May 17, 2024
5:00–9:00 PM

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to forecasted weather, we’re canceling the UnderCurrent event scheduled for Friday, May 17.

We are checking our calendars for a new date and time. Stay tuned for more details!

Event located at the corner of Gay and High Street

We’re bringing BAM (Bar, Art, Music) to the heart of Downtown as part of the new event series, UnderCurrent! Join us for a one-night only experience under Janet Echelman’s sky-high sculpture on the corner of Gay and High Street on Friday, May 17, 5:00–9:00 PM. We’re closing off the street to bring you live music, great art, a cash bar, delicious bites, and creative experiences directly under Current.

Admission is free!
Street parking is available in the area as well as nearby garages.

This event is rain or shine. In case of severe weather, please be advised that the event will be canceled. Keep an eye out for announcements from CMA and Downtown Columbus on social media.

BAM UnderCurrent celebrates the kick-off to Columbus Museum of Art's BAM Thursday (Bar, Art Music) summer series and UnderCurrent, a new event series convened by Downtown Columbus, Inc.

BAM (Bar, Art, Music) is offered at CMA every Thursday from 5:00–10:00 PM, May 30 to September 26 along with FREE general admission to the museum. BAM is proudly sponsored by Bank of America.

UnderCurrent was developed by Downtown Columbus, Inc. to expand the diversity of events offered downtown, bringing together community members and enhancing the district’s cultural vibrancy beneath the uniting emblem of Current.

Artist and DJ Lineup

FDZgraffiti (Felicia Dunson) is a native of Columbus, Ohio who is a brilliant artist on the rise. Felicia is a multi-faceted, formally trained fine artist with a passion for fashion and an urban arts background. She also goes by the name FDZgraffiti. FDZ creates Graffiti Pop art in 2D, 3D, and NFT digital arts. She is a muralist, fashion designer and works in mixed media sculpture. Her work features pop art subjects and abstract graffiti styling. She finds inspiration from music, pop culture and bold bright colors. She is also an art instructor who loves sharing her gift with the community, and has grown passionate about portraying graffiti as a fine art form and not a crime. Committed to educating others about graffiti as a fine art goes hand-in-hand with her passion for sustainability and up-cycling. Her lessons that have resonated with art educators near and far. FDZ has committed to using her art to restore, recycle, and resurrect old walls and forgotten items. Her art is visual music with the same rhythms and vibrations of hip hop. “It’s why graffiti is hip hop”. She calls it, “Post graffiti visual periodicity”. She paints the music that you can see. Check out her Instagram.

theCOMINGHOME (tCH) is a creative collective whose namesake harkens back to a near east side day parade located off of historical Mt. Vernon Avenue. A parade where community is celebrated and people convened in appreciation of the creators, makers, and architects that shaped Columbus’ early artistic heritage. In that spirit tCH is a multi-hyphenate creative studio that reaches across culture, business, art, and media to delight audiences and imprint the social zeitgeist. Check out their Instagram.
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