CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
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March 6, 2018

Arts Council Accepting Applications to Take Part in Columbus Open Studio & Stage

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As part of the Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art campaign, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is proud to announce the call for applications to participate in the third-annual Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS), which will take place Sept. 29-30, 2018.

COSS is a two-day, juried event that invites the public behind the scenes and into artists’ studios for an intimate look at art-making practices and an opportunity to meet and talk to Columbus’ creative talent.

Visual artists (2D and 3D) are invited to apply to participate in this creative event that provides an exclusive opportunity to connect with new audiences. The application is now open and the deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 20.

To be considered, the artist’s studio space must be within the I-270 boundaries and be easily accessible to the public. Artists must agree to be open to the public during both days of the event (Sept. 29-30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day), and provide a volunteer to assist them during event hours. Artists must also plan demonstrations, works in progress or other engagement activities.

Selected artists will be included in an exhibition at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery in September. COSS and the Arts Council, through the Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art citywide arts marketing initiative, will provide support materials, offer a workshop for participating artists, sell maps and market the event to ensure that participating artists have the opportunity to engage with and connect to a large audience of art enthusiasts.

Full application requirements and a form are available at

About Columbus Open Studio & Stage: Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) expands the art and performance audience within the city of Columbus. This two-day event deepens the relationship between artists and the community.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the city of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

The Columbus Makes Art campaign is a city-wide, collaborative marketing effort designed to highlight the incredible talent of central Ohio artists.