Urban Scrawl is the Franklinton Arts District's free annual 2-day public mural festival located at 400 West Rich Street. Each year, more than 5,000 attendees immerse themselves in a one-of-a-kind experience where dozens of artists create large-format murals on the site of Columbus's largest indoor artist community.
The Call for Artists for Urban Scrawl 13 is now open. The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Do other activities take place at Urban Scrawl? In addition to the fantastic art, attendees should plan to eat at the city's best food trucks, listen to electronic DJ performances, watch amazing youth break-dancing competitions, and enjoy a host of adult beverages from Columbus’s finest breweries and distilleries. Last but not least, many artists at 400 West Rich, the city's largest indoor artist community, will be holding open studio hours during the event.
Are there activities for kids at Urban Scrawl? Families are welcome and encouraged to attend Urban Scrawl! Once again, this year Urban Scrawl will feature Scrawl Junior – an interactive/participation area for kids who are excited to let their creative juices flow. What happens to the murals once Urban Scrawl is over? Completed murals are made available for purchase annually at the Art for Franklinton fundraiser auction to benefit direct artist support, arts education, and arts programming – as well as the Franklinton Arts District's George Bellows Grant program! Other murals not appearing in the fundraiser auction are weather-sealed and mounted publicly in the neighborhood in cooperation with local businesses.
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