Wonder Summer is an eclectic collection of creative experiences at CMA. From June 22 – August 6, join us for Think Like An Artist Thursdays, Yoga@CMA, Walk-in Tours, Family Adventure Tours, Open Studio, Wednesdays@2 and more. Nurture your creativity and discover new wonders during hot summer days and evenings.
Think Like an Artist Thursdays
Thursdays from 5:00PM-9:00PM
Play, Vibe, and Drink at CMA
If you are in a playful mood, let our Creative-in-Residence help you exercise your creative muscles. Creative-in-Residence Celeste Malvar Stewart will show us how to make a more conscious connection between ourselves and the clothing we choose to wear, whether it is through design, uniqueness, production labor, or local resources. Creative in Residence Travis Hoewischer will host Everyone’s a Comedian at CMA — think of it as a trivia night word game with punchlines and beers.
If you are searching for a groove, CMA is partnering with local musicians, bands, and DJs to fill the evening with the sound of music. Vibe with DJ Brett, of Spoonful Records; Ryan Craycroft on guitar; Matt Monta and the Haymakers and more. If you’re feeling thirsty, CMA is hosting a brewery plus enjoy signature cocktails with artisan spirits and craft beers. Quench the heat with a Sputnik Splash, Classy Broad, or Platform Shandy.
Cost of Think Like an Artist Thursdays for nonmembers is included with pay what you want admission, and FREE for members. Members of Art Network, CMA’s next-gen special interest group, receive free admission for them and a guest, plus drink tickets and Platform beer tasting. Click here to join.
June 22: An evening of craft therapy making wooden beads with Craftin’ Outlaws; music by “MyFriendsAreFamous”; with signature cocktail inspired by Red Horizon: Contemporary Art and Photography in the USSR and Russia, 1960-2010.
June 29: Imagine beautiful and bizarre landscapes with children’s Book Illustrator Mark Eberhardt; music by Ryan Craycroft.
July 6: Platform Brewery. Create your own drink label plus beer tasting (ticket required). Music by Matt Monta and The Haymakers.
July 13: Filmmaker Keida Mascaro with music by Women in Music – Columbus, and signature cocktail Pink Cadillac.
July 20: Fashion Designer Celeste Malvar Stewart; Alternative Fashion Mob; DJ James Brown; and signature cocktail The Classic Vinyl.
July 27: Travis Hoewischer-Everybody’s a Comedian with music by “MyFriendsAreFamous”; and signature cocktail The Punchline.
August 3: Join Creative Control Fest for an evening of art and craft . . . beer. Design your own glass beer mug and get a drink ticket for Platform Brewery’s featured craft beer. (ticket required).
Thursdays, 6:00 PM
Join CMA and Replenish: the Spa Co-Op for yoga and meditation in the galleries. From 6:00 – 7:00 PM, enjoy yoga for everyday life followed by mediation from 7:00 – 7:30 PM. Gallery locations rotate weekly. CMA admission is pay what you want, cost of yoga is donation-based.
Thursday, 6:30 PM
Sunday, 1:00 PM
Stroll through the galleries accompanied by a CMA docent and learn more about our collection and special exhibitions. Cost of Walk-in Tours included with general admission.
Family Adventures Tours
Sunday: June 25, July 9, July 23, 2:00 PM
Don’t let your creativity go stagnant when school is out! Share ideas, laugh, and play games during this docent-guided experience. You family team may embark on a scavenger hunt, imagine yourselves inside a painting, or discover a work of art that tells a family story. Family Adventures are a great way to share quality time and make new memories together. Cost is included with general admission.
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Visitors of all ages are welcome to drop into CMA’s JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity Studio to explore ideas, solve creative challenges, and collaboration with friends and family. Join us Saturdays in July to build your own spy tools. Join us in August to play with fabric and natural materials. Plus, it’s the last summer to see the current Wonder Room – this fall it will close for reimagining. Cost is included with general admission.
Wednesdays, 2:00 PM
Visitors can learn more about special exhibitions, discover works from the permanent collection, enjoy conversations with art experts and curators. Check out the online calendar for specific dates and topics. Cost is $20 for nonmembers and $5 for members. To buy tickets, click here.