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Carpe Diem is: Carol Ou, cello; Korine Fujiwara, viola; Amy Galluzzo, violin II; Charles Wetherbee, violin I
photo by Jim Mitchell

Carpe Diem "East Meets West" Festival Presented by PNC Arts Alive
March 7, 2015 — March 8, 2015
Presented By: Carpe Diem String Quartet
at McConnell Arts Center

Saturday March 7 & Sunday March 8 Guest Artists: Yihan Chen, Pipa; Sakura Koto Group Festival activities include a display of kimonos, demonstrations of the Lion Dance, Fan Dance, Ikebana, Tai… (more)

$25.00 - $30.00
Franklin County Fair

Franklin County Fair
July 18, 2015 — July 25, 2015
Presented By: Destination Hilliard
at Franklin County Fairgrounds

Join us for Farm, Family, Food and Fun at this year's fair. There are plenty of rides, games, exhibits, hands on activities and grandstand… (more)

Free
Photo courtesy of Bailey Lytle and Short North Alliance

Gallery Hop
September 6, 2014 — December 5, 2015
Presented By: Short North Alliance
at Short North Arts District

On the first Saturday of each month, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District. Visitors celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, street… (more)

Free

Gallery Hop
February 7, 2015
Presented By: Short North Alliance
at Short North Arts District

Gallery Hop is a 30-year tradition in Columbus' Short North Arts District! Every first Saturday of each month, thousands of visitors converge on the strip to see new art exhibits and add to their… (more)

Free

HighBall
October 23, 2015 — October 24, 2015
Presented By: Short North Alliance
at Short North Arts District

HighBall is the nation's fiercest costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts… (more)

$5.00 - $50.00

Matsuricon
August 14, 2015 — August 16, 2015
Presented By: Matsuricon Convention
at Great Columbus Convention Center

Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as "anime"), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American… (more)

$35.00 - $45.00

OPPArt: Investing and Retirement Saving for Artists and Small Business Owners
April 14, 2015
Presented By: Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC)
at Jazz Academy

Presented by Kristy Etling April 14, 6:00-7:00PM Jazz Academy, 769 E. Long St. 4th Floor What should I do with extra savings? How should I be saving for my retirement? There are many tools… (more)

Free

OPPArt: Life Coaching for the Arts
February 17, 2015
Presented By: Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC)
at Central Ohio Performing Arts Center (COPAC)

Presented by Priscilla Woodson February 17, 6:30-7:30PM Central Ohio Performing Arts Center (COPAC), 2997 E. 5th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio Do you know who you are as a person and artist? The… (more)

Free

Short North Summer Sale
July 18, 2015 — July 20, 2015
Presented By: Short North Alliance
at Short North Arts District

The annual Short North Summer Sale is the perfect way to enjoy summer weather in the District while snagging great deals from some of your favorite Short North businesses. This year's sale, happening… (more)

Free

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