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Columbus Makes Art Presents Paisha Thomas on Staying Creative During COVID and Taking Inspiration from Local Artists

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Paisha Thomas on Staying Creative During COVID and Taking Inspiration from Local Artists

While the 2020 Columbus Arts Festival has been canceled, you can still support local artists during the Columbus Arts Festival in Place, June 12-14. Paisha Thomas was slated to perform on the Big Local Music Stage this year, but you can still hear and see her work at paishathomas.com and on the Big Local Music […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Anne Spurgeon on Her Work and Opening Her Studio to the Public

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Anne Spurgeon on Her Work and Opening Her Studio to the Public

The fourth-annual Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) returns Sept. 14-15, 2019. The public is invited to visit 45 different Columbus artists at 18 locations, enjoy behind the scenes experiences at local performance spaces and organizations, and to explore seven community arts partners. Anne Spurgeon will offer tours and demonstrations of her Clintonville studio over […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Dimonde Hale Returning to the Columbus Arts Festival

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents Dimonde Hale Returning to the Columbus Arts Festival

Dimonde Hale made his festival debut as an Emerging Artist at the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival, where he won the Juror’s Choice award for 2D Mixed Media. This year he returns to the Columbus Arts Festival, June 7-9, as a participating artist. We chatted with him about his work, his inspirations and what he learned […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Hakim Callwood on His Art and Inspirations

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents: Hakim Callwood on His Art and Inspirations

Hakim Callwood is a visual artist whose work can be found all over Columbus. You can see his work a Namaste In Love (110 Mill St.) this Saturday, Apr. 13 during Gahanna’s Creekside Art Walk. We caught up with him to chat about his work and his inspirations. Nick: How do you describe your work […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Stephanie Rond and Columbus Open Studio & Stage

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Columbus Makes Art Presents: Stephanie Rond and Columbus Open Studio & Stage

Stephanie Rond is Columbus-based mixed media artist whose colorful and feminist work can be seen on walls around the world, both inside and out. Rond is one of the original founders of Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS), a two-day event in which Columbus artists welcome guests to tour their studios and demonstrate their work. […]

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Breakfast Review: Dan’s Drive-In

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker Breakfast Review: Dan’s Drive-In

Looking for a Saturday breakfast spot? From Breakfast with Nick: Dan’s has long been on my to-visit list of Columbus diners. I remember doing a double-take years ago when I drove past it on South High Street. “Wait, there’s a diner there?” I said as I blazed by. Walking into Dan’s is taking a step […]

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Close to Columbus: LJ’s Coffee Shop in Logan

Nick Dekker Nick Dekker

From Breakfast With Nick: The arts company of which I am a co-founder, Wild Goose Creative, went on our annual retreat to Hocking Hills in southwest Ohio in late March. We use the weekend as a time to get out of town, relax, and do some focused planning for the coming year. My job, of […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale!