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Upcoming Events
January 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE at oac.ohio.gov, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Arts organizations serve a variety of audiences, from art makers and patrons to supporters and funders—just to name a few. Thinking clearly about who ...
Webinar
February 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Curator Rosa Rojas will lead guests through the exhibition and discuss her curatorial process. She will provide the backgrounds and inspirations of fe...
Exhibitions
Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Experience the engaging work featured in the Riffe Gallery's newest exhibition while enjoying live music by Paisha Thomas and Counterfeit Madison. Ima...
Exhibitions
Monday, February 3, 2020
ONLINE via ARTIE, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The TeachArtsOhio (TAO) program brings schools and community organizations together with teaching artists to share engaging, personal, high-quality ar...
Deadlines
Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Learn about the artist's inspirations, journey, and creative process in this educational artist talk. Image credit: Tariq Tarey, "Eva," 2019
Exhibitions
Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Learn about the artist's inspirations, journey, and creative process in this educational artist talk. Image credit: Johnny Coleman, "Lifted (For Shoul...
Exhibitions
March 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
ONLINE via ARTIE, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The ArtsNEXT program provides competitive funding for innovative and experimental projects.
Deadlines
Monday, March 2, 2020
OAC Offices, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, United States
Deadlines
Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Learn about the artist's inspirations, journey, and creative process in this educational artist talk. Image credit: Willis Bing Davis, "Ancestral Spir...
Exhibitions
Monday, March 16, 2020
ONLINE via ARTIE, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program provides support for master artists to work with apprentices to build understanding and proficiency in fo...
Deadlines
Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Participants will use colored pencils and wood burning tools to create art incorporating symbols on wood. Image credit: Queen Brooks, "Abidjan Memorie...
Exhibitions
Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Participants will show how one object can become two different canvases –one for a concept on the outside, and the other for the opposite concept on t...
Exhibitions
April 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
ONLINE via ARTIE, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The ArtSTART program provides flexible, accessible funding to help organizations complete short-term projects addressing a wide variety of goals and ...
Deadlines
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Learn about the artist's inspirations, journey, and creative process in this educational artist talk. Image credit: "I am my Brother's Keeper"
Exhibitions
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020 - Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020
30 E Broad St, 33rd Floor, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The TeachArtsOhio (TAO) program brings schools and community organizations together with teaching artists to share engaging, personal, high quality ar...
Panel Meetings
Thursday, April 9, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Grow your creative writing skills with award-winning performance poet, author, and Cave Canem fellow Rose Smith as she guides participants through thi...
Exhibitions
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 - Thursday, Apr 23, 2020
30 E Broad St, 33rd Floor, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The ArtsNEXT program provides competitive funding for innovative and experimental projects.
Panel Meetings
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
30 E Broad St, 33rd Floor, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program provides support for master artists to work with apprentices to build understanding and proficiency in fol...
Panel Meetings
May 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Tracy Rieger, Director of Quilt and Surface Design Symposium, will lead guests through a tour of the exhibition and will share her curatorial process....
Exhibitions
Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Experience the gorgeous fiber work featured in the gallery's newest exhibition while mingling with artists from around the state. Guests will enjoy li...
Exhibitions
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - Friday, May 8, 2020
John S. Knight Center, 77 E Mill St, Akron, OH 44308, USA
From executive directors to board chairs to emerging leaders, fundraisers to communicators, from artists to artistic directors, from volunteers to edu...
Conference
Friday, May 15, 2020
OAC Offices, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, United States
Ohio is home to a remarkable variety of talented performing artists and ensembles that contribute to the quality of life and creative economy of the s...
Deadlines
Thursday, May 21, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Hear from the artist as she discusses her journey, inspirations, and creative process. Image credit: Judy Rush, "Bowls"
Exhibitions
June 2020
Monday, June 1, 2020
ONLINE via ARTIE, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP) provides funding that gives individual artists with disabilities – and organizations that serve th...
Deadlines
Monday, June 1, 2020
ONLINE via ARTIE, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Building Cultural Diversity program supports new and emerging organizations whose mission, programs, staff, and board represent culturally diverse...
Deadlines
Monday, June 1, 2020
ONLINE via ARTIE, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Capacity Building program supports organizations' efforts to improve business practices, or add new knowledge and skills that forward organization...
Deadlines
Thursday, June 4, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Hear from the artist as she discusses her journey, inspirations, and creative process. Image credit: Andrea Myers, "Shadow Tangle"
Exhibitions
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 - Friday, Jun 12, 2020
30 E Broad St, 33rd Floor, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The ArtSTART program provides flexible, accessible funding to help organizations complete short-term projects addressing a wide variety...
Panel Meetings
Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Hear from the artist as she discusses her journey, inspirations, and creative process. Image credit: Mary Ann Tipple, "Kiss Me Before You Go"
Exhibitions
Saturday, June 20, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Participants will create secret messages with Morse code dots and dashes from repurposed materials arranged into mobiles. Register at riffegallery.org...
Exhibitions
July 2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
30 E Broad St, 33rd Floor, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Building Cultural Diversity program supports new and emerging organizations whose mission, programs, staff, and board represent c...
Panel Meetings
Thursday, July 2, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Hear from the artist as she discusses her journey, inspirations, and creative process. Image credit: Deborah Griffing, "Seldom Seen Bird 2"
Exhibitions
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
30 E Broad St, 33rd Floor, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP) provides funding that gives individual artists with disabilities – an...
Panel Meetings
Thursday, July 9, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Ohio Poetry Association Vice President Susann Moeller will lead participants through an educational, poetry-writing workshop. Layering, cutting, and...
Exhibitions
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
30 E Broad St, 33rd Floor, 30 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Capacity Building program supports organizations' efforts to improve business practices, or add new knowledge and skills that forward organization...
Panel Meetings