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

Amazing Cat Show Highlight of Franklinton Fridays!

Well, I have been out of town for 3 weeks and have missed some great art happenings in Central Ohio as well as not posting about them sorry to say!  So much to do in my new home and taking … Continue reading

Franklinton is Happening This Weekend + More!

OOPS!  I forgot a few events so am adding them now!

CS Gallery

Gallery and Show Closing

Damn If We Didn’t Have a Good Time!

6-9 p.m.

Friday January 9thdaniel

It is with real sadness that I post this.  Daniel has been a great supporter of local artists and it is with regret that I have to say good bye to his gallery on Parsons Avenue.  Wishing him best wishes in 2015 with hopes that perhaps he will be able to re-open his doors some time in the Old Towne East area or somewhere else in Columbus!  We’ll miss you!!!!

From owner, Daniel Colvin:

Dear Friends,
As we go into this holiday season and new year we would like to sincerely thank you all for all of your love and support.
However it is with a deep sadness that we announce that as of January 9th CS Gallery will be closing its doors. Due to circumstances beyond our control, mainly a rent increase that we cannot sustain, we will not be moving into the 2015 season.
If you are an artist or crafter with work in our space please contact us anytime between now and the 9th – we will be contacting you as well.
We will be having a final Bon Voyage sale between now and January 9th by appointment, or open to the public Jan 7th to the 9th during business hours.
We hope that you will join us on January 9th from 6 – 9 pm for a closing reception for J.T. Thompson’s show and for one more final hurrah to help us say good bye to a great space and 5 years of hard work, because Damn if we didn’t have a good time….

Although I am still in Florida, I want to promote what is going on this weekend!  As I sit in a Dunkin Donuts with temps in the 70’s (sorry Central Ohio!!!), I wish I could be home for all of the great things going on this weekend.  First, an opening on Thursday.  Then an art packed Friday in Franklinton.  Lots going on during 400 Days with additional fun at Ethical Arts, Glass Axis, Rehab Tavern, Vanderelli Room and demos at CIF!!!  Friday Franklinton is the place to be!!!  Have fun and stay warm Columbus!!!

400 Days

400 West Rich

7-11 p.m.

Friday January 9th

400 days

The fifth installment of 400 Days is going to be freaking amazing! On Friday, from 7-11, you will get to see NEW art from tenants as well as have the opportunity to get some one-on-one interactions with many 2nd floor folks in their open studios. There will be music and refreshments for everyone to share!

This is a great chance to see inside of the creative process and learn about what motivates and inspires some of our best local talent. Don’t miss out!!

Ethical Arts Collective

6-? p.m.

Friday January 9th

ethical arts

Come see why the Ethical Arts Collective is so unique and how Franklinton Fridays is becoming the biggest event on the 2nd Friday of each month. The Arts Collective has so much richness and is a staple to the Franklinton community with its New York warehouse like feel, the very large open space and its bohemian genre. This month there will be vendors who create art in their own unique way. From a jewelry maker, vintage boutique, designer, oil distributor, makeup artist, photographer and more, you will enter the doors to see their passion while enjoying food, live music and great conversation.

Esther Ruiz: Neon Dreams

Glass Axis

5-9 p.m.

Friday January 9th

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Glass Axis is pleased to present Neon Dreams, a solo exhibition of Brooklyn artist Esther Ruiz.

Geodes, neon, colorful plexi, and cast cement are used in harmony to create futuristic space landscapes that bring to mind minimal pop kitsch, core samples, rainbows, and an apocalyptic rebirth found on distant planets. Her beautiful and playful neon sculptures create dream worlds that reference the terrain of the cosmos and the curiosity of a true explorer.

Opening January 9, 2014
On view Jan 9th – Feb 22nd

Esther is a Brooklyn based artist who has exhibited internationally.

The Vanderelli Room

Paper Conversations with Henry Hess

7-11 p.m.

Friday January 9thhenry

Although Henry Hess is just 14, he is as dedicated to art making as many of the adult artists I know and respect in Columbus. Primarily working in paper and using a multimedia approach, Henry’s work is carefully planned and is identifiably his own.

Rehab Tavern

Kevin Edwards

Opening Reception 

7-10 p.m.

