Artbeat Brings What Columbus, GA Wants
Artbeat helped bring world renowned muralist, HENSE, here in 2013 to paint our most iconic and photographed wall in Columbus (for now)!
“It will say ‘Greetings from Columbus’ and I hope people will want to have a photo taken with it,” Mike Howard
Not only does this thrill the art enthusiasts but this should help promote our area as well. The mural is being positioned in a key tourist spot. Presently it’s being painted in the Banks Building, but will be displayed on the side of it, on Bay Avenue next to WhiteWater Express.
There will be students from all over the area helping Howard paint.
The Brookstone art community, spearheaded by Sally Bradley, has undertaken an innovative approach to the project, and they will be videoing the mural’s progress.
“After the mural is done they will release a QR code and it’ll be linked to ARTBEATColumbus.org. You can view the entire process at a 360 degree angle,” Chairman, Rick McKnight charismatically explains.
We’ve been enjoying Butch Anthony’s shadowbox exhibit on Broadway since last year too, thanks Artbeat!
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 2nd, Artbeat is bringing everything Columbus wants at their “Art is 4 Everyone” celebration during the Uptown Market Days on Broadway!
The event “Strut the Hooch”, a comedy parade, with wacky and wild outfits will be entertaining and fun for all us weirdos at 9:30 a.m.
Gallery on 10th will host an “Avenue of Artists” with refreshments. Area artists will be lined up on the sidewalk along 10th Street painting on their easels.
There will be live music, photography, puppet shows, instrument petting zoo, and 150 other vendors to keep you amused.
You can even create 3-D paper sculptures and leave with your very own Columbus, GA centric coloring book!
Show them some love for all their creative efforts, by showing up Saturday and liking them on Facebook, here.
Pictures provided by Artbeat.