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Go Virtual with the Arts this Weekend

Wow. It’s amazing to look back on my Weekend Warriors blog post from just two weeks ago. The world looked completely different back then. So much has changed so quickly. I hope you’re all staying at home and staying healthy.

While you’re social distanced and quarantined, you can still enhance your life with arts experiences. We’re maintaining a page of virtual and outdoor experiences, educational resources and other information at ColumbusMakesArt.com/Virtual. Here’s a few highlights for this weekend:

  • Tune in to Columbus Goes Live: The Cyber Festival this Saturday, March 29. Nineteen different Columbus bands will be live-streaming music on Instagram Live.
  • If you’re friends with him on Facebook, Joe Peppercorn, known for his annual Beatles marathon, will attempt to live-stream playing every Beatles song from his living room on Sunday, March 29 starting at 9 a.m.
  • On Thursday, March 26, join the Columbus Museum of Art for virtual meditation at noon and virtual yoga at 6 p.m. (Keep an eye on their social media for details on how to tune in.) Also, you can participate in its #myCMAstudio project virtually through Instagram.
  • Do some virtual shopping from Craftin’ Outlaws spring show vendors through Sunday, March 29
  • Buy tickets to the virtual premiere of Saint Francis through the Gateway Film Center
  • Tune in to Classical 101.1FM on Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m. to hear the Columbus Symphony’s Russian Winter Festival II concert
  • Stream films from the Wexner Center’s retrospective on Agnes Varda
  • Starting Monday, March 30, GROOVE U releases The Woodshed, a daily series of curated and original content for musicians, engineers, videographers and designers
  • Search the public art database and go on an art walk around Columbus!

Keep an eye on the virtual page as we continually update it with new events.

One other way you can support the arts: consider donating to GCAC’s Emergency Relief for Artists fund.

Stay healthy, friends! Stay at home; wash your hands; check on friends, family and neighbors.

Nick is Marketing, Communications, & Events Administrator for the Arts Council. He also leads culinary tours and blogs about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com. He is thankful for a stockpile of coffee and firewood at home.

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