Friday January 9th

kevin's at rehabThe Kevin Edwards known and loved by many is throwing his very first art exhibit at the REHAB TAVERN located at 456 W. Town Street. Many of his pieces will be displayed throughout the bar and most are for sale!! You, yes you could be the proud owner of a “Kevin original”!!!  So whether it be skulls and spiders or beer and friends you fancy, why not have both and come down to the REHAB TAVERN and celebrate Kevin’s ridiculously artistic talent!!


But Franklinton is not the only place with art…check out these!

EASE Gallery

The Great Camera Build-Off

7-10 p.m.

 Friday January 9th


Opening reception for a photographic exhibition featuring handmade cameras and the images produced by each.
January 9th – February 7th
The Art of Yoga
Danielle Poling Opening Reception
5-7 p.m.
Saturday January 10th
danielle poling
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10. 5:00-7:00 pm.
Location: The Art of Yoga, 15 W. Cherry St., Second Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
Opening Reception ONLY: $100 off any painting over $200 (only that night)

Continuing shows:

ROY G BIV Gallery

January 3-31

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ROY G BIV Gallery continues to present the work of Nathan Gorgen and Jordin Caudill. Gorgen’s faux-finish paintings question the value of luxury items. Caudill’s geometric compositions explore domestic interior spaces.
January 3–31, 2015
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, January 31, at 2:30 pm

Nathan Gorgen’s faux-finish paintings question the value of luxury materials. Gorgen inverts the general formula. While faux-finishes are cheap, mass-produced imitations of original and luxury materials, Gorgen’s faux-finish paintings become one-of-a-kind originals depicting commonplace materials.

Nathan Gorgen:

Jordin Caudill’s geometric compositions investigate the design of domestic interior spaces. She repurposes household renovation samples, such as flooring, wallpaper, fabric and laminate, and weaves, sews and stitches them into two-dimensional pieces. In this body of work, Caudill is inspired by the ornate decorations of 17th and 18th Century Dutch genre paintings.

Jordin Caudill:

And Sunday:

Upper Arlington Municipal Center

Collage 2015

Opening Reception

3-5 p.m.

Sunday January 11th

collage 2015

Collage 2015 features the work of six artists who explore a wide range of approaches to the medium of collage or collage-mixed media.

Exhibit > Jan 7-30 2015
Artists’ Reception > Jan 11 2015 Sunday 3-5PM

Curated by N. Penney Denning
Works by:
• Louise Captein
• N. Penney Denning
• Eglé Gatins
• Martin Hugo
• Margee Bright Ragland
Christine Guillot Ryan

A Light But Worthwhile Weekend Before the Holidays!

 There may not be as much going on this weekend as last because of Thanksgiving but what is out there is sure to provide LOTS of inspiration, shopping opportunities and fun!
I wish I could go to all of them, but due to some health issues, I have to lay low Friday night…so bummed!!!!  I hope that my readers get out there and make a point of enjoying what is being offered in my stead and get back to me with pictures!!!
Ethical Artists Collective
Franklinton Fridays
4-8 p.m.
Join the members of the collective and friends as we present our creative approaches to making the world a more beautiful and interesting place!400 farmers' market
The second to last 400 Farmers Market of 2014 is nearly here! Come out to 400 West Rich next Saturday, November 22, and the Explorers Club Food Truck, and George Brazil spinning some tunes and aerial artistry from Movement Activities Aerial Dance in addition to our vendors!Shady Grove Farms || Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals
PoorBoyz Produce || Urban Farms of Central Ohio
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams || Vivre La Vie
Team Wearbear || Phyllis & Hazel || Bud Whitley’s Garage
Novo Terra Farm || Candle with a Cause || potsbydi
Etsy Team Columbus (ETC) || Fincachocolate.
Splash of Sherri || Sharon’s Delicious Bread
The STEAM Factory || Root Dub || Soaps and Suds
Boline Apothecary, Limited || Deconstruction Empire
Kevin Russell Ceramics || Columbus Idea Foundry
Actual Roastery || Britt’s Sweet Shop
teresa braceletChristmasFair is a holiday market featuring 150 artists (including Teresa Morbitzer of Vintage Vamp) and crafters with unique, handcrafted items….pottery, folk art, paintings, stained glass, jewelry, photography and much, much more. 2014 is the 28th year for ChristmasFair! It’s the perfect place to find unique, made in America gifts and items for your home.
Holiday Shop Around
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Scioto Audubon Metropark
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 11-3
shop around
Please come out for a weekend of shopping, art, crafts and more!  Join ReJen Recycled Arts, Spinfire Studios, June in July and many more artisans in the Scioto Audubon Metro Park at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center’s Holiday Shop Around. This is their 5th year, and to celebrate,they made it TWO days! Saturday, November 22 from 10am – 5pm AND Sunday November 23 from 11am – 3pm. You will find an amazing variety of high quality, local, one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly products from central Ohio to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping or buy a special treat for yourself! There will be over 30 artists, artisans and vendors, with items to suit everyone’s gift list! Added bonus: kids can enjoy activities while you shop and you can explore the fabulous Scioto Audubon Metro Park!
Hollowform: the Space Within
6-8 P.M.
hollow form friday
Artists’ Reception 6-8 pm for this fabulous exhibit, free to the public curated by Devon Palmer

