March Roars in with ART!

March starts with a roar!  So much to do this weekend and the sun is supposed to be shining so no excuse for cabin fever. Get out there and support the arts and support local…GET YOUR ART ON! Thursday…  Rebecca … Continue reading

Shop Your heART Out Again This Weekend and Before!

Once again, this weekend is brimming with art to see and purchase.  Lots of holiday jamming going on so get out there, SUPPORT LOCAL AND GET YOUR ART ON! Fresh A.I.R. Gallery: Opening Reception Cathy Jeffers, Revealed Wednesday 5:30-7:00 p.m. … Continue reading

July Ends with More ART!

Craftin’ Outlaws Hosts Yarn: The Movie Gateway Film Center Wednesday July 27th 6-9 p.m.   Craftin’ Outlaws is excited to have worked with our friends at The Gateway Film Center to bring Yarn: the Movie to the CAPITAL CITY for … Continue reading

Mid-July=Franklinton Fridays, Cultural Arts Center, Westerville Arts Fest…Lots to Do!

This is later than usual but I have been very busy in Florida getting work done on my new house and have not had the time!  I apologize in advance if I have not covered all there is to do this weekend.  Sorry to say I will miss most of it as I travel back to Ohio:(

First, there is a lot going on in Franklinton as usual for Franklinton Fridays..

Growing a Community

July 8th -9th

400 West Rich Street

400 garden

Join  400 W Rich for a family friendly event to benefit Franklinton Gardens! As well as indoor and outdoor interactive projects, you can view and purchase art from our open group show (for info on how to participate: ). There will be food trucks, and raffle prizes, tasty libations, information about programming from our friends at the Franklinton Gardens, and wonderful live acts. Please stay tuned for updated information!
In an effort to expand the fun for more people,  this is a TWO DAY EVENT!! Doors will be open during the day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to give the community more of a chance to grow together.
You can checkout Franklinton Gardens on Facebook by following this link:

Healing Room: Heather Marks

Rehab Tavern

Friday July 8th

7 p.m.-12 a.m.

heatherCome out during Franklinton Friday and support the arts. Featured Art by Heather Marks, music performances by 99 Spirits and Interstates (Etc), and a pop up gallery by Cap City Creatives.

400 Days at 400 West Rich

Northern Gallery Area: Mylesant Lopez, Eric Shook and Randal Pearson

Friday July 8th

7-11 p.m.

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July 400 Days will be EXPLOSIVE! Not only we will be hosting a great benefit for Franklinton Gardens, but we will be hosting not 1 but 3 amazing and talented artists in the Northern Gallery Area! Mylesant Lopez, Eric Shook and Randal Pearson will be running the gammit with 2-D paintings, Sculptures and Metal Work! Please stop on out to check out what these artists have put together for you!

And, at the Gallery 831..

Nature’s Nooks & Crannies: Kay Jones

Cultural Arts Center

Friday July 9th

6-9 p.m.


An artist’s greatest muse is nature with all of its glory. Come see the paintings and clay sculpture artworks of Kay Jones, each inspired by the beauty and tranquility of nature.

Growing Up Punk : Joey Knuckles

The Vanderelli Room

Saturday July 10th

7-11 p.m.

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This show is a retrospective look at the last 20 plus years of Joey Knuckles’ life creating art, music and mayhem in the American punk/hardcore scene … With a focus on Poster,t shirt, zine, album, flyer & tattoo arts with the sounds of DJ Scot Niemet and a possible small cover set by Yesterdays Youth …. Free PBR , good times , and a look at the lost art of real DIY EVERYTHING !!!!

And at the Gateway...

Crusties: Loren Collins


Friday July 9th

6-9 p.m.


Join the fun for the opening night of “Crusties” by Columbus artist Loren Collins.

And at the Cultural Arts Center

Futurismo: Tyler Bohm

Cultural Arts Center

Friday  July 9th 

6-8 p.m.


Tyler Bohm’s creations of plexi, paint and imagination is a futuristic visual vocabulary that speculates about what’s coming next.

Then during the rest of the weekend…

Dublin Arts Council

 D’Art Dash 5k Run/Walk

Saturday July 10th

9 a.m.


