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BalletMet Highlights Old Favorites and Gives Preview of Upcoming Season

 Briana Gunter BalletMet Highlights Old Favorites and Gives Preview of Upcoming Season

The lawn was covered with blankets and the air filled with anticipation as the crowd of many awaited Bicentennial Park’s latest offering from their Rhythm on the River series. Rhythm on the River is the Scioto Mile’s free summer-long outdoor performance series, featuring a variety of performance arts on its amphitheater stage overlooking the park. […]

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Rich Street Bridge Officially Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rich Street Bridge Officially Opens Downtown

After two years of reconstruction, the Downtown riverfront has regained another vehicle and pedestrian crossing over the Scioto River. The Rich Street Bridge was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting this morning, which connects Town Street in Franklinton with Rich Street in Downtown Columbus. “This new bridge finally reconnects Franklinton to Downtown Columbus and the fantastic Scioto […]

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GCAC Presents: Columbus Arts Festival Returns to the Riverfront

 Jennifer Sadler GCAC Presents: Columbus Arts Festival Returns to the Riverfront

Imagine the perfect afternoon scenario: peruse a stunning al fresco gallery with a dazzling array of artwork in every conceivable style and medium. Listen to an artist tell a great story about a work of art they’ve created that just so happens to be that one-of-a-kind piece you’ve been searching for to add to your […]

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More Downtown Public Artwork Coming to Scioto Mile

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Downtown Public Artwork Coming to Scioto Mile

The Broad Street bridge over the Scioto River was originally built with pedestals meant to display sculptures, statues or other forms of public artwork, but nothing has ever materialized there… until now. The Franklin County Commissioners announced this morning that a partnership with Franklin County Engineer Dean Ringle, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus Art […]

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Planning Begins for Redevelopment of Scioto Peninsula

Walker Evans Walker Evans Planning Begins for Redevelopment of Scioto Peninsula

The redevelopment of the Scioto River was announced today as a new catalytic project for Downtown Columbus. However, if that’s not enough big news, then you’ll be pleased to know that the planning initiative for the next big project to follow was also announced. “The Mayor, City Council and the Franklin County Commissioners have asked […]

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Scioto River Greenway Plan Moving Forward

Walker Evans Walker Evans Scioto River Greenway Plan Moving Forward

Exactly two years ago, a planning effort was under way that would help determine the types of projects and initiatives would help set the stage for the continued growth of Downtown Columbus over the course of the next decade. A set of 12 ideas were born out of the 2010 Downtown Strategic Plan, with much attention being […]

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Scioto Mile Scheduled to Open on July 7

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After more than four years in the works, the Scioto Mile riverfront redevelopment project is coming to a close. The grand opening celebration for the new park will be held next weekend, with the main event taking place on Thursday, July 7th, which includes an opening fountain show at 6pm, children’s activities, a live performance […]

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