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Photos: Art Murals Spread Positive Images and Messages Downtown

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Art Murals Spread Positive Images and Messages Downtown

In the nearly two weeks of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, there has been a movement to respond to the growing amount of plywood covering windows Downtown with something more positive. In a 50/50 partnership, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and CAPA launched #ArtUnitesCbus, and businesses have in turn contracted artists to […]

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Artists Turn Abandoned Bridge Into a Positive Message

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Artists Turn Abandoned Bridge Into a Positive Message

When the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic first began to transpire, like many other artists Mandi Caskey began to lose gigs or have others pushed back. She wanted to find a way to help local artists, while also giving back to the community. Caskey knew the abandoned bridge near Scioto Audubon Metro Park well and […]

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New Permanent Public Art Projects Arriving in the Short North

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Permanent Public Art Projects Arriving in the Short North

Two new permanent art projects will be unveiled this summer in the Short North Arts District. The new Graduate Columbus Hotel in the Short North, due to open early this fall, is set to house some of the tallest murals in the city of Columbus. To be created is a series titled “Journey,” made of three […]

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New Temporary Mural Series Announced for Short North Arts District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Temporary Mural Series Announced for Short North Arts District

New public art is coming to the Short North. In July 2019, the Short North Alliance will introduce its newest mural series, “Unconventional,” as the sixth iteration of the Short North Temporary Mural Series. The series was curated in collaboration with Experience Columbus, area galleries and arts institutions in the Short North. “Unconventional” will feature […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Mandi Caskey

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Mandi Caskey

In April 2019, Mandi Caskey completed a six-story mural for Gravity titled “Day Dreams.” At 90 feet, the mural depicts a panorama of an enchanted forest, featuring butterflies, fish and a young woman with doe and buck deer heads encountering a creek. The mural would have taken Caskey four weeks to complete, but with construction, […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Artists of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Artists of 2018

Art is a difficult thing to quantify and categorize, and artists are in the same boat. When we ask our readers and editors to help identify the local artists that help define the year in our Best Of survey process, it’s less about quantity or quality and more about emotional response to the artwork created. […]

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Hope Springs Eternal….art is necessary

  Hope Springs Eternal….art is necessary

Hope Springs Eternal is an exhibition to encourage the creative arts in the local community. The public is invited to attend the opening reception to celebrate the installation of a new mural by Logan native and Columbus based artist, Roger Williams. The exhibition features a dozen Hocking Hills area natives who enjoy success in a […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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