Everyone’s favorite gallery cat is back and ready to lead Dublin Arts Council’s second annual D’Art Dash 5k Run/Walk! Inspired by D’Art the Dublin Arts Council (DAC) gallery cat, this 5k will raise funds to support DAC’s arts and arts education programming and our mission to engage the community, cultivate creativity, and foster life-long learning through the arts.
Thecostume contest is back this year with chances for children, adults and groups to win great prizes. Create a costume inspired by your favorite artist or piece of artwork, and show up ready to flaunt your fashions. Costumes are optional, but certainly encouraged!
Strollers will be allowed on the course for this family-friendly run/walk. Well-behaved dogs on non-retractable leashes are also welcome.
Registration is open now at and includes t-shirt (size and availability guaranteed until two weeks prior to race day), race bib with timing chip (if timing is chosen), finisher’s award ribbon and costume contest entry for those who choose. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female finisher in each of nine age groups.

Homemade: Pop-Up Museum

McConnell Arts Center

Saturday July 10th

12:30- 3 p.m.


What is a pop-up museum? It is a temporary show created by the people who show up to participate! The arts center names the theme and you bring something that is related to the topic. It’s that simple! This pop-up show’s theme will be “Homemade” so please bring something handmade or homemade to share at the event! Light refreshments will be provided. Participants will have a chance to participate in an Ohio State Research Project.

Westerville Music & Arts Festival

Heritage Park

Saturday and Sunday

Heritage Park


Show Hours:
Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10a-7p
Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10a-5p
Now in its 43rd year, the 2016 Westerville Music & Arts Festival, sponsored by Heartland Bank and taking place on July 9 and 10, 2016, will be an action-packed event for the whole family!
The Westerville Music & Arts Festival features over 150 fine arts and crafts people from around the country, 15 food vendors, live entertainment from two stages, youth entertainment and activities and so much more!
The Music & Arts Festival offers something of interest for every age group! Bring your family, friends, neighbors…everyone will have a great time!

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 … Continue reading

Franklinton Fridays is One of Many Places to Be This Weekend

Because I am so late getting this out, I will do this week’s events in two posts…first tonight and Friday!

Chroma: The Best of CCAD


4-9 p.m.



Columbus College of Art & Design is hosting an exhibition called Chroma to showcase the best student works from all 10 majors — from Animation to Photography.
The event is free and open to the public and runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at CCAD’s campus at 60 Cleveland Ave. Stop by, look at art, grab a bite to eat and get a temporary tattoo.
Here’s a rundown of some of the cool things we’ll have going on as part of Chroma:

4–8 p.m. Grab a bite to eat from one of several local food trucks. Listen to music (Beyonce, please) as a DJ plays on the Quad near our 10-story ART sign.
4:30–8 p.m. Get inked at our temporary tattoo parlor. Pose for Instagram-worthy pictures with the Awesomatic photo booth.
5 p.m. Throw darts at a wall covered with paint-filled balloons. (No, really. We have darts and a wall covered with paint-filled balloons. And when the paint splatters, it’ll create a mural that will stay up all summer.)
5–6:30 p.m. Listen to poetry and prose readings from the Red Wheelbarrow group in the Canzani Auditorium.
5–7:30 p.m. Drop by the most artistic happy hour in town. Look at artwork while you sip on a local craft beer from our cash bar in the Canzani Center.
6:30–8:45 p.m. Stop by the Canzani Auditorium and Screening Room to see a showcase of awesome videos created by students in the Cinematic Arts & Animation programs.
8:45–10 p.m. Hear speakers — including CCAD’s President, Dr. Melanie Corn — give short presentations during Pecha Kucha, an event that features presenters showing 20 images and talking for 20 seconds per image.
For more information, visit

Material Pulses: 8 Viewpoints

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Opening Reception


5-7 p.m.

material pulses


The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery presents “Material Pulses: 8 Viewpoints,” an exhibition displaying excellence in machine-quilting and surface design, from May 12 – July 16, 2016.  Thursday, May 12, 5-7 p.m. for the free public opening reception and meet the exhibiting artists and curator Nancy Crow. A trio from the Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club will perform thanks the the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.


Brandt-Robert Galleries

Avenues and Alleyways


5:30-8 p.m.
“Avenues and Alleyways” features urban landscape painters Curt Butler and Cody Heichel. Their atmospheric paintings present familiar scenes and unusual perspectives while capturing the energy of urban living. For example, both choose to depict sidewalk scenes at eye level thereby encouraging the viewer to imagine themselves as the city dwellers represented in the compositions.

