February Continues to Deliver Art from the Heart!

This weekend isn’t as action packed as last weekend but there’s still plenty of art to take in so get out there and get your art on! Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art A Night of Enchantment Friday 6-9 p.m. … Continue reading

April Ends and May Begins with More Fun Art Events!olumbus

I am a little late getting this out because I have a very sick kitty that has taken much of my time since Saturday.  Here’s what I know about this weekend…


Instagram Pro Series: Columbus Handmade

Whetstone Rec Center

Thursday April 28th

6-7:30 p.m.

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Join Columbus Handmade for the first installment of the 2016 Instagram Pro Series.  The Secret of Batching will teach you usable strategies to help make Instagram (and other social media) posting easy AND intentional while building a strong following that will actually BUY YOUR PRODUCT! Invest only a couple hours per week for real engagement and real sales. This course is perfect for those who sell on Etsy and others looking to make social media branding less of a chore.
Brought to you by their Instagram guru, Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts.
Not a member of Columbus Handmade? Click our link to join our team now and get in on all of the fun.

Adena Brook Whetstone Ravine

Opening Reception, Columbus Cultural Arts Center: Tracy Steinbrook

Friday April 29th

6-8 p.m.

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Tracy Steinbrook has painted many large-scale images of unaltered nature that has been preserved in the midst of the busy city. His Exhibit runs April 29-June 4 at CAC. May 5, he will be a guest at CAC’s Conversations & Coffee Art Talk, noon-1pm, now in its 35th year.


Ohio Shorts 2016

Wexner Center for the Arts

Saturday April 30th

7 p.m.

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$3 all audiences

Celebrate the vibrant culture of local film making with our annual festival of Ohio-made short films. All entries are produced in the Buckeye State and span documentary, animation, dramatic narrative, and everything in-between. The festival includes jury and audience-awarded cash prizes, which will be announced at a public reception in our lower lobby following the screening that features a free Dirty Franks hot dog bar (complete with vegan and gluten-free options, tater tots, and more) and a cash bar for you to enjoy.

Open Door Art Studio’s Spring Sale

Saturday April 30th

Noon- 4 p.m.

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It’s here! Time for Open Door’s Annual Spring Sale, this Saturday from 12 – 4. Everything in the studio is marked 40% off. It’s a great opportunity to get a last minute Mother’s Day gift, and the last chance to see This Inspired That!


Powell Street Market

Downtown Powell

Sunday April 30th

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


Three Sundays a year, the Powell Chamber if Commerce delivers a unique and eclectic collection of vendors that line the streets of Downtown Powell with hand-made arts & crafts, edibles, antiques, clothes, jewelry, specialty products, and so much more from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm! Discover items from chic to unique while you peruse the Powell Street Market vendor booths and Downtown Powell establishments.
There will be PONY RIDES and FOOD TRUCKS!!!
You won’t want to miss this exciting family friendly shopping event!
As always, admission and parking are FREE.

Spring Fling

The Best Little Hair House (High Street)

Sunday April 30th

12-5 p.m.

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 Join the second annual Spring Fling at Hair House!! Come see all of the amazing products made by local artisans and leave with the perfect gifts for Mother’s Day!

The Urban Art Experience: Conversation Pieces

44 Woodland Avenue

Sunday, May 1st

1:00 pm-6:00 pm 


The Urban Art Experience (UAE) continues to celebrate the great works by African American artists with Conversation Pieces: Art by Y. Aileen, Ludie Senatus, and Wyatt E. Hicks . A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will benefit Urban Strings, a Columbus based youth orchestra of young talented musicians from public and private schools throughout Columbus metro.
The mission of the UAE is to create and provide a venue for artist to showcase their works among art supporters and new audiences. In addition, the UAE addresses the need for increased arts accessibility in the African American community.

Roscoe Room Revolution Party #3

Sunday May 1st

2 p.m.-12 a.m.



Come join The Roscoe Room for ROSCOE REVOLUTION PARTY #3! There will be food, music, and extra special deals on artwork to support buying and renovating a new home for The Roscoe Room. Five of Suzanne’s favorite paintings will be half price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, HALF PRICE! 20 new watercolor studies and sketch book studies will also be avaible for $30. each!!!! Call or message Suzanne directly for a personal preview apptointment.
Musicians are welcome to come play, contact us for time spots!
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 as well as 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!

Art Walks & Landmark Talks: CMoA

Monday May 2nd

7-8 p.m.

