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Artists of Columbus

Susie Newman, writer

"Art is the discovery of who you are meant to be. I am a writer. I was born with a natural fascination for people and a vivid imagination. As a child, instead of one imaginary friend, I created a village of fictional characters to play Read More
Weekend Warriors

Arts events to celebrate love, or not

Valentine’s Day is upon us. I’m trying not to roll my eyes. I’m only bringing it up because while searching the events calendar at columbusmakesart.com I noticed that several organizations have put together arts experiences to celebrate Read More
Weekend Warriors

Revivals, Reimaginings, and Resilient Women

Before interning for the Greater Columbus Arts Council, I tended to scour social media for plans over the weekend. Since then I’ve started checking out what ColumbusMakesArt.com has to offer, and right away a few things caught my eye: Read More
Artists of Columbus

Donathin Frye​, actor/director

"When I was a kid, my grandmother took me to see The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It scared the hell out of me, fascinated me. As I watched, trying not to blink, my heart pounding, I felt like I’d learned some secret truth; the Headless Read More
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Brian Williams, visual artist

"My art career is really taking off in Germany. In 2012, when I finished my Extinct Birds series of drawings, a German poet named Mikael Vogel saw them online and contacted me. He asked me if he could write poems about my drawings and then Read More
Weekend Warriors

Live Theater, Poetry and a Pair of Requiems

This week I’m finally feeling back to normal after traveling overseas to Scotland. We didn’t think the jet lag would hit us so hard, since there’s only a four-hour time difference, but my goodness, it’s funny and frightening how it can Read More
Weekend Warriors

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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Carol Walker, musician

“'Stop messing with your sister, you know how she is’ was the repeated mantra in our household. I was the youngest of five and the running joke was that I was to sensitive. I would burst into tears over the simplest of things. Secretly I Read More
Weekend Warriors

Events to celebrate summer (while we can)

It’s Labor Day weekend, which means fall in all its glory is around the corner. If we are very lucky we are about to embark on weeks of cooler, but still warm, temperatures that will have me and mine squeezing every last bit of fun out of Read More
Weekend Warriors

Seven events to spark joy in your weekend

I had this idea that over the holiday weekend I would do some much needed cleaning and organizing in my home. But, when the weekend came that idea did not spark joy. What did make me happy was meeting up with friends and enjoying the Read More