Thanksgiving is Around the Bend and So is More ART (and Shopping, too)!

This week starts off with art on Tuesday and Wednesday …what fun!

Dublin Arts Council’s Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Dublin Arts Council

Tuesday 6:30- 9:30 p.m.


Join friends, neighbors, business leaders and members of Dublin Arts Council‘s board to sample an array of fine red and white wines, craft beers and small plate tastings in support of the arts. The event takes place throughout the main level of the beautiful historic Dublin Arts Center, overlooking the Center’s sloping grounds and the Scioto River.

Guests will have an exclusive preview of the exhibition, Masayuki Miyajima: Black, White, Grey, a stunning exhibition of functional Japanese ceramics that will open to the public on Nov. 17. Masa’s elegant, handcrafted stoneware and porcelain objects are created from his studio and kiln just outside the town of Mashiko, Japan, Dublin’s Friendship City. His artwork is highly sought after and his exhibitions at Dublin Arts Council often sell out.

Registration is available online at Paper tickets will not be issued. Guest names will be on a check-in list at the door during the event. For questions, please contact Dublin Arts Council at 614-889-7444.

CIF: Prospective Instructor Info Session

Tuesday 7-8 p.m.


Have a Maker skill to share with CIF’s creative & curious community? CIF is always looking for fresh talent to add to our pool of awesome instructors.
There are a number of ways to be involved–teach a recurring class, special workshop, guest lecture, family and date night event.
CIF’s Makers are interested in creative, educational experiences that range from working with physical tools to digital tech, from fine to functional arts, small business resources from accounting to marketing, to general life hacking.
Check out the website for current class offerings to get an idea of what we’re presently offering. Have something totally different? Pitch it. They’ve hosted guest lectures on carbon nanotubes and space elevators to coffee brewing methods.
Please RSVP via the ticket link (Free & open to prospective instructors, age 18+).

For new instructors–more information about teaching at the CIF can be found here:!instructors/c13lh

AND Wednesday:

Janis Mars Wunderlich & Bowl Exchange

McConnell Arts Center

Wednesday 7-9 p.m.


Award winning artist, Janis Mars Wunderlich, has exhibited nationally and internationally and has led workshops and lectures throughout North America. Janis will demonstrate her hand-building, detailing and glazing techniques, and will also talk about the Meissen Porcelain research she’s been doing in Germany.
Open and free to all clay enthusiasts.

In addition, we will host a bowl exchange and encourage all makers to bring a bowl from your collection, leaving with a different one created by a fellow artist. Please bring a hand made bowl or small piece of work to exchange.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Masayuki Miyajima: Black, White, Grey

Dublin Arts Council Opening Reception

Thursday 6-8 p.m.


Masayuki Miyajima will return to the Dublin Arts Council gallery to close the 2016 Visual Arts Series with a solo exhibition of functional Japanese ceramic artwork. Miyajima will exhibit elegant handcrafted stoneware and porcelain objects, carved and inlayed with a variety of colored patterns.

Miyajima will travel to Dublin from the town of Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. His studio and kiln are situated just outside of Mashiko, where for more than 20 years Miyajima has explored shape and material to produce pottery imbued with a combination of body, mind and spirit. The whole of the object is important, as is its functionality. Miyajima is a former apprentice of Shimaoka Tatsuzo, who was designated a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese government.

The cities of Dublin, Ohio and Mashiko, Japan signed a Friendship Cities declaration in December of 2015. The partnership marks Dublin’s first official international cultural exchange, through which Dublin and Mashiko will participate in exchanges in areas such as education, local government, business or the arts.

Miyajima’s pottery has proven itself extremely popular with patrons, becoming the best-selling artwork in Dublin Arts Council’s history during his 2010 and 2013 solo exhibitions.
Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional information: 614.889.7444. The exhibition and public reception are free of charge. The exhibition is underwritten, in part, by a gift from Dublin-based Hidaka USA.

Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art

Opening Reception

Friday 6-9 p.m.


A first look at all new works featured in the November exhibition
…delicious appetizers
…complimentary wine bar
…LIVE Steve Fisher on the keyboard
…casual attire
…free admission
…plenty of parking

Deck the District Tree Lighting

Short North

Friday 6-8 p.m.


