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Columbus Area Arts Council

Upcoming Events At This Venue

November 7

Lynn Trefzger
 
 
Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger brings a trunk full of characters to life right before your eyes. Trefzger got her start on TV’s popular “Star Search” and is a premier entertainer for Disney Cruise Lines.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 PM on the first Friday of each month from November through April and are held in the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall in The Commons in downtown Columbus. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: November 7 @ 6:00 pm
End: November 7 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

November 15

The tenth Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show will be presented on Saturday, November 15th at The Commons in Columbus, Indiana. In observance of the anniversary, we’ve partnered with kidscommons Children’s Museum and the Indiana University Center for Art and Design to plan some special activities. One includes the Global Cardboard Challenge, an event in which kids create arcade games from cardboard. The Imagination Foundation, parent organization that sponsors the challenge, seeks to encourage children to become innovators and problem solvers.

The Columbus, Indiana version of the challenge invites children and adult mentors to create arcade games and enter them in a contest, with the final competition to be held at the Indiana University Center for Art and Design. We hope you’ll help us publicize our event, and encourage people to participate. To take part in the challenge, all entries must be submitted online and images uploaded to our Cardboard Challenge – Columbus, Indiana Facebook page by October 11th. For complete information, see this public page at https://www.facebook.com/cardboardchallengecolumbusin.

From the online entries, ten finalists or teams will be chosen to exhibit their work on Saturday, November 9th at the IU Center for Art + Design, which is located at 310 Jackson Street in downtown Columbus. There, the finalists will demonstrate their games, and one individual or team will win a grand prize of a $100 pizza party at Puccini’s in downtown Columbus.  Attached are two photos taken at past events. One shows kids in Toronto working on games, and the other features completed projects created in Baden, Germany. We look forward to bringing this fun activity to area children, families, and adults who work with kids, and we hope we can count on your help in encouraging them to participate.

If you have questions or comments about the event, please call 372-6886.

 

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Date: November 15

December 5

The Night Before Christmas

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

ArtReach Theatre, the touring division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, brings Clement Clark Moore’s enchanting poem The Night Before Christmas to life in this lyrical adaptation that celebrates the joy of family and the magic of holiday stories, reminding everyone what Christmas is all about.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 PM on the first Friday of each month from November through April and are held in the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall in The Commons in downtown Columbus. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: December 5 @ 6:00 pm
End: December 5 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

January 2, 2015

Ruditoonz

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

Ruditoonz, Indiana’s rockingest, coolest, awesome-est rock and roller for kids and their rocking parents, returns to Columbus with a highly energetic and interactive show filled with fun and original music.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 PM on the first Friday of each month from November through April and are held in the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall in The Commons in downtown Columbus. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: January 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End: January 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

January 19, 2015

Coretta Scott King

 

Columbus Area Arts Council presents an annual FREE program in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

This year we bring you The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom.

​Born in Alabama, Coretta Scott King overcame childhood adversity in the segregated south and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  A talented singer, she would go on to play an integral role in the American Civil Rights movement, not only as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, but as an independent woman.  The woman behind the man, Coretta continues to be an inspiration to the nation and the world.

Credits

Written by Mary Tensing, featuring traditional music arranged by Steve Goers
Directed by Deondra Kamau Means and Angela Powell Walker
Set Design by David A. Centers
Set Construction by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Scene Shop, in partnership with ArtWorks

 

Support for this program comes from

WalMart

Start: January 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
End: January 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

February 6, 2015

Pirate School

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

Argggh Matey. Pirate School! is a madcap, swashbuckling solo variety show created and performed by veteran New York physical comedian and actor David Engel. This riotous, interactive pirate escapade satisfies children’s universal curiosity for the briny buccaneers of yore, while promoting everyday polite behavior and social-courage.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 PM on the first Friday of each month from November through April and are held in the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall in The Commons in downtown Columbus. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: February 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

March 6, 2015

Wacky Chad

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

Wacky Chad will have children of all ages laughing until it hurts as he rides another person on his tiny bicycle and handstands on a skateboard. Wearing his trademark orange, Wacky Chad will reach neck-straining heights on his tall unicycle and defy gravity on an air powered pogo stick.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 PM on the first Friday of each month from November through April and are held in the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall in The Commons in downtown Columbus. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: March 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

April 10, 2015

Snow White

 

 

Presented by Columbus Area Arts Council. Sponsored by Old National Bank.

Columbus’ own Dancers Studio finishes the season with Snow White. One of the most famous fairy tales worldwide, The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays programs begin at 6:00 PM on the first Friday of each month from November through April and are held in the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall in The Commons in downtown Columbus. Each program is unique and offers a way to introduce the arts to a young audience. Thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this is a no cost program.

Thank you to our title sponsor:

 

Start: April 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End: April 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: Free