Can Columbus make its mark in indie art?
Columbus Alive wrote Can Columbus make its mark in indie art?
November 15, 2007
As the Dispatch reported on October 19, an Atlanta firm hired to research the demand for a new convention hotel in Downtown Columbus confirmed a fact that was already simmering among city leaders: Columbus needs to do a better job of marketing itself.
Experience Columbus CEO Paul Astleford described the current situation as “a complete lack of image in the national marketplace.”
A grassroots group of artists has come up with a unifying identity they believe the city can get behind, and a new slogan, “Columbus: Indie Art Capital of the World.”
Spearheading the effort is Mike Reed, web developer and member of the Couchfire artists’ collective, and Daniel Fox, proprietor of on-demand T-shirt marketplace Skreened. But as Reed stressed during a recent conversation, “It’s shaping up to be an everyone thing.”