The Big Local Arts Tent is one of the best parts of the expansive Columbus Arts Festival, featuring a good showcase of work from Columbus' talent.

The Big Local Arts Tent is one of the best parts of the expansive Columbus Arts Festival, featuring a good showcase of work from Columbus’ talent.

It’s a great way for local artists to get exposure to those outside Columbus, but it also simply houses some really great art.

This Thursday has another way to see a plethora of local art — 70 to 80 pieces from 25 presenters — that’ll help expand the Big Local Arts Tent at next year’s arts festival.

In a win-win situation, artists donated $5 for each piece they’re showing to Big Local Arts, but will take the full cut for anything sold.

The Big Local Art Show will be held at Strongwater Food and Spirits event space, and also feature live art/entertainment (including puppeteer/eccentric Michael Siculan). It should be a damn good party. Be there.

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