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Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

After a year of careful planning, the Columbus Idea Foundry (CIF) is officially ready for its next growth spurt. The creative collective of small manufacturers and inventors has outgrown their 25,000 square foot Milo-Grogan home, and is officially making the leap into a 60,000 square foot East Franklinton warehouse. Next Tuesday, January 14th at 11am, […]

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Idea Foundry Lands $350,000 Grant for Franklinton Relocation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry Lands $350,000 Grant for Franklinton Relocation

The Franklinton Development Association (FDA) and the Columbus Idea Foundry (CIF) have jointly received a $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America to assist with the relocation of the creative space to a warehouse located at 421 West State Street in the East Franklinton neighborhood. The grant will allow the FDA to renovate the existing two-story 60,000 […]

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Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Last night in his State of the City address, Mayor Coleman announced that the Columbus Idea Foundry would be moving to East Franklinton. Today we can confirm that the specific destination is 421 W. State Street, a building the Franklinton Development Association purchased last summer with the help of a Green Columbus Grant from the […]

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State of the City 2013: Plan for Schools, Improving Recycling and Franklinton News

Brent Warren Brent Warren State of the City 2013: Plan for Schools, Improving Recycling and Franklinton News

In his 14th State of the City address, Mayor Coleman looked backed on the city’s Bicentennial year and ticked off a list of accolades and accomplishments; 3,300 new jobs, a drop in both violent and property crimes, recognition by national publications as a smart and affordable city with a humming economy. Coleman, who’s never shy […]

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Local Businesses Turning to Craftsman Matt Bowman to Make Ideas Realities

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Businesses Turning to Craftsman Matt Bowman to Make Ideas Realities

When Josh and Niki Quinn moved Tigertree into its new home at 787 North High Street, they knew they wanted a beautiful hanging sign to display outside the store. “We knew exactly what we wanted,” said Josh. They worked with Matt Bowman at Columbus Laser & CNC – the internal production wing of The Columbus […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Kate Morgan

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Kate Morgan describes her work as “portraiture”, which is a blend of painting, photography and mixed media. This CCAD graduate maintains a studio space at the Columbus Idea Foundry, a 10,000 square foot creative space for local artists and inventors. We recently spoke with Kate for a Q&A session to find out more about her […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: J. Tillman Callahan

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Artist Spotlight: J. Tillman Callahan

Jeremy Callahan (aka Siftus) is one of several dozens artists that you’ll find at the Columbus Idea Foundry, a multi-purpose creative hub tucked away on a side street in an industrial strip of the Milo-Grogan neighborhood. His work spans many mediums, from visual arts to creative writing to video production and he describes his style […]

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