OPPArt: Opportunities for Artists

OPPArt is a series aimed toward helping individual artists and small arts organizations connect with each other and advance their work and skill-set. The series includes professional development workshops, round-table discussions, social events and more. Most events are free and all are open to artists of any discipline and level unless otherwise noted. Please sign up below to receive our newsletter to keep up-to-date!

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Name: Call for Solo Exhibition Proposals for Emerging Artists
Organization: The Foundry Art Centre
Description: The Foundry Art Centre is now accepting proposals for a rotation of solo exhibitions by promising emerging artists. The Emerging Artist series provides a venue, the Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre, for early-career artists to show their work to a regional audience. The ideal Emerging Artist would be out of school (not a student) and would not yet achieved significant recognition for his or her work. Proposals must include 10 images of a cohesive body of work, an artist statement, and an artist bio. There is no fee to submit artwork proposals in the Emerging Artist series and this opportunity is available to artists 18 years and older, worldwide. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, September 8, 2017. Selected proposals will be assigned exhibition dates upon completion of the jurying process.
Submission deadline: September 8, 2017
Location: 20 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301
For more information and to apply, please visit www.foundryartcentre.org

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Name: RFQ: Open Call for Artists and Design Teams
Organization: The Ed Johnson Project, Chattanooga
Description: The Ed Johnson Committee, supported by Public Art Chattanooga, is seeking qualifications from multi-disciplinary design teams and artists. Up to three teams will be selected and awarded $5,000 stipends to develop site-specific design concepts for the development of a public space adjacent to the Walnut Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga. The site will commemorate events associated with the lynching of Ed Johnson, honor the courageous work of his attorneys, and recognize the resulting United States Supreme Court case that changed civil rights law in America. It should be a welcoming space that aspires to healing and reconciliation. A preferred design concept/team will be selected from the three finalists, and the winning team will be contracted to implement their design. This opportunity is open to design teams internationally.
Submission deadline: July 27, 2017
Location: Chattanooga, TN
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.edjohnsonproject.com/call-to-artists/

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Name: “The Sight of Music“
Organization: The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC)
Description: In the Fall of 2017, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) will host a large exhibition of contemporary works by Ohio artists, in a challenge set forth by guest curator, local poet and writer, Steve Abbott. Framed by a nod to synesthesia, “THE SIGHT OF MUSIC” will present visual representations of the aural arts, exploring how we interact with music as a central aspect of our humanity.
Submission deadline: August 16, 2017
Location: Columbus Cultural Arts Center
139 W. Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-645-7047

For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sight-of-Music-Call-for-Art.pdf

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Name: Greenspot and the Arts
Organization: The City of Columbus
Description: Are you an artist that uses recycled material and/or renewable energy sources for your works of art? Yes! Then think Columbus GreenSpot! Art and sustainability are natural partners. Whether using recycled materials, repurposed materials, or using renewable energy to power an art piece- the materials are there. So let’s partner up! Here is how it works. Create your work of GreenSpot and the Arts art that uses recycled material and/or renewable energy. Next, take pictures of your art piece from all angles (minimal 4). Then email: GreenSpot@columbus.gov.

GreenSpot will review and then post the images to GreenSpot social media (Facebook, Twitter, website).
Submission deadline: December 31, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.columbus.gov/greenspot/

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Name: Courage ~ A Fine Art Exhibition
Organization: The Choose Courage Foundation
Description: The Choose Courage Foundation is thrilled to invite artists from the United States to apply for the juried show “Courage ~ A Fine Art Exhibition”.

We are searching for diverse works in all mediums to explore and celebrate the courage of the human spirit and beauty that can emerge from the hard.

The exhibit will be on display for the month of October at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. A private reception, event and chef tasting fundraiser for the Choose Courage Foundation will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 and a FW Community Arts Center artist reception will be held Friday, October 6, 2017.

Submission deadline: September 9, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://choosecourage.org/

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Name: Lightning Exhibition
Organization: Tampa Bay Lightning
Description: Tampa Bay Lightning is excited to announce the launch of our Sixth Annual Open Call to Artists exhibition at the Amalie Arena. We once again invite Lightning fans and members of the local arts community to submit pieces of original artwork to be hung for display in Amalie Arena during the 2017-2018 season.
Submission deadline: September 17, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit tampabaylightning.com/art

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Name: Call for Entries
Organization: Studios on High Gallery
Description: Studios on High Gallery, located in Columbus’ Short North Arts district, is inviting 2D and 3D artists to submit work for our September show. This show will feature 25-35 Ohio artists in our semiannual "Hit the Hop” series. All 2D and 3D original artwork may be submitted. 1st place award winner will be offered a featured show in the gallery.
Submission deadline: August 7, 2017
Location: 686 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.studiosonhigh.com

