A look at upcoming events and opportunities in the Columbus artscape.
BY IRIS MARK ’23
Beyond concerts and a plethora of new restaurants, Columbus also boasts a diverse and engaging art scene, with options ranging from musical theater shows to young writers’ workshops, all in the heart of downtown.
COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
The Columbus Museum of Art, home to both modern and contemporary installations, has free admission for all on Sundays. With a continuous rotation of diverse options for viewers, here is one of the upcoming exhibitions in the spring.
Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth
Wendy Red Star’s installation is both a celebration of Crow history and an exploration of the feminist and contemporary Indigenous life on the Crow Indian reservation in Montana where she was raised. With photography, textiles and mixed media, Wendy Red Star references the legacy of struggle and the fight for the preservation of Indigenous land and culture. It will be at the museum April 21 through Sept. 3.
SHORT NORTH THEATER
A professional theater company dedicated to bringing first-class performances to the Short North Arts District in the historic Garden Theater.
Into the Woods: The musical genius Stephen Sondheim’s musical is brought to life in this production of “Into the Woods.” Tickets are available on the Short North Stage website from March 16 through April 16.
Situated in the historic house of humor writer and cartoonist James Thurber, the Thurber House is a nonprofit literary arts center that serves as a welcoming educational space for all readers, writers and artists.
Young Writers Studio: With sessions for both Zoom and in-person learning, the young writers studio is an opportunity for budding young authors to bring their writing into a creative and nurturing environment. Each session runs from 6:30 to 8:30 and costs $17. The session dates are March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2 and May 16.
SHADOW BOX LIVE
Celebrating 35 years this year, Shadow Box Live is a performing arts center that strives to engage the community through the power of art.
Flower Power: This event explores the influence of hippie culture and the music that inspired one of the
greatest social movements of the 20th century. There are various sessions between March 9 and June 4, with ticket prices ranging from $40 to $240.