All Events

"I Love Uptown Columbus Because..." Banner Slogan Painting

March 13-22 at 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
At the The Joseph House Art Gallery - 828 Broadway
Admission: Free

A 40 foot by 4 foot canvas banner will be hung on the wrought iron fence in front of the Joseph House Art Gallery each day from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Markers will be available for visitors to draw or write on the banner with their thoughts on “I Love Uptown Because…” Children are encouraged to participate. All citizens may participate more than once. Sponsored by the Joseph House and the Columbus Artists’ Guild. For more information visit www.josephhouseartgallery.com


"I Love Uptown Columbus Because...", Opening Reception

March 22 at 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
At the Joseph House Art Gallery - 828 Broadway
Admission: Free

The Joseph House Art Gallery and the Columbus Artists’ Guild welcome citizens of Columbus to the Opening Reception of “I Love Uptown Columbus,” an exhibition of paintings featuring the beauty of Uptown Columbus and/or Artbeat. This exhibition will hang until April 25. For more information visit www.josephhouseartgallery.com.


2014 Artbeat

March 13, 2014 - March 30, 2014
At the Columbus, Georgia
Admission: free

Artbeat is getting ready for another year of arts programs in beautiful Columbus, Georgia. With events located in Uptown, Midtown and beyond you can be sure that there will be plenty of fabulous shows to experience. The fun doesn't stop there, make sure to check into favorite local restaurants with the Columbus Visitors Bureau's Unlock Columbus app, and get your adventure on with Columbus GA Whitewater before taking in an evening show! Though our schedule is still tentative, we invite you to find us on Facebook for updates as they happen. We look forward to seeing you for Artbeat 2014!


6th Annual Preservation for Profit

March 27 at 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
At the Columbus Convention and Trade Center - 801 Front Avenue
Admission: $20 Keynote Breakfast, $100 All Sessions, $25 Student

Preservation for Profit is a one day historic preservation focused seminar. The keynote breakfast event will feature Don Rypkema, the country’s foremost expert on the economic impact of historic properties within a community. The remainder of the day will be filled with discussions led by various experts in the field from artisans to architects. The event will offer AIA and Realtor continuing education credits. Historic Columbus is proud to be partnering with the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce for the Keynote Breakfast portion and the Coalition for Sound Growth for the remainder of the program. For more information visit www.historiccolumbus.com.


Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan

March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
At the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts - 900 Broadway
Admission: $34-$49

Inon Barnatan is a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s passion, commitment and breathtaking technique combine with undeniable musicianship to make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Together, these two artists perform works by classical masters in a musical event that is not to be missed.


Art Matters/Family Art Day

March 22 at 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
At the Corn Center for the Visual Arts - 921 Front Avenue
Admission: Free

Art Matters/Family Art Day is an all day workshop at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts. The workshops will be instructed by the Department of Art students and will feature printmaking, paper-making, ceramics, drawing, photography, sculpture and painting. The Illges Gallery will be open for gallery talks and art film screenings will be available throughout the day. The Department of Art is dedicated to preparing students for careers as professional artists, educators and scholars. In addition to fulfilling the educational goals of our students, the Department of Art supports CSU’s mission to meet the educational needs of the region by sponsoring events like Family Art Day. For more information visit www.columbusstate.edu/art.


Bo Bartlett Master Class

March 21, 22, 23 at 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
At the Swift Mill Loft
Admission: free

Once again, Bo Bartlett will host his Master Class for a private audience as he teaches them techniques from his celebrated painting style. Due to space restrictions, we encourage everyone to reserve in advance for the 2015 Master Class which will once again be held during Artbeat. For more information visit www.bobartlett.com.


CSU's Carson McCullers Student Reading and Recital Series

March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Carson McCullers Center - 1519 Stark Avenue
Admission: Free

Join us in celebrating the talents of CSU literature and music students! This marks the last in the regularly scheduled Carson McCullers Student Reading and Recital Series at the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians in Midtown. Each performance features a literary reading from a CSU Creative Writing student and a musical piece from a Schwob School of Music student. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Check www.mccullerscenter.org for details.


