Glass Axis is the prefect gift for Mother’s Day!

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May 10, 11 am – 2pm

Remember all those times your mother told you to “not touch it” or “don’t break it”?

This Mother’s Day Weekend, let us help create a glass keepsake for your mother that will be in that same category. Join Glass Axis while we teach you and your mother and grandmother too, how to make Mother’s Day ornaments, perfect for their spring garden!

This is the gift of an experience: making memories and glass together! 

Then you can remind her not to break it. Stay and browse through our gallery exhibit and gift shop while enjoying some refreshments after your lesson is complete.

Workshops for Mother’s Day:

Hand Blown Ornaments $39 each (register here)

Private lesson to create your very own special hand blown glass ornament.

Access to the Glass Axis gift shop and current exhibitions

Reservations are required; no walk-ins are permitted for this special event.  Glass Axis will limit the number of participants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

Show your mother how much you appreciate her with this exciting experience of creating with hot glass!

Please view more information at Glass Axis

‘Five Days, Three Neighborhoods’


The sun is shinning and the birds are singing! It’s officially spring!

Join OAL member artists, today through Friday to help paint murals during ‘Five Days, Three Neighborhoods’ with the Harmony Project. OAL artists will be working on murals down in Hilltop, Franklinton and King Lincoln district all week! So stop out and help paint! Murals are paint by number so this is a great family activity!


Participating Artists:

Cyrus Fire

Jonathan Ryan

Amy Cubberly- Yeager

Simon La Bozetta

Boryana Rusenova Ina


Check out last year’s mural for ‘One Week, One Neighborhood’, All together Now, designed by OAL artists Jonathan Ryan & Cyrus Fire and Harmony Project’s Jeremy Jarvis. Click the link below!

All Together Now Mural, Harmony Project 2014

Visit the Harmony Project for more information about ‘Five Days, Three Neighborhoods’

Lend a helping hand!

Hearts United via Second Sight Studio in Franklinton


Second Sight Studio wants to bring together the community of Franklinton and Columbus this Valentine’s Day through heart art!

Interested participants are invited to create heart-shaped or heart-themed hearts on cardboard, cloth, plastic, and any other element-withstanding materials, and bring it to the lot at Bellows End (across from Second Sight Studios in Franklinton) to be hung and displayed along the chain-link fences of the schoolyard. Viewers can stroll the fences of hearts and enjoy the art, and refreshments will be served in the gallery.

This project is part of the global observance of One Billion Rising’s “V-Day,” a movement to draw attention to the need to end to violence against women. Last year, there were over 100 Columbus artist participants from elementary-school age all the way through adults. This year, “Hearts United” is two cities strong, with a concurrent happening at House Tremont, an alternative art space in Cleveland.

The Hearts United for One Billion Rising is an open-participation temporary public “exhibition” and will be on display Feb. 14 through 15. Hanging will take place Feb. 14th from 11 am to 2 pm. Take-down begins at 3 PM on Sunday, Feb. 15.

Participants are asked to register by contacting Mona Gazala at Second Sight Studio, so that your works may be acknowledged!

For more information, click here!


Video Critique Group


Video Critique Group is a monthly gathering for video, performance, and time-based artists to connect, share artwork, give and receive critical feedback, and participate in discussions.

All are welcome to this free monthly event.  You do not need to bring artwork in order to participate.  If you would like to present artwork, you are required to submit through the website prior to the event:

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 400 West Rich St. in a lounge on the second floor.  2-3 artists will present each evening.  Video screening should be under 10 minutes. 

 Please see the attached map for the correct entrance.  The building is kept locked, so you will need to text the posted phone number to be let in.

Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested.

Email Sarah if you have any questions:  And please join our Facebook Group to keep updated:

Thank you for your time, and happy new year!

Sarah Weinstock

Glass Axis Re-Opening- Join us for the festivities!

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Join Glass Axis for their re-opening in Franklinton!

JANUARY 16-17, 2015
610 W. TOWN ST.


Glass Axis is a vibrant non-profit glass art center dedicated to making and learning. Their new 12,500 sq. ft. art center provides artists, students, and community members the tools necessary to passionately create innovative works in glass while learning, sharing, and teaching. Member artists have access to affordable glass blowing, glass fusing, torch working, cold working, stained glass and neon facilities, plus studio, exhibition, education, outreach, and income-producing opportunities all under one roof. By linking artists to the thousands of patrons that visit the art center each year for courses, demonstrations, exhibitions, and special events, Glass Axis becomes a vibrant civic hub of art production and community participation, bolstering sustainable cultural equity throughout Ohio and beyond.

Schedule of Activities

Friday, January 16

4:00 pm Glass ribbon-breaking ceremony
5:00 pm Demonstration by glass master Bill Gudenrath
6:00-8:00 pm Demonstrations by local glass artists, building tours

Saturday, January 17
Noon-4:00 pm “First experience” classes offered (first-come, first-served)
4:00 pm Bill Gudenrath workshop (pre-registration required)
7:00 pm Grand finale

Gallery and Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 11am to 6pm
Thursday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday: 11am to 4pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Visit for more information or call 614-291-4250.