Vibrant colors dominate Butler’s richly saturated canvases while Heichel’s paintings of rainy days recognize the beauty of bright traffic lights contrasting against a grey backdrop. Butler paints with encaustic, a melted beeswax, lending his canvases a thick texture of generously applied material. Heichel, a watercolorist, works loosely using both dry brush and wet on wet techniques. Curt Butler focuses primarily on architecture. His portrayal of the Columbus’ skyline highlight the city’s most iconic buildings. Cody Heichel’s purposely abstracted figures and his interior scenes encourage a more intimate view emphasizing interaction. Together their work presents a compelling urban perspective in “Avenues and Alleyways.”

129 Studios

Franklinton Fridays

Pieces of My Mind: Steve Jebbett

6 p.m.-1 a.m.

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This is the official opening at 129 studios. Lots of new work, and the whole gallery will be full! Come check it out, I bet you’ll walk away with something!

Urban Scrawl Gallery

The Art of Colleen Scott and Alison Stittsworth-Hall


6-9 p.m.

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Join the Franklinton Arts District at the  Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on May 13th as they  feature the art of Colleen Scott and Alison Stittsworth-Hall The opening  on May 13th and will be on view until Monday, June 6th (by appointment).
The Urban Scrawl Gallery showcases the studio work of artists who have participated in past Urban Scrawl mural events. Visit the neighborhood during Franklinton Fridays to see what the entire creative community of Franklinton has to offer!

Jake & Lucie: Studio 121 Opening Party

400 West Rich

6:30- 10 p.m.


They’ve moved the studio and  want to celebrate with you! Please join in  for art, friends and refreshments at Studio #121 on Friday, May 13, during the May Franklinton Friday. We will have our doors open from 6:30p – 10:00p.
Directions: Studio 121 is on the first floor, past the promenade gallery, next door to the studio of AWL (Artists Wrestling League).

Common Cosmology: Stephanie Rond and April Sunami

The Vanderelli Room

7-11 p.m.

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New Exhibition Brings Together Two Diverse Artists with Universal Theme
Street artist Stephanie Rond and mixed media painter April Sunami will feature new work in the exhibition Common Cosmology. The exhibit brings together themes of culture, spirituality, and humanity through painting, installation and collaborative pieces. The show will be on exhibition at the Vanderelli Room May 7th-May 29th 2016
Common Cosmology was born out of conversations between Sunami and Rond about the new directions they were taking in their art work. “I‘m interested in how cultures and belief systems are often intertwined and ultimately they share more commonalities than differences” says April Sunami of her new paintings utilizing a female form coupled with abstracted backgrounds. Rond states that “my pieces in Common Cosmology are not intended to hold answers about humanity, but rather cultivate questions to consider and discuss. My goal is to create work that serves as a springboard for meaningful conversation. It is my belief that kindness will prevail”.

400 Days, 400 West Rich

7-11 p.m.

400 days

May 400Days at 400 West Rich St. will be highlighting the works of Ellen Knolls in the Northern Gallery.
The Promenade Gallery will be featuring a group show specially curated by Richard Willes. Along with these amazing shows, the building and many artist studios will be open for you to come and see what’s happening with the art scene in Franklinton! …and don’t forget the food trucks right outside! It’s certain to be an evening of fun!


CCAD Senior Fashion Show


8 p.m.


The success story of CCAD’s Fashion Design program is no mystery. Hard work. Raw talent, refined. Student designers with the moxie to make something you’ve never seen before. This year’s class of seniors is no different, but their collections are. Come see how their unique outlooks weave together to tell the story of their time here — and how these designers plan to leave their signatures on the fashion world after they leave.
Join CCAD for the hottest runway event in Columbus: the 2016 CCAD Senior Fashion Show on Friday, May 13. The VIP cocktail reception starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 7:30 for general admission and the show starts at 8.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit


Doubles and Dark Love for Art Lovers and Valentines

WE sure know how to celebrate this holiday for loving in Central Ohio!  There is so much to do and see this weekend, starting Thursday night and going all the way through the weekend so don’t stay home holed up … Continue reading

Friday the 13th = Great ART, NOT Bad Luck!!!

RAW: Uprising Shadowbox Tuesday 7-10 p.m. Music, Fashion and Art!  Come out and see the last show of this season and celebrate their 2 year anniversary as well as bidding Director, Dayna Melton good-bye and congrats on the changes to … Continue reading

Things That Go Bump in the Night and So Much More This Weekend!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Halloween and the month of October?  Is it because my birthday starts the month?  Maybe!  Or is it cause I LOVE all things creepy scary and ghoulish? YES!!!!  Besides that, it’s the … Continue reading