Enclosed vessels carry such a rich history in both their contents, their creation and the reflections of the society that created them. Devon seeks to further understanding of the “format” across mediums – shape, texture, primary mass, usability, ceremony, rhythm, shoulder, mouth, and lid – the common language of the hollow vessel.

With this event, it is the curator’s hope to tie together wood, glass, and ceramic by the common language they speak; Form. Since these genres share so many ideas, designs, inspirations, it seems appropriate that they share an exhibit. Devon is hoping this also fosters networking and connections between disciplines that will add more value to each artist’s work and create opportunities for collaboration, promotion and elevation of value in their collective work.

Thank you to the sponsors, Glass Axis, Buckeye Ceramic Supply in Hilliard, and Devon Palmer Woodturning

And if you want to head to the Chillicothe area…

Downtown Chillicothe Christmas Open House

November 21-23

Ring in the start of the holidays in historic, downtown Chillicothe! The Downtown Associates present their annual Christmas Open House with festivities happening throughout the weekend. November 21st – 23rd Friday.  Participating shops open until 8:00pm 6:00pm- Tree Lighting Ceremony (Yoctangee Park entrance) Renaissance Singers will be performing following the lighting ceremony Santa…  for more info:

Jewelers Trunk Show at PVG Artisans …Tess Snyder, Krystyne Hubay and estate/vintage jewelry
Jingle Bell Wine Tasting and Art Show
The Grand Tavern
12-4 p.m.
wine tasting
Jingle Bell Wine Tasting and Art Show Saturday 11/22 at The Grand Tavern Restaurant in Waverly Noon to 4pm. Tickets $15 at the door

How about a quiet afternoon of wine and art to kick off the holiday season?

Sound good? Then the 17th annual Wine Tasting and Art Show set for Nov. 22 at the historic Grand Restaurant and Tavern in Waverly might be for you.

The doors will open at noon offering award-winning wines from Ohio wineries, complimented by cheeses, luscious desserts and fruit. This year’s offering features several wineries not previously showcased at this event, which organizers think will add some extra allure for returning patrons.

The art portion of the day will be presented by the Pike Art Guild and is an annual feature that organizers say seems to get better every year. The art will be presented for sale and can be viewed throughout the day. Attendees can cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award and then see if their pick wins.

Don Perry, from the Cleveland area, will perform his bluesy sounds of saxophone and song. His renditions of old and new favorites and some of his own compositions will add to the atmosphere of the day.

Visual Arts, Self Publishing, Fundraisers, AFM and More Starting Tomorrow

What do I love about Columbus and Central Ohio?  That it is NEVER boring around here!!!  There is always something artsy, educational and fun happening on the weekends and during the week.  This week the art starts tomorrow night with a couple of art shows/openings, goes through the weekend with fundraisers, art shows, art openings and continues on Monday night for Alternative Fashion Mob‘s first movie night at their new FABRIC Resource Center on the second floor of Columbus Idea Foundry.  So, don’t complain that there is nothing to do around here…GET YOUR ART ON!!!





77 South High Street, First Floor

Opening reception



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Christopher Burk is excited to be part of this upcoming curated exhibition with a total of sixteen artists from the entire state at the Riffe Gallery –




6-9 P.M.


big local

Big Local Arts is hosting a one day Art show at 400 West Rich and Strongwater Food and Spirits. Come see some amazing local art and help support local artists as well as Big Local Arts. There will be a large mix of 2-D and 3-D art available for purchase.

