Columbus College of Art & Design is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States.
CCAD offers 11 BFA programs, a Master of Fine Arts, and a Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design, and they also do a fantastic job at connecting with the community through events.
CCAD hosts arts fairs and exhibitions throughout the year that are open to the public. These events give the students an opportunity to share their creativeness, and allows the shoppers to take home unique art, fashion, and more from up-and-coming artists.
Thursday, March 30–Saturday, April 22, 2023
Opening reception: 6–8 p.m. Thursday, March 30
The celebration kicks off when the Columbus College of Art & Design presents the culmination of work by its second-year Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts candidates. From traditional media and practices such as photography, painting, and ceramics to the use of such unexpected materials as cleansing towelettes and hair extensions, this year’s master’s degree candidates have tapped into wide-ranging resources in the creation of their pieces.
Expect to see such themes as ecosystems, beauty and destruction, chronic illness, mental illness, grief, the passage of time, Black culture, and the body as a living history in their works. Click here for a full list of this year’s artists.
Beeler Gallery at the Joseph V. Canzani Center, 60 Cleveland Ave.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Tickets start at $35
The 2023 CCAD Fashion Show is at new venue: Kemba Live, in the Arena District. See work by emerging designers when their collections hit the runway at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11. It’ll be an evening of creative, unexpected, and daring looks on the catwalk and off, and afterward, we’ll keep the celebration going with an after party at A&R Music Bar!
Proceeds from the evening support CCAD student scholarships.
Chroma: Best of CCAD
Friday, May 12, 2023 from 4-8 p.m. on CCAD’s campus
End-of-year highlight event; a night of fun and entertainment as we showcase CCAD students’ best work. Families can roam our art and design exhibitions, participate in hand-on events, check out virtual reality experiences, and more. See more information here.
Saturday, tba from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
First look: 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
General admission: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
$20 for first look ($25 if purchased in-person); $7 for general admission ($10 if purchased in-person).
Join CCAD for the 2022 Spring Art Fair, featuring a variety of goods to update, upgrade, and refresh your home, your office, your wardrobe, and so much more. From fine art—intricately designed jewelry, delicate glass objects, sturdy and unique ceramics—to handmade clothing and accessories, you’ll encounter an array of truly one-of-a-kind items you can’t find anywhere else, all made by CCAD students and alumni.
All sale proceeds go directly to the vendors themselves. Learn more about the Spring Art Fair by visiting ccad.edu/artfair, and join the conversation online by using #CCADartfair on social
CCAD’s Loann Crane Center for Design
112 Cleveland Ave.; please use the entrance on Long Street