Spring and Art Have Sprung!!!

LOTS of openings and amazing art to see, buy and SUPPORT LOCAL this weekend and the weather looks like it’s going to cooperate. So get out there and enjoy it!!! Creative Babes of all ages, check this out! Creative Babes Happy … Continue reading

Independents’ Day, Milk Paint, Chalk and Art…Great Weekends!

The last two weekends have been ideal for outdoor events and I am happy that I was able to take in so many of them!!  I am totally bummed that I couldn’t partake in the events that started my birthday month, like the Gallery Hop, some openings, the gourd fest and more due to some minor surgery…but there is always next week right?

anti.label by Kelli Martin

anti.label by Kelli Martin

AFM booth

AFM booth


Our soon to open new brewery!

During the weekend of the September 19th, I spent a good deal of time in Franklinton for Independents’ Day.  On Friday night, I helped out with screen printing at the Alternative Fashion Mob’s booth as they decided how they would run their station for making custom T-shirts to promote Ohio and AFM. Followed by take out from Strongwater and meeting gabbing with a great couple, Loren and Christine who have a relatively new business there in Franklinton…what fun that was!20140920_193801

Then my bestie came to visit on Saturday and we spent our afternoon and early evening there.  So many great vendors, good food, fantastically divergent music and dinner at Strongwater (have I said how much I love that place???)  Once we quenched our thirst and hunger, we headed back out to watch the AFM”S fashion show featuring 9 local designers and their unique fashions.  I sure feel lucky to live in a city that cultivates such divergent independent artists, musicians, businesses, restauranteurs and more!

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Shop Local, Chalk and Fuses…What More Could You Ask For?

As my cat, Niles, ‘helps’ me type (ha!), I am posting about 2 events that I am looking forward to this weekend… the second year of Ohio Made at Ohio Village and Easton’s Chalk the Block!
Make sure to get out during this gorgeous fall weekend and check both out…
Ohio Made: Celebrating Artists Now
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
10am-6pm @ Ohio Village
Ohio Made logoohio madeThe second annual  Ohio Made: Celebrating Artists Now Festival is unique because it provides all Ohio artists and crafters with a marketplace to sell and showcase their work. Paired with demos, installation works, and a juried exhibition, this festival celebrates both local and statewide artists
This year the fest is sponsored  by the Ohio Art League, Ohio History Connection, Columbus Idea Foundry, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, and Art and Artists of 614.-2 +

There will also be a celebration of  two veterans in the arts community:Barbara Vogel and Kojo Kamau at 4 p.m. at an awards ceremony.


Chalk the Blockchalk logo

Saturday and Sundaychalk the block

Chalk the Block is a recurring event that features temporary artist creations and live music and  is an event managed by littleINDUSTRIES in association with Easton Town Center.  Come see these talented artists as they use their chalk to create phenomenal art on the sidewalk!
Chalk the Block is back for its third year at Easton Town Center!

Chalk the Block is a two-day event featuring artists decorating the square at Easton Town Center with unique and colorful temporary artworks.Saturday, Shoppers are invited to wander the square to view over 40 artists work and listen to music from a half dozen live bands. Sunday, the audience is invited back to see the finished products and see who was awarded.

This year’s event includes these artists:
Tristan Seeger
Hilary Frambes
Danielle Forbes
Tiffany Kelly
Jose Bastidas
Lori Hughes
Derrick Hickman
Adam Crum
Lea Gray
Kimberly Mullett
Patrick Wayner aka “Patch Wrk”
Christine Guillot Ryan
Chris Fry
Thom Glick
Holly Leonard
Edwin John Yang
Ira Tecson
Cassandra and Lindsay Blusiewicz
Danielle Poling
Mark Eberhardt
Mitchell Lippencott
Ira Tecson
Mandi Caskey
Larry Doyle
Mary Frey
Erik Greenawalt
Jen Kiko
Lea Gray
Erik Greenawalt
Lori Hughes
Jen Wrubleski
Chris Blain
Pamela Waclawski
Rebecca O’Neil
Candice Oates
Patrick Vincent
Jan Solari
Laurie Voland

Fuse Factory 


1-4 p.m.

 fuse factory

On September 28 from 1-4pm  the Fuse Factory will be hosting theirr first ever open house. Come meet them, learn about what they’ve been up to and what they’ll be doing for their upcoming 2014-2015 season.There will also be some visuals and some hands-on activities with contact microphones and DIY circuit blocks. Hope to see you soon!