Man, summer goes quick. It feels like we’re just getting started and BOOM: it’s the end of June already. Don’t tell my kids, but school starts in less than two months…
But time flies when you’re having fun, right? Already this summer, my family and I have done the Columbus Arts Festival, gone biking in Yellow Springs, taken a trip to the beach, attended a big neighborhood block party and spent hours at the pool. In preparation for this weekend, I’m searching the calendars on ColumbusMakesArt.com and discovering even more great things to do.
These events stood out to me this week:
- This month, singer KaTanya Ingram celebrates 10 YEARS of singing at Gallery Hop! That’s just incredible. You can celebrate with her this Saturday, June 29 at Two Truths cocktail bar in Short North. She’ll be singing from 6-8 p.m.
- Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes presents his documentary His Last Words on Wednesday, June 26. It features an interview with his sick great uncle, and explores the importance of loving friends and family.
- I love watercolor painting, and the Columbus Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement, is right up my alley. It opened a couple weeks ago and runs through late September. And while we're there, we'll head across the hall to see the new Greater Columbus 2019 exhibition, too!
- Madlab Theatre hosts two shows on June 28-29: the new play Young Americans or Stargirl Was Here and the one-woman show Laid Off
- On June 28, artist Tom Baillieul opens a retrospective of his artistic career at the Cultural Arts Center, titled Journey Through the Open Door
- And this Friday, Saturday and Sunday brings ComFest back to Goodale Park. If you’re a regular attendee, I’m sure you have your favorites of food, art and music to hit up. (And fingers crossed for no rain.)
‘Tis the season for live music outdoors, too! This weekend we’ll take our pick from:
- The Columbus Symphony performing their annual Patriotic Pops at the Columbus Commons on June 29
- Worthington Civic Band playing on the Green June 30
- Porter & Sayles performing at Dublin’s Sundays at Scioto June 30
- The Westerville Symphony playing Sounds of Freedom at the Alum Creek Park Amphitheatre June 30
Enjoy the last weekend in June, everyone! Be sure to tag your local arts discoveries with #artmakescbus!
Nick is Marketing, Communications, & Events Administrator for the Arts Council. He also leads culinary tours and blogs about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com. He just read Good Omens for the first time and LOVED it. Now he’s on to Neverwhere.