CCAD Picks

Cultural Wall Music Festival 2K18

Date: July 14-July 15, 2018 

Location: Jefferson Center for Learning, 100 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Cost: Free

The Cultural Wall Music Festival will have live music, delicious food, and has free admission! 

This two day event will feature live music provided by Mojoflo, Jazz Patrol 2.0, Urban Jazz Coalition, Milton Ruffin, The Four Mints and guest artist. Also included at the event will be health and wellness screenings, as well as small business seminars on Friday, July 13.

For more information visit ColumbusMakesArt.





Seventh Annual Kleibacker Film Festival

Date: August 16-18 2018

The seventh annual Charles Kleibacker Film Festival celebrates the legacy of a style icon with a weekend of free films honoring all things fashion. Please note that all films are recommended for adult audiences, and limited seating is available. To guarantee a seat, please make a reservation early.

View the event page at the Columbus Museum of Art.


Call for Submissions 

INCREDIBLES 2 needs new suits, and you can help!

All you need to do is:

• Create a super-suit design

• Take a picture of it

• Post to instagram using the hashtag #CCADSUPERS

Each designer that submits will be entered to win a prize package including advance screening passes for Incredibles II

Solo Art Fair

​Solo ​Art Fair is a new opportunity for artists to exhibit work directly without gallery representation, and retain 100% of their sales.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

More info on applying here

Fifth Annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Juried Art Show

Dealine for Entries- Fri., June 29, 2018
Exhibit Opening- Sat., Oct. 13, 2018–Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Weds.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC), the Ohio History Connection (OHC), The King Arts Complex, and the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) present the fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms national art exhibit. Artists from across the United States are invited to submit their work to the juried art exhibit in the new categories updated for this year: Best of Show; Social Justice; Identity; and Surroundings (includes still life and landscape). All submissions should emphasize themes and perspectives related to the African diaspora and/or African American culture, history or experience. 
Participants and winners will be recognized at the Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio on Sat., Oct. 13, 2018. The exhibit will run until Mon., Jan. 21, 2019. 

The deadline for art submissions is June 29, 2018. Click here to download the Call for Entries. For more information email 

Other Cool Events

Grants, and events, and jobs, oh my!

The GCAC (Greater Columbus Arts Council) posts a constant stream of events, opportunities, artists residencies, workshops, and much more on the "Grants" page of their website. You can find out about public art installations, past projects, and job opportunities as well (graduating seniors, take note!)

Check out the magic here.