Opening Weekend (August 23–24) celebrates the start of Exhibit Columbus’ second exhibition featuring 18 temporary architectural installations and projects by artists and graphic designers that will transform downtown Columbus through December 1.
Exhibit Columbus has announced the Opening Weekend (August 23–24) events for the 2019 Exhibition. Opening Weekend celebrates the start of Exhibit Columbus’ second exhibition, Good Design and the Community, featuring 18 temporary architectural installations and projects by artists and graphic designers that will transform Columbus, IN through December 1. Opening Weekend is also a celebration of the entire Columbus community that, for over 75 years, has invested in the belief in the power that art, architecture, and design has to improve peoples’ lives and making cities better places to live.
As part of the weekend’s celebrations, Exhibit Columbus will host curated conversations in two of the most iconic spaces of the city: Friday, August 23 in Eero Saarinen’s breathtaking North Christian Church; and Saturday, August 24 in Eliel Saarinen’s groundbreaking First Christian Church. These free, public conversations feature the exhibition participants and provide a platform to learn more about the designers’ experiences responding to and working within Columbus’ unique design legacy. Later that evening on August 24, experience an evening of cocktails, food, and entertainment at the Opening Night Party in Mill Race Park to toast the designers and community members who made the 2019 Exhibition possible. Tickets and table sponsorships now available online.
While the exhibition is entirely free, the Opening Party is a ticketed event. On August 24, experience an evening of cocktails, food, and entertainment in celebration of Exhibit Columbus as we toast the designers and community members who made the 2019 Exhibition possible. Join the exhibition participants, curatorial team, the Columbus community, and friends from near and far as we celebrate the opening of the 2019 Exhibition: Good Design and the Community.
The Opening Party will take place outdoors in Mill Race Park and feature a cocktail reception, dinner, and live entertainment by Chicago-based rhythmic quintet, Dos Santos.
The Patron Party will take place within Mill Race Park just before the Opening Party and provides Exhibit Columbus supporters with an exclusive opportunity to experience an intimate gathering with some of the 2019 exhibition participants and special guests.
5:00 pm Patron Party begins at an exclusive location in Mill Race Park
6:00 pm Opening Party begins in the tent at Mill Race Park
7:00 pm Dinner stations open
9:00 pm Live entertainment by Chicago-based rhythmic quintet, Dos Santos
11:00 pm Opening Party ends