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.

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WitchLab and The Vanderelli Room Gallery are proud to present The Séance. A recreation of a live Victorian Spiritualist Séance and art show. For two nights only we will be attempting to contact spirits, ghosts and all those who have passed over to the other side.

This event will be closed to ticket holders only. Tickets available here:
There will be an artists reception open to the public at midnight after the conclusion of the final show on November 1st.

Did we mention that there is also a costume contest? Attendees are requested to dress in the style of the Victorian era and there will be a costume contest with prizes from our sponsors to be held after the séance.

Our sponsors include:
Booze and Boos – Columbus’ premiere ghost tour
Big Fun
The Alley Vintage and Costume Shop
(And mentioning this event at The Alley gets you 10% off!)

You can choose to sit at the main table with our featured medium, Tiffany Boggins, or at one of the smaller side tables.

Seating will begin at 11pm sharp and the event will be followed by a reception where refreshments and snacks will be provided and you can peruse the Spiritualism, Magic and Houdini art show that will be hanging in the main gallery. Art will be available for sale after the event is over at midnight each night.

CrestFest Celebrates It’s 7th Year!

Today is National Photography Day so I will make sure to include lots of photos to celebrate as the weekend starts.  Lots to do and see, as always in our fair city.  Check it out…

7th Annual Crest Fest

Clintonville; Crestview & Tulane From East to Calumet

Saturday August 20th

12-9 p.m.


CrestFest is a street party on Crestview and Tulane between East and Calumet, in South Clintonville, OH.

Click the events Facebook link for up to date information!
The event this year will find the same street layout as last year, with the expanded Kids’ Activity Zone. The family friendly events will start at Noon with Sacred Shimmy Bellydancers at Crestview and Findley and be available until 8PM, that’s 8 hours of fun!!! Activities include: grant funded art activities by ArtPartyColumbus and CCAD students, TWO inflatables, Youth Stage (with youth performances) orgainized by our intern from Groove University, Youth Vendors, NEW skateboard area, face painting, and free popcorn/snowcones. Other plans: two music stages with 18 local musicians/bands, with improved artist support (“green tent”) and merchandise sales, 40 local vendors, increased food truck attentance, and “Live Painting” at the stages, The Clintonville Quest will again be part of CrestFest with a stage and their start and finish line at the event (Tulane and Calumet). The ever-popular raffle will be our fundraiser for the Kids’ Activities.
NEW this year will be the BIKE CORRAL at Tulane and Calumet!

Columbus Flea presents:


Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Sunday August 21st

1-3 p.m.


Columbus Flea Presents: DIY DYE
A Shibori party with Under Aurora & Jewelweed Floral Studio!
We give you the supplies. You create the goods (& take ‘em home)!
$38 gets you:
42” x 45″ Scarf (or wall hanging, tiny table cloth, etc.)
21” x 21” Bandana
Indigo dye solution and binding materials
One cute lil’ cactus (c/o Jewelweed Floral Studio)
One 2 oz Coconut Oil spray (c/o Under Aurora)

Feel free to bring along any items you’d like to dip (baby dip)!

Register at and do it fast!

Sunlight Market

Gay Street

Sunday August 21st

10 a.m. -3 p.m.


The Sunlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival / marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. It takes place every Third Sunday from April through October. The event draws thousands of visitors each month to enjoy the brick-and-mortar businesses in the area who open early with special hours and promotions, in addition to over 50 sidewalk vendors who pop-up to sell a wide variety of artisan products. Street musicians add musical ambiance and sidewalk patios come alive with al fresco brunching. Mark your calendar !

And, next week…

Wild Goose Creative presents:

Art on Tap at Rambling House Soda

Wednesday August 24th

5:30-8 p.m.

art on tap

The Wild Goose Creative Annual Membership Drive is underway and this year we’re amping it up.

They’re having a little party for their supporters – members and anyone else interested in learning more about what they do. Join them at Rambling House on Wednesday, August 24th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm, with music starting at 6:30 pm.

Rambling House will be tapping several beers from Commonhouse Ales for the event. It’s a new local brand from an old local hand. Owner Lenny Kolada, also owner of the Smokehouse Brewing Co., started Commonhouse Ales and is working to become a B-Corporation, one of the first breweries to seek the designation, which would direct a portion of sales toward local nonprofit causes.

