The ART is Where It’s At This Week!!!!

Our artful city starts hopping tonight and the fun continues throughout the weekend with the arts festival, Alternative Fashion Mob, Pizzuti Collection, OSU Urban Arts Space and so much more.  There is NO excuse for being bored or staying home because “there’s nothing to do”!!!


Dick’s Den: Takeaway Bathroom Art Installation

Opening Reception

TONIGHT!  6-9 p.m.

take away


June 2016 opening night artist reception during happy hour 6-9 pm on THURSDAY, JUNE 9. Light refreshments will be served and introduction to the  latest TAKE AWAY BATHROOM ART INSTALLATION where the curators have put an open entry call out to the public in helping to create the content of this show. Come see some art. Come steal some art. Come share some art. All while surrounded by your friends. Why not?

City Center Gallery OSU Urban Arts Space

Natural Worlds: Charles Porter and Larry Ross

Opening Reception

6-8 p.m.




City Center Gallery invites the public to attend a public reception celebrating the exhibition, Natural Worlds. Light refreshments will be provided.
Charles Porter and
Through their treatment of color, shape, and texture, Charles Porter and Larry Ross create two-dimensional planes through which onlookers are free to navigate. While their pieces are largely nonobjective, they are emotionally charged due to their use of intuitive mark-making. Through their work, Porter and Ross draw viewers into pigmented worlds they have created. Viewers traverse these naturally-inspired worlds based on little more than visual interpretation of space. Ultimately, they serve as a cartographers to worlds unknown, but deserving of exploration.

Natural Worlds is in conjunction with Open Door Art Studio. Open Door Art Studio empowers artists with disabilities to develop unique, artistic voices and to experience opportunities afforded through the arts. We believe that creativity knows no boundaries and that all individuals deserve an environment for “expression without limitation.”


Pizzuti Collection

“Eres un Princeso”: Patricia Dominguez

5:30 p.m.


Welcome Chilean artist Patricia Dominguez for a special artist talk and preview of her large-scale video installation “Eres un Princeso”. The rich and compelling video is an investigation of Spanish horses once owned by Colombian drug lords. The work reflects upon the meanings invested in the animals as powerful possessions and remnants of a colonial past. Not only do the horses take on a quasi-mythical status thanks to their associations with a criminal culture, they are celebrated for their otherness as animals that differ due to their gait and style of presentation.
$12 Admission
Complimentary for Pizzuti Collection members and students
Space is limited and an RSVP is required
RSVP to or 614-300-3542

400days Presents Michael Bush

400 West Rich Street

7-10 p.m.


400 West Rich will be opening its doors for a night of fun in Franklinton. The 2nd floor Northern Gallery, and Lounge Gallery will be hosting the art of Michael Bush.
The 1st floor promenade gallery will be hosting a group show specially curated by our own Richard Willes.
As always, many studios will be open for you to come in and visit with many artists and crafters. There are several other events happening inside 400, so please check out events for Ohio Art League’s X Space, The OSU Steam Factory, and The Artist Wrestling League!
Don’t forget that The Greater Columbus Arts Council will be making the entire area even more amazing with The Columbus Arts Festival right down the street at the Riverfront!


Lots going on during this event in Franklinton, downtown, Cultural Arts Center and more!!!  To name a few…


Cultural Arts Center….lots of artists making their wares including Primate

from Primate…Come visit me during Columbus Arts Festival down at my Bench in the jewelry studio at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. I’ll have plenty of stones cut for angular momentum Rings and bracelets. You can order your piece to size and pick it up later that day or at the end of the festival.


The Vanderelli Room

June 10-11 5:30 p.m.

aj AWL

Join AWL for the Mayor’s Processional Parade at 10 AM at the Arts Fest, then join AWL at the Vanderelli Room for painting hijinks!!

Ohio Art League X Space: Wilburscapes- The lonely Landscapes of Paul D. Wilbur\

400 West Rich

7-10 p.m.


Wilburscapes – The Lonely Landscapes of Paul D. Wilbur will feature black and white photographs by Paul D. Wilbur, curated by Mark Fohl.
These photographs by artist Paul D. Wilbur portray a stunning solitude, both sharp and expansive. Do these images contemplate a dying Americana in the 21st century? There are no people here, but some evidence of humankind, the landscapes uninhabited, urban and outland.
The photos examine isolation, barriers, fences, a porch without stairs, while also witness to a luring connection. Sometimes that contact is indirect or confusing, other times it is more certain: utility poles or railroad tracks. At times the photos suggest the past, but carefully question nostalgia with traces of a harsh reality. Still, somehow these photos seem strangely comfortable. Is this how people used to be or have now chosen to be? Is this the absence of connection or a revision of what it means to be connected? Are these images of rise or ruin?
Gallery hours are the second Friday of every month from 7-10pm (Franklinton Fridays), Saturdays 12pm-6pm and by appointment.

400 Market

7-10 p.m.

400 market

The June installment of the 400 Market located at 400 West Rich during Franklinton Fridays.

Columbus Arts Festival

Civic Center Drive

June 10-12

columbus fest

As always, our city will be hopping with local music, arts, food and more.  Head down to the Riverfront, check out the Scioto Mile and the amazing local and national artists that will be selling their art work.  Spend the day, the evening or the whole weekend!!!

And Sunday before you head down to the Riverfront, stop and get your coffee and art at Roosevelt Coffeehouse

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market: Roosevelt Coffeehouse


10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Join Not Your Mama’s Craft Market at The Roosevelt Coffeehouse!  Not Your Mama’s Craft Market will feature 3-8 of the most talented Makers Ohio has to offer. Makers will be ready to sell their goods while the nonprofit Coffeehouse cranks out the pastries and coffee for good!
June 12th Makers include:
– Jack & Keller Dog Treats
– Olive + Lulu
– Lily Noelle
– Demon Kitty Designs
– Trop Mignon Paper Co. IG: @trop.mignon
– Fiddle Fig Designs
G: @fiddlefigdesigns!

BUT… downtown is NOT the only place where the arts are hopping this weekend!!!

Support our local fashion scene on Saturday and Sunday…

Alternative Fashion Week: Clothing Swap

Saturday 2-5 p.m.

Wild Goose Creative


Take part in Alternative Fashion Week 2016. Have any clothing or accessories that you loved once, but just don’t wear anymore? Of course you do. Bring those gently used items over to Wild Goose Creative. Replace your old items with things dropped off by other local fashion lovers for FREE. Clean out your closet AND get a new wardrobe.
Nellie’s Natural Ice Pops will be on the scene with gourmet treats. Good tunes, summer treats, and a new wardrobe await.

Alternative Fashion Week IV Finale



5-9 p.m.


The Alternative Fashion Week IV finale will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at VUE. This year there is another AWESOME lineup of talented local designers.
AFW 2016 “Full Collection” designers:
Katelyn McClain Designs
Anti.Label by Kelli Martin
GlamazonJayne by Janus Koziuk
HOWL by Ashley Wills + Shiree Houf
Jessica Driscoll
Raw Steele by Jefferey Steele

AFW 2016 Collaborative “Signature Look” designers:
Nia Grain
Oliver Valdienne
Isolda Couture by Isolda Marie Meade
Phlipped Fashions by Jennifer Sanger
Shannon Kelleher Designs
House of Baboski by Brandee Bailous
Sunshine & Bravado by Nikki DeBenedetto
EsthieByEsther by Esther Sands
Hubblescope by Kathryn Hubble
Kyle Dapo

Tickets are on sale NOW! Be sure to check YOUR arrival time according to the ticket that you buy. There will not be early entry.


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