One event on September 15, 2019 12:00 am at 11:00 am
The fourth-annual Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) event will take place Sept. 14-15. Presented by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, COSS invites the public to visit with 48 different Columbus artists at 18 locations, enjoy behind the scenes experiences at seven local performance spaces and organizations, and explore seven community arts partners.
“Columbus Open Studio & Stage has been embraced by the community, with more than 8,000 studio visits and almost $65,875 in art sales in the first three years,” said Jami Goldstein, vice president of marketing, communications and events at the Greater Columbus Arts Council. “We’re excited to again offer the opportunity to meet our incredibly talented artists’ face-to-face, explore their creative spaces and see behind the scenes of the artists’ creative process. Columbus’ artists and arts organizations are a vital part of the city’s cultural fabric.”
Artists showing their studios include: Christine D’Epiro Abbott, Amy Adams, Karen Albanese Campbell, Alexandra Anthony, ¡Katie B Funk!, Mary Barczak, Richard ‘Duarte’ Brown, John Bolzenius, Maureen Clark, Jacci Delaney, Cee, Donna Estep, David Scott Everhart, Kity Fewlass, Dana Grubbe, Heidi Heacock, Beth Himsworth, Rebecca Jadway, Susie Jordan, Andrea Kaiser, Linda Langhorst, Gail Larned, Richard Limes, Eric Marlow, Cory Mitan, Jurate Phillips, Katya Philmore, Samantha Pitts, Tammi Rager, Todd Rector, Colleen Rosshirt, Judy Rush, Laurie Schmidt, Barbara Shoulders, Patrick Sinned, Allison Sponhaltz, Anne Spurgeon, Melinda Staley, Melanie Stanley, Angela Stiftar, Gerald Strine, Chris Tennant, Michael Thomas, Kendric Tonn, Charles Wince and Brooke Zamudio.
Visitors can get to know select participating artists’ work prior to the studio tour by visiting a special exhibition at the Carnegie Gallery in the Columbus Metropolitan Library main branch from Aug. 29 through Oct. 18. An opening reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.
The event includes tours at the following performance venues: CD102.5 Big Room, Southern Theatre, Columbus Museum of Art, Franklinton Playhouse, Shadowbox Live, the Short North Stage’s Garden Theatre and Wexner Center for the Arts.
Additional community arts partners include the Cultural Arts Center, Guitar House Workshop, Glass Axis, Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative, Studios on High, TRANSIT ARTS and Wild Goose Creative.
Columbus Open Studio & Stage will take place throughout the city on Sept. 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Maps can be purchased on columbusopenstudioandstage.com. Maps are $10 for one, $18 for two or $35 for four. Kids 12 and under are free.
Saturday and Sunday Sept. 14-15, 2019
11 a.m – 5 p.m both days