Art thrives Downtown, and Riffe Gallery offers the perfect place to sneak out on your lunch hour to take it all in. Did you know the Riffe Gallery is an easy walk from about anywhere Downtown? The gallery is tucked in a state office tower, so don’t just walk on by on your way to the next meeting. Think of it as your go-to place when you need to escape the cubicle for a little brain break. A new show opens this week so you’ll want to save the date for the opening party.
The 2017 Bienniel Juried Exhibition opens November 2 at the Riffe Gallery, and it will feature 59 Ohio artists. If you come by on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m., join the celebration during the opening reception. Listen to live music, meet the artists and rub elbows with other art lovers.
The exhibit will run through January 6, 2018, and you’ll get lots of chances to join in on author talks. Come to one or all of them. The talks begin at high noon. So, mark your calendars for an artsy lunch date. Featured artists will talk about things they love, or maybe what makes them tick. Either way, you'll get some inside scoop.
The Riffe Gallery will also host a Family and Friends Playshop on November 18 from 1-3 p.m. So, bring your budding artists to take in the local art scene. (Psst…You’ll get to hang out with a famous paper artist, which is sure to earn you brownie points with the kiddos.) Just make sure to register for this hands-on event because space is limited. Attendees will learn how to make a paper version of their furry best friend.
Once you check out this show, you might want to mark your calendar for upcoming events. Inside Looking Out: Creative Works by Ohio Prison Inmates arrives December 19. This show runs through January 28, 2018, and it will feature unexpected creations from people in the prison system. Come see the creative uses of recycled and ordinary materials.
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery presents the work of Ohio artists and collections from museums and galleries around the state. The Riffe Gallery is smack dab downtown at 77 S. High Street in the Vern Riffe Center. So, come on down.