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North Market to Host Weekly Artisan Flea Market Events

Walker Evans Walker Evans North Market to Host Weekly Artisan Flea Market Events

The North Market’s popular Artisan Sunday events are undergoing an evolution this year through a new collaboration with the Columbus Flea event producers. Every Sunday from June 8 to October 26 will be host to a pop-up artisan flea market on the outdoor Farmers’ Market Pavilion area. Similar to Artisan Sundays, the event will continue […]

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Ethical Arts Collective Brings More Studio Space to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ethical Arts Collective Brings More Studio Space to Franklinton

When creative entrepreneurs LeAnne Johnson Absalom and Connie De Jong decided to take the plunge on leasing space in Franklinton, they never thought that they’d be creating another hub of activity for the emerging arts community in the neighborhood. “We didn’t expect to find an 8,200 square foot building,” explains Johnson Absalom, who is the Creative Director of […]

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Preview: The Art of Lustron

Anne Evans Anne Evans Preview: The Art of Lustron

Lustrons are an intriguing home, and an important part of Columbus history. Conceptualized and manufactured in the late 1940s, the Lustron was developed to help solve the housing crisis brought on by World War II veterans returning home. The mid-century design, built of prefabricated enameled steel panels, was a cheaper option for many. However, production […]

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Sharon Weiss Gallery celebrates twenty years in Short North

Anne Evans Anne Evans Sharon Weiss Gallery celebrates twenty years in Short North

The Sharon Weiss Gallery has been an important part of the Short North Arts District for quite some time, and is celebrating twenty years in the business this month. “I opened in the Short North in 1994 at 8 East Poplar Street as Antiques and Art on Poplar,” says owner Sharon Weiss. “For several years […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Brandon Kaes

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Brandon Kaes

Bicycles are a way of transportation for some, and for Brandon Kaes, they are also inspiration for his art. “All of my art revolves around bikes,” he says. “With my photography, I love doing minimalism and just keeping my style bold and simple. I’ve pretty much dedicated all of my photography to my bike. Last […]

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Young Art Collectors: William and Ashley Behrendt

Anne Evans Anne Evans Young Art Collectors: William and Ashley Behrendt

Collecting art was always something in the back of William Behrendt’s mind, as his uncle and former art professor Nick Clapp often painted and shared his work with his family. William’s friend Brian Swarts is also in the art industry, and the two would often talk about art. As a wedding present, Swarts gifted Last […]

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Best Local Artist of 2013: Laura Alexander

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Artist of 2013: Laura Alexander

Of the thousands of amazing artists in Columbus, our readers survey has consistently produced two winners above all others. Joey Monsoon was picked three years in a row from 2008 to 2010 and now Laura Alexander has joined him for a hat trick from 2011 through 2013. Alexander has been impressing audiences locally and nationally […]

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