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GCAC Presents: Sculptor Al-Hadid, Alum Essenhigh Featured In CCAD’s Summer Exhibition Visiting Artists’ Series

 Amanda Pierce GCAC Presents: Sculptor Al-Hadid, Alum Essenhigh Featured In CCAD’s Summer Exhibition Visiting Artists’ Series

Series kicks off September 4, 2014. Realist/surrealist sculptures, high-gloss paintings, and installations big and small fill the Canzani Center Gallery this summer as Columbus College of Art & Design features four new solo exhibitions open free to the public. Join the creative dialogue in Columbus when several of the artists visits for an open lecture […]

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Columbus SOUP Grants $1,243 to State of the Arts Productions

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus SOUP Grants $1,243 to State of the Arts Productions

Columbus SOUP, the philanthropic crowd-funding organization, granted money to two local arts and culture groups at their quarterly dinner on Sunday. The 161 voting attendees to the event at the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Mind Market each donated a $7 minimum and voted to give the accumulated $1,243 to State of the Arts […]

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Downtown Parking Lots to Receive Public Art Upgrades

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Parking Lots to Receive Public Art Upgrades

Urban enthusiasts generally agree that there’s no bigger blight on a Downtown area than a surface parking lot. They use a lot of space for a single purpose that is always considered underutilized when compared to virtually any other type of development, large or small. Thankfully, Columbus is filling in surface lots with new development, […]

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GCAC Presents: German Village Art Crawl Turns Garages into Galleries

 Jeff Tobin GCAC Presents: German Village Art Crawl Turns Garages into Galleries

Who throws an art festival in a neighborhood alley? German Village, that’s who. A couple of years back, some residents had the crazy idea to turn several garages along Macon Alley into art galleries for a unique one-night event. They asked homeowners along the alley for permission. They sent out invites to some of the […]

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Kojo Kamau and Aminah Robinson Inducted into Walk of Fame

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kojo Kamau and Aminah Robinson Inducted into Walk of Fame

The Lincoln Theatre’s Walk of Fame will be getting two new stars next month. Columbus artists Aminah Robinson and Kojo Kamau will be inducted into the Walk of Fame in a ceremony that will take place on July 26th at 7pm. Both artists are Columbus natives that have achieved wide recognition for their professional work. […]

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Grass Skirt Becomes New Home for Kahiki’s George The Monkey

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Grass Skirt Becomes New Home for Kahiki’s George The Monkey

A historical tiki sculpture is once again up for public display outside the Grass Skirt Tiki Room. Meet George the Monkey — originally built and designed for the Polynesian eatery Kahiki (RIP: 1961- 2000) located in East Columbus, George was acquired in an auction along with other items from the grandly decorated restaurant by the […]

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GCAC Presents: VSA Ohio Brings Artists with Disabilities to Pearl Market

Morgan Green Morgan Green GCAC Presents: VSA Ohio Brings Artists with Disabilities to Pearl Market

Farmers’ and Artisan markets in the summer season provide artists and crafters with a valuable opportunity to market their trades, sell their work, and be part of the vibrant Columbus community. Every summer through fall, downtown Columbus is home to the Pearl Alley Farmers’ Market, which now serves as a valuable service opportunity for VSA […]

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