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Whether visual, performing, music, or more, Start with Art in the Short North Arts District, where our community is your collection.

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Discover new secrets and the best spots for a day in the life of a local. Shop ’til you drop, and then grab a bite to eat.

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Get ready for a night on the town you won’t soon forget under the light of the Short North arches.

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Ever wanted to write like a medieval scribe? Now’s your shot. This class focuses on blackletter script—often mistakenly called “Old English”—which still manages to look cool even after being used for nearly 1000 years. Blackletter is simple enough to be a great entrée into the calligraphy, and can spruce up greeting cards, make killer personalized stationery, and infuse everything you write with a hint of badassery.

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“A layered, labyrinthine meditation on Italy, failure, and the need to continue moving forward.”—New York Times The Lure is an irresistible, indescribable musical about vampire mermaids set in 1980s Poland. Need we say more? Just in case, we’ll mention that its fearless first-time director was inspired by the Communist-era nightclubs in Warsaw called “dancings,” where [...]

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Troy Stith refers to his oil paintings as subconscious self-portraits. He works spontaneously, trusting his instincts to reach an “artistic meditative state”. There will also be a series of Stith’s monotype prints that embrace the storytelling power of the unleashed mind and its connection to myth and nature. Troy Stith is a self-taught artist and Columbus [...]

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Columbus Moving Company celebrates the musical triumph of David Bowie, in collaboration with their founding members' mentor Kristina Isabelle, through directed modern dance improvisation in their latest evening length work, WE. A tribe of seven dancers explore the abstract implications of gender, sexuality, community, and identity among shifting sound scapes by the late great musical [...]

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Take a leisurely stroll with us through Columbus’s hip Short North and savor its culinary delights.

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Hear from the artists themselves in the intimate setting of an Artist Talk at ROY G BIV. Galen Gibson-Cornell will exhibit collages made from posters, flyers and bills he pulls from the walls of public spaces in Berlin, Germany. He alters them by dissecting the paper and systematically recombining his cuttings with a series of algorithmic [...]

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April 29

Celebrate our vibrant culture of local filmmaking with the Center’s annual festival of Ohio-made short films, Ohio Shorts. All entries are produced in the Buckeye State and span documentary, animation, dramatic narrative, and everything in-between. The festival includes jury-and audience-awarded cash prizes, which will be announced at a public, post screening reception in our lower [...]

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During this painting event you will learn a basic color theory lesson along with brush and blending techniques on how to create your one of a kind beach scene. You may order drinks and food during the event, so grab someone you love and lets paint! Please feel free to take a look at the [...]

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Pages Open Mic Reading and Reception Wed, May 3, 2017 5:30 PM Join us at the Wex to celebrate the hard work of youth participating in Pages, the center’s innovative literacy and writing program for Columbus-area high school students. The reception features an open mic reading by this year’s Pages students, who share the prose, [...]

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Short North New Business Spotlight: FOUNT

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April 2017 Gallery Hop Exhibitions & Events

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Short North Chef Spotlight: Jordan Zacharias

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Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event at Global Gifts

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Stay-cation in the Short North!

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March 2017 Gallery Hop Exhibitions & Events

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Short North Chef Spotlight: Jeni Britton Bauer

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