Indiana Artisan IN Columbus coming to Columbus Learning Center


Experience the extraordinary and explore Indiana’s heritage at Indiana Artisan IN Columbus, an exhibit of some of the state’s best paintings, art glass, stoneware, fiber art woodworking and more. More than 100 works by artists from Lake Michigan to the Ohio River are part of the first-time exhibit that helps celebrate the Columbus Area Bicentennial.

Indiana Artisan IN Columbus will be open from June 1-Aug. 15 throughout the Columbus Learning Center, 4522 Central Ave., Columbus. Hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. 

“Expect the unexpected at Indiana Artisan IN Columbus,” said Marilyn Brackney, a Columbus-based Indiana Artisan who creates collages from her original marbled papers and is exhibit co-chair. “Paintings by Indiana’s contemporary masters will be displayed alongside whimsical and funky pieces. Look for clay sculptures that bemuse and amuse, glass that dazzles and awes, and new interpretations of traditional art in many media.”

Indiana Artisan has, at the direction of the state legislature, identified and recognized the best in Hoosier craftsmanship for more than a decade. Earning the Indiana Artisan designation for art, fine craft, or small-batch food and beverage is akin to being awarded the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. Currently, the work of 213 creatives from 56 Indiana counties holds the honor. 

“The past year made every art enthusiast yearn to engage with outstanding work,” said Daren Redman, a Nashville-based Indiana Artisan who handcrafts art quilts and co-chairs the exhibit. “Indiana Artisan IN Columbus will be a fine opportunity to enjoy a wide range of work, styles, perspectives and creativity.”

The summer-long exhibit will also give collectors an opportunity to add top-quality, Indiana-made work to their collections. Art will be for sale, and admission is free. Complimentary parking is available in front of the CLC. 

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