Big Local Arts supports local artists by giving them the opportunity to showcase their work to the thousands of people who come to the Columbus Arts Festival. In addition to The Arts Festival we will also be hosting a gallery show to continue to showcase local artists and to help make the Big Local Arts Tent better each year.

So come out for a night of great art and have a drink at Strongwater Food and Spirits. There will also be a raffle



1-9 P.M.

FRIDAYhayley gallery


Yes, it’s been 7 years since Hayley Gallery opened  their doors in New Albany. To celebrate this milestone, please join them for an Open House on Friday, November 7 from 1 to 9 pm. The gallery will be offering special discounts in honor of their 7th anniversary and one lucky person will win a piece of original art.




LCC gift fest

Friday, November 7th (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Saturday, November 8th (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Come shop for a great cause and have fun too!
Linworth Children’s Center will hold it’s 12th Annual Holiday Gift Fest & Craft Show November 7th & 8th. There will be 60+ vendors/crafters selling unique items, a lunch and bake sale, silent auction for themed baskets and a Santa’s Workshop for children. All proceeds benefit the LCC Scholarship Fund.




5:30-10 P.M.

FRIDAYfresh air


The Art of Recovery is an annual benefit supporting Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s mission. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery (Artists in Recovery) creates a venue for public display of work by artists affected by mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The gallery exhibitions feature the courage and struggles of the artists. Exhibitions combat stigma and address social issues. Southeast has created the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery solely for the benefit of the artist and does not accept commission from the sale of artwork. Artists throughout the community recognize the importance of having Fresh A.I.R. Gallery and supporting artists with all backgrounds.

The support of wonderful partnerships and our community allow our mission and programming to happen – THANK YOU!

This year’s Art of Recovery will be held on Friday, November 7 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

Live and Silent Art Auctions featuring original art from over 90 artists
A unique menu created especially for the event by Hilton Columbus Gallerie
Live art demonstrations

Individual tickets are $75 or $125 per couple. Contact the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery at 614.225.0980 x1206 or to purchase tickets and/or sponsorship opportunities.


GUEST SPEAKER:  Brad Pauquette
CIF workshop
Because writers are Makers too! Explore the DIY side to publishing at this free special guest lecture by local entrepreneur and Columbus Creative Cooperative Director, Brad Pauquette.The event is free, but RSVPs are appreciated!
Learn the 5-steps to producing a professional self-published books. Brad Pauquette, an experienced publishing consultant and the CEO of Columbus Publishing Lab, will explain the process that traditional publishers use to produce books, and how you can emulate those steps to produce a great book that readers will love. The seminar will take you from a finished manuscript to a self-published title available for sale from all major retailers, both as a paperback book and an e-book.
Erica Ott is having her first solo show, “Things That Shine” during the month of November at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center‘s 3rd floor Loft Gallery. On November 8th,there will be an artist’s reception.
All works are fine art paintings and are available for purchase. In addition, there will be fine art prints for sale of selected pieces from the show.
6-9 P.M.
A solo exhibit of Ralph Corriveau‘s amazing photography….”While some of the images are from the Central Ohio area, most were made during my motorcycle travels across the United States”
 A trip to Chillcothe is in order!!!
available light
24 Hour Theatre is the drag racing of the theatre world. It’s short, furiously intense, and something might explode.Thirty artists, spanning the breadth of the Columbus theatre community, will create five brand-new short plays in just 24 hours. Starting at 8pm on Friday night, names are drawn, teams created, plays written over night, and rehearsals completed in 8 hours, all in time for opening night at 8pm on Saturday.Recommended if You Like: Jack Bauer, 24 Hour Comics, the distinct possibility that someone will fall flat an their face.JOIN THE PERFORMANCE on NOVEMBER 8 at 8 p.m.Presented by LEIGH HOUSEHOLDER & JOE WEBER
Lindsay Gallery
Ohio Self-Taught Show
Champagne Brunch Reception
1-3 p.m.
lindsey gallery
Presenting an exhibition of work by Ohio folk and self-taught artists from yesterday and today.Featuring:
William Hawkins
Joey Monsoon
Ashley Pierce
Amber Groome
Morris Jackson
Wallace Peck
Janis Price
Popeye Reed
Elijah Pierce and many more.Our friends at Sherrie Gallerie and Brandt-Roberts galleries are having their openings at the same time.
3 galleries, 3 different show, 1 afternoon.

