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Annette Witherspoon
Interim Director of Communications
Columbus College of Art & Design
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—CCAD is celebrating artists of all ages with three in-person events this March and April. Whether it’s a young, aspiring artist who just picked up a paintbrush, an alumni who’s been making art for years, or a student somewhere in-between, CCAD offers programs to help artists unleash their creative power.

MFA Thesis Exhibition

2022 CCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition
Thursday, March 31–Saturday, April 23
Opening reception: 6–8 p.m. Thursday, March 31
Beeler Gallery at the Joseph V. Canzani Center, 60 Cleveland Ave.
Admission: Free

The celebration kicks off when the Columbus College of Art & Design presents the culmination of work by its second-year Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts candidates. From traditional media and practices such as photography, painting, and ceramics to the use of such unexpected materials as cleansing towelettes and hair extensions, this year's master's degree candidates have tapped into wide-ranging resources in the creation of their pieces. Expect to see such themes as ecosystems, beauty and destruction, chronic illness, mental illness, grief, the passage of time, Black culture, and the body as a living history in their works. Click here for a full list of this year’s artists. 

2022 CCAD Spring Art Fair
Saturday, April 9, 20229 a.m.–2 p.m.
First look: 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
General admission: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Loann Crane Center for Design, 112 Cleveland Ave. (Please use the entrance on Long Street.)
Admission: $20 for first look ($25 if purchased in-person); $7 for general admission ($10 if purchased in-person).

CCAD Spring Art Fair

Spring is a time of renewal, a time when lengthening days and warming temperatures provide promise of new growth. But why let Mother Nature have all the fun? Join CCAD for our 2022 Spring Art Fair, which offers a variety of goods to update, upgrade, and refresh your home, office, wardrobe, and more. From fine art—intricately designed jewelry, delicate glass objects, sturdy and unique ceramics—to handmade clothing and accessories, shoppers will encounter an array of truly one-of-a-kind items you can’t find anywhere else, all made by CCAD students and alumni. 

Shoppers can treat themselves to something new at the CCAD Spring Art Fair, and know that their purchases won’t just bring them joy—they’ll benefit CCAD students and graduates as well, since all sale proceeds go directly to the vendors themselves.