BAM Thursdays 2024
Bar Art Music - Every Thursday

Through September 26

BAM Thursdays 2024

Thursdays, 5:00–10:00 PM
May 30–September 26
Columbus Museum of Art
 
The ultimate Thursday night out is back. Join us for the return of BAM Thursdays (Bar, Art, and Music) at the Columbus Museum of Art. Every Thursday, May 30 through September 26, we’re bringing you live music, great art, delicious bites, vendors and fresh libations in our garden space. Limited seating is also available inside Schokko Café. Perfect for after-work happy hours, gatherings with friends and spur of the moment get togethers.
 
Enjoy extended BAM Thursday hours and museum access until 10:00 PM every Thursday, with FREE general admission from 5:00–10:00 PM. See what’s on view here.
 
You do not need a reservation or ticket to attend BAM Thursdays, however if you would like to visit the museum, you can reserve a timed ticket in advance here. Tables are available on a first come first serve basis for dining. In the event of inclement weather, BAM Thursdays will move inside to the atrium.
 
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BAM Thursdays 2024

BAM Schedule

Each BAM Thursday will feature a local artist from 6:00–8:00 PM and DJ(s) from 5:00–10:00 PM. We are also excited to alternate exhibitors on the last Thursday of each month. Shop handmade goods from El Mercadito and Mystic Market during BAM inside the Atrium from 5:00–9:00 PM.
 

June

June 6
Artist Andrew Lundberg from Franklinton Scrawl with music from Morasso.

June 13
Gravity artist Ariel Peguero with DJ O Sharp.

June 20
Black Future Month with artists Arris’ J. Cohen, Lance Johnson, and Diamond Young with music from DJ B Redi and TheLizaEffect. Plus, a special performance featuring poet Ajanaé Dawkins and dancer Niaya Sayavong in the Pavilion from 6:00–7:00 PM.

June 27
Pride themed BAM with artist Niko Taylor and Mystic Market Vendors.


Meet the June Participating Artists

Andrew Lundberg, a painter, sculptor and fabricator in Franklinton, Ohio specializing in large-scale public art installations. His passion lies in the creation of public works that engage and captivate viewers, transforming public spaces into dynamic environments. Check out his Instagram.

Billy Morasso is a musician, music producer, live performer, and DJ born in Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently, based in Columbus, Ohio. His latest release on the Chicago record label Satellite Era, was a collaborative effort with Phoenix-based producer Undulae. The label’s first collaborative EP, “Boundary Test” combines organic hardware production with cutting-edge sound design via modern devices and aims to set a standard for experimental club music. A co-founder of Asheville, NC’s “party w/djs” and Columbus, OH’s “Charging Area,” morasso has begun to establish himself as an upcoming voice in the landscape of hybridized dance music. Check out his Instagram.

Ariel Peguero (he/him) is a Dominican-American artist who holds a BFA in advertising and graphic design from Columbus College of Art & Design, with a minor in fine arts. Peguero is active in the Columbus arts community as a muralist and graphic designer who often blends technology with analogous art-making methods, including work with augmented reality in murals, workshops and gallery experiences. Check out his Instagram. Image by Adam Cairns.

DJ O Sharp Instagram.

Black Future Month Columbus: I See You in the Future
Taking inspiration from Hugo-winning author N.K. Jemisin and the Afrofuturist movement, Black Future Month Columbus invites you to envision the African-diaspora heritage and cultural influence of our city leading us forward, into a bright tomorrow for all.

Arris’ J. Cohen (Sir’ra) is renowned for vibrant murals and an innovative approach to visual storytelling with striking acrylic paintings, Cohen is an emerging visionary who blends artistry with education while igniting community engagement and dialogue through his captivating works. Check out his Instagram.

Lance Johnson is a visual artist who is inspired by words. The foundation of each piece he creates is the layering of words throughout each canvas. He feels that words of inspiration are the soul of his work. Words have power and his goal as an artist is to create art that will resonate positively and evolve with each viewing. Check out his Instagram.

Diamond Young is an alumni at The Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus Ohio where she attained her BFA in Fine Arts. Diamond’s professional practice falls into oil paintings of portraits and environmental substances that involve racism, political issues, drugs, violence and urban history. Check out her Instagram.

Bryan Redic aka DJ B Redi, has been DJing for 8+ years. Over that span of time, his musical range has expanded from hip hop and R&B to house music and ampiano. His diverse taste has allowed him to provide vibes in different spaces throughout Columbus, OH! Check out his Instagram.

Elisa Redic aka TheLizaEffect, is a multidisciplinary creative entrepreneur based out of Columbus, OH. While she holds space for many titles, DJing was one of her first creative pursuits. Elisa intertwines her diverse musical palette to create a genre-bending, unique experience at any event. Check out her Instagram.

Ajanaé Dawkins is an interdisciplinary poet, theologian, and performance artist. She writes about the lived experiences of Black women to explore the politics of faith, grief, sisterhood, and sensuality. She has been published in The Rumpus, Frontier Poetry and underbelly, and more. Ajanaé is a co-host of the VS Podcast and the Theology Editor for the EcoTheo Review, and the 2024 Urban Arts Space Artist-in-Residence. Check out her Instagram.

Niaya Sayavong Instagram.

Niko Taylor specializes in satirical digital & acrylic art. With a touch of expressionistic color, minimalist pop, & comedy, their passion is to translate our reality in order to connect humanity. Check out their Instagram.

See Past BAM 2024 Artists Here

 

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