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300 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States

www.TheCommonsColumbus.com

Columbus Area Arts Council

Upcoming Events

July 2015

Artz Daze

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Artz Daze – Block printing 11:00am – 3:00pm 300 Washington Street Downtown Columbus FREE This program provides no-cost, hands-on learning opportunities for people of all ages on four days in the heart of the Columbus Arts District. The Arts Council will deliver arts programming that introduces a wide range of cultural arts. No experience necessary. All activities are outdoor and free and open to everyone.  

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$8.00

Johnson Witkemper Insurance Biggest Block Party

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Johnson Witkemper InsuranceBiggest Block PartySaturday, July 255:30pm – 11:00pm  Downtown Columbus It’s the party of the year! The best local and regional bands including The Woomblies, Punkin’ Holler Boys, Too Hot to Handle and more! Great food, beer & wine and hands-on kids art activities. $8 Adults Children 12 and under free. All proceeds benefit the Columbus Area Arts Council.

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August 2015

JCB Neighborfest

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

JCB NeighborFest!  5:30pm – 7:30pm 300 Block of Washington Street Downtown Columbus FREE Thursday, Aug 6                      Alan Kaye and the Toons A high energy, very charismatic, extremely talented Rock & Roll show. Alan Kaye is one of the area’s best stand-up comedians, that along with his “spot on” impersonations, and singing style, spells pure ENTERTAINMENT! Alan toured with the band “Chicago” for five seasons, opening arena shows, doing stand-up comedy!…

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Artz Daze

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Artz Daze – Painting 11:00am – 3:00pm 300 Washington Street Downtown Columbus FREE This program provides no-cost, hands-on learning opportunities for people of all ages on four days in the heart of the Columbus Arts District. The Arts Council will deliver arts programming that introduces a wide range of cultural arts. No experience necessary. All activities are outdoor and free and open to everyone.  

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September 2015

JCB Neighborfest

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

JCB NeighborFest!  5:30pm – 7:30pm 300 Block of Washington Street Downtown Columbus FREE Thursday, September 3                       Carson Diersing     Stammering, 8-year old Carson Diersing mustered up every ounce of guts he had to tell his harmonica teacher, Indiana music legend Tony Cooley, that “Skip To My Lou” (his first assignment) was not his style.   Mr. Cooley looked Carson straight in the eye and proclaimed, “You’re 8 years old.  You don’t have a style.”  Two weeks later Tony encouraged…

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Artz Daze

September 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Artz Daze – Re-create recycled art 11:00am – 3:00pm 300 Washington Street Downtown Columbus FREE This program provides no-cost, hands-on learning opportunities for people of all ages on four days in the heart of the Columbus Arts District. The Arts Council will deliver arts programming that introduces a wide range of cultural arts. No experience necessary. All activities are outdoor and free and open to everyone.  

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Hot Blown Glass

September 11 - September 12

Hot Blown GlassFriday and Saturday, September 11 – 12300 block of Washington Street Glass artist Lisa Pelo will conduct glass making workshops offering community members the opportunity to create their own glass paperweights. The workshops, which begin on Friday afternoon, will take place on Washington Street between 3rd and 4th Street. On Saturday, Pelo will continue the glass blowing workshops and demonstrations.    Registration for the workshops will begin on August 24, 2015. Register by calling (812) 376-2539, 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri.…

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October 2015

UnCommon Cause 40th Anniversary

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

unCommon CauseFriday, October 16, 201540th AnniversaryMusic by Zannadoo6:30pmThe Commons Celebrate 40 years of unCommon Cause! Enjoyed dinner while sampling a range of artistic traditions. Dance to the music of Zannadoo.

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November 2015

First Fridays: Nick Lakin

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Old National Bank First Fridays for Families      6:00pm Nugent Custer Performance Hall The Commons FREE Friday, November 6                   Magician, Nick Lakin   Nick Lakin isn’t your typical magician. As a multi-award winning magician, his style of magic combines situation comedy with hilarious theatrics that will have children and adults laughing and talking about the show long after it’s over.   Thanks to the generous support of our title sponsor, this program…

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Deja Vu Art & Fine Craft Show

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Bartholomew County Solid WasteManagement District, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus Area Visitors Center,Hotel Indigo, Papa’s Deli/Papa’s Grill, Pentzer Printing, and Puccini’s are pleased topresent a show featuring professional artists who creatively reuse and recycle materials.This juried show will be held at The Commons in downtown Columbus, Indiana from 10a.m. until 5 p.m., EST on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

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December 2015

First Fridays: Dave Rudolf

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Old National Bank First Fridays for Families      6:00pm Nugent Custer Performance Hall The Commons FREE Friday, December 4 Dave Rudolf What better way to kick off the holiday season than with Rudolf? Dave Rudolf that is. His Holiday show features kids twisting to the “Candy Cane Twist” and hula hooping to “Santa’s Got a Zoot Suit.” The audience will enjoy some tradition holiday tunes and parodies such a “Oh Come, Oh Come, I Read the Manual,” “Frosty the Slow Man” and…

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January 2016

First Fridays: Bongo Boy

January 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Old National Bank First Fridays for Families      6:00pm Nugent Custer Performance Hall The Commons FREE Friday, January 8, 2016 (Second Friday)                                                   Bongo Boy drum circle Drum to a different beat at this community drum circle. This is an interactive experience where participants learn how to play simple beats on drums in unison.   The…

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February 2016

First Fridays: Hastey Pudding Puppets

February 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Old National Bank First Fridays for Families      6:00pm Nugent Custer Performance Hall The Commons FREE Friday, February 5                        Hastey Pudding Puppets “By George and Everyone Else” Join us for this left handed salute to American history that would give Martha Washington a migraine. During the anachronistic tour de farce back through time, Thurston Osgood, host of the interview program, “Meet the Patriots,” brings you face to face…

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March 2016

First Fridays: Henny Penny

March 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Old National Bank First Fridays for Families      6:00pm Nugent Custer Performance Hall The Commons FREE Friday, March 4                   Henny Penny ArtReach: Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’ production based on the original folktale. Henny Penny is a hen enjoying a day gathering acorns. When one hits her on the head she is convinced that the sky is falling and feels it is her duty to tell the king.…

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April 2016

First Fridays: The Jungle Book

April 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Old National Bank First Fridays for Families      6:00pm Nugent Custer Performance Hall The Commons FREE Friday, April 1 The Jungle Book         Dancers Studio, Inc Enjoy Dancers Studio’s production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This classic story is a thrilling, adventure-filled journey with the boy Mowgli as he makes his way to the village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable happy-go lucky bear…

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