Beeler Gallery presents Columbus, Ohio’s first art book fair

Jan 31, 2018

Beeler Gallery Invites Mexico City's Index Art Book Fair to Columbus, Ohio's First Art Book Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design presents An Art Book Affair, Columbus’ first art book fair happening Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

An Art Book Affair features rare and limited edition art books by local and international publishers and the participation of other art book fairs, including the Detroit Art Book Fair, Copenhagen’s art book fair One Thousand Books, Mexico City’s Index Art Book Fair, and other independent art book publishers.

Books will range in price from $5 to $50.

Participants include Monster House Press (Bloomington, Indiana), MINT Collective (Columbus), Temporary Services / Half Letter Press / Public Collectors / Breakdown Break Down (Chicago), No Place Gallery (Columbus), Flat Fix (New York), SPAM / Corrugate Members (Columbus), Modern Pizza (founded in New Haven), Skylab (Columbus), Villa Arson (Nice, France), and Harriet Gardens, an urban farm in Columbus run by publisher Mark Van Fleet (of Married Life Quarterly) that will grow produce specifically for the art book fair.

Index Art Book Fair is bringing a selection of publications from more than 30 Latin American publishers from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Argentina. One Thousand Books will bring a selection of books from Scandinavian publishers. And Detroit publishers will be on site at An Art Book Affair.

Prior to An Art Book Affair, Flemming Ove Bech and Johan Rosenmunthe, the organizers of Copenhagen’s art book fair One Thousand Books, will also work with CCAD students to coproduce a book on cryptocurrency published by Lodret Vandret in Copenhagen. The book will be on sale at the art book fair.

About an Art Book Affair 

An Art Book Affair will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, from noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at Beeler Gallery (60 Cleveland Ave., Entrance on E. Gay St. Columbus, OH 43215). The event is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m., An Art Book Affair will feature a conversation with Danielle Aubert, Maia Asshaq, Steve Panton, and Lorraine Perlman, co-founder of Black & Red Books, who will speak about the history of Black & Red Books and the Detroit Printing Co-Op and the contemporary art publishing scene in Detroit. Moderated by Daniel Marcus, Lecturer in the Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University.

About Beeler Gallery

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design is an active site for contemporary art practices and contingent fields. With experimental public programming of exhibitions, commissions, performances, residencies, workshops, lectures, conversations, and screenings, it is dedicated to enlarging and rethinking the unique role of a gallery within the context of a school of art and design, as a multi-dimensional site for learning and the production of knowledge. Beeler Gallery features a 6,000-square-foot exhibition space and a 99-seat screening room, and hosts the annual Columbus College of Art & Design MFA and BFA thesis exhibitions.

Beeler Gallery is located at 60 Cleveland Ave. in Columbus, Ohio. The gallery is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Beeler Gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Enjoy extended hours, noon to 8 p.m., every Thursday. For more information, 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, offering 12 four-year undergraduate programs and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit

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Columbus College of Art & Design