Color Me Rad 5K

March 15 at 8:00 a.m.
At the Woodruff Park - 10th Street and Bay Avenue
Admission: $35

Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning. This event is a fundraiser for Uptown Columbus and the Children’s Miracle Network. Visit www.colormerad.com for more information.


Columbus Youth Orchestra, Afternoon at the Movies

March 16 at 12:30 p.m. (Lunch Buffet), 1:00 p.m. (Concert)
At the Columbus Convention and Trade Center - 801 Front Avenue
Admission: $30 adults, $15 children 10 and under

Enjoy an elegant lunch buffet and concert with the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) featuring young musicians in grades 3-12. The orchestra will perform popular “Movie Music” while movie clips are projected on a large screen above the orchestra. Each year, nearly 100 students from over 20 public, private and home schools are selected by competitive auditions for the orchestras. YOGC performs 3 public concerts, chamber group performances and a week-long summer string camp each year. For more information visit www.yogc.org or call (706) 256-3614.


Cotton, Clay, and Coca Cola

March 16 at 2:00 p.m.
At the Heritage Park - 703 Broadway
Admission: Free

From 1950 to 1910, Columbus changed from a trading town to a booming manufacturing city. Heritage Park was designed to recognize the entrepreneurs and workers who created the industries and contributed to the economic success of Columbus. The program will include creating new hands-on experiences within the park to make their experience relevant and encourage them to learn more about their history. For more information visit www.historiccolumbus.com.


Disney's Beauty and the Beast

March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
At the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts - 900 Broadway
Admission: $49.50-$59.50

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes and dazzling production numbers, including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. For more information visit www.rivercenter.org.


ECHO: Reconstructing Experience by Sally Bradley, Opening Reception

March 13 from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
At the W.C. Bradley Co. Museum - 1017 Front Avenue
Admission: Free

ECHO: something that evokes memory; and effect that continues after the original cause has disappeared. This body of work is an investigation of memory and experience, the echo of memory and the lingering experience of landscape. Fragments of recollections reverberate, fade, and re-emerge through time as reconstructed memory-images. The familiar landscape is reinvented through the act of remembering. Glimpses of things barely registered spark a flash of recognition like a familiar chord. Images are the echo of collective experience.


EXHIBITION: "I Love Uptown Columbus Because..."

March 18-31
At the Joseph House Art Gallery - 828 Broadway
Admission: Free

Inclusion in this juried exhibition is open to area artists 16 years of age and older. Subjects of the works are limited to images and impressions of Uptown Columbus or Artbeat. Entries may be submitted by email, CD or hardcopy to: I Love Uptown Art at: The Joseph House Art Gallery, 828 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901 OR josephhouseartgallery@yahoo.com


EXHIBITION: ECHO: Reconstructing Experience by Sally Bradley

March 14-30
At the W.C. Bradley Co. Museum - 1017 Front Avenue
Admission: Free

ECHO: something that evokes memory; and effect that continues after the original cause has disappeared. This body of work is an investigation of memory and experience, the echo of memory and the lingering experience of landscape. Fragments of recollections reverberate, fade, and re-emerge through time as reconstructed memory-images. The familiar landscape is reinvented through the act of remembering. Glimpses of things barely registered spark a flash of recognition like a familiar chord. Images are the echo of collective experience.


EXHIBITION: Feel the Heat: Contemporary Glass Sculpture

Through March 23
At the Columbus Museum - 1251 Wynnton Road
Admission: Free

Feel the heat highlights the different ways in which glass is used as a medium for contemporary art. Assembled from museum and private collections throughout the southeast, the exhibition features over 70 works by masters of studio glass.


EXHIBITION: Foreign and Domestic

March 12-April 19
At the Illges Gallery, Corn Center for the Visual Arts - 921 Front Avenue
Admission: Free

Foreign and Domestic illuminates how photographers look at what's new (foreign) when it's in the familiar day-to-day (domestic) of their surroundings. Curator, Michael David Murphy selected works by Hannah Pierce Carlson and Mark Powell to examine how artists assimilate in an unfamiliar story. Gallery times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Thursday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


EXHIBITION: Graphic Fiction

March 13-28
At the Dillingham Bridge parking lot
Admission: Free

The Art Container features a mural by Orion Wertz and a curated exhibition, Graphic Fiction, selected works of graphic prints and novels present fascinatingly diverse and complex narratives. This exhibition will feature graphic novels, and their related forms of manga from Japan, bandes dessinees from France and Belgium and others elsewhere, are liberating the comics medium from the confines of safe conformity, well-worn genres, corporate properties long past their sell-by date, and lack of space and ambition.


