June Starts with Art!

This month starts with LOTS of art all over town.  I’m sorry that I will miss some of them because of making a trip to my hometown, Pittsburgh…but YOU don’t have to miss any of them!


Columbus Cultural Arts Center

Art in the House Student Exhibition

Wednesday June 1st

2 p.m.


The Columbus Cultural Arts Center‘s Loft Gallery hosts an exhibition of artwork created by students in the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education‘s Art in the House program June 1-29. Through Art in the House, OAAE and partner TRANSIT ARTS provide arts enrichment experiences for students in the youth programs of the Columbus Foundation of Settlements.
The exhibition features work produced by students in the K-6 and teen programs of Central Community House, Gladden Community House, St. Stephen’s Community House, CRC – The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center and Community Development For All People.
The exhibition runs June 1-29,

Starting Thursday...

OAL Riffe Gallery

Artist Workshop: Career Workshop on Creating Artist Statements

Thursday June 2nd

2-4:30 p.m.


Led by Columbus Artist, Esther Hall, this creative career workshop focuses on crafting artist statements and biographies that truly convey your goals and intentions as an artist. Whether you are a new artist or veteran in the field, artist statements are constantly evolving andd changing as you grow and develop. Join us for this workshop to see how you can make your artist statement work for you as you apply to shows and seek grant funding.
This workshop is free (!) but registration is required as spaces are limited.
Register today by emailing Melissa at mhsullivan@vsao.org, or calling 614.241.5325.
This workshop is part of the annual Careers in the Arts Workshops sponsored by VSA Ohio and the Ohio Arts Council.

Tacocat Cooperative

Getchasome: Sharon Dorsey

Thursday June 2nd

6-9 p.m.


Tacocat Cooperative is proud to host the new works of Sharon Dorsey curated by Claire Smith.Please join the cooperative on June 2nd for an opening reception from 6-9pm.
“GETCHASOME!” was the battlecry I declared for myself and those around me at the beginning of 2016. It’s a phrase that we used to say all the time when I was younger, usually in reference to achieving a sexual act somewhere between 2nd base and home plate. This year I’m taking back the phrase to sum up these things:
The truth is, you might die before you go to sleep tonight. Or I might die. And wouldn’t it be nice if we had something lovely to leave behind? I present to you my “some”. I challenge you to get yours.
Bring your appetite because Challah Food Truck will be at the opening, serving delicious food all your hungry mouths!

Pacesetters’ After Hours: Pizutti Collection

Thursday June 2nd

6:30-8:30 p.m.


This week another installment of Pacesetters After Hours presented by PNC Arts Alive! After doors close, one of the world’s most important collections of contemporary art provides the inspirational backdrop to a night of culture and community. Grab a colleague or two and connect with fellow art lovers and cultural enthusiasts.
Explore the Robert Beck | Robert Buck: States of America exhibition while you enjoy craft cocktails from OYO I Middle West Spirits, specialty brews from Rockmill Brewery, and the music of DJ Patrick.
This event is 21 and over

Summer Show of Abtracts: Marcia Evans Gallery

Friday June 3rd

5:30-8:30 p.m.


“Summer Show of Abstracts” opens Friday, June 3rd and runs thru August 28th, 2016 …. Abstract works of Art by local Artists / Paintings & Mixed Media at the Marcia Evans Gallery
Ellis Beckwith, Michael Halliday, Simon La Bozetta, Kate Morgan, Chris Pemberton, Annette Poitau, Judy Romanello, Robert Tavani, JT Thompson, Roger Williams, Matt Wollcott

Gallery 831

Layered Dimensions

Friday June 3rd

6-9 p.m.

Gallery 831

L’Andrae Bradley and Arlo Moon show their works this Friday!

934 Gallery: Vapid Conventialities


June 4th

7-11 p.m.


The Oompa Loompas have been busy at 934 Gallery! Our doors open to the spectacle of the Vapid Conventionalities exhibition next Saturday, June 4, 7 – 11 pm, featuring installation sculpture by Holly Wilson.

 Zassy’s Annual Spring/Summer Barn Sale & Vendor Market

All Weekend!


Barn Sale Dates: •VIP Preview Shopping NIght•
Friday, June 3rd – 5:30pm-9pm Tickets will be $10 and MUST be purchased in advance. Link here: http://zassystreasures.com/shop/string-art/ticket-vip-preview-shopping-night-060316/
Coming on VIP Night gives you the full experience and first dibs on all the unique treasures & parking is FREE.
Saturday, June 4th – 10am-4pm Admission is Free – Parking $3
Sunday. June 5th – 11am-4pm Admission is Free – Parking $3
All 3 days they will have awesome shopping with 50 plus vendors, great food and live music on  22 acre Family Farm located in Grove City, Ohio!
Food List:
Zassy’s Caboose
The Bluegrass Kitchen Mobile Cafe & Music Venue
Posh Nosh Luncheonette
Britt’s Sweet Shop
Grateful Grahams
Buttercream Bakery
Fudge Faced

White Cottage Barn Flea

Thornville OH

All weekend!


White Cottage Barn Flea
An eclectic gathering of talented vendors
Vintage Home & Garden Goods ~ Shabby ~ Farmhouse ~ Industrial ~ Antiques ~ Jewelry ~ Artisan Wares
Friday, June 3rd 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday, June 4th 10:00 – 3:00
Free Admittance ~ Food Truck ~ Vendors Inside & Out
13917 Zion Rd Thornville OH 43076 (Use GOOGLE MAPS for the most accurate directions)

No Place: Planet Cool

Ben Quinn

Sunday June 5th

7 p.m.

no place

Elevator Tap Room

Pop-Up Art Showcase: Brent Elam

Saturday June 4th

5-7 p.m.