Connect with other Wild Goose members, find out more about Wild Goose membership and grab a beer from Common House Ales or a soda from Rambling House Soda. WG has a surprise or two up their sleeves that you don’t want to miss.
Bring your friends!

And join me and other artisans next Saturday for …

Crafts Gone Wild Summer Edition

CloudHaus : N. James Road

12-7 p.m.


Crafts Gone Wild! is an interactive crafting event being held at CloudHaus at 685 N James Rd on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 from 12-7pm. Along with established crafters, this edition will  showcase the latest up-and-comers who are just beginning to sell their crafty wares. There’s ample, free parking in the lot.
The summer edition of Crafts Gone Wild will have awesome local vendors selling unique goods, mischievous fun, and more. Plus, we’ll be right across the parking lot from the awesome Actual Brewing Company

AND a call for artists…

Open Call for Artists- The Seance

The Vanderelli Room


Do you have an interest in the supernatural? Have you ever wanted to attend a live séance? How about having your artwork displayed at one?

On October 31st, and November 1st, there will be live séances held at The Vanderelli Room. These events will be hosted by Tiffany Boggins and Alicia Jean Vanderelli. During these events we would like to fill the gallery with original artwork paying homage to the supernatural, magic and mysticism from the period of the early 1900’s. This includes spiritualism, mediums, magicians, and of course, The Great Houdini.

We are now accepting submissions from artists who would like to have their work considered to be included in the show.

The actual séances will be closed to only those who purchase tickets to attend the performances. A public artist reception will be held directly before the November 1st show during which anyone can come and enjoy the art.

Because we are working on creating a very specific atmosphere that will be in keeping with this theme, there is a palette guideline for submissions. It is preferred that all artwork be black and white, sepia, or muted colors. Our aim to transform the gallery into the somber parlor of a spiritualist, or medium, and the artwork must fit into the decor and ambience of the experience.

There will be no hanging fee for this show. The gallery will receive 30% of any artwork sold. You may submit up to 4 pieces to be reviewed for submission. To confirm that you wish to be a part of this magic filled event and to reserve your space, we will need your email address for the contact purposes of Ms. Alicia Jean Vanderelli of The Vanderelli Room.

You can email submissions and artist info to:

Important dates to remember:
October 1st. – Image Submission Deadline – and this can be just a progress pic.
Drop Off Dates:
October 29th, Noon-5pm
October 30th, 3:30-7:30

Séance Performances (tickets required):
October 31st, 11pm-Midnight
November 1st, 11pm-Midnight

Artist Reception – Open to the public:
November 1st 8pm-10:30pm

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Tiffany Boggins
Alicia Jean Vanderelli

Mid-July and Art Abounds!

This is part two of happenings for the week as there was so much going on at the beginning of the week!  Now for the events for the rest of the week!

Starting tonight…

Wild Goose Creative

Gallery Night- Collaborate, Curate: Columbus

Tonight July 13th

7-10 p.m.


7PM: Member Preview

8PM: Public Opening

Wild Goose Creative is excited to announce Collaborate, Curate: Columbus. A group exhibition on view from July 3rd to July 28th with a gallery night and reception on the evening of Wednesday July 13th.
The public opening begins at 8:00, but members of Wild Goose Creative are welcome to join us at 7:00 a preview of the show and a chance to meet the artists and curators.
‘Collaborate, Curate: Columbus’ is an exhibition of Central Ohio artists, curated by MFA candidates from Central Ohio colleges.
Despite Columbus’ strong creative culture there is often separation between different artists communities. This show is an exercise in bridging those gaps, taking a look at what other people are making and building a stronger network of creatives in our city.
Join in for gallery night and be a part of the connection.

Gallery Opening Reception

Art Access Gallery

Friday July 15th

5-8 p.m.


Come out to Bexley on Friday!!! New work by Vito Bonanno, Todd Camp, Linda Fischer, Jennifer Rosengarten and Richard Seidel
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And the Art Continues Saturday and Sunday!

Here is Part ll for this weekend’s events.  It’s been a crazy few weeks for me so I had to break up the events in order to make sure that these posts got out in timely manner.  I hope you can find some fun things to do this weekend and support the local arts and crafts scene!

