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Wonderland is art, culture and industry. Launched in late 2009 by artists and entrepreneurs with a common vision, the project seeks to catalyze the potential of Columbus’ creative community through an unconventional, self-sustaining, strongly collaborative operational model. It will bring new life to a historic part of Downtown Columbus, the former Wonder Bread factory in the Short North, making it home to an unprecedented mix of creative individuals and businesses. Artist studio space, gallery space, retail space, recording studio, performance and event space, shared office space, a physical fitness space, restaurant and bar will serve as a virtual one-stop shop of creative endeavors and entertainment. More information can be found at WonderlandColumbus.com.

Wonderland Scraps Broad Street Renovation Plan, Looks to Build Elsewhere in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wonderland Scraps Broad Street Renovation Plan, Looks to Build Elsewhere in Franklinton

In March, the team behind Wonderland Columbus began the investigative process of setting up their ambitious multipurpose artist studio space at 500 West Broad Street in the heart of Franklinton. Today, they’ve announced that after completing their research, the property is not ideal for the needs of their project. “We were very enthusiastic about this […]

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Wonderland Explores Relocation to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wonderland Explores Relocation to Franklinton

The much-discussed Wonderland creative space project may soon be one step closer to finding a home. After ditching plans in 2011 to renovate the former Wonder Bread bakery building in Italian Village, Wonderland board members and staff have been working on a relocation plan. An emailed statement from the Board reads as follows: “Our team […]

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Wonderland Brings Community Up to Speed on Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wonderland Brings Community Up to Speed on Project

Official news on the Wonderland project has been fairly quiet over the last few months, following July’s announcement that the project would be seeking a new home. Since then, the team behind the project has been working toward securing a new building and completing the process to secure their official 501(c)3 status in January. Tonight, […]

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Wonderland Plans to Relocate from Wonder Bread Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wonderland Plans to Relocate from Wonder Bread Building

A press release went out this morning officially announcing that Wonderland would be abandoning plans to build an artist/creative space inside the former Wonder Bread building in Italian Village and are in the process of finding a new home. The high cost of the Wonder Bread building was cited as the main reason to seek […]

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Best Urban Development of 2010 – Wonderland

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Urban Development of 2010 – Wonderland

Keeping with the tradition of the past two years, our “Best of 2010″ voters chose to honor the potential of development projects just begun rather than the completion of projects that have come to a close. In 2008, it was the Gay Street redevelopment that is still blooming today. In 2009, it was the demolition […]

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GCAC Presents: Wonderland Rising

 Melissa Starker GCAC Presents: Wonderland Rising

As yet, Wonderland doesn’t exist in a physical sense, but the idea of it already has a phenomenal life of its own. Since the project’s founders first stood before a tightly packed crowd at Junctionview Studios in January and unveiled the idea of multiple creative endeavors in a single space, Wonderland has amassed remarkable public and […]

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Columbus Mega Weekend – Fall 2010, Vol 2

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Mega Weekend – Fall 2010, Vol 2

The weather will be beautifully fall this weekend. What are your plans? The Columbus Underground Happy Hour is tonight at Z Cucina. Head there after checking out Food Truck-A-Palooza which starts at 4pm. The 13th Taste of Gahanna is also tonight. Ferry Corsten also hits BOMA tonight. It’s Fashion Week this week! The Fairfield County Fair continues […]

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