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Shakespeare in the Park, Poet/Composer Collabs and… a GoT Rave?

As I’m glancing through the calendars on ColumbusMakesArt.com, I’m amazed at the diversity of arts events happening this weekend, whether it’s new musical works created with local poets, to outdoor theater and music performances, to an Read More
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Another Packed Summer Weekend

Last weekend was the 58th annual Columbus Arts Festival. I was there all three days and to be honest, I’m pretty beat. But if you’re anything like me, you’re still looking for ways to match all of the fun from the previous weekend. Read More
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End of June Arts Events

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 Read More
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Do you Doo Dah?

I am lucky enough to get a little time off work this week and that means more time to go out and play in this city of ours, and there is nothing more playful than the The 36th-Annual Doo Dah Parade + Party. Stepping off at 1:01 p.m., Read More
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To the Moon and Back With the Arts This Weekend

These days we are in full space mode. Our youngest’s latest obsession is space travel, which coincides perfectly with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this Saturday, July 20. We’ve been watching videos of shuttle launches, reading Read More
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Cool events in a hot city

Let’s just face a few uncomfortable facts: Many great arts events in summer are outside, and it’s hot—really frackin’ hot. What this means to me is that an event needs to be worthy of any discomfort I might feel heading out of doors. Read More
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Exhibitions, Festivals & Concerts This Weekend

This past Sunday my family and I made our annual trek to the Ohio State Fair. As usual, it’s an overwhelming and delightful cacophony of sights, sounds and smells: crowds of people, music, fried food, farm animals. We always make a point Read More
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A dozen ways to celebrate the start of summer

We are coming up on the longest day of the year, summer solstice, which is good because a search of the events calendar at ColumbusMakesArt.com showed me that there are a ton of arts events to squeeze into this weekend. Here are 12 Read More
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The Season is in Full Swing

This past weekend my youngest brother and his wife came to visit us in Columbus, and it felt like the full experience of summer: camping out at baseball games, grilling, beers on brewery patios, strolling the farmers market, a walk Read More
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Arts & culture is in full bloom this summer

The thing about gardening is, the rewards are not immediate. But when a plant survives and actually blooms, well, that’s a good feeling. The arts can be that way. A lot of planning and care happens before you see the end result, and Read More