Wood.Metal.Art Announces Grand Opening in Franklinton
Franklinton has oft been touted as the next emerging arts community in Columbus, and will continue to grow in that direction next month with the opening of Wood.Metal.Art, a new gallery and workshop space opening at 1009 McKinley Road. Located just a few doors down from the future home of Orange Barrel Media, Wood.Metal.Art is the collaborative project of furniture designer Patrick Roberts, fine arts painter Rick Borgia, and OSU industrial design student Jordan Green.
“Originally, Patrick came to this space and worked out of it as a workshop,” says Misha Grosvenor, Communications Coordinator for Wood.Metal.Art. “But he and Rick both had the same idea in mind that it become something bigger, help pull people into Franklinton area and help make it the arts epicenter of Columbus.”
The 2,400 square foot building is divided into three spaces — one room for construction, one room for finishing, and a third room for a pubic gallery space, which will have regular hours and be open for special events.
On Thursday, October 3rd, Wood.Metal.Art will host its grand opening from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, featuring works from the artists, music and a food truck.
“This will be kind of like an open house, since we’re sort of off the beaten path,” adds Grosvenor. “Most people don’t come this way unless you’re using McKinley has a quick route to get around to Upper Arlington. We want to get people to come to the space and see what we’re all about.”
For more information, visit www.woodmetalartcolumbus.com.
Exterior Photo by Walker Evans. Interior photo provided by Wood.Metal.Art.