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.


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.)

$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.

Saturday Morning Art Classes Final Exhibition
Saturday, April 9, 2022
9 a.m.–2 p.m. (9–10 a.m. reserved for high-risk attendees)
Joseph V. Canzani Center, 60 Cleveland Ave.


It’s never too early or too late to learn a new artistic skill! Join the 400 students who have participated in CCAD’s Saturday Morning Art Classes this spring in the Joseph V. Canzani Center as they exhibit their work and reflect on another exciting semester of creativity. This show, whose participants range from first grade to adulthood, runs in conjunction with the Spring Art Fair. While shoppers are browsing for unique, handmade goods, they can check out the work from these emerging artists.

About Beeler Gallery
Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) welcomes visitors to its 6,000-square-foot exhibition space and 99-seat screening room to experience exhibitions organized by emerging curators as well as the annual CCAD MFA and BFA thesis exhibitions. Led by Faculty Director of Galleries Tim Rietenbach, Beeler Gallery provides cultural and artistic opportunities to the CCAD community and central Ohio and brings a span of contemporary and experimental art and design exhibitions to CCAD’s campus whose charge is to challenge the assumptions about who—and what—belongs in a gallery. Beeler Gallery is located on the first floor of the Canzani Center at 60 Cleveland Ave. in Columbus, Ohio. The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Saturday. Parking is free. To learn more, visit

About Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCCAD offers 11 BFA programs, a Master of Fine Arts, and a Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit