FROM ALL OF US
AT THE FRANKLINTON ARTS DISTRICT,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF SCRAWL 15.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
August 28, 12-10 PM | August 29, 12-6 PM
Scrawl 15 Artists Announced
Fifty-four of the best visual artists from all over the region will descend upon the Franklinton Arts District to create 50 mobile murals over 2 days! And the lineup is stacked. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind arts festival on August 28 & 29!
Scrawl 15 Artist Lineup:
Jen Bachelder, Olivia Barney, Marcus William Billingsley, Kirsten Bowen, Seven Bowles, Maureen Clark, Heidi Clifford, Justin Collamore, Christopher Cropper, Sky Dai, Victoria Douglas, Brandon Doup, Samantha Giesige, Katie Golonka, Amy Haggard, Henry Hess, Lance Johnson, Chad Kessler, Dane Khy, Katie Kikta, Michael Lea, Andrew Lundberg, Kate Menke, Jake Mensinger, Elizabeth Miller, Ken Mosley, Daniel Painter, Kayla Peake, Ariel Peguero, Chris Pemberton, Nicole Perez, Ashley Pierce, Daniel Rona, Destiny Ryan, Lucie Shearer, Natalie Shugailo, Ben Slobodien, Andy Smith, Wendy Starr, Jimbo Tamoro, Patrick Vincent, Patrick Wayner, Luka Weinberger, Blake Wheeler, Aimee Wissman, Jen Wrubles, Khaila Carr & Tyler Davis, Dan Gerdeman & Rob Jones, Jen Kiko Rausch & Eric Rausch, Quill Kolat & Tim Switalski
SCRAWL 15 POSTER REVEAL
We are proud to reveal that the limited edition Scrawl 15 poster by featured artist Marcus Billingsley.
With this piece, Marcus sought to represent the duality of being a young black person today. "I feel as though the weight of the world has fallen upon a lot of young black people lately as history transpires in America. But my piece is meant to be optimistic and hopeful for the future. The young black child raises their head high, smiles and takes the shot. Slight basketball reference."
Scrawl is back and bigger (and safer) than ever!
Scrawl is back and bigger (and safer) than ever! After going virtual in 2020, the Franklinton Arts District’s longest-running arts festival returns August 28-29 to a new, larger, and more spread-out location—400 Square—with more mobile murals from the city’s best visual artists, creative local vendors, DJ sets, food trucks, and local brews. Scrawl’s new footprint provides a safe, socially-distanced experience for all artists and attendees.
- Our new name isn’t really that new. Scrawl has been the shorthand that our artists, organizers, and long-time attendees have used for years.
- Our new name reflects growth and change. This year’s event will feature a larger footprint, more community partners, and new experiences. Scrawl speaks to our growth – both up to this point and in the years to come.
- Our new name is welcoming to all. We understand the powerful role that the arts play in our culture and, as our culture has shifted in the 15 years since we started, it's now more important than ever to set an example. While our original name “Urban Scrawl” started out as a play on words to critique “urban sprawl” and the suburbanization of Columbus, we recognize that not everyone may view our name through this lens. We understand that words matter, and that “urban” has become widely misused to exploit and stigmatize people of color, especially within the arts. It is our goal to be an inclusive organization and event that values and welcomes all artists and voices.