Join us for a beer and pop-up art show each First Saturday prior to Gallery Hop. We’ll have a fun art show, EBC classic brews on draft, and musical entertainment. This month’s featured artist is Brent Elam. Admission is free.
If you are interested in becoming a featured artist in our Pop-Up Art Showcase, please email social@elevatorbrewery.com.

Stone Village Gallery

Evolution in the Desert: Megan Lemcke

Saturday June 4th

5-7 p.m.


Stone Village Art Gallery is excited to announce our next exhibit, “Evolution in the Desert” by Megan Lemcke. Megan’s exhibit will open on Saturday, June 4 at 5 pm during the Short North Gallery Hop. We hope you will join in celebrating Megan’s work!

Sean Christopher Gallery:Chris Taylor

Saturday June 4th

6-10 p.m.


This solo show by mid-career Columbus painter Chris Taylor opened May 7th and continues thru June 25th with a mid-exhibit Artist Reception (free to the public) during the June 4th Gallery Hop, 6-10pm (Short North Arts District). Join us!!!
Taylor, a gallery favorite over the past decade, is an art professor at The Ohio State University-Newark and received degrees in painting and drawing from SUNY-Purchase and OSU in the 1990’s. He has an extensive exhibition record locally, nationally and internationally.
Regular Gallery Hours: W-F 3:30-5:30pm, non-Hop Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm and M-Sun by Appointment. Call John Joseph McCutcheon, gallerist, for private appointments (614-327-1344)
Exhibit will be closed duringusual Regular Gallery Hours on the following dates: May 27-30, and June 10-17.

Retrograde: Larry Doyle


Saturday June 4th

6-10 p.m.


As Larry Doyle states:
Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth and travel. I have created this show while Mercury is retrograde. The planet pulling backward in the sky taking with it travel and truth, communication and clear thinking. My works are centered around connecting, dating and searching while all these feel retrograde.
As my little beings are crowned, boxed and tied I hope you can place yourself within their adventures seeking companionship, friendship and truth. Please include us in your story.

Alternative Fashion Mob

Pop-up Shop: Cut’n’Blow

Saturday June 4th

6:30-10:30 p.m.

AFM pop

Kick off the FIRST summer edition of Gallery Hop and the FIRST event for Alternative Fashion Week by stopping in to Cut N’ Blow Salon and shopping the collections of 9 local designers!There will be AWESOME records being played by Raymond Schwab, street fashion shows throughout the night, and
raffles all evening; including your chance to win tickets to the MOST EXCITING fashion event in the city, the Alternative Fashion Week finale!
Participating POP UP designers are:
Raw Steele
NIa Grain
Phlipped Fashions
Oliver Valdienne
Sunshine & Bravado
Isolda Couture
House of Baboski
Elegant St.
Elizabeth Ashleigh Designs
Shannon Kelleher

Skylab Gallery

Paintings: Utah Snyder

Saturday June 4th

7-10 p.m.


Opening for Utah’s “Paintings.” From 7 – 10 pm at Skylab Gallery.
57 E Gay Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

ROY G BIV Gallery

Heather Kaplan and Ryan W. Kelly

Saturday June 4th

7-10 p.m.


ROY G BIV Gallery presents work by Heather Kaplan and Ryan W. Kelly. The work of both artists is on display June 4–25 at 997 N High St. Hours: 1 to 6 pm Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

Heather Kaplan will display clay figurines that explore play and childlike aesthetics. Like figurines and toys, Kaplan’s work begs to be rearranged and played with. Working in low fire clay, Kaplan renders some forms by hand and others through slip casting. She applies many layers of glaze and re-fires her pieces in order to achieve surface patterns and textures. Kaplan’s sculptures explore her interest in childlike aesthetics, particularly the aesthetics of carnivals, festivals and the imagination.

Ryan W. Kelly will turn the gallery into a replica domestic space, complete with painted backdrops, furniture, floor cloths, a faux fireplace and peculiar ceramic tchotchkes. Kelly imagined the installation as the home of a fever-dreaming follower of the Bloomsbury Group (the early 20th century group of writers, artists and intellectuals, notably Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell). To decorate the installation, Kelly has created objects that function both as props in the larger tableau and as a portrait of the fictional, idiosyncratic inhabitant.

Made Local Marketplace

Polaris Fashion Place

Sunday June 5th

12-6 p.m.

made local

Shop LOCAL from 130 vendors on June 5th at Polaris Fashion Place! Tables will be spread throughout the mall on the upper and lower level.

Family Art Celebration


470 Glenmont Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Sunday June 5th

1-4 p.m.


Come see a very special art exhibit, and make some art to take home with you! Artwork on display is created by artists with disabilities through Accessible Expressions Ohio. Family art activities presented by Kya’s Krusade. Have your child’s picture taken with a chalk drawing background (easier for kids who can’t hold a traditional pose). Receive information about local art programs for people of all ages with disabilities.

Wild Goose Creative

Kimani Leftridge Art Show

Sunday June 5th

4-7 p.m.


Kimani is an aspiring artist with a dream of traveling to Europe to see The Sistine Chapel, The Cathedral and other extraordinary works of art. In order to fund her 2017 European exploration, she is hosting a public 16th birthday party and pop-up art show. There will be food and door prizes. There is no cost for admission but donations are appreciated.
Please RSVP to Kam at 614-205-6009


2 thoughts on “June Starts with Art!

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