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Name: Summer Bootcamp
Organization: Shadowbox Live!
Description: Bootcamp is a three-week arts intensive program for students ages 15 to 21 interested in exploring a career in the performing arts. Bootcamp participants attend master classes in all four disciplines of the Rock Arts: singing, dancing, acting and musicianship, as well as arts administration, fiscal responsibility, wellness and professionalism. The program culminates in a one-of-a-kind public showcase experience where students perform alongside Shadowbox live professionals on the Shadowbox Live stage.
Submission deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Shadowbox Live®
503 S. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.shadowboxlive.org/academy/summer-bootcamp

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Name: RFQ: Riverwalk – Wheland Foundry Trailhead in Chattanooga, TN
Organization: Public Art Chattanooga
Deadline: August 3, 2017, by 4:00 p.m., EST
Proposal Honorarium: $4,000
Artwork Budget: $370,750

OVERVIEW: Public Art Chattanooga seeks artist led multi-disciplinary design team's artistic qualifications to design and fabricate a permanent, public art installation that will activate and animate the recently completed park space at the Wheland Foundry Trailhead in Chattanooga's TN Riverpark. Up to three teams will be selected as semi-finalists. Each semi-finalist will be awarded a $4,000 stipend to develop a site specific proposal. This opportunity is open to design teams in the U.S. Artist led teams including architects, landscape architects, engineers and lighting designers are encouraged to apply. The receipt deadline is August 3, 2017, by 4:00pm EST. This project is made possible by generous grants from the Benwood and Lyndhurst foundations.

Submission deadline: August 3, 2017
Location: Chattanooga, TN
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.chattanooga.gov/public-art/about/opportunities

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Name: Arts in the Alley Festival Artists
Organization: Grove City (OH) Arts Council
Description: Grove City Arts Council will be hosting an art Demonstration Tent at the
Arts in the Alley festival Sept 16. We are offering opportunities for artists
to demonstrate their work in two hour blocks of time. We are looking for
unique art forms and new techniques.

If interested, please contact Dennise Hunt (below) and include description of your art.

Dennise Hunt
Grove City Arts Council
614 670 2926

Submission deadline: August 12, 2017
Location: Grove City, Ohio

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Name: Soldotna Alaska 2nd Annual Photo Competition
Organization: Greater Soldotna, Alaska
Description: This photographic competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers who are US residents. First prize is $500, with four $100 Honorable Mentions for individual images. All photos must be taken within the greater Soldotna, Alaska area. Submission of consistent bodies of work is strongly urged. Selected photographs and bodies of work will be displayed at the heavily used outdoor Rotary Art Park's weather-resistant displays and successful applicants may be invited to participate in other events.
Submission deadline: September 30, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://artspacealaska.org/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-Festival-Flyer-Final-reduced-size-PDF.pdf

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Name: Name: 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Organization: Greater Denton Arts Council
Description: The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.
Entries may be submitted via our online application form through September 29, 2017 (11:59 PM). A downloadable 2018 Prospectus is also available for entries submitted via physical mail or in person to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 2, 2018.

Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2015-2017) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.

All work must be ready for installation. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. GDAC reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex installation or assembly problems.

Submission deadline: September 29, 2017
Location: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Denton, Texas.
For more information and to apply, please visit https://dentonarts.com/materials-hard-soft-call-page

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Name: Sight of Music: Call to artists residing/working in Ohio
Organization: Columbus Cultural Arts Center
Description: Sight of Music will present visual interpretations of the aural arts, exploring how we interact with music as a central aspect of humanity. Artists are hereby challenged to create work inspired by, reacting to, or incorporating sounds or aural memories which will stretch the human imagination, and show the linkages that exist in the mind between the "seen" and the "heard".

Open to Ohio Artists, 18 years of age or older. Submissions may be 2D, 3D or media based art forms.
Submission deadline: August 16, 2017
Location: Columbus Cultural Arts Center
139 W. Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
For more information and to apply, please visit http://culturalartscenteronline.org/sight_of_music

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Organization: City of Santa Rosa (CA) Recreation & Parks
Description: ELIGIBILITY
This commission is open to practicing, professional artists residing in the United States. Artists working in a variety of 3-D installation and permanent media are encouraged to apply.