EXHIBITION: Greetings from Midtown: Historic Postcard Vignettes

Through June 15
At the Columbus Museum - 1251 Wynnton Road
Admission: Free

This exhibition celebrates the distinctive houses, schools, businesses, and public landmarks that comprise Midtown. In addition to historic postcards, the exhibition features furniture, household items, clothing, games, and other pieces that tell the story of each particular location.


EXHIBITION: No Countries, Just Artists

March 15 and 16 at 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
At the Riverside Theatre Complex - 6 West 10th Street
Admission: Free

Gallery exhibit showcasing the rich and varied contributions of the Hispanic Artists in the United States, and from their own countries. Exploring how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture.


EXHIBITION: Plein Air Paint Out Exhibition

March 13-28
At the Joseph House Art Gallery - 828 Broadway
Admission: Free

This exhibition features the finished works of the members of the Columbus Artists' Guild and Joseph House Art Gallery. Plein Air Paint Out begun on-site in the Uptown, RiverWalk, and historic district areas on the night of the Artbeat Opening.


EXHIBITION: Shalom Y'all: The Valley's Jewish Heritage

Through July 13
At the Columbus Museum - 1251 Wynnton Road
Admission: Free

Shalom Y'all focuses on Jewish life in Columbus and surrounding communities, including LaGrange and Talbotton, Georgia; and West Point, Georgia/Valley, Alabama. Migration, businesses, religious and cultural institutions, and the growth, decline, and perserverance of Jewish communities in the region over time are spotlighted, all with an eye on how these local stories exemplify broader trends in Southern Jewish life.


EXHIBITION: Simply Drawn: Gifts to the Museum from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky

Through November 15
At the Columbus Museum - 1251 Wynnton Road
Admission: Free

Simplicity and clarity describe the works donated to the Columbus Museum by Wynn and Sally Kramarsky, foremost collectors of American minimal and abstract drawings. Although the drawings on display might appear very simple, the artists' concepts used to produce them can be complicated and fascinating.

For more information, visit http://josephhouseartgallery.com/.


EXHIBITION: Works by Hugo Fortes and Sissi Fonseca

March 15-20
At the Bay Gallery
Admission: Free

Hugo Fortes and Sissi Fonseca come to Columbus State University Department of Art from Cidade Universitaria, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Hugo and Sissi's performances and installations reflect their interests in art and nature. The artists are interested to create an impression of the site by collecting impressions of its natural environment and the relationships with the people of Columbus. For more information visit www.columbusstate.edu/art. A performance and reception will be hosted on March 15 at 12:00 p.m. Gallery times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Thursday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


EXHIBITIONS: Lilts and Drawls

March 13-28
At the 1242 Broadway
Admission: Free

The Do Good Fund collection of contemporary Southern photography is introduced in this inaugural exhibition, Lilts and Drawls. The selected photographs focuses on the different views of the South, including traditions, family, social contexts, and the changing environment. The photographs are all rooted in the question of "What is Southern?" Gallery times: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


First Inaugural Madame CJ Walker Women in Business Expo

March 22 at 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
At the Liberty Theatre Cultural Center - 813 8th Avenue
Admission: Free

Come out to the Historic Liberty Theatre and celebrate Women’s History Month with a fun-filled day of vendors, fashion, performance, art, spoken word, fitness demos, health screenings and much more. Come learn more about women owned businesses in the tri-city area, enjoy a one woman show about the life of Madame CJ Walker, win great prizes and bond with lots of fabulous women from all walks of life! For more information visit www.libertytheatreculturalcenter.com.


