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Fourth Annual 2x2Fest Boasts New Location, Added Pop-Up Events

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Fourth Annual 2x2Fest Boasts New Location, Added Pop-Up Events

The fourth annual 2×2 Hip-Hop Festival will take place at a new location this year, taking the outdoor festival featuring b-boy and b-girl battles, graffiti artists and hip-hop performances to the west side. 2x2Fest organizers were in search of a new festival space after the previous venue, Rice Paddy Motorcycles, was sold. After a months-long search, […]

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Best Public Art of 2016: Graffiti Installations at Independents’ Day

Best of CU Best of CU Best Public Art of 2016: Graffiti Installations at Independents’ Day

Ever since the art-centric bicentennial birthday celebration in 2012, the City of Columbus has made more and more of an effort to incorporate public artwork displays into our daily lives. Those projects come in all forms — large and small, temporary and permanent, commissioned and guerrilla — and collectively they add up to making our […]

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Orange Barrel Media Installs Subway Cars for Graffiti Mural

Walker Evans Walker Evans Orange Barrel Media Installs Subway Cars for Graffiti Mural

While many people want to see a real light-rail or streetcar or subway line in Columbus, the opportunity to see a make-believe version has presented itself this weekend at the Independents’ Day festival in Franklinton. Local advertising company and event sponsor Orange Barrel Media installed a life-size subway train on Lucas Street next to Land […]

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Write Here: Graffiti Takes Center Stage

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Write Here: Graffiti Takes Center Stage

Compared to gallery and museum shows, writing about graffiti presents some pretty unique challenges. For starters, no one has ever provided me with a press release about new graffiti in our area. I’ve never been invited to a wine and cheese reception featuring graffiti writers or their assembled works. No obliging gallerist has ever taken […]

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Counter Offensive: Street Art Gains Ground in Old North Columbus

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Counter Offensive: Street Art Gains Ground in Old North Columbus

This spring has seen a renewed interest in the fight against graffiti in Columbus. While these efforts have yet to achieve the official designation of a “war”, citizen’s groups and law enforcement agencies are clearly approaching the Columbus graffiti issue with renewed vigor. More than that, they’re having success. On May 19th 10TV reported on […]

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University District and Clintonville Tackle Graffiti

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Clintonville Area Commissioner David Southan proposed to the University Area Commission a joint program to combat graffiti in the neighboring communities during April’s UAC meeting. Commissioner Southan has helped to raise $1500 reward money to be used in the prosecution and conviction of graffiti related crimes. The reward money has been granted successfully over the […]

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Local artist Coreroc profiled in UWeekly

Walker Evans Walker Evans

UWeekly wrote Coreroc dominates By Reyan Ali October 15, 2008 Nestled near the back entrance of the creative hive called Junctionview Studios is the three-room spread that Ashley Voss (a.k.a Coreroc) spends much of his life working in. The main room in his enclave has a gigantic sprawl of sizzling graffiti covering one wall, a […]

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