Alternative Fashion Mob

First Movie Night

7 p.m.

Columbus Idea Foundry

movie mixer AFMCome have a movie night with the mobsters!

They will be showing the movie Unzipped (

There will also be:
90s pop culture trivia for prizes
Snacks and Beverages (BYOB)
And Columbus for a Reason and Fashion Capital shirts and swag for sale

Also, bring a food item for Franklinton Food Bank and maybe you’ll get a lil’ somethin’ extra.

So bring some popcorn and a snuggly blanket and watch Unzipped with the Mob!

Pumpkins, Costumes, Things that Go Bump in the Night and Stephen King…EEEK!!!

Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays because I love all things that go bump in the night, American Horror Story, Stephen King, costumes and the chance to get creative!!  This year there is a veritable plethora (how do you like those big words?) of things to get into so no one in our city should be left out of the festivities or be bored.

The city starts jumping tomorrow night and continues through next week so get your arty party on!!!

Check out these events:

 Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch

Friday through Sunday 

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Curious to how the new Glass Axis space is coming along? Still haven’t found that fall glass gift yet? Make sure you come to our Annual Pumpkin Patch. You can be part of it being their best Pumpkin Patch to date!!

Oct 24-26, Glass Axis will have a sneak preview of their new site and their annual pumpkin sale. They will also be offering first come-first serve classes in hot and warm glass.

Highball: On the Rocks Celebrating the Big 80’s

6 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.

Greater Columbus Convention Center (outside)



highball 80s

HighBall: On The Rocks is our annual tribute concert honoring fabulous fashion and transformational music. HighBall: On The Rocks features regional bands and national headliners performing original and cover songs that pay homage to artists or genres of music that have inspired fashion and design throughout the ages. This year’s totally awesome theme is THE BIG ’80s. Dress in your most righteous ’80s look, and hear bands cover your favorite songs from the decade that was defined by big hair, big shoulder pads and big stars.

Join ’80s pop icon Taylor Dayne and hear The Wet Darlings, the fabulous Johnson Brothers MoJoFlo Lydia Loveless play the songs you know and love as well as some killer ’80s covers.

Tickets $5 at the gate…or you can purchase in advance Thursday through Sunday at Highball Headquarters
$50 VIP tickets while they last.
(another invite is going out for Saturday night for the Costume Couture Fashion Show.





Arts and Crafts Bazaarteresa

Join Teresa Morbitzer of Vintage Vamp and many other artisans at Central High School in Westerville this Saturday for their Arts & Crafts Bazaar!


Harvest Market

400 West Rich


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 400 Farmers Market’s kicks of it’s winter season with a fabulously fall Harvest Market on October 25!

Come celebrate the Farmers Market returning to the inside of 400 West Rich and have get into some shenanigans with a glass pumpkin patch from Glass Axis, trapeze arts, yoga, kids area, and these vendors:

Fincachocolate. | Root Dub | My Mushroom Store
Soaps and Suds | Boline Apothecary, Limited
Team Wearbear | Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals
Columbus Clay Works | Shady Grove Farms
Bud Whitley’s Garage | Jamara | Columbus Idea Foundry
The STEAM Factory | The Smoking Loon Smokery
Splash of Sherri | Sharon’s Delicious Bread
Swainway Urban Farm | PoorBoyz Produce
Novo Terra Farm | Candle with a Cause | Vivre La Vie
Urban Farms of Central Ohio | Potsbydi | Phyllis & Hazel
Actual Roastery | Peace Love and Freedom Gardens LLC

Keep an eye out for updates to this event page as we share more of our plans with you!



9 P.M.-2 A.M.


Three Nights. Three Themes.
Thursday October 30th – Circus
Friday October 31st – The Ward
Saturday November 1st – Masquerade

Costumes are mandatory, Theme is optional.


Greater Columbus Convention Center (outside)

6 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Saturday highball

HighBall is the nation’s fiercest costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District. Be a part of the HighBall street spectacle and model yourself on High Street. At HighBall, you are what you wear.highball-9

Tickets $5 at the gate…or you can purchase in advance Thursday through Sunday at Highball Headquarters
$50 VIP tickets while they last.