History Now! Museum Theatre Festival

March 22 at 11:00 a.m.
At the RiverWalk Ampitheatre at Front Avenue and 6th Street
Admission: Free

“Rivers to the Past,” the theme of this year’s History Now! Museum Theatre Festival presents the seldom told personal stories of the Sailors, Soldiers and Civilians, both Free and Enslaved who lived, worked, and served along the banks of the Chattahoochee River during the American Civil War. Dramatic presentations drawn from the historical record highlight stories from the perspective of women and children factory workers, as well as sailors and soldiers serving along the river all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. For more information visit www.portcolumbus.org.


James Markey, bass trombone

March 16 at 1:00 p.m.
At the Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for Performing Arts - 900 Broadway
Admission: Free

After many years with the New York Philharmonic, James Markey is currently the bass trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recital wraps up a residency in which he comes to Columbus State University to record a new solo CD and to work with the students. Joining him on the recording and on the recital are collaborative pianist, Yien Wang and the CSU Trombone Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Bradley Palmer. For more information visit www.columbusstate.edu/music.


James and the Giant Peach

March 21-22 and March 28-30 at 7:30 p.m., March 23 at 2:00 p.m.
At the McClure Theatre, Springer Opera House - 103 10th Street
Admission: $13 adults, $9 children

Adapted from the book by Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach tells the fantastical adventures of a young boy and his five buggy friends, their traveling peach, Aunts Spiker and Sponge, plus a silly assortment of sharks, seagulls, cloud men, circus folk and New Yorkers. The high-energy performance features stilt-walking, tumbling, car crashes, magical acts, square dancing and a snowball fight with the audience. It is Roald Dahl at his theatrical best! For more information visit www.springeroperahouse.org.


Just Drop In with Latino Colores

March 16 at 1:00p.m.-3:00 p.m.
At the Riverside Theatre Complex- 6 West 10th Street
Admission: $5 per participating child, parents are free

Fun and educational art activities for children, with a Latin twist. The budding artists-in-training will enjoy participating and craft workshops as they learn about the unique styles and contributions of Latin American fine arts.


Khashimov Plays Tchaikovsky

March 22 at 6:30 p.m. (Know the Score), 7:30 p.m. (Concert)
At the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts - 900 Broadway
Admission: $5-$30

This concert will include Know the Score (a pre-concert discussion given by Maestro George del Gobbo about the music being performed in Khashimov Plays Tcahikovsky) and S’MORES (final dress rehearsal open to parents who want to expose their young children to music, but in a less formal setting). Also open to music students and seniors. For more information visit www.csoga.org.


Latin Dance Performances

March 16 at 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
At the Riverside Theatre Complex - 6 West 10th Street
Admission: $10 per person, kids 12 and under are free

A show stopping dancing extravaganza that will have you moving in your seat. Enjoy the performance from a line dance troupe as they take you on a dance journey through Latin America, with numbers that include tango, bachata, cumbia, slasa and merengue.


Les Miserable

March 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Springer Opera House - 103 10th Street
Admission: $50 adults, $45 seniors, $25 students and children

The world’s longest running musical and most famous musical, seen by over 65 million people, Les Miserables tells a tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert, Valjean must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the orphan Cosette. But with rebellion in the air and Javert closing in, Valjean has no choice but to sacrifice everything to protect the ones he loves. For more information visit www.springeroperahouse.org.


Lilts and Drawls, Reception

March 18 at 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
At the 1242 Broadway
Admission: Free

Join Curators and members of the Do Good Fund for the opening reception of Lilts and Drawls. The selected photographs focus on the different views of the South including traditions, family, social contexts, and the changing environment.


Live Artist Demos

March 15 and 16 at 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
At the Joseph House Art Gallery - 828 Broadway
Admission: Free

Artists will demonstrate skills and techniques of pottery making, painting and drawing. Viewers may participate in hands-on instruction in producing a personal piece of art with the artists’ guidance. There will be an opportunity to question the artists about their creative process. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded at the Joseph House Art Gallery. For more information visit www.josephhouseartgallery.com.