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CMoA will kick-off the season of 21 Art Walks & Landmark Talks on Monday, May 2 in the Discovery District beginning at the Columbus Museum of Art. Join in conversations every week during these free, hour-long guided tours led by expert historians and guides on Mondays from 7-8 p.m. No registration necessary – just show up at the meeting place with your walking shoes on & your water bottle!
CMA Deputy Director Sarah Rogers, and DesignGroup Director & Designer Michael Bongiorno AIA, LEED AP BD+C will lead us off with insight about the design and impact of the new Margaret M. Walter Wing. Jeff Hogan & our friends at 10TV Commit To Be Fit will join the fun!
Art Walks & Landmark Talks bring Columbus Public Health’s Art Walks maps and audio tours to life, and are made possible with support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Rain dates are following Sundays at 7 p.m.
View the full schedule here: http://columbuslandmarks.org/free-art-walks-begin-may-2/

HER: The Art of Baduizm

Wild Goose Creative

Tuesday May 2nd

7-10 p.m.


A group artist showcase . This showcase is a tribute to R&B sensation and creative spirit Erykah Badu.


The Weather Outside is Frightful But the Art is Delightful!

Winter seems like it will never end but they keep saying only 30 more days till spring!  What can you do to get over the winter blahs, you ask???  Well, get out there and take in some of the vibrancy and creativity of your local art scene, of course!!

Here are some of the things happening around our fair city this weekend… Oh, and scroll down to the bottom for a call for artists…get your wrestling on!!!


Wild Goose Creative 

The Business of Art: Using The Art Community & The Greater Columbus Arts Council

6-8 p.m.

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If you are an artist in Franklin County – you need to come to this FREE workshop to hear about what the Arts Council can do for you! Speaker: Ruby Harper, GCAC – Director of Grants & Services

As Grants & Services Director for the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ruby Harper has over 8 years of experience working with individual artists to help connect them to grant programs and support services provided by the Arts Council. The Greater Columbus Arts Council is the primary funding entity for artists and arts organizations in Columbus. GCAC launched five new funding opportunities in 2013 and has implemented four new programs in 2014, an increase of $120,000 for new grant awards and a total investment of $80,000 in other new programs.

A career in the arts can be sustainable with the right base knowledge. Join us as we present a free monthly workshop series designed to educate young professional artists on career development, art-centric entrepreneurship and provide a place for creative network building.

As director, Ruby provides support to the grants and services department, which includes the Operating and Project Support Grants programs, and the Artist in the Community program. She also provides the Arts Council with national exposure as a representative of the Emerging Leaders Council of the Americans for the Arts and as a recent grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. She maintains an active role with Grantmakers in the Arts and PhilanthropyOhio. She has served on a number of grant panels for the Ohio Arts Council, Kentucky Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ruby has also served as a juror for the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition and VSA Ohio Statewide Touring Exhibition. Her work experience has given her exposure to a variety of industries, sectors and operational functions which include corporate/non-profit work environments, human resources and recruiting, investor relations, community relations, marketing and promotion, office management and grant-making.

**These FREE workshops are sponsored by the Create Columbus Commission and are held at Wild Goose Creative on every third Thursday of the month from October through May, will include presentations by professionals with local nonprofits and businesses. Our food sponsor is Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe.


Cultural Arts Center

Opening Reception

Walter Herrmann: The Hive

6-8 p.m.

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I am so excited to see the final installation of the unique works of Walter.  I have seen one of his hives in his studio for months and cannot wait to see how all of these come together to showcase his amazing talents! Continue reading

It’s Christmastime in THIS City!

If you have been procrastinating about your holiday shopping, no worries! There are plenty of places where you can shop locally, support local and small businesses this weekend.  Saturday is particularly busy from morning to night so get out there and get ‘er done!

AND there are lots of fun artistic events happening where you can enjoy perusing artists’ works or make your own!!

**Background to the weekend blog courtesy of Adam Kiger….his entry to the Agora Gallery Greeting Card Contest in NYC!

Adding another event I just found out about that will feature Adam along with others!

83 Gallery South

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83 Gallery South presents “Deck the Walls” opening this Saturday, December 14th, from 5-11pm at 476 S. Front St. next to Double Happiness in the Brewery District. The exhibition will feature a Pabst Blue Ribbon SkateDeck Series, featuring decks designed by ten of 83 Gallery’s best resident artists. In addition, the December opening will be stacked with the diverse styles of over thirty local artists, making it easy to find the perfect local holiday gift. The event will also feature live tarot readings by Vince Heitz-Hadorn, and the deck-spinning RaymondTVinyl. Pabst Ohio will provide the PBR,and Jagermeister will have warm Jager spice cider on hand to keep you toasty. For more information contact 83gallery@gmail.com.

Made Local Marketplace

ReJen (Jennifer Roy) is one of 60 artisans who will be selling their wares at this fun event in Powell

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