Hail to the King

Stephen King Themed Art Show and Costume Party

Rehab Tavern


7:30-1:00 a.m.hail to king

w/ SK-themed ART by: Bryan Moss, Donna Estep, Derek Stewart, Ralph Walters, Dan Gerdeman, Samantha Knight, Mylesant Lopez, Katie Golonka, Quinn Kelogg, Joss Parker, Arlo Moon, Alan Reeve, Brent Elam, Daisher Rocket, Chad Kessler, Ellen Knolls, Quinn Kellogg, Nick Cline, Kristina Fendt, Roger Kent Grossweiler Jr., Albert Gray, Ken Mosley, Robyn Edwards and Michelle Amos!

Also MOVIES, COSTUME CONTEST (not necessarily SK-themed), PRIZES and MORE!

For something less haunting  in a scary kinda way!  Make a trip to Lancaster Saturday or later in the year!

Decorative Arts Center

Lancaster Ohio

Beginning this Saturday- December 31st

decorative arts show

Campana Brothers: Brazilian Design Now is a rare opportunity to view a diverse assortment of designs created by South America’s premier contemporary designers, Fernando and Humberto Campana . The artists describe these pieces as “functional sculpture.”  But these furnishings and accessories are often described as “fresh and fun” and “playful and outlandish.”  Exhibition visitors will see chairs made of fuzzy stuffed animals, a steel and canvas sofa whose surface is embellished with 18 inch alligator dolls hand-made out of leather.  There is also a large cabinet covered with the tanned skins of the largest sustainably-farmed fresh water fish in Brazil.  In contrast, there are chairs covered with disks of felt and foam that imitate the colors and shapes of sushi – part of the Japanese cuisine brought to Brazil by immigrants.

This international exhibition from the Pizzuti Collection opens in
Lancaster October 25 and in Columbus February 7.
For more information please visit

Return of the Killer Crafts D.I.Y. or Die


Garden Theater


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Get creepy for Halloween with a craft show dedicated to the darker side of the creative mind. Presented by What the Rock?!, Return of the Killer Crafts! will feature an invasion of vendors offering an array of handmade items in the holiday spirit, including jewelry, comics, plushies, clothing and original artworks. While perusing various forms of monsters, skulls and other things macabre, guests are invited to play games like “Pin the Arm On the Zombie” for prizes from local businesses with proceeds going to a local charity, and listen to spooky tunes spun by DJ Raymond T. Vinyl while enjoying a beverage in Ethel’s Stage Left Lounge. Freaks of all kinds are welcome, and admission is free. Held Sun., Oct. 26, 11am to 5p.m. at The Garden Theater 1187 N High St.

The Devilish Vendors!

3rd Dimension Studios
Back Porch Comics
Bearer’s Weird World Creations & Carny Critters
Calaveras de Azucar
Cave Bear Studio
Creux Poche
Crime Cats
Donald T McCullough
Evette Makes Things
Get Your Gun
Jennifer’s Custom Designs
Memoire Arts
Nix Comics
Red Panty Designs
Sandrandan on Etsy
Squids ‘n’ Squirrels
SugarKitty Corsets
What the Rock?!
Wolf and Hammer


Pumpkin Smash

CIF and The Art and Artists of 614

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Join The Art and Artists of 614 on Sunday, October 26 from 1:00-7:00 pm at the Columbus Idea Foundry for an eventful day celebrating the art of pumpkin carving!
Pumpkin Smash features more than 40 invited artists engaging in the creative challenge of pumpkin carving. Carved pumpkins will be auctioned off during a silent auction. The event also features an artist mixer and roasting of pumpkin seeds. Refreshments will be available.

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Carving by invited artists
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Artist social mixer
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Silent auction bidding on carved pumpkins

***After party begins at 7:00 pm at Land-Grant Brewing Company located at 424 W. Town Street, Columbus.

I am constantly amazed at the ways in which so many people in our fair city find to be creative….this event is already sold out but I can’t wait for the next one!!! What a an awesome idea!!!  Who is in with me for the next foray into not so ordinary drinks?????

four thieves

At any given moment, Annie Williams has cocktails on the brain. On Oct. 26, The Sycamore bartender and cocktail consultant will share her latest creations by way of new pop-up speakeasy Four Thieves Thirst Parlour.

