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Art Initiative Bringing New Public Displays to Downtown in 2012

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The Greater Columbus Arts Council and the City of Columbus are collaborating on a new initiative called Columbus Public Art 2012, designed to bring new works of public art to Downtown as a part of the 200Columbus bicentennial celebration. The project recently received a $150,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, […]

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PNC Announces $500,000 in Arts Funding for 13 Local Arts Organizations

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Earlier today, The PNC Foundation announced a new $500,000 round of arts grants that will be distributed to 13 local arts organizations. This funding is the second year that PNC is donating to the region over the span of a three-year $1.5M commitment called PNC Arts Alive. “Central Ohio’s thriving arts scene continues to serve […]

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Wonderland Plans to Relocate from Wonder Bread Building

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A press release went out this morning officially announcing that Wonderland would be abandoning plans to build an artist/creative space inside the former Wonder Bread building in Italian Village and are in the process of finding a new home. The high cost of the Wonder Bread building was cited as the main reason to seek […]

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Short North Stage to Reopen Garden Theatre as Arts Venue in 2012

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The performance stage inside the Garden Theatre building went dark decades ago, but a new nonprofit is dedicated to bringing it back to life. Short North Stage began organizing over a year ago with the mission to create a new performing arts theatre group in Columbus and have taken on the task of rebuilding the […]

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Bryan Kossmann Tapped as New President of Couchfire Collective

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The Couchfire Collective independent arts organization is celebrating their fifth anniversary in 2011 with a transition in leadership. Co-founder and past president Adam Brouillette is handing over the reigns to two-year Couchfire member Bryan Kossmann. “I am excited to take on this responsibility,” said Kossman. “While the direction of the group may change in the […]

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SoHud Community Mural Project Unveiled

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Over the past few months, Wild Goose Creative has been spearheading a community mural project to replace the graffiti-covered building located on the southwest corner of Summit and Hudson. A design for the mural submitted by Tim Lai Architect was selected and accepted last week by the community group leading this initiative. The design features […]

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Homeport Gallery Opens in King Lincoln District

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The Columbus Housing Partnership has maintained a presence in the King Lincoln District over the past few years through their involvement in development projects through their Homeport housing programs, as well as the successful North of Broad development. Their presence just expanded again with the grand opening of the Homeport Gallery, a new arts venue […]

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