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A look at local artists, galleries, performance events, exhibition reviews, and everything in between.

Columbus Makes Art Presents Jewelry-Making Duo JD Shipengrover and JD Davison at the Arts Fest

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents Jewelry-Making Duo JD Shipengrover and JD Davison at the Arts Fest

JD Shipengrover and JD Davison have worked together as Lab Partners Jewelry for over two decades. The jewelry-making duo will be appearing at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 8-10 on the Downtown riverfront, selling their pieces that blend science and nature. We connected with them to learn more about their background, their style and their […]

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PHOTOS: Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce & Community Arts Space Opening

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman PHOTOS: Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce & Community Arts Space Opening

The Maroon Arts Group creative collective, in collaboration with the City of Columbus and other sponsors, opened its new Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce & Community (MPACC) arts space in the King-Lincoln District on Sunday, May 20. A unique development consisting of two repurposed shipping containers—with a third operated by vegetarian soul food restaurant Willowbeez SoulVeg—Maroon Arts Group […]

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Shipping Container Arts Space Opens in King-Lincoln District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Shipping Container Arts Space Opens in King-Lincoln District

Maroon Arts Group, in a unique partnership with the City of Columbus, is set to open a new shipping container arts space in the King-Lincoln District. The group will celebrate the space’s opening with a day-long festival featuring vendors and family-friendly activities on Sunday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m., at 925 Mt. Vernon Ave. The new […]

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Franklinton Fridays to Host New Columbus Music Series at the Idea Foundry

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklinton Fridays to Host New Columbus Music Series at the Idea Foundry

What was originally an idea by 400 West Rich Street artists and Franklinton neighborhood residents has evolved and expanded into a staple event in Columbus. Just this year, the Franklinton Arts District board took the reigns in a strategic effort to empower and expand Franklinton Fridays in new and exciting ways. One of those new […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Bethany Dickens on her Play “Five Word Recall”

Stephen Woosley Stephen Woosley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Bethany Dickens on her Play “Five Word Recall”

Bethany Dickens is immersed in the arts. By day, she is the Executive and Advancement Assistant for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and in her free time, she acts, stage manages and writes. Her short play “Five Word Recall” will be featured in Madlab’s Theatre Roulette 2018, which opened May 10 and runs through May 26. We […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Luyao Zhang Showcasing Conceptual Knitwear at the 2018 CCAD Fashion Show

Suzanne Cotton Suzanne Cotton Columbus Makes Art Presents: Luyao Zhang Showcasing Conceptual Knitwear at the 2018 CCAD Fashion Show

Luyao Zhang grew up in Zhengzhou, China, in a family with a rich tradition of knitting. Her mother knit. Her grandmother knit. And at an early age, Zhang learned how to knit, too. That heritage — along with a passion for travel, museums and books — helped Zhang develop her creative interest in fashion design. […]

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Art Review: William L. Hawkins at the Columbus Museum of Art

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: William L. Hawkins at the Columbus Museum of Art

This spring offers two great chances for central Ohio residents to connect (or reconnect as the case may be) with one of our city’s most inventive and talented artists. William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography is currently on view at the Columbus Museum of Art and William L. Hawkins: Paintings and Drawings is on view […]

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