If you are from Ohio you have probably heard the old saying “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes.” That is certainly bearing out right now. Fortunately the arts in Columbus are consistently delivering and a quick search of ColumbusMakesArt.com gave me a great list of things to do, no matter what our skies look like.
- Artist talk, Thursday, May 6, with Jennifer Whitten who is part of the After Hours exhibition in the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery.
- The COSI Science Festival, May 5-8, has a broad range of free virtual events that help you explore science and they include the arts (from dance to storytelling, film and more).
- May 7 kicks off The Columnist, another Gateway Film Center Virtual Screening Room Premier.
Virtual and IRL
- 934 has a new exhibition opening and you can schedule a time to see it May 7 or see it virtually. Lyrics for a New Century features photography from Benjamin Willis and Julian Foglietti. 934 Gallery’s season is funded in part with a Project Support grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
- Columbus Modern Dance Company is offering two options for their annual Mother’s Day Tea performance, live in the Columbus Museum of Art’s sculpture garden or virtual (perhaps in your own garden). This free event is funded in part by a Project Support grant from the Arts Council.
- 2020 Vision: Making the invisible visible, May 6-7, at Urban Arts Space is a multidisciplinary performance piece by MFA theater student Connor Graham.
- Xclaim Dance Company presents Spirituals II May 7-9 at the Xclaim Center for the Arts.
- KaTanya Ingram is performing in the D&S Lounge, May 9.
- Think Outside the Brick, the annual Lego spectacular, is back at the Columbus Museum of Art starting May 5.
- This is the last weekend to catch Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions and the Social Environment at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
I actually love that the weather, like the arts in Columbus, is never boring.
Lacey Luce is a digital marketing specialist for the Greater Columbus Arts Council who loves watching a good storm roll in.