Marathon Reading of Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding

March 22 at 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
At the Broadway and 11th Street Stage
Admission: Free

Come listen to your community read a classic novel together! In this free special event for Artbeat: Arts on the Chattahoochee, Columbus State University’s McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians invites members of the public to witness a marathon reading of Carson McCullers’ 1946 novel The Member of the Wedding. In the book, adolescent heroine Frankie explores her city by the river as she tries to make sense of her changing identity in the early 1940’s South. Each participant reads 10-15 minute sections of the book until we finish the entire novel! For more information visit www.mccullerscenter.org.


Michelle Vigneau, oboe

March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Legacy Hall at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts - 900 Broadway
Admission: Free

Michelle Vigneau, Professor of Oboe at the University of Memphis, will present a recital of works for the oboe and piano with Yien Wang, piano, and Susan Tomkiewicz, oboe. This program will include works by Jeffrey Rathbun, Tison Street, and a new electro-acoustic piece by composer Scott Lane Hines. Visit www.columbusstate.edu/music for more information.


Midtown Bike Around and Midtown Postcard Exhibition Tour

March 16 at 2:00 p.m.
At the Columbus Museum - 1251 Wynnton Road
Admission: $15 for ages 10-adult, free for children under 10

A casual bike tour beginning and ending at the Columbus Museum that will highlight historic destinations featured in the Midtown Postcards Exhibition at The Columbus Museum. Space is limited. For more information visit www.columbusmuseum.com.


Music of Brazil featuring the Sharpe Zohn Guitar Duo with Cellist Wendy Warner

March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Swift Mill Studio
Admission: free

Betsy Eby hosts “Music of Brazil.” Renowned CSU faculty members Wendy Warner, Andrew Zohn and Robert Sharpe will present a program of music for cello and guitars featuring compositions by Brazilian composers Gnatelli, Assad and Villa Lobos. Space limited, reservation required. For more information visit www.bobartlett.com.


NPACE Radio Interactive

March 14 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
At the Carpenters Building - 4 9th Street
Admission: Free

The Columbus State University Department of Communication’s NPACE Center will provide a forum to discuss Artbeat 2014 and the day’s opening events. Interviews from local organizers and community members will set the stage for another year of exciting arts programming. For more information visit www.columbusstate.edu/npace.


No Shame Theatre

March 14, 21, 28 at 10:30 p.m.
At the Springer Opera House - 103 10th Street
Admission: $5

Every Friday for the past four years, the rowdiest (and the cheapest) good time in Columbus has been No Shame Theatre – the Springer’s adult, open-mic performance program. No Censors, No Discrimination, No Shame! Performances of Improv, Music, Comedy, Poetry, Dance and other fresh new works of all kinds. Only 18 and up admitted. Everyone pays $5, including performers. Performers can sign up when the doors open at 10:00 p.m., the first fifteen acts get to perform. Show starts at 10:30 p.m. Only three rules: 1) has to be original: 2) has to be less than 5 minutes: 3) cannot break anything. So, come be part of the show or come be part of the audience. You decide – No Shame! For more information visit www.springeroperahouse.org.


No Shame Theatre Jr.

March 14 7:30 p.m.
At the Springer Opera House - 103 10th Street
Admission: $5

No Shame Jr. is the younger sibling of the wildly popular No Shame Theatre – the Springer’s adult, open-mic performance program. No Shame Jr. meets monthly (every 3rd Friday) and is intended for family audiences, with performers ranging in age from 12-17. Improv, music, comedy, poetry, dance and other fresh new works of all kinds. Everyone pays $5, including performers. Performers can sign up when the doors open at 7:00 p.m. – the first 15 acts get to perform. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Only three rules: 1) has to be original: 2) has to be less than 5 minutes: 3) cannot break anything. So, come be part of the show or come be part of the audience. You decide – No Shame!(Jr.). An outrageously fun (and cheap) good time. For more information visit www.springeroperahouse.org.


Opening Night Events

March 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
At the Woodruff Park - 10th Street and Bay Avenue
Admission: Free

Join the Artbeat Kickoff at Woodruff Park, overlooking the scenic splendor of the Chattahoochee River, and ending with the evening’s crescendo – a majestic display of fireworks and patriotic music. Feel the rhythm of the river this Artbeat season through “Arts on the Chattahoochee.” Featuring performances by the Northside High School Drumline, Brookstone School’s Beauty and the Beast, Kala-Anjali India Cultural Center, The Northside Singers, Wynnton Strings, Latino Dance Troupe, and the Columbus State University Philharmonic.