The Public Art Program is seeking an artist to design and implement a permanent public art project in Depot Park. This public art opportunity is for one artist or team of artists to create a dynamic installation that reflects the identity of the historic Railroad Square neighborhood. This can be approached abstractly or literally. The public art should be interactive, activate Depot Park, create a sense of place in daylight and at night, and reinforce the location as a gathering space. Installations integrated with landscape or hardscape elements, and those with functional components will also be considered.

Installation will be sited at Depot Park in Historic Railroad Square. The small park is located at 9 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, California, and is adjacent to the Santa Rosa main SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit) station and the Railroad Square California Welcome Center. The proposed public art should be contained to the park property, taking into consideration the existing amenities, including other artworks.

The maximum project budget is $32,000 and should be inclusive of all artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, including engineering, fabrication, travel, transportation and installation of the artwork, insurance, and all other project related expenses. Finalists invited to submit specific proposals will receive an honorarium of $500 for their efforts and materials for a maquette of their proposed project.

Please contact me with any questions. You may also visit our website for more information.

Submission deadline: August 3, 2017
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
For more information and to apply, please visit https://srcity.org/2524/Depot-Park-Public-Art

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Name: John Glenn International Airport 5K Run & Walk
Hosted by: Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Description: COLUMBUS – Now is the time to register for the first-of-its-kind runway 5K run and walk at John Glenn Columbus International Airport on Sunday, Oct. 29.

The cost to participate is $40 per person and proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight Columbus, a nonprofit organization that provides senior veterans with a day in the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor. Participants will receive a T-shirt, commemorative medal and swag bag.

The 5K, which begins at 9 a.m., will be held on the airport’s north runway, providing participants a chance to view aircraft landing and departing from the south runway.

Registration is limited to 750 participants.
Date: October 29, 2017
Time: 9am
RSVP or register by: October 26, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://runsignup.com/CMH5K
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Registration-now-open-for-John-Glenn-International-5K.pdf

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Name: Columbus Children’s Parade
Hosted by: Central Community House
Description: The Columbus Children’s Parade is an annual event which celebrates the youth of Columbus and all of the wonderful programs, resources, and opportunities that support them.

This year’s parade is on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The gathering begins at Kwanza Park (1275 Bryden Rd. Columbus, Oh 43205). We will have arts and crafts activities for the youth starting at 10:30 at the park. Step off will be at 11:30 AM. From the park we will head West on Bryden road ending at Columbus Public Health (240 Parsons Ave.). The march is approximately 1.25 miles long and is expected to last about 1 hour.
Date: September 9, 2017
Time: 10:30am
Location: Kwanza Park
1275 Bryden Rd.
Columbus, OH 43205

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Job Opportunities

Organization: Velocity Dance Center, Seattle
Position: Technical Director
Description: Velocity is Seattle’s award-winning center dedicated to advancing contemporary dance by fostering the creative explorations of artists and adventurous audiences. In recent years, Seattle has become one of the foremost centers for dance in the country. Velocity is looking for a motivated, self-directed individual who welcomes the opportunity to join our exceptional team and engage with this dynamic environment.

The Technical Director works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment to ensure the maintenance, safety and professional standards of the theater facility, and the overall organization of the technical production process.
Date Posted: May 5, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://velocitydancecenter.org/engage/applications/

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Organization: Intermuseum Conservation Association
Position: Intermuseum Conservation Association – ED (Cleveland)
Description: ICA is currently seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. Reporting directly to the board, the ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. Resumes with cover letters will be accepted until May 15, 2017 or until the position is filled. Email cover letters and resumes to the search committee at: search@ica-artconservation.org.
Date Posted: March 27, 2017
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EDICAjobdescription.pdf

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Organization: Gateway Film Center
Position: Finance Manager
Description: Gateway Film Center is a Central Ohio's world-class nonprofit, independent film center, renowned for its unique maverick mix of movies: independents, world cinema, documentaries, retro favorites, locally grown and studio blockbusters, all under one roof. Our film center is the cornerstone of the Gateway district -- a meeting point of heritage neighborhoods, the university community and Columbus's most vibrant arts and entrepreneur corridor. We are a top 20 North American art house (the Sundance Institute) and a top five Columbus arts and culture organization.

