More than 50 artists will show at ACME Art Company’s Café Ashtray Resurrected, part of the former Short North gallery’s 30th anniversary celebration during October. The evening will also host local performers, such as Evolution Control Committee, tarot readings and a memorial art show. The night will recreate Café Ashtray, which ACME held in the early 1990s. The weekly happening exposed Columbus to a wide-variety of underground music and performance art. ACME, which was once at 737 N. High St. (the site of a paper store now), was instrumental in turning the Short North into the arts district it is today. The gallery was one of the first non-profit art spaces in the area, opening it’s doors in 1987, and spawned other arts organizations in the district. Many popular Columbus artists had their first show at ACME.
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