Outdoor Painting: Evening on the Chattahoochee River

March 22 at 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
At the RiverWalk
Admission: $90 museum members, $120 non members

Charles Philip Brooks, one of the most sought-after young Tonalist painters in the country, will lend his talents and lead this workshop. Students will paint landscape, sky and river subjects in oils, carefully studying light, color, form, and atmosphere directly from nature along the Chattahoochee RiverWalk. Special emphasis will be placed on capturing effects of evening light. All skill levels are welcome; direct, observational painting and poetic painting using Impressionist and Tonalist oil painting techniques will be taught. *Cost does not include materials. A list of materials will be provided upon registration. For more information visit www.columbusmuseum.com.


PUBLIC ART: 75 Blue Doors Project

March 14-29
At the Columbus Public Library - 3000 Macon Road
Admission: Free

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley, as part of their 75 year celebration, will display special pieces from it's 75 Blue Door collection. These pieces, designed by local and children artists will become part of a public art piece in from of the Chattahoochee Valley Library, March 14-29. All 75 doors will be available for purchase through an online auction for the entire month of March. Funds raised through the auction will directly benefit our local clubs, and you will retain a unique piece of art. For more information visit www.bgc-colsga.org.


PUBLIC ART: Dillingham Bridge Project by Rachel Hayes

March 14-28
At the Dillingham Bridge
Admission: Free

The Dillingham Bridge is the site for the Public Art work by Rachel Hayes. The artist will attach her delicate, patchwork fabric, hand sewn and flowing canopy under the arches of the bridge to reflect the flowing water of the river. The water will act as a mirror to reflect the colors and lines of the work as a metaphor for the rich history of the Chattahoochee River.


PUBLIC ART: Mural by Hense

March 13-28
At the 1211 Broadway
Admission: Free

Combining the language and techniques of graffiti art with the formal language of abstract painting, Hense has produced artworks that incorporate line, shape, and gesture to create abstract compositions that are invigorated by the quick pace and commentary of street culture.


PUBLIC ART: Painted Pianos

March 13-28
At the Various Locations
Admission: Free

Painted to Play is an Artbeat project that will place five decorated pianos in public spaces around town for anyone to sit and play. The pianos are being painted by students from Columbus State University and Brookstone High School students. The pianos will be placed on Broadway at the Rankin Arts Center, at W.C. Bradley Co. on Front Street, on Fort Benning, and at the Columbus Museum.


Plein Air Paint Out

March 13-19 at 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
At the Uptown Columbus
Admission: Free

Joseph House Art Gallery artists and artists from the Columbus Artists’ Guild will jointly paint on location in Uptown Columbus and surrounding areas on the Riverwalk, Browadway and historic Columbus sites. A co-sponsored Opening Reception and Exhibition featuring completed artwork will culminate the Plein Air event. The Opening Reception will be held at the Joseph House Art Gallery, 828 Broadway on Saturday March 22 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information visit www.columbusartistsguild.org.


Plein Air Paint Out, Opening Reception

March 22 at 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
At the Joseph House Art Gallery - 828 Broadway
Admission: Free

This exhibition features the finished works of the members of the Columbus Artists’ Guild and Joseph House Art Gallery. Plein Air Paint Out began on site in the Uptown, RiverWalk, historic district areas the night of the Artbeat Opening. The exhibition will continue until Friday, April 25. For more information visit www.josephhouseartgallery.com.


Plein Air Painting: What's it All About?

March 13 and 20 at 4:00 p.m.
At the Uptown Columbus - near 10th and Broadway
Admission: Free

Ever wondered what makes a plein air painting different from a studio piece? Come find out! Sara Broughton, a local artist and member of the Columbus Artists’ Guild, will share her rationale for painting “en plein air” and the joy of painting during these unique demonstrations, which will continue for approximately two hours. For more information visit www.sarabroughtongalleries.com.


