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Free October Art Events
When it comes to art, people tend to think it's best served with moola and lots of it. This month there are fantastic exhibits to expand your mind without blowing up your wallet.

5 Cool Places for Art Classes in Columbus
Columbus is the epicenter for great leaders in the arts. With dozens of galleries and hundreds of exhibitions yearly, Columbusites care about having a strong arts presence in the community. Often those centers for the arts offer classes to the public. You may never become Monet, but you can reach their height of your own artistic potential!

Horror Film Festival in Columbus - August Schedule
Love a good scare? So does the Gateway Theater and they play host to the only weekly horror film festival in the country. Check out the selection of August films at"Nightmares on High Street."

Cool Places to Go in Columbus Year Round
It's no secret that Columbus' weather is fickle, flaky and down right funky sometimes. You could have rain, sleet, snow, sun and wind all in the same week or the same day! On those days when you and the meteorologist aren't quite sure what is going on outside, these cool spots are fun year-round.

Short North Places to Stay
The Short North District, a neighborhood known for its eclectic and electric vibe has enough attractions you may just want to stay the weekend in its friendly and fun neighborhoods. Here are a few places to stay.

Short North Galleries Part 1
Columbus is rich in the arts, no where is that more apparent than in the Short North District, a neighborhood known for its eclectic and electric vibe. This is part one of two articles looking at the galleries of the area.

Short North Galleries Part 2
Columbus is rich in the arts, no where is that more apparent than in the Short North District, a neighborhood known for its eclectic and electric vibe. This is part two of two articles looking at the galleries of the area.

More Free March Events and Activities
Guess what?! I found more fabulous things to do in Columbus this month for free or close to it! Now you really have no excuse not to go out and try something new or visit an old fave.

Singing and Dancing in February
Kick up your heels this month and sing your heart out. Here is my top picks for hot shows this month.

Unique Columbus Museums and Galleries
Columbus is not only a hot spot for sports and gourmet cuisine, it also has a thriving arts scene. Sure everyone knows about the Columbus Museum of Art, but there are other museums that are not as well known. Let's explore them!

Columbus and Central Ohio Fourth of July Fireworks Times
In Central Ohio, we celebrate the Fourth of July for days on end. Kicking off July 1st with Red, White and Boom - the Midwest's Largest Fireworks Display - and filling in the weekend with local festivals, family-friendly events, free concerts and local fireworks display for the cities that make up Central Ohio. This jam-packed weekend can only...

May Calendar of Events
A listing for May events in Columbus Ohio.

April Events and Activities
Things to do in April in Columbus Ohio.

Columbus Ohio Earth Day Activities and Events
Earth Day activities for Central Ohio, including Columbus Ohio.

Columbus Museum of Art - Kid Activities
Kid hands-on activities at the Columbus Museum of Art.

10 Free Things to Do This Fall
Looking for free things to do this fall in Columbus? Of course you are! We central Ohioans are a practical bunch, and we know that free fun is always a good thing. Here are 10 free things to do -- if you know of more, please add them at the bottom link.

Columbus Museums Are Worth Your Time
Columbus has Museums to fit every taste. Naturally there are art museums -- the Wexner is internationally known for its contemporary shows -- but we have some surprises, too. There are military museums and history and kids museums and the number one science museum in the nation!

Thurber House Author Talks
Fiction, memoirs and history – spiced up with a big dash of humor – describes this fall’s Thurber House Author Talks. These talks are a great way to meet authors, hear excerpts from their latest works, talk about the writing process and eat cookies. And, books signed by the author make great gifts.

Not My Baggage -- Artist Helma Groot at Port Columbus
Public art in Columbus can be as elegant and sparse as a Henry Moore sculpture or as literal as the giant Christopher Columbus on Columbus State's campus. But a lot of Columbus' public art is whimsical, with just a touch of irony. Take, for example, artist Helma Groot's newest mobiles dangling at the Ohio Arts Council's <i>Port Columbus Gateway to The Arts</i> at the Columbus airport.

Phoenix Theatre – Live Theater for Children
The Phoenix Theatre – Columbus’ award-winning live theater for children has been entertaining families and classrooms since 1993. Here's the 2009-2010 season line-up.

Ohio Arts Council Database Links Employers with Artists and Others
www.ArtsWorkOhio.org is the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) free, searchable database. Employers can list arts and cultural sector jobs, internships and board positions on the site for free. People looking for jobs, etc. can search the database — also for free.

CATCO -- Live Theater in Columbus
Want to be entertained, inspired, provoked? Check out Catco's 26th season of live theatre filled with drama, suspense and comedy.

Broadway Across America
The 2009-2010 Broadway across America Columbus schedule is packed with powerful musicals for kids, teens and adults.

Photos from Broadway Across America
The kick of live theater is the immediacy, the you-are-part-of-it realness of the stage, the characters, the action and the crowd around you. These photos give you a just a taste of the 2009-2010 Broadway Across America series.

The King Arts Complex

Nationwide Arena
Big name concerts, sports and shows in the Arena District between the Short North and Downtown.

CAPA Events at the Ohio, Lincoln, Palace and Southern Theatres
Looking for a reason to dress-up and step out? Head for a CAPA program at one of Columbus' four beautifully restored theatres: The Ohio, Palace, Southern and Lincoln. Music, dance, theatre and the ever-popular "unclassified" -- it's here.

Shadowbox Cabaret at Easton Towne Center
Humor, song, dance, and more humor...for adults.

Value City Arena/Schottenstein Center Concerts, Shows
The Value City Arena/Schottenstein Center on The Ohio State University has big-name concerts and shows of all kinds.

BalletMet in Columbus
Yes, Columbus, Ohio has professional dance, and it's good.

Short North Gallery Hop
The monthly Short North Gallery Hop is one of the most popular events in Columbus. Free music, late night access to the Short North Galleries and restaurant specials make it an event not to be missed.

Dance Baby! November Events to Get You Grooving
Dance events and activities in Columbus Ohio.

Columbus Documentary Week
Gateway Film Center kicks off the 2013 Columbus Documentary Week with great films that covers a variety of topics including Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, the pharmaceutical industry, the Rolling Stones and a fascinating look at bees.

January Arts Events in Columbus
Don't let cabin fever drive you mad, check out some of the fantastic arts offerings throughout Columbus this month. January is a great time to explore area museums and more!

2014 Events with an African American Focus
Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and more are on tap for many 2014 events with an African American focus. Check out the diversity of the city!

This Year in Musical Theatre January - March
There are fantastic musical theater events all year long, here are the ones that will carry you through the winter months.


Cool Arts Events for 2014

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