Front Row Center Newsletter from the Greater Columbus Arts Counsil
Columbus Arts Festival—Putting the “S” in Arts
By Lacey Luce

Columbus, Ohio is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, despite its lack of enticing landscape features such as mountains or oceans. One draw this city offers lies in its reputation as a place where artists, arts organizations and entrepreneurs of all stripes can thrive.

The creative talent, from the visual to performing to food arts, of this Midwest capital city make it an attractive destination. It’s no surprise then that Columbus boasts one of the finest arts festivals in the country.

It’s More Than a Festival, It’s an Experience For many the words “arts festival” can conjure a simple vision of rows of exhibiting artists selling artwork. People imagine going, looking around for a bit, maybe buying something and then going home. While the more than 300 exhibiting artists and the exquisite work they sell is certainly the backbone of the Columbus Arts Festival, this festival is a full, weekend-long experience that encompasses all forms of art and invites visitors to get hands on in myriad ways.

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Alfred Tibor sculptures in Upper Arlington Artist Profile
Sarah Overdier Headshot singer, songwriter & member of Salty Caramels
Sarah Overdier

For this issue, Lacey Luce, our marketing, communications and events strategist, interviewed local musician, singer and songwriter Sarah Overdier who is one-fourth of the band Salty Caramels.

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Sneak Peek

Arts Council Invites Public to Put ART on the Map

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is partnering with local visual artists Stephanie Rond and Catherine Bell Smith to offer an exciting community-wide arts project at the Columbus Arts Festival June 12-14, Sign Your Art—a project that might literally put ART on Columbus’ map.

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Gallery 831 presents Wabi-sabi and The Wild Beasts, a solo exhibition by Peggy Mintun

This June, Gallery 831 will feature new work by local artist Peggy Mintun. The show will include abstract works heavily influenced by nature and Wabi-sabi— an aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and the concept of beauty in imperfection.

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TRANSIT ARTS is Truly “On the Move” This Summer

Call the movers! It’s going to be an exciting summer for TRANSIT ARTS as we expand into our new studio space at the Walter and Marian English Center for Art & Community in Olde Towne East. The former home of our parent organization, Central Community House, has been undergoing renovations to serve as a satellite campus and will give our youth artists a new home base.

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GCAC appreciates and acknowledges support from: City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council.

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