Weekend Warriors

A Short Week That’s Long on the Arts

Happy Wednesday! I hope you were able to enjoy the Labor Day weekend. We said our informal good-bye to summer with family time, swimming in the pool, grilling and rides on my in-laws’ boat. It was loads of fun, but I’m eager to be back into the swing of things. I’m checking the calendars on ColumbusMakesArt.com to plan our weekend already:

  • This week the Ohio Art League opened its 2023 Fall Juried Exhibition at the Schumacher Gallery at Capital University. The free display will be up through early December.
  • Tonight – Wednesday, Sept. 6 – the Wexner Center features a collection of short films by Palestinian women titled My Eye Has No Iris.
  • The ReelAbilities Film Festival also celebrates its kick-off tonight at Columbus State with short children’s films, a feature film, artist talk-back and character design workshop with Bryan Moss.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 7, the VIVO Music Festival presents Beer and Beethoven at Natalie’s. Then on Saturday, Sept. 9 it teams up with Chamber Music Columbus to host Virtuosity at the Southern Theatre.
  • Speak Easy live storytelling night returns on Thursday to Wild Goose Creative.
  • Thursday night is also the opening reception for the latest exhibition in CCAD’s Beeler Gallery, Wake… Sleep… Dream. This free show of women artists working in high education will be on view through Nov. 18.
  • If you’re in the mood for theater, two productions open on Sept. 7: The Inheritance Part 1 from Evolution Theatre Co. and Thunder & Lightning at Shadowbox Live.
  • This Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8 and 9, is 934Fest! It’s two days of music, live mural painting and much more fun.
  • Franklinton Fridays also lands this Friday night. Stroll the district and catch the opening of the Origins exhibition at Wild Goose.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 9, you can see a free dance performance, Konnection & Kulture, at Madlab Theatre.
  • If you’re downtown that night, head over the Gay and High streets for Tapestry, a celebration underneath Janet Echelman’s Current, featuring live music, fashion and visual art.

There’s plenty of live music this week, too!

Shadowbox Live and Wexner Center for the Arts receive Operating Support grants from GCAC, while 934 Gallery, Six Strng Concerts and Wild Goose Creative are General Support grantees. Chamber Music Columbus, Mansee Singhi and Music at St. Mary Concert Series are Project Support recipients.

(Image credit: Tapestry)

Nick is marketing, communications, & events administrator for GCAC. He’s also a food/travel writer penning works for Columbus Monthly, Ohio Magazine and his own site BreakfastWithNick.com. He’s ready to get back to fall weather.

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