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The Top 10 Best Local Artists in Columbus

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2016 was another big year for local artists. The ongoing “Columbus Makes Art / Art Makes Columbus” campaign continued to highlight local visual artists, performing artists, sculptors, poets and other creatives. When our readers, contributors and editors were polled to select the number one artist this year, Stephanie Rond was the name that rose to the top of the list.

Rond was omnipresent in 2016, not only through her recognizable outdoor street art installations sprinkled throughout the city, but also with a full calendar year of gallery shows and exhibitions. Rond spoke at this year’s TEDxColumbus event, she curated the “Dare to be Heard” exhibition at the Cultural Arts Center this fall, and took part in multiple other shows including Gallery Night: Story Tellers at Wild Goose Creative, Gallery of Echoes at the Columbus Arts Festival, the Creative Arts of Women “Landmark” show at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, and the “Common Cosmology” show at The Vanderelli Room.

For more information, visit www.stephanierond.com.

The Top 10 Columbus Artists of 2016:

  1. Stephanie Rond
  2. Laura Alexander
  3. Joey Monsoon
  4. Adam Brouillette
  5. Mandi Caskey
  6. Clint Davidson
  7. Lea Gray
  8. Brian Moss
  9. Christopher Burk
  10. David Butler

Flashback: Best Local Artist of 2015 — Christopher Burk
Flashback: Best Local Artist of 2014 — Christopher Burk

Flashback: Best Local Artist of 2013 — Laura Alexander

Flashback: Best Local Artist of 2012 — Laura Alexander
Flashback: Best Local Artist of 2011 — Laura Alexander
Flashback: Best Local Artist of 2010 — Joey Monsoon
Flashback: Best Local Artist of 2009 — Joey Monsoon
Flashback: Best Local Artist of 2008 — Joey Monsoon

Note: Our “Best of 2016″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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