Ring in the holiday season in the Short North Arts District with the second annual Deck The District Tree Lighting in Poplar Park, get in the holiday spirit with festive tunes sung by featured performer the Columbus Chorus Sweet Adelines, and have your photo taken with Santa. At 6:30pm, gather ‘round with family and friends to watch the tree sparkle and shine at the official tree lighting by the Short North Alliance and elected officials. Don’t miss performances by the Ohio Dominican University Chorus performing at Victorian Gate from 6:00-8:00pm and Vaud Villities holiday variety show at Bollinger Tower from 8:00-10:00pm.

Throughout the season, be sure to snap some photos of all your holiday merriment in the Short North Arts District with #ShortNorthPole for a chance to win a special gift from the neighborhood!  Winners will be treated to custom gift bags featuring some of the District’s best loved spots.

NoboArts & Gifts 2016

Manor on Miami

Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-6


Unique Holiday shopping Experience. Come out and peruse hand-selected vendors for all your holiday gifts needs.
Saturday Nov. 19th. EARLY BIRD ACCESS 9am-12pm $10.00
Saturday regular hours 12pm-7pm. Free Admission
Sunday Nov.20th. 12pm-6pm. Free Admission

Ohio Made Holiday Market

The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard

Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.


Come out for the first for the first Ohio Made Holiday Market, featuring a diverse group of local handmade Ohio products. It’s the perfect time to come and shop for that special person on your list.
VIP Hour: 9am-10am
General Free Admission: 10am – 3pm
Get VIP Tickets here ->
During the event they will be raffling off products donated by the vendors. The proceeds will benefit the Amethyst organization. Share their posts for a chance to win. They will also have tickets available to purchase at the show.


Ohio Expo Center-Lausche Building

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.


ChristmasFair, an arts and crafts show featuring 150 exhibitors from throughout the Midwest, is celebrating 30 years! Come do your holiday shopping at ChristmasFair–you’ll find a unique, handmade gift for everyone on your list!

Howliday Bazaar

Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center Community Room
Saturday 10 am-3 pm


Kick off the holiday season by shopping for great holiday and gift items. Get your dog’s photo taken with Santa Claus! Sign up here for your dog’s photo with Santa and/or a winter scene!
Friends of the Shelter is busy planning for the Howliday Bazaar to help raise money for the sick & injured shelter dogs! Mark your calendars now for their fun Howliday Bazaar. Plan to bring your dogs for a fun time! The event will include:
–Photos with Santa and a winter scene by the incredible Amanda Muschlitz of Muschlitz Photography.
–Yummy baked goods for you and your family.
–Lots of incredible holiday decorations so you can deck your halls
–Holiday-themed dog toys, outfits, collars, etc. so your dog can celebrate too!
–A Giving Tree—make a donation to Friends of the Shelter in memory of or honor of a loved dog, family member or friend.

Not Your Mama’s BIG Holiday Craft Market

Greek Orthodox Cathedral Banquet Hall

Saturday 12-6 p.m.


Join Not Your Mama’s  in the Short North for another fantastic Market. 90+ handpicked Makers will be joining us as we bring you the BEST of what Ohio creatives have to offer. Vendors come from all over the state for this event and you should too!!!  Not only will there be handmade shopping upon handmade shopping BUT there will also be sweet treats and The Roosevelt Coffeehouse coffee!
They are proud to be supporting She Has A Name again this year with hefty swag bags chuck full of goodies from many of  Makers and other Columbus local businesses. She Has a Name will be selling the bags for a $5 donation to the first 100 customers. Cards are accepted but it is suggested you have cash in hand to claim yours.
Follow along with over on Instagram for weekly giveaways as well as Maker features and more!

Peace: Opening Reception

Martin de Porres Center

Sunday 2-3:30 p.m.


 Explore a new art exhibit “Peace” – a juried art exhibition featuring over ten local artists. The cover photo is by Lauren Pond.
The exhibit will be on view from November 1-December 30, 2016.
If you cannot attend the opening reception, but would like to view the exhibit, please call (614) 416-1910 or email martindeporres@oppeace.orgto schedule a viewing.



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