Poetry, Prose, Pottery, Painting: Hands On

March 16 at 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
At the Wynn House - 1240 Wynnton Road
Admission: Free

Celebrate the arts with the Columbus Branch of the National League of American Pen Women at the Wynn House. The creativity will begin at 10:00 a.m. as the Pen Women combine their talents on the grounds and inside the historic home where they enjoy their regular monthly meetings. Members will exhibit their own fine art and share poetry, prose and music. There will be painting and poetry demonstrations with opportunity for hands-on experience. Some creative works in the exhibit will also be available for purchase. The League of American Pen Women is a historic organization, founded in 1897. The NLAPW celebrates artistic endeavors of professional women in art, music and letters. This event is an excellent combination of the extraordinary talents of these women. For more information visit www.nlapw.org or www.thewynnhouse.com.


SEE by Betsy Eby and Bo Bartlett

March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Join us for a screening of Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby’s film, SEE, an art road trip. A moving mediation, SEE delivers the beauty of America through the eyes of two artists determined to see art in the everyday. For more information visit www.bobartlett.com.


Sculpture Walk

March 25 at 4:00 p.m.
At the 1211 Broadway
Admission: Free

Sculpture walk this year will feature permanent and loaned works of public art. This year we will be inviting two major public art artists to collaborate with the CSU Department of Art students to create public art projects.


Sculpture Walk Tour

March 22 at 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
At the Corn Center for the Visual Arts - 921 Front Avenue
Admission: Free

Sculpture walk this year will feature permanent and loaned works of public art. This year we will be inviting two major public artists to work on the theme of water and collaborate with the CSU Department of Art students to create public art projects. The Sculpture Walk is part of Family Art Day. For more information visit www.artbeatcolumbus.org.


Take it Outside! Outdoor Portrait Photography Workshop

March 15 at 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
At the Columbus Museum - 1251 Wynnton Road
Admission: free

This is a one-day class that will explore the techniques, aesthetics and possibilities of outdoor portrait photography. The class will be a hands-on learning experience, so each student should bring their camera. Students will learn composition, lighting techniques, how to work in an outdoor environment and much more. Donald Tipton has worked in commercial, nature and portrait photography since the early 1980’s. He has a passion for teaching and he has taught for the last 25 years. This is going to be a fun and informative one-day class. At the end of the day, you will know how to shoot outdoor portrait photography. Your current level of photographic experience doesn’t matter. It will just be a place to start. Hope to see you there! For more information visit www.columbusmuseum.com.


The Secret Garden

March 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., March 23 at 2:00 p.m.
At the Riverside Theatre Complex - 6 West 10th Street
Admission: $17 adults, $15 seniors, $12 children age 12 and under

Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and revives the spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. Visit www.columbusstate.edu/theatre for more information.


Third Thursday: Fire and Ice

March 20 at 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
At the Columbus Museum - 1251 Wynnton Road
Admission: Free

Third Thursday’s heat up with local jazz quartet, Amadeus, as it explores the red-hot, be-bop of Charley Parker, to the cool tones of Miles Davis. Throughout the evening explore the Feel the Heat exhibition with glassblowing demonstrations by Calvary Glass, while during the musical break you can learn more about the artists featured within this cool exhibition. As art imitates art, the music will both entertain and stimulate fantasies of temperature extremes. For more information visit www.columbusmuseum.com.


Toast of the Town: A Symphony of Flavors

March 14 at 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
At the RiverMill Event Centre - 3715 First Avenue
Admission: free

Savor world-class wines, fine foods, hand-crafted beers, Southern spirits and a silent auction at the fifth annual Toast of the Town. Enjoy engaging hospitality and meet the chefs, winemakers, distillers and brewmasters who will be on hand to share tastes and toasts with you. For more information visit www.ToastColumbus.com.


Youth Art Month, High School Reception

March 20 at 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
At the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts - 900 Broadway
Admission: Free

Art teachers engage the students by teaching the standards, which is reflected in the students’ artwork through creativity, imagination and development of knowledge.


Youth Art Month, Middle School Reception

March 27 at 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
At the Columbus Museum - 1251 Wynnton Road
Admission: Free

MCSD middle school art teachers will display students’ artwork at the Columbus Museum for the month of March – March is Youth Art Month.


Last Rev: 3/13/14