The concept is straightforward: Just like a pop-up restaurant, Williams and partner Luke Pierce will run a cocktail bar for one night at The Kitchen in German Village. The drinks? Not so straightforward. Order a Manhattan, and you’ll get a Manhattan trio of three mini Manhattans, each showcasing a different whiskey and bitter. Ask for a gin and tonic, and you’ll have a choice of three gins and three tonics, each tailored to pair with a specific gin. Williams also promises a mezcal offering and several carefully crafted nonalcoholic drinks.

The inaugural pop-up will be ticketed; for about $30, guests will receive sit-down service with a choice of two cocktails and a bar snack (think charred peppers and deviled eggs). Advance tickets will be available on Four Thieves’ website.



the journeyA Columbus International Film + Video Festival Early Bird Screening Event

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
72 minutes
Mark Kendall

Tuesday, October 28
Drexel Theatre
2254 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209

Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs.This film follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.

Admission is FREE, donations encouraged.




Watch Broad & High to learn about featured artist Jim Arter at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.   On the next episode of Broad & High, deer sightings along the downtown riverfront and a man who has lived his life within art and has been an advocate for children in art and education. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m., only on WOSU TV. See a preview at :


crowd at Tacocat

crowd at Tacocat

That is the only headline I could come up with for this post because that is how I feel after attending last night’s Tacocat reception for the Lustron exhibit and Glassquerade at Glass Axis.  First, I stopped by Tacocat to see not only the exhibit but the studios themselves and, hopefully, meet some artists, see some folks I already know.  I got a chance to do just that!!!  Let me say that the Lustron exhibit is AMAZING!  I could not get over how diverse the artists’ use of the panels were, from painting to mixed media to  3-D creations. I could go on and on about this but I would just suggest that you make a trip to the gallery and check it out yourself! I’m featuring a few pics but they don’t do justice to the creativity, beauty and diversity of this exhibit.  I was also pleased to run into some folks I know like Amy Leibrand, Lisa McLymont, Casey McCarty, Ric Stewart (all soon to be featured artists!) Donna McCarty Estep, and Walter Herrmann (already featured here).  On top of that, I got to meet some artists that I recognized from The Art and Artists of 614 like Meghan Green (Stinky Bomb), Adam Brouillette and Catherine Bell Smith. All of which I hope to interview in the coming monthsPicMonkey Collage

IMG_4148Not only was the exhibit amazing, so were the individual studios where artists do their creating but also display their work.  I’m gonna be a busy lady with Tacocat artists!!

OSU student demo

OSU student demo at the Axis

Fashion show

Fashion show

After that, I found my way over to Glassquerade, a fund raiser for Glass Axis and also in Grandview.  Again, I was blown away by the talent we have in our city.  After chowing down on some goodies and getting myself a glass of red wine, I ambled around the place watching the OSU students and their demonstration, checking out the silent

Hot Mamas, Lisa Horkin and Theresa Cress

Hot Mamas, Lisa Horkin and Theresa Cress

auction items (making a few bids, too!), and enjoying the fashion show that featured clothing incorporating glass.  I am pleased to say that I finally met Lisa Horkin (YAY!) and her friend/colleague, Theresa Cress of Great Balls of Fire jewelry and blown glass vessels.  We chatted for a short while and Lis showed me the model for the new Glass Axis home in Franklinton.  THAT is gonna be spectacular!!!  The plan is for members to be able to move in and use the studios/furnaces by some time in October.  How exciting for Franklinton!

To end the evening, I watched an incredible hour long demonstration by Jack Gramann as he made a gorgeous blown glass head and carnavale mask that he then melded together.  Sweat dripped from this young man as he worked with his assistant…the audience was getting pretty warm too (I can attest to that!) but was so fascinated by his creative process that we couldn’t take our eyes off him…well worth the heat!  While watching this, I also had the opportunity to meet some emerging glass artists who had been part of the fashion show.  Three lovely young ladies who have agreed to let me tap their pretty little minds for info about glass, being an emerging artist and more!


Artist Jack Gramann melding mask to face

Artist Jack Gramann melding mask to face

I must say that as I drove home last night, I realized how in awe I am of all who create; no matter what their form of art is.  It also inspired me to get back into my studio and get cracking/experimenting with my art.  Columbus certainly does rock the art world!!!