Civic Arts Project

Join All Sides Weekend guest host Christopher Purdy for a discussion on arts in Columbus and the Columbus Symphony.

Creativity In The Arts

Jun 7, 2019
The Columbus Arts Festival
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Creativity isn’t just for artists and musicians. It can be found in almost any profession, hobby, or daily activity.

As children, we learn to be creative and as adults we can continue to practice and nurture that skill. 

Broadcasting live from the Columbus Arts Festival in downtown Columbus, we talk with a panel of experts about creativity in the arts and how we learn to be creative. 

"On Board(hers)" is a dance performance at the Columbus College of Art and Design about the impact of immigration on women.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

In a completely white room within the Columbus College Of Art And Design's Beeler Gallery, a group of women tear down a large white wall – sort of. Working together, on their instructor Lucille Toth's count, they push it over with a boom.

Delaina Haslam / Flickr

There might be a few little girls in America who don't dream to dance in The Nutcracker. If so, I don't know who they are.

Earlier this week, we reported on the video from India that, according to Trevor Noah, "won" the Kiki Challenge. It was 39 seconds of two farmers dancing in the mud with their oxen.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Oct 20, 2017
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All Sides Weekend celebrates landmark anniversaries for some of Columbus' premiere performing arts groups with guest host Christopher Purdy. The Columbus Dance Theatre company celebrates its 20th season and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra its 30th. Join us for that and more on music and the arts in and around town.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Apr 28, 2017
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he talks with a panel of experts about the latest in arts and culture around Columbus. 


Evolution Theatre presents "Corpus Christi"  from  April 28 - May 13 in the VanFleet Theater at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. 

Columbus Dances

Feb 19, 2016
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Join Classical 101 host, Christopher Purdy, this hour to talk about what there is to enjoy in the Columbus dance scene. 

11:00 Everybody likes a night on the town, but it can be hard to experience what central Ohio has to offer without breaking the bank. This hour we'll talk about how to see the latest shows and exhibits even if your wallet's feeling light. And we'll get a rundown of all the latest dance, arts, theater and music events to put on your must-see list. Guests

All Sides Weekend: Arts and Culture

Jul 26, 2013

11:00 This hour's all about classy cultural fun around Columbus. Even if you haven't been blessed with the grace of a ballerina or the pipes of a coloratura, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the arts in central Ohio. We'll hear what's coming up and what can't be missed, and we'll get a live in-studio performance from a local musician. Guest

11:00 Join Classical 101 Host Christopher Purdy to discuss all things artsy in Central Ohio. Guests:

  • Sherri Geldin (Director, OSU Wexner Center for the Arts)
  • Cheri Mitchell (Executive Director, BalletMet Columbus)
  • Janet Chen (Executive Director, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra)

Choosing The Best Summer Camp

Apr 18, 2011

Summer camp used to be campfires and the great outdoors…now the kids have cell phones! There was a day when overnight summer camps were more like seasonal holding tanks scores of lucky kids across the country, and in the day not so long ago, there weren't many choices for where to send your children to camp. Now, summer camps have eclipsed day care options and day camps are as popular as overnight. From sports to the arts to cooking and science, there’s something for almost everyone.