7 artsy events to jazz up your January

January is nothing but a 31-day stretch of snowy slosh, lugging around holiday weight, and no vacation time. You could sink into seasonal depression and dwell on the negativity of the dead of winter. Or…..You could direct your attention to more interesting things next month—like our local art scene.

Don’t accept bleak, check out these seven artsy events happening next month:

Columbus Covers Columbus

@The Shrunken Head
January 19-21

Musical acts will be performing songs from other local acts as well as some Ohio favorites. See local musicians covering the likes of 21 Pilots, The Floorwalkers, Mojoflo, Nes Wordz, The Worn Flints, Bobaflex, OAR, and many more!


The Amazing Cat Show III

@400 West Rich
January 12

400 W Rich is back at it to bring you The Amazing Cat Show! In this third year, 400 West Rich are putting up hundreds of handmade pieces of cat themed art in order to raise funds for Colony Cats (& dogs)!

More info

Paint Your Pet at Arch City Tavern!

@Arch City Tavern
January 8

Mirror, mirror on the wall… who’s the goodest boy of them all? What better way to show your pet you care than with a custom portrait!


Visiting Filmmaker Roger Beebe – In Person

@Wexner Center for the Arts
January 30

Columbus-based filmmaker and Ohio State Department of Art Associate Professor Roger Beebe regularly shows his work around the globe, including such unlikely places as the McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the CBS Jumbotron in New York’s Times Square. He returns to the Wexner Center with a program of works both new and old before he sets off on another exciting tour.


Phantom of the Opera

@Ohio Theater
Various showtimes throughout January

Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging, and new choreography.


Dancing with the Stars Live!

@Palace Theater
January 31

See your favorite stars glide across the stage live!


Small Works Exhibition

@ROY G BIV Gallery
First 2 weekends in January

ROY G BIV Gallery presents its annual Small Works Exhibition. The exhibition fills the gallery with works of art smaller than 1 ft. x 1 ft. x 1 ft. Showcasing around 100 works by ROY’s member artists, the exhibition features myriad styles and mediums.

Learn more


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