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“Hearts United” Public Art Project


Hearts United for One Billion Rising, the 2nd annual “Hearts United” Public Art Project.  Second Sight Studio will once again be facilitating a public art display that is open to anyone who would like to participate. Hearts United for One Billion Rising is a project in which individuals and collaborative groups create heart-shaped or heart-themed art to be displayed at the Bellows End schoolyard, just across the street from the studio.  Everyone is invited to convene at the schoolyard from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, February 14 to hang their artwork on the fences, enjoy the work of others, and then warm up at the studio with coffee and donuts.

This project is part of the global observance of One Billion Rising’s “V-Day”, a movement to draw attention to the need to end violence against women.  Last year, there were over 100 Columbus artist participants from elementary-school age all the way through adults.  This year, “Hearts United” is two cities strong, with a concurrent happening at House Tremont, an alternative art space in Cleveland.

For more information go to:!hearts-united/c1oy6

Franklinton Fridays Public Art Crawl

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We know it’s cold outside, but East Franklinton wants to keep your heart, soul, and mind warm with Franklinton Fridays public art crawl!

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Every second Friday of the month, East Franklinton neighborhood offers Franklinton Fridays in which businesses, galleries, and various institutions are coming together to bring you the latest and greatest local art. Entities like Glass Axis (at their new location) and Ethical Arts Collective, along with Franklinton Development Association, Magic Brush Art Studio, Franklinton Arts District, 400 West Rich Studios and even Rehab Tavern are offering public tours, studio spaces, and in the case of Columbus Idea Foundry, live demos! Click the link above to get a glimpse of what all these cool cats have going on!

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Join us this Friday evening for a taste of what your community has to offer. Stop by the studios, galleries, and art spaces to shake hands with the artists and awesome business owners. Don’t forget to stop by Strongwater Food and Spirits and Land-Grant Brewery for a pint of their finest!

Head on over to the Franklinton Fridays Facebook Page to add to the ever-growing LIKE count and to see what is in store for this weekend! See you there!


Closing Reception: The Dream and The Dreamer


Tomorrow at 218 McDowell St, from 7pm-11pm 

The Vanderelli Room

Please join us for the closing reception for the Dream and the Dreamer…. here is your last opportunity to spend time with all these works together in one gigantic space! Meet and talk with the artists while listening to music from Doctor Umbrella! I look forward to seeing you all here!

We are all dreamers living and expressing a dream. We as artists aspire to reach beyond the tangible, and whether it is the chaos or the beauty which inspires, we have the ability to present to the world how we move through this life. There is a quality in The Dreamer that enables him or her to look beyond the day-to-day and into the dream. Living The Dream is the The Dreamer. There is an unrest within The Dreamer. And in this unrest is where one will discover his or her expressive reaction to The Dream. Eckhart Tolle says, “When we are awake within the dream, the ego created earth drama comes to an end and a more benign and wondrous dream arises”.

We would like to congratulate OAL artists Cyrus Fire, Stephanie Rond, Amy Leibrand, Ralph Corriveau, Cody Heichel, Lisa Mclymont, and Jay Moffett for being apart of this exhibition along with artists: Rob Jones, Angela Jann, Catherine Bell Smith, Becca Lynn, Michael Halliday, Tom Kelly, Michael Bush, Andrew Lundberg, Just Jerry, Ric Stewart, Amandda Tirey, Cyndi Bellerose, Christopher Tennant, W. Ralph Walters, Lou McAfee, Christin Hutchinson and Albert Gray.

Glass Axis’ Holiday Sale!!

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Central Ohio’s finest glass-working artists will be on hand with jewelry, holiday decorations, and other glass artwork of all forms and sizes next weekend for Glass Axis‘ Holiday Sale at their new home in Franklinton!

Friday December 12- Noon to 7 pm

Saturday December 13- 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday December 14- 10 am to 4 pm

Thousands of glass pieces will be on display, many at discounted prices, and walk-in workshops will run all weekend! So, create your own unique items or personalized gifts!

The Blown Glass Ornament Workshop is for ages 12 and up. Shape and blow molten glass into a globe-shaped ornament at just $30 a pop!

For merely $15 per bead, visitors 6+ may use smaller torches to heat and form glass into the shape of a candy-shaped bead in the Torchworked Bead Workshop!

All activities are first-come, first-serve as no pre-registration is required. Click here to get all the details on Glass Axis courses offered at other times.

Glass Axis new address is 610 W Town St., Columbus, OH 43215.


Big Local Arts Reappearance at Strongwater!


Join us at Strongwater Food and Spirits Thursday Nov. 6, from 6- 9 pm for the one-day Big Local Arts Show!

You remember the Big Local Arts Tent at the Columbus Arts Festival, so come back for an encore this Thursday in Franklinton!

Big Local Arts supports local artists by giving them the opportunity to showcase their work to the thousands of people who come to the Arts Festival. Two- and three-dimensional work will be for sale, and a raffle is to be announced.

Stay up-to-date on the Big Local Facebook page for an upcoming list of artists and works!

Local art rules!