Columbus Cap-UP

The Columbus Arts Pop-Up Project (CAP-UP) is a series of installation window displays by area artists. The project is a partnership between the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID).

Submitting artists were challenged to celebrate the city’s Bicentennial as well as the area’s diverse character for the benefit of its residents, visitors and businesses. Selected artists took inspiration from 200Columbus, the city’s Bicentennial, either through a look toward the future of innovation and design, or a glimpse into the history of what has made Columbus great.

55 East State Street, Ohio Theatre Ticket Booth

My Home
April J. Sunami
An installation depicting Columbus’ diverse neighborhoods and landmarks.
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55 East State Street CAPA Theater Shop window

Paula Nees, Barb Vogel and Eileen Woods
An elegant installation inspired by the Chintz Room once located in the Lazarus Department Store.
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65 East State Street, Capitol Square Shoppes

Time Tunnel
Corey Aumiller & Dan Gerdeman
A video featuring COSI’s presidential figures in scenes from around Columbus.
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65 East State Street, Gallery 65

Beth Himsworth
A large and elegant stain-glass installation depicting the confluence of rivers in Columbus.
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65 East State Street, Heartland Bank

Capital Magnetism
Adam Brouillette
A motivational piece about Columbus using his iconic little red men.
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24 East Gay Street, Land and Mortgage Title Agency

Mourning the Ash Tree
Terri Maloney Houston
A beautiful ceramic installation memorializing the ash tree.
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20 East Broad Street

Wolf's Ridge
Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski
A magical diorama similar to those seen in the Natural History Museum.
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20 East Broad Street

Moment of Momentum
Andrea Myers
A large sculpture symbolizing the forward momentum and energy Columbus possesses as a community.
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Corner of Gay and High Streets, Sprint and Sugardaddy's

Kimberly M. Webb
A beautiful triptych installation honoring the Native American's who lived central Ohio in 1812.
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43 East Gay Street, Vorys Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Then Now Beyond
Brian Reaume
A beautifully symbolic installation playing homage to the matriarchs and patriarchs and look toward the future of Columbus.
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Each artist, or collaboration of artists, receives $1,000 and a $250 materials fee. The windows will be installed the week of September 17-22 and the unveiling of the windows will be celebrated by a public reception on September 25, 2012.

The jurors for the project included: Michael Bongiorno, DesignGroup principal and senior designer; Mary Gray, Riffe Gallery director; Nannette Maciejunes, Columbus Museum of Art, executive director; Priscilla R. Tyson, Columbus City Council; and representatives from GCAC and SID. Project managers are Amandda Graham and Stephanie Rond.