Rain Rain Go Away for Independents’ Day!

Better late than never!!!  I have had a crazy busy but good week and am just now getting around to posting about events this weekend!  Number one event is the annual Independents’ Day taking place in Franklinton.  I know A LOT of artists have been working busily this week to make this event even better than years past SO I hope that the 70 % chance of  rain is going to hold off until the festivities are over!

Check out all that is happening!

First off….did you know that this week has been the National Arts in Education Week? Perfect timing for all that is happening in the arts this weekend!!!

Arts in Education Week

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National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the importance of the arts to a well-rounded education.

Here’s how you can get involved:

-Host a celebration in your own community! A performance, exhibit, class or open house are the best ways to bring attention to the cause of arts education.

-Advocate for arts education! Learn how to speak to your education leaders about the importance of arts education and ask them to add their support to National Arts in Education Week.

-Join the movement on social media! Follow #ArtsEdWeek and engage with this year’s #BecauseOfArtsEd campaign. This is your chance to tell your own personal story of the transformative power of the arts in education on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

-Plus, join us for daily webinars and Twitter chats Sept. 12-16 (check out the schedule in the “discussion” area).

-Invite your friends, colleagues, favorite teachers, local leaders and more to join our Facebook event! Just click “invite friends” in the upper right hand corner.

Designated by Congress in 2010, National Arts in Education Week brings attention to elected officials and educational decision makers across the country the need to support equitable access to the arts for all students. Learn more at americansforthearts.org/artsedweek.


Transitions: A Group Show

Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery

Opening Reception

Friday September 16th

5-8 p.m.


Opening reception of Transitions; A Group Show! Inspired by continuity and the evolution of critical art, this exhibit will introduce some moving contemporary works.

Summer Ponds: New Works

 Art of Betsy Furlong DeFusco

The Ohio State University Faculty Club

Opening Reception

Friday September 16th

6-8 p.m.



A collection of new paintings inspired by summer ponds by artist Betsy Furlong DeFusco

21,964 Miles

Gallery 831

Opening Reception

Friday September 16th

6-9 p.m.


Come out and see the new photography from one of my favorite photographers and experience his travels this summer!!

About the show from the artist, Ralph Corriveau:
Last year I injured my shoulder and was unable to ride my motorcycle or shoot any pictures for the entire summer. This year, I vowed to make up for lost time. One year ago, I traded in my motorcycle for a new 2016 model. Since that time, I have ridden all across the country, shooting whatever catches my eye. Exactly one year later, I have ridden nearly 22,000 miles, and taken thousands of photos. The images in this show were created during my coast to coast, two-wheel adventures. During these trips, I endured temperatures ranging from 28 degrees to 120 degrees, gale force winds, rain, hail, snow, and mostly unremarkable light. The 21,964 miles were accumulated during 6 different trips ranging in distance from 1200 to 7400 miles. I always travel alone. I find that most people have no desire to ride as many miles as I do, and most people aren’t overjoyed when I pull over every time I see something I want to photograph.

Art of Jeremy Rosario: Ohio Wesleyan University

Opening Reception

Friday September 16th

6-8 p.m.


September 5-30, 2016

Werner Gallery in Edgar Hall
35 S Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015
9 am to 5 pm on weekdays
Artist reception September 16, 6-8 pm
For weekend appointments call 740-816-1389
From Jeremy:
Art as a way of life…I embarked on a journey two years ago to create art
once a day with the intent of capturing a unique, rich,
and visual vocabulary to describe the world as I see it. Spontaneous, messy, painful, joyful and everything in between. I call it “Daily Art.”


Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art

Open House Reception

Friday September 16th

6-9 p.m.


