Top 10 Things to Do in Franklinton
Every second Friday of the month, Franklinton artists, creatives, and community members host Franklinton Fridays, a local event showcasing the artistic work and talent Columbus has to offer.
The event spans 15 venues, making Franklinton Fridays the neighborhood’s hallmark event. But there’s much more to do throughout the month, including special events at COSI, the Idea Foundry, and others.
Read on to find more things to do in Franklinton:
1. Take in the Arts at 400 West Rich
400 West Rich Street is a hub of the Franklinton neighborhood, featuring the studios of artists, designers, and craftsmen, as well as the offices of local startups and nonprofits. 400 West Rich houses the OSU STEAM factory, Ohio Art League X Space, and three galleries featuring new exhibitions every Franklinton Friday. It’s a great place to meet and network with other creatives, or just to have an artsy night out.
For more information on artists and events, visit 400westrich.com.
2. Go to Rehab
Situated across from BrewDog and just a short walk from Land Grant, Rehab Tavern has that classic dive bar feel for the casual drinker. The cheap drinks, low light, and occasional live music provide a nice alternative to some of the more “polished” bars in the area.
For more info: rehabtavern.com
3. Cowork at Bottoms Up
Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op combines a cafe with co-working space, and for a good cause. Stop by to rent out a workspace or grab an iced coffee, and Bottoms Up will donate a portion of its earnings to local charities fighting infant mortality. Get some work done in this cozy corner of Franklinton, or fill up on homemade empanadas. Your choice.
For more info: bottomsupcoffee.com.
4. Get Your Brew on at Land Grant
Land Grant has one of the best patios in Columbus, plus fire pits, food trucks (including Ray Ray’s!), and a long list of brews on tap. The sleek wood decor makes is a cool spot for a chill afternoon or the big game, and the Ale Trail and Stiff Arm IPA come highly recommended.
For more information: landgrantbrewing.com.
5. Blow Glass at Glass Axis
Non-profit glass art studio Glass Axis holds demonstrations, “first experience” and multi-day classes, as well as special programs and art exhibitions. Choose between hot glass blowing and sculpting, or torchworking for a less intimidating but equally fun experience.
For more information on classes, visit glassaxis.org.
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