Art Openings, Open Studios, and the Handmade Market

Every 2nd Friday of the month we are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for 400DAYS, a part of Franklinton Fridays, with three monthly exhibition series, Open Studios, and our Handmade Market! Be sure to check in at the Ohio Art League X Space, too! They always have worthwhile exhibits and activities going on during Franklinton Friday.

This is one of our favorite days of the month. 400 West Rich is bursting at the seams with new art exhibitions, vendors, music, and tenants opening their door to say hi and meet new art enthusiasts.

  • The 2nd Floor Northern Gallery and Lounge Gallery host our solo exhibitions of artwork from different tenants each month.
  • The Promenade Gallery hosts the Handmade Market with a ton of great local vendors set up among a grab bag of art collected from numerous and varying 400 West Rich artists.
  • There will be Open Studios throughout the building where tenants open their studio doors to meet new art lovers and share and sell their work.
  • The Ohio Art League X Space has something new and engaging to share every month.

Check out the next exhibition and our new vendors!

There are art exhibitions and events throughout Franklinton during Franklinton Fridays at over a dozen venues, bars, galleries, and art spaces- with more opening every month! Franklinton Fridays is a great time for artists, art lovers, crafters, friendly people, first dates, people curious about Franklinton, people that love trying something new, and folks who are just curious about it all.

Find 400 West Rich, Ohio Art League X Space and Franklinton Fridays online and on Facebook to keep in touch about all the great events going on monthly.franklinton-fridays-map

400 West Rich Facebook

Ohio Art League X Space Facebook

Ohio Art League X Space website

Franklinton Fridays Facebook



400 West Rich’s Holiday Market is back!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year where we come together in a HUGE art filled warehouse to air out grievances, shop from local bakers, makers, and craftsmen, check out great art from the 3 different galleries, explore the building and meet artists in their studios, jam to rad tunes, buy food from food trucks, and more.

Last year was a total blast. We are excited for a great day filled with artists, craftsmen, foodies, and friends. Hope to see you there!

Be sure to check out our Facebook event page!

Questions about Festivus! please email 




Urban Scrawl is a 2-day arts festival organized by theFranklinton Arts District featuring the live creation of murals at 400 W. Rich by talented artists from central Ohio and beyond. Since 2007, Urban Scrawl has provided Columbus artists a way to showcase their talent while participating in Central Ohio’s largest ongoing urban renewal project. Each year the number of participants, murals, sponsors, and attendees grows making this a landmark summer event in Columbus, Ohio.

These completed murals are now being made available for purchase annually at the Art for Franklinton fundraiser auction to benefit Franklinton Arts District’s new George Bellows Artist Grants program. Other murals not appearing in the fundraiser auction are weather-sealed and mounted publicly in the neighborhood, in cooperation with local businesses, to help enliven the community of Franklinton, Central Ohio’s historic first settlement.

The 2-day FREE event also features:
·       A DJ and breakdancing stage presented by Squared
·       Cold Beer from Rhinegeist Brewing and cocktails from Middle West Spirits
·       Great local food trucks
·       A kid’s art space featuring collaborative kids art projects
·       Custom T-shirt screen printing on-site from Positive Negative Press
·       Awards to be given for Crowd Pick, Franklinton Arts District Board Pick, and Artist Favorite (announcement to be made at 4pm Sunday)



September 9 from 7-10pm AND September 17 & 18 during the Independents’ Day Festival

The Ohio Women on Women show (OHWoW) is a first time showcase of native and imported female artists paying homage to each other in the form of portraits. With over 250 women involved this show will prove to be an exciting, dynamic exploration of our local talent that will give voice to all of our hard working ladies!

Women of all ages will be creating homage paintings of artists of their choosing, in every media you can imagine, including film, music, fine art, and more!


Independents’ Day returns for a celebration of the music, art, performances, food and fun that fuels Columbus’ creative spirit.

A 2-day festival located in the heart of Columbus’ vibrant East Franklinton neighborhood, Independents’ Day hosta live music on several stages, an array of local arts showcases, marketplaces featuring some of Ohio’s most celebrated vendors, amazing FOOD + DRINK, live interactive features… and so much more. But we’re saving some of our biggest surprises for later.

Independents’ Day Festival only takes place each year based on the support and dedication of our fantastic volunteers. Planning on coming by for the full day of fun? Consider spending a few hours helping out! Get involved by clicking here.

Have questions about this year’s Independents’ Day Festival?


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