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200Columbus Wrap-up: The Bicentennial Celebration

Walker Evans Walker Evans 200Columbus Wrap-up: The Bicentennial Celebration

On January 1st, the 200Columbus bicentennial celebration officially ended, but the spirit of the program was designed to live on. We caught up with bicentennial organizers Jamie Green, Mike Brown and Sarah Bongiorno to find out their thoughts on how well the various 200Columbus events were attended, how the message of collaboration was received and […]

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“The Columbus Fashion Story” Now on View at Snowden Gallery

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre “The Columbus Fashion Story” Now on View at Snowden Gallery

A new exhibit celebrates the city’s bicentennial by exploring its contributions to the fashion retail industry. On view through Dec. 7 at the Gladys Keller Snowden Gallery in Campbell Hall at The Ohio State University, “The Columbus Fashion Story” highlights the work of several craftsmen and retailers, including what are now Federated Department Stores and […]

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Giant Mystery Gift Revealed

Walker Evans Walker Evans Giant Mystery Gift Revealed

The Giant Mystery Gift that dropped onto Broad and High was revealed today during lunch. The present that many Columbusites were waiting for turned out to be a column banner, announcing the kickoff for Columbus’ newest signature event, idUS. Mayor Coleman rolled up in a Daytona Prototype two-seater designed by Michael Shank Racing to open […]

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Giant Mystery Gift Arrives Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Giant Mystery Gift Arrives Downtown

Usually, a news story about a mysterious package requires a visit by the bomb squad and an evacuation of the immediate area. But we’ve got a feeling that this package might be a little bit different. Over the weekend, a large gift-wrapped box popped up at the corner of Broad and High. The gift wrapping […]

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New Public Artwork Hidden Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Public Artwork Hidden Downtown

If you’ve wandered recently through the alleyways in the heart of Downtown, you may have stumbled across some new public artwork gracing the walls of several buildings. The paintings are a part of the Plein Air exhibition, which is a component of the larger Finding Time public art installation that celebrates the bicentennial of Columbus with several temporary public […]

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Photos: The 200Columbus Bicentennial Birthday Celebration

 Jennifer Rene Photos: The 200Columbus Bicentennial Birthday Celebration

The 200Columbus Bicentennial Birthday Celebration took place last night at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Thousands gathered to celebrate with live music, entertainment, special guests and dozens of cakes that took the shape of local landmarks. Photos from the event can be view below, taken by Jennifer Rene’ of Beyond Snapshots Photography. Click to enlarge the photos:

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Artists’ inFORMAL Continues Bicentennial Weekend Celebration

Walker Evans Walker Evans Artists’ inFORMAL Continues Bicentennial Weekend Celebration

The 200Columbus celebrations continue this weekend with the Artists’ inFORMAL event taking place at the Cultural Arts Center tonight. Local artists and arts supporters are invited to help celebrate Columbus artists past and present. “We want to show off, brag about, and document the vitality and strength of our arts community,” says Veda Gilp, Marketing Manager at […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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