“Change The Subject” exhibition artist reception
….featuring 19 artists new studio work
….delicious appetizers catered by Dock 580
….sweets prepared by Chocolate Cafe’
….LIVE Steve Fisher on the keyboard
free admission
casual attire


Independents’ Day

East Franklinton

Starts tomorrow at noon


Independents’ Day returns to East Franklinton for a celebration of the music, art, performances, food and fun that fuels Columbus’ creative spirit.
A two ­day festival located in the heart of Columbus’ vibrant East Franklinton neighborhood,Independents’ Day 2016 will host live music on several stages, an array of local arts showcases, marketplaces featuring some of Ohio’s most celebrated vendors, amazing food and drink, live interactive features… and so much more.
Admission is FREE!
Kick off for the fest on Saturday, September 17th at noon and close at midnight and then will continue the fun on Sunday, September 18th noon to 8pm.
Learn more at www.thisisindependent.com

As part of this event…

Open House 400

400 West Rich Street


Come and explore the art studios and facility known as 400westrich during the Independents’ Day festival this Saturday and Sunday. We invite you to meet many of our talented artist tenants, makers and staff. Expect to find open studios, art exhibitions and unexpected experiences throughout the entire building! Movement activities will be rehearsing along with the Ohio Art League gallery displaying featured works. Alcohol purchased at Independents day can be brought into the studio portion of building as an added bonus. We also have plenty of restrooms as well…) Hope to see you all this weekend!

The Columbus Invitational Arts Competition

Vanderelli Room


The Columbus Invitational Arts Competition is proud to announce that they will be joining forces in 2016 with the Independent’s Day Festival and the Vanderelli Room gallery to present their annual competition, recognizing groups that combine artistic excellence with exceptional community involvement.
This year the reigning local winners will face off against groups from all over Ohio. The Performing Arts Showcase will take place on Saturday, September 17th, as part of the Independent’s Day Festival entertainment. The Visual Arts Showcase will be hosted at the Vanderelli Room Gallery, with an award’s ceremony and gallery reception taking place on Sunday September 18th.

AWL (Artists Wrestling League)

All Weekend!


A full two days of AWL competition and great music!

Rehab Tavern: Independents’ Day After Party


9 p.m.- 2 a.m.


Mistar Anderson LIVE


Art at the Airstream

Blank Slate Coffee, Gahanna

Saturday Sept. 17th

7-9 p.m.


Featuring multiple artists from all over the city, Art at the Airstream will give Gahanna residents a unique immersion into the incredibly diverse art culture of the Greater Columbus area.
Also featuring great live music from local artists, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Live local; support local.

These Hands Gallery Opening

It Looks Like It’s Open, 13 East Tulane Road

Sat. Sept. 17th

7-9 p.m.


Hocking Hills portrait photographer Elizabeth Nihiser has been collecting images of hands for several years. “In between the big, flashy moments of life, there are quiet, intimate moments,” she said.

“After the first kiss at a wedding and before the couple is officially announced as married, there is a pause as they touch. A back is caressed, a tear is wiped, a boutonniere straightened, hair is swept off the forehead. These mundane motions are done with hands and they are generally not even noticed. But, to me, these moments are telling and suggestive. They are beautiful,” Nihiser added.

Nihiser has other reasons for collecting photographs of hands, instead of traditional face portraits. “My family’s history goes way back in Southeastern Ohio,” she said. “I feel a connection to Appalachia and its people. As a people photographer, I wanted to find a way to document our culture without bringing stereotypes into the images,” she said.

The imagery shows elements of the natural world — a clump of moss in “Grandpa Phil” and occupations — an ice cream server in “Cone.” She takes photos of the very young in “Three Days Fresh” and the very old in “Twelve Children.”

An opening reception with refreshments is planned for Saturday, September 17th from 7-9 p.m at It Looks Like It’s Open. All work on display will be for sale. For more information on the exhibition, please contact Elizabeth Nihiser at enihiser@gmail.com or 740.270.9246.

2016 Columbus Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show

Saturday Sept. 16th

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Kick off fall ! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful venue! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free! A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Pets Without Parents. The show is still currently accepting vendors.
For more information about the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows, please visit www.avantgardeshows.com. Also, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn!
St. Agatha Church (Parish Hall)
1860 Northam Road
Columbus, OH 43221


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