Franklinton Fridays

2nd friday of every month

art. science. community.


The Amazing Cat Show rescheduled!

January 19th

Cat Show has been rescheduled do to inclement weather! Join us on Janurary 19th at 400 west rich!

400 W Rich is back at it to bring you The Amazing Cat Show! In this third year, there will be hundreds of handmade pieces of cat themed art in order to raise funds for Colony Cats (& dogs)! Colony Cats trap and release program has helped many kitties in our neighborhood, and yours get fixed, and get  proper medical attention. Colony Cats will be on hand to talk about their programming, and will have kitties in the building for you to meet and greet!

In addition to art there will be several other ways to help raise funds including a raffle, libations for donations, and merchandise purchasable directly from Colony Cats! 


Every 2nd Friday

Come experience a neighborhood wide celebration of art, science, and community. Mingle from location to location and come to know all that Franklinton has to offer.  Franklinton Fridays is bringing all of Columbus' finest art and community events together every second Friday of the month. 

Join us for everything from art shows and theater, to classes and science exhibits. Our large scale community event invites all of our Franklinton neighbors to open their doors and welcomes you, your friends, and your family inside; for a unique experiences. You will find food and entertainment of every sort along the way!


The Experience

activities & exhibits



  • 400 West Rich - 7-10pm,  art shows, craft markets, artist studios

  • Chromedge - (opening soon) artist studios,  art events

  • The Vanderelli Room - 7-10pm, fine art, music, classes, event space

  • Ohio Art League - 7-10pm, art shows, classes, community events

Live Entertainment

  • Close Quarters  - 7-10, Killer Queen arcade game, art and music.

  • 129 Studios - 7-10pm, urban art, music, community events

  • Franklinton Playhouse - 8-10pm, live theater, community events, art

  • Defining Skin - 7-9pm, tattoos/piercing, live music, community events

Industrial & interactive exhibits

  • Idea Foundry -7-9pm, industrial arts, demos, community events

  • COSI - pop up events inside of participating entities

  • Glass Axis - 6-8pm, glass art shows, demos and classes

  • Lundberg Industrial - 7-10pm, artist studio/metal workshop, events

  • Steam Factory - 7-10pm, youth classes, art, science, crafts

  • Town Street Annex - 7-10pm, foundry art and classes, event space



Food & Spirit

  • Land-Grant Brewing Company - house made beer, art, events

  • Rehab Tavern - local art, live music, community events

  • Strongwater Food & Spirits - cocktails and dinner, large event space


Mixed media by Raheleh Bagheri & Arezou Bizhani

Glass sculpture by Kit Paulson

Photography by Emma Parkers

Improbable: Imaginings of the Curious Mind

Jay M. Mueller

Mixed media BY Jay M. Mueller