FRANKLINTON FRIDAYS!  Don’t forget there is more than enough to keep you enthralled and busy this weekend during Franklinton Fridays! So If you haven’t made plans for what looks to be a gorgeous evening, head down to West Rich Street!!!

Check this post for more information about events:


Glass Rooster Cannery


9 a.m.


 Fifth Year Open House at Glass Rooster Cannery

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!  Craft vendors and more!
Full Menu served including Grandma’s Cinnamon rolls, pulled pork, Chicken and Spatzle Soup.
Heirloom and Organically Grown Vegetable Plants for Sale

Where: 1673 South State Route 605, Sunbury, Ohio 43074
When: Saturday, May 14 9:00 am -3:00 pm
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Bling is Her Thing, But SO Much More: LeAnne Absalom of Peace+Love+Bling

Peace + Love + Bling, LLC and LeAnne Johnson Absalom first came to my attention a couple of years ago when I was in Franklinton for some art shows and happened upon Ethical Arts Collective and a sale that was going … Continue reading

March Going Out Like a Lamb: Just a Few Things This Weekend

The last few weekends have been soooo very busy for the arts in Columbus that it only seems right that this weekend should be a little more relaxed!!  Let’ s start first with a couple of artist opportunities!


Grove City Town Center Wine & Arts Festival

grove city wine and arts fest


Grove City puts on a one day Art &Wine festival in June. They are looking for artists and upscale craftsmen to exhibit. The judging fee is $25 and the booth fee also $25. Anyone interested can apply through Zapplication website or contact Andy Furr 614.539.8762

Cap City Creatives

Call for Entry: T shirt Design Contest

March 21-April 24th


CCC is looking for your creativity here Cap City Creatives group members. This is your chance for your original single color T-shirt design to be featured on the groups new T-shirts. Show us what Cap City Creatives truly represents to you. Please submit your digital entries as photos on this page. The deadline is Sunday April 24 for all submissions. The winning design will be announced Monday April 25 and will appear on group members shirts prior to the Arts Festival.

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Franklinton Fridays

 Franklinton Fridays once again this month with lots to see and do!!!


Glass Axis

St. Patrick’s Date Night


March 11

4-7 p.m.

glass a

Your Irish (or non-Irish) eyes will be smiling when you see the beautiful glass art you create.
Join us for the hottest date idea in town, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!  Grab a partner and make a gorgeous glass shamrock or 4-leaf clover paperweight in our glassblowing studio.  Stay and browse through our exhibits and enjoy some light refreshments after your lesson is complete.
St. Patrick’s Date Night!
Friday, March 11, 4-7 p.m
$75 per couple
Private lesson to create one special item: either a glass Shamrock paperweight or 4-Leaf Clover
Access to the Glass Axis gift shop and current exhibitions
Light refreshments will be available
Reservations are required;no walk-ins are permitted for this special event.  Glass Axis will limit the number of participants to ensurethat everyone has an enjoyable experience. Register Here!
Each couple will make one item, so bring your lucky date…. your boyfriend, your wife, your favorite drinking partner… whomever!
Proudly show your luck of the Irish with your unique glass creation.
Saturday, March 12, SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 13,  11a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16, 11a.m.-12 p.m.
Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with our glass sculpting classes.
Classes are available until all slots are filled. Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited.
Our skilled instructors will be available to guide you through the steps to make your special creation in molten glass.
Sculpted Shamrock Paperweight:$75
or 4-Leaf Clover $75
Participants must wear all-cotton clothing and shoes that cover your entire foot.  Long hair must be tied back.
Your glass creations need to cool down slowly, so you won’t be able to take them with you right away.  Your unique, hand-made art will be ready for pick up beginning before March 17 unless you take the class on the 16th.
Plus, stop by any time our gift shop and gallery are open to browse our current gallery exhibition and glass art in our gift shop from local artists.   Check here to see when we’re open.
Black and White Color Show
Vanderelli Room
7-11 p.m.
black and white show
A group of women artists ( including moi!) coming together across perceived boundaries of ethnicity, age, spiritual beliefs, religious traditions, socioeconomic status, genres, and mediums to create collaboratively. Don’t miss it!
400 Days
400 West Rich
7-10 p.m.
400 DAYS has fast become one of the hot spots during Franklinton Fridays. Each month we offer shows with two featured artists upstairs, as well as other activities and shows in the promenade and around the building.
This month join us for a wonderful evening featuring the art of Brittni Stump whose textile pieces incorporate whimsical items in a vast array of colors, and Tona Pearson whose subdued watercolor pallet mixes playfully in the space. Both artists are tenants at 400 West Rich Pearson in her third year, Stump in her first.
This month’s Promenade Gallery will be host to an open show featuring new and old works by current 400 West Rich artists.
Franklinton Arts District Gallery
The Art of Loren Collins
6-9 p.m.
Join the Franklinton Arts District at the Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on March 11th as they  feature the art of Loren Collins! The opening will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on March 11th and will be on view until Monday, April 4th (by appointment).ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Urban Scrawl Gallery showcases the studio work of artists who have participated in past Urban Scrawl mural events. Visit our neighborhood during Franklinton Fridays to see what the entire creative community of Franklinton has to offer!

