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The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting a summer dance party in its sculpture garden

The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting a summer dance party in its sculpture garden

Sarah Sole

What’s even better than an outdoor dance party? An outdoor dance party that’s free. 

The Columbus Museum of Art is kicking off its very first Summer Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4 in the sculpture garden. No registration is required for the event, which will feature music by JMA and O Sharp.

Manager of Community Engagement Lauren Emond said the goal was to create an event to build community and collaborate with artists known for bringing people together through their art. 


“We know art can be a powerful connector and that museums can be spaces for connection and meaningful gatherings,” she said. 

After O Sharp had DJ’d an event for CMA last summer in the sculpture garden, the Museum discussed with him the idea of partnering together to host an “All Are Welcome” dance party for the community, Emond said. 

The goal of the “All are Welcome” event is to create a party that is inclusive of all ages and cultural backgrounds, and accommodating any physical challenges, O Sharp said. 

“The museum, we believe, is the perfect venue to experience that oneness,” he said.

The museum’s Open Studio, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, will feature guest artists Bryan Moss, Hakim Callwood and Raygun leading art-making activities for attendees on June 4. The studio activities, featuring interstellar travel, 3D painting and superhero creation, will be held in the JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity and are included with admission to the museum.

“It will be an explosive, creative event,” Emond said. 

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