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The making of a tiki bar – behind the scenes at Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Anne Evans Anne Evans The making of a tiki bar – behind the scenes at Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Grass Skirt Tiki Room has likely been one of the most highly anticipated bars to open in Columbus since the Kahiki. What is it that people just love about the Tiki culture? The tropical fantasies? The colorful drinks? The crazy tiki mugs? The romantic music? “Opening a tiki bar has been a longtime dream of […]


Local Artist Spotlight: Nikos Rutkowski

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From an early age, Nikos Rutkowski knew that he wanted to be an artist. He’s taken classes at at the Columbus College of Art & Design since he was seven years old, and continues to spend at least a few hours per day working in his studio. In 2007, Nikos spearheaded the launch of the […]


Urban Scrawl III Takes Place This Saturday

 Bob P

If Franklinton founder Lucas Sullivant could travel 200 years into the future to see Urban Scrawl III, it might knock the powder out of his colonial wig. Skateboarding. Breakdancing. Vegan hot dogs. Hip Hop. Graffiti. But all these artists share a common goal with Sullivant: creating a vibrant Franklinton. Franklinton—long considered one of the most […]


Urban Scrawl celebrates local arts in Franklinton


The Dispatch wrote Festival celebrates arts in Franklinton Sunday, September 28, 2008 BY SPENCER HUNT Sara Adrian had no carefully thought-out image or design for the mural she planned to paint at a Franklinton art festival yesterday. “When you do street painting like this, you don’t have a lot of time to plan,” Adrian said. […]


Urban Scrawl 2008 takes place on Sat. Sept 27

Walker Evans Walker Evans

  Press Release wrote Urban Scrawl 2008 presented by CD 101 and the Franklinton Arts District  Unique Arts Festival features local artists The Franklinton Arts District (FAD) is resurrecting the popular community arts celebration Urban Scrawl, September 27, 2008 from 10am-7pm at Dodge Park in the heart of Franklinton. This free event features artists creating […]


Pulp Art Exhibit at the Columbus Metro Library

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Paper chase Thursday, March 13, 2008 BY BILL MAYR Try this formula for artistic success: Take paper, add a dollop of creativity and season the effort with wryness or an emotion that fits the mood. For one set of results, visit “Pulp Art” — an exhibit of works on paper organized by […]


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