Steam Factory: Frozen in Time
400 West Rich
6-9 p.m.
Brrrrr its gonna be cold in here!
Join the STEAM Factory for the March edition of Franklinton Friday. Displayed around the STEAM Factory space will be a number of different interactive presenations covering a myriad of interesting topics including:
Selfie Station with Polar Gear – Jason Cervenec (Education and Outreach Director, Byrd Polar Research Center)
3D Printing and Paleoceanography – Geoff Dipre (Graduate Student, Paleoceanography)
Simulated Snow and Peruvian Expedition Ice Core Paleoclimatology – Emilie Beaudon, Alessia Cicconi, and Giuliano Bertagna (Byrd Polar Research Center)
Mummified and Petrified Wood under Microscopes – George Grant and Joel Barker (Byrd Polar Research Center)
Polar Meteorology and El Nino – Julien Nicolas (Byrd Polar Research Center)
More to do Friday…
The Roscoe Room
6-11 p.m.
Come out to the 1st ROSCOE REVOLUTION PARTY and be ready for the next 2! There will be food, music, and extra special deals on artwork to support buying and renovating a new home for The Roscoe Room. The Roscoe Room artist studio and gallery is being displaced by its current landlord to make room for a restaurant and bar. Suzanne Gallagher is the owner and featured artist of The Roscoe Room along with an award-winning artist that resides in Olde Towne East. Suzanne looks forward to your support in finding The Roscoe Room a new home while trying to stay in OTE!

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January Ends with More Art and Supplies!

Go Figure Opening Reception

Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery

Thursday January 28th

5 p.m. 

go figure

Curated by Ohio University Dean Emeritus Charles McWeeny, “Go Figure” will be on view from January 28–March 23, 2016.
Mingle with the artists, exhibition curator, and other art enthusiasts at the public opening reception on Thursday, January 28.
“Go Figure” showcases 13 Ohio artists’ explorations of the human form as a narrative vessel. From surreal to hyper-real, this exhibition tells profound stories about what it means to be human.

Winter Exhibition Preview

Wexner Center for the Arts

Friday January 29th

5 p.m.


FREE, but RSVP requested (at the ticket link)
Celebrate Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada and get an expert introduction to the artist’s life and career from one of the exhibition’s esteemed curators: Franklin Sirmans, the new director of Pérez Art Museum Miami. The talk begins in the Film/Video Theater at 5 PM. Enjoy complimentary snacks and a cash bar as DJ Trueskillz spins tunes in the café 6–9 PM. The galleries open at 4 PM so you can preview the exhibition before the talk.
Internationally renowned as a curator, writer, and editor, Franklin Sirmans recently cocurated Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada with Yael Lipschutz at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he served as department head and curator of contemporary art. He was the artistic director of the 2014 Prospect New Orleans biennial exhibition, P3: Notes for Now, and has curated exhibitions at MoMA PS1, the Menil Collection in Houston, and the Brooklyn Museum, among many others. Sirmans has written and edited for numerous exhibition catalogues and had published articles and reviews in the New York Times, Art in America, and ArtNews.
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