reckoning and Tiffany’s Vita Post Mortem will be on display in 400 West Rich gallery during Franklinton Friday so make sure to stop by!

Steve Jebbett: Studio Opening at 129 Studios

Friday April 8th

7 p.m.

steven j

Join artist and CCC member Steven Jebbett as he celebrates his studio at 129 Studios!

Glass Axis: Free Glass Blowing


Friday April 8th

6-8 p.m.


Join the artists at Glass Axis this Friday from 6-8 pm during Franklinton Fridays for a free glass blowing demo featuring Nichole Vitchner and Nicole Bean from CCAD! Also, see their current gallery exhibition featuring Elizabeth Johnson Art Glass, LLC! Her realistic ‪#‎glass‬ berry ‪#‎jewelry‬ make the perfect‪#‎MothersDay‬ gift! Refreshments will be provided.

Rehab Tavern

Deciduous Observers: Danielle Forbes

Friday April 8th

6 p.m.- close

Danielle F

Deciduous Observers is the newest body of work by Danielle Forbes, together for the first time this April at Rehab Tavern. The work illustrates personified visions of trees, in surreal fantasized landscapes. Danielle describes the series as her take on what trees are in the world around us, “silent, sometimes ancient, observers of history, my life next to a tree’s is merely a moment in time.” The body of work was first inspired nearly a year ago by Celtic mythology- specifically the deity of Bridgid- a mother goddess of new life. Over time, Ms. Forbes has found these personified trees describe human relationships, how they grow together or tear apart. “This work has become my own spiritual journey, allowing me to work through and illustrate my own emotions.”
Join Ms. Forbes Friday April 8th at 6pm for the show’s opening during the Franklinton Fridays art walk. Rehab Tavern is located off W. Town St, just west of COSI in the Franklinton neighborhood.

The Whatever Show

129 Studios

Friday April 8th

8 p.m. – 12 a.m.


Hakim Callwood is  going to have a show for his birthday or whatever. Everybody’s invited to come check out some cool art and music!!
129 McDowell street, Columbus, Ohio

You Light Up My Life

The Vanderelli Room

Friday April 8th

7-10 p.m.

vanderelli april

You Light Up My Life, is an exhibition of Illuminated works. The invited artists confront the concept of illumination through creating works that emit light, reflect light, or contain elements similar to those techniques found in illuminated manuscripts.
Join Tiffany Boggins and Walter Herrmann by the purge fire at sundown, and let go the energies you wish to release. Beginning at 8:45, The Dead Beats, featuring Daniel Stucky, Cullen Daniel III, Dan Rivera and Cheb Mo. will perform along with the belly dancing troup, Mythic Moves, featuring Sahira, Salaysha, Jinyi and Daniel Stucky.
Artists include: Kat Marie Moya, Jay Mueller, Caroline Kraus, David Denniston, Angela Jann, Catherine Bell Smith, Shawn McMillian, Claire Smith, Dana Lynn Harper, Christopher Tennant, Grant Gilsdorf, Patti Von Niessen, Andrew Lundberg, Tiffany Boggins, and MORE!

OAL: X Space

The Revenge of El Destructo: Dan Gerdeman

Friday April 8th

7-10 p.m.

Ohio Art League X Space brings you The Revenge of El Destructo, artwork by Dan Gerdeman curated by Andrew Ina


Exhibition duration: April 1 – May 13, 2016
Opening reception: April 8, 7-10pm
Artist talk: May 13, 6pm
Closing reception: May 13, 7-10pm
El Destructo is a symbol for the dichotomy of human nature. He is petty and heroic. He is whimsy with savagery. He is the fragile skin we can see and blood and bones hidden from sight. He’s a mack truck full of emotional, sexual, and social relationships thrown into a blender with a cupcake, a knife, a lemon, and a fart joke. He is us.
Dan Gerdeman grew up in North Baltimore, Ohio. One of eight children, he was raised on a steady diet of Marvel Comics, classic movies, and Life Magazine. Trained at BGSU and Ohio State, he is an art teacher at Hilliard Davidson High School.

Pop-Up Art Show 

Wild Goose Creative

Saturday April 9th

3-5 p.m.

justin wild goose

Join these 5 artists as they show their works and party!  Bound to be a great little show!

This Inspired That

Open Door Art Studio and Gallery

Saturday April 9th

5-7 p.m.


This Inspired That is a collaborative exhibition featuring artists and staff from Open Door and specially invited local artists. Staff and guest artists selected a work of art made by a studio artist that inspired them. They used that spark of inspiration to create a companion piece of art. Both works are displayed side-by-side in this unique and engaging exhibit.

Mac Worthington Gallery

Fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation

Saturday April 9th

6-9 p.m.

mac fund

 ART SALE FUND RAISER …Mac Worthington Gallery is pleased to host The Sunshine Kids Foundation Children’s Hospital Kids Cancer art sale benefit.  Delicious appetizers | full wine bar | live entertainment
138 N. High Street, downtown Columbus, Ohio
plenty of parking…Stop in. Enjoy the evening. Help the kids.

Moonlight Market

Gay Street

Saturday April 9th

6-11 p.m.


The first Moonlight Market on 4/9 will feature Paw Paw Creek Honey & Berry Farm, Ghetto Vintage, Ridiculously Good Salsa, Onyx Exchange,Worth and more! Even if it’s chilly, stop by and check out all of the creative folks selling their art and wares!!


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