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Barbara Vogel, visual artist

I have spent most of my adult life in Columbus as a practicing visual artist and am fortunate to be a part of the downtown Spring Street Studios for over three decades. The artistic vitality of my studio mates and the Columbus community...
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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...
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Alexandra Fresch, glass artist

I’ve always had of love of theater and costuming, watching these extravagant combinations portray a story. Being influenced by the Victorian era and fashion, especially the extravagant accessories that are now only seen in period piece...
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Visit Artist Studios, Get Inspired at Festivals and More Weekend Arts Fun

I’m always amazed at how many different things happen around Columbus every weekend. Just when I feel like we’ve had a big weekend – BAM! – the next weekend comes along complete with festivals and concerts and new exhibitions. I searched...
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Four New Events and Seven Ending Soon

This week marks the official start of fall, so now I can unleash all things pumpkin-tasting and campfire-smelling and sweatshirt-wearing and hot-coffee-drinking and colorful-leaf-falling, right? Right?! With the new season and the new week...
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Start July with the Arts

Welcome to July, folks. I know there’s so much going on, but I encourage you to incorporate the arts into your routines. There are plenty of opportunities for socially distanced and virtual arts, and they provide a way to entertain,...
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What’s Happening in the Arts This Week?

And we’re another week into July! As we continue through summer and begin anticipating what school will/won’t look like next month, we’re still finding plenty of arts-related adventures on ColumbusMakesArt.com: The inaugural exhibition at...
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Glass Pumpkins, Art Brunches, Immersive Performances & More This Weekend

I’ve said this before, but autumn weather makes me come alive, and these days I am really in my element. That gets me excited to get out and do things, whether it’s as simple as sipping hot coffee on the deck, or bigger happenings like...
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Holiday-Themed or Not, Experience Local Arts This Weekend

It makes me very happy each week to search the calendars on ColumbusMakesArt.com and find a huge collection of performances, concerts and exhibitions. Even during a pandemic, Columbus artists stay busy! If you’re in the mood for...
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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...
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