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Arts Festival Will Not Return Until 2022

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Arts Festival Will Not Return Until 2022

It has been announced that the Columbus Arts Festival has been canceled for 2021. In a statement released by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, organizer of the festival, the organization noted there is “too much uncertainty” in terms of the pandemic and hosting events. Though acknowledging a decrease in new cases and hospitalizations, new variants […]

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‘As a Matter of Black’: Documentary Connects Art and Activism in Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘As a Matter of Black’: Documentary Connects Art and Activism in Columbus

As a Matter of Black, a new documentary by filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes, will be screened with other local films at Sundance Film Festival’s first-ever program of constellation theaters, taking place at Gateway Film Center. The film from Woods-Spikes documents the movements taking place inside of Columbus and spotlights artists and activists, while highlighting the intersection […]

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GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Editor’s Note 01/08/2021, 2 p.m.: This article includes an update on the resignation of Block from the Ohio Arts Council. After the violent insurrection of pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, a board member of the Ohio Arts Council, appointed by Governor Mike DeWine, took to social media to air her grievances […]

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Deliver Black Dreams Combines Art and Civic Engagement

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Deliver Black Dreams Combines Art and Civic Engagement

As a member of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Board of Trustees, Marshall Shorts, who is also the co-founder of Creative Control Fest and Maroon Arts Group, as well as designer and principal at Artfluential, was a part of the conversation on where the Arts Unite Cbus murals commissioned earlier this summer would live as […]

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Aminah Robinson Artist Residency Unveiled

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Aminah Robinson Artist Residency Unveiled

Earlier this year, it was announced that the East Side home of the late Columbus artist Aminah Robinson would be transformed into an artist residency space. On Friday, July 31, that space was finally unveiled in a virtual housewarming and ribbon cutting hosted by the Columbus Museum of Art. It was announced in April that […]

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GCAC Opens Community Gallery at Long Street Office

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman GCAC Opens Community Gallery at Long Street Office

The Greater Columbus Arts Council has announced the official opening of its new office to the public at 182 E. Long St. with an inaugural exhibition. The exhibition will be on display in the council’s community meeting room and gallery, a space that will continue to be dedicated to featuring work by artists from historically […]

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Columbus Arts Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Arts Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Greater Columbus Arts Council has announced that the Columbus Arts Festival — originally slated for June 12 through 14 — has been canceled. GCAC President and CEO Tom Katzenmeyer announced the cancellation in a letter sent out on Thursday, April 2, after the arts council’s board of trustees voted to cancel the 2020 festival […]

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