The Finance Manager will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the President. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, and IT.
Date Posted: May 19, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://gatewayfilmcenter.org/about/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/GFC-Finance-Manager-Job-Description_May-18-2017.pdf

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Organization: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Position: Visitor Center Lead
Description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a Full-Time Visitor Center Lead to be responsible for providing outstanding customer service while coordinating daily operations, and provides guidance, training, scheduling and coaching to staff assigned to the Visitor Center.
Date Posted: May 10, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.fpconservatory.org/About-Us/Employment#Visitor%20Center%20Lead

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Organization: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Position: Seasonal Visitor Experience Associate
Description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks seasonal Visitor Experience Associates to provide exceptional customer service to the public in a museum or hospitality environment. This is a seasonal position that will assist with the Blooms & Butterflies Exhibition. The position will run through September 17, 2017.
Date Posted: May 10, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.fpconservatory.org/About-Us/Employment#Seasonal%20Visitor%20Experience%20Associate

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Organization: Columbus Museum of Art
Position: Event Sales Strategist
Description: If events and sales are your passion, we have just the place for you. The Columbus Museum of Art is looking for an enthusiastic event sales professional with project management, team leadership and direct client relations skills.

The Event Sales Strategist will oversee all components of the events sales cycle, including but not limited to responding to leads, facilitating site visits, handling negotiations and closing, executing contracts and performing required follow-ups.

To apply, send resume and list of three references to employment@cmaohio.org or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Date Posted: May 5, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.columbusmuseum.org/about-cma/job-opportunities/

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Organization: Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA)
Position: CAPA Seeks President and CEO
Description: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a forward-thinking, energetic and visionary professional to serve as their President and CEO. The CEO leads CAPA as a theatre owner/landlord, presenter of performing arts, shared services manager, theater-based community developer, and fundraiser.

CAPA reserves the right to close the search for its convenience at any time, however, applicants are encouraged to apply by May 19, 2017. Please send nominations or application materials (CV/resume and cover letter) to hr@capa.com.
Date Posted: March 20, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://ams-online.com/capa-seeks-president-and-ceo/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CAPA-President-and-CEO-Position-Description.pdf

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Organization: CAPA
Position: Ticket Center Associate
Description: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a part-time Ticket Center Associate to be responsible for site supervision and selling tickets over the counter and by phone for ticketed events at CAPA Theatres and for Ticketmaster outlet events.
Date Posted: May 10, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.capa.com/about-capa/employment

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Name: Artist & Writer’s Residency
Organization: 360 XOCHI QUETZAL
Description: The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. We now offer four live/work spaces. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans. She is sure to inspire you during your stay!

International visual artists, writers, playwrights, photographers, dancers, new media makers and musicians can apply through CAFÉ,
Deadline to apply: July 30, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://360xochiquetzal.com/

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Workshop name: Global Fluency Workshop for Organizations
Hosted by: Greater Columbus Arts Council
Description: GCAC is pleased to partner with the Columbus Council on World Affairs to bring Global Fluency Training to Columbus arts organizations. The training is designed for organizations who collaborate or interact with people from different cultural backgrounds. Participants will gain awareness, tools and confident to interact effectively across cultures.

The half-day workshop will involved hands-on experiences, practical examples, and a research-based framework for understanding the six dimensions on which cultures differ.

RSVP to tjackson@gcac.org

Date(s): October 4, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 12:30am
Location: GCAC Offices
100 E. Broad Street, #2250
Columbus, OH 43215

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Workshop name: GCAC Arts & Small Orgs. Legal Clinic
Hosted by: GCAC
Description: Have questions about copyrights or trademarks? Starting a business out of your art? Maybe you need a lawyer to look over a contract with you, or help you file your taxes?

Join us at the GCAC OPPArt Artist & Small Organizations Legal Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30-7:30pm (Location TBD), as our friends from Thomas Ingram Law Group, LLC lead a workshop on the topics important to you as a non-profit, artist and creative.

We will address:
Intellectual Property
o Copyright Rights & Processes
o Trademark Rights & Processes
o Rights Organizations
o Licensing

o Business Structuring
o Business Contracting

Significant Terms for Artists/Orgs
Significant Contracts for Artists/Orgs
o Tax implications for individuals and businesses
o Nonprofit Processes

Space is limited to 30 participants. To register, please email Trina Jackson at tjackson@gcac.org by Friday, Oct. 13.

Date(s): October 18, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: TBD

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Workshop name: GCAC Project Support Grants Workshop
Hosted by: GCAC
Description: Join us as we discuss GCAC’s Project Support grants process. We'll help you navigate the online application system, discuss supplemental materials and the submission process.

This workshop is intended for 501(c)3 arts organizations or artists collaborating with 501(c)3 arts organizations.

It is recommended you bring your own laptop, tablet or electronic device to follow along during the demonstration.

RSVP to tjackson@gcac.org

Date(s): September 14, 2017
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Location: Driving Park Library
Meeting Room 3
1422 E Livingston Ave, Columbus OH 43205

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