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Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

When the Columbus Idea Foundry first opened its doors in Franklinton last year, they were actually only halfway done with work on the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street. Today, the leadership behind the makerspace organization is announcing that the second half of buildout is about to begin. “When we moved to Franklinton […]

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Creative Control Fest Announces ‘Orange is the New Black’ Author as Headliner

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Creative Control Fest Announces ‘Orange is the New Black’ Author as Headliner

The 4th Annual Creative Control Fest returns to Columbus September 11-12 at the historic Lincoln Theatre. This year’s festival will feature headliner Piper Kerman, author of the Netflix adapted book ‘Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison’ and husband Larry Smith, originator of the popular concept Six-Word Memoirs. “Creative Control Fest is […]

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Columbus Named 6th Best City for Creatives

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Named 6th Best City for Creatives

Another week, another Top 10 list! This time, Columbus has made the grade when it comes to measuring the creative class, according to a list published by SmartAsset.com, an online financial advisory platform. The rankings in this list compare US cities based upon how well a region can support its creative workforce. The criteria is […]

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Local Game Developers Gathering to Help Solve Global Water Crisis

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Game Developers Gathering to Help Solve Global Water Crisis

The independent video game development industry is quickly and quietly growing in Columbus, and David All wants to bring that to your attention. “It’s potentially the biggest game development community in the Midwest,” he says. “More than 600 members are in the Central Ohio GameDev Meetup Group, and over 1,200 attended the Ohio Game Developers […]

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First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

The team at the Columbus Idea Foundry has been hard at work since the start of 2014 at renovating the first floor of an old Franklinton warehouse to make their new home. Today, the CIF will host its official ribbon cutting ceremony to usher in a new era for one of the largest maker space […]

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Independents’ Day is Relocating to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Independents’ Day is Relocating to Franklinton

The seventh annual Independents’ Day Festival will take place September 19th through 21st, but don’t show up to Gay Street expecting the exciting. The event is relocating to Franklinton for the first time, shifting the action to Lucas Street — a small brick street bordered by 400 West Rich to the south, the new Columbus […]

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motive. Events Provide Platform for Local Creative Talent

Walker Evans Walker Evans motive. Events Provide Platform for Local Creative Talent

The “creative class” is a coin termed by economist and millennial trend-watcher Richard Florida, but the definition of the phrase is one that can be used very broadly. A group of locals have come together in the past year to provide some definition to that realm through the Columbus lens, and shine a spotlight on […]

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