In addition to the 140+ artists on the lawn, you can find a variety of activities for the whole family! Check it out below!
9:00am – 6:00pm – Hands on Activities: Create your own masterpieces! Art projects are inspired by the work of Ed Phillips, Juliette Montague, and Mike Tizzano. Stroll inside the McConnell Arts Center (MAC) and see Juliette and Ed’s creations in the galleries.
12:00 – 3:00pm – “Feed the Monster” relay with Hixon Dance
Community Partners Area
9:00am – 6:00pm – Ongoing ceramics demonstrations with MAC instructor Marty Shuter
9:00am – 6:00pm – Mini-mural project for kids with the Old Worthington Partnership
Inside the MAC
9:00am – 6:00pm – On View: Ed Phillips and Juliette Montague exhibition in the Main and Corridor Galleries
Drop in Dance Classes – in the lower level dance studio
11:00am – 12:00pm – Try the Mind-Body Connection Modern Dance Class for adults with Hixon Dance
12:45 – 1:15pm – Try the Creative Movement Class for ages 4-7 with BalletMet
1:15 – 2:45pm – Try the Open Ballet Class for teens and adults with BalletMet
2:00 – 3:00 pm – Fantabulous Nights
Formerly the Kara and Dave project, this local quartet performs their own take on jazz favorites.
3:00 – 4:00 pm – Ira Twangs
Banjo player and Philadelphia native Ira “Twangs” Chaiffetz performs bluegrass, jazz, Dixieland and American old-time music.
The McConnell Chamber Chorale is in its first year, under the direction of Jim Myers. The ensemble started to meet in September, 2016, as an opportunity for community singers to participate in a broad range of concert and chamber choral literature including madrigals and motets, art and folk songs, alongside works by Romantic, contemporary and Broadway composers.
5:30 – 7:30 pm – New Pollution
Closing out the first night of the Arts Festival is New Pollution, an original, neo-soul band from Columbus. They are currently working on their newest album “Waiting for the Bus.” You can check out music from their previous release “The City” here. Check out the art vendors as the first day of the festival comes to a close and then head over to the stage for an evening of funk and soul.
11:00am – 5:00pm – Hands on activities
2:00 – 4:00pm – “Feed the Monster” relay with Hixon Dance
Community Partners Area
11:00am – 5:00pm – Ongoing ceramics demonstrations with MAC instructor Marty Shuter.
11:00am – 5:00pm – Mini-mural project for kids with the Old Worthington Partnership
Inside The MAC
11:00pm – 5:00pm – On View: Ed Phillips and Juliette Montague exhibition in the Main and Corridor Galleries
12:00 – 3:00pm – Observe a Hixon Dance company open rehearsal in the lower level Dance Studio
12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45pm – “Fun in the Sun” – Jazz Dance piece – by BalletMet on the Bronwynn Theatre stage (each performance 3 minutes in length)
1:00 – 5:00pm – Create origami with the Ohio Paper Folders in the Master Classroom on the main level
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Songs at the Center Songwriters
Worthington native Eric Gnezda can be seen each week as the host of Songs at the Center, a Columbus-based television show now being broadcast on over 150 stations across the country. Joining him are other SatC featured songwriters RJ Cowdery, Anne E. DeChant, and Keith Larson. Click on the pictures below for more information about each artist.