Water is Life

Water is Life

June 2- July 8

Exhibit Curator: April Sunami

The Cultural Arts Center, in conjunction with the International Global Water Dances Project, seeks to use art to underscore the importance of water to our lives and the need for access by all people to safe, reliable sources of water.  Guest Curator, April Sunami, has brought together local artists working in several media to explore the theme. Through art we aim to raise awareness, inspire urgent action, and promote a stronger appreciation of the world’s most precious resource

Featured Artists include:

Catherine Bell Smith, Dana Lynn Harper, Gaye Reissland, Hemalatha Venkataraman, Katerina Armeria Fuller, Kay Onwukwe, Lisa McLymont, Marcus Blackwell, Raeghan Buchanan, Rob Jones, Stephanie Rond, Tiffany Lawson


Friday, June 2, 6-P.M | FREE

Water is Life exhibition opening reception and poetry reading by Dionne Custer Edwards.

Saturday, June 3, 9 A.M | Volunteer Opportunity 

Creek Clean-up and Community Conservation Day.

  • Special Location: Holton Park, 303 N Eureka Ave.

Saturday, June 3, 2 P.M | FREE

Water-Themed Panel Discussion presented by MORPC.

Saturday, June 10, 11 A.M- 4 P.M | FREE

Riverfest presented by MORPC. Learn about the importance of our waterways and how to help protect and conserve these precious resource.

  • Special Location: Columbus Arts Festival | Genoa Park | Scioto Mile.

Saturday, June 10, 3-3:45 P.M | FREE

Global Water Dances International Event. You’re invited to dance and participate in this event that will be live-streamed at more than 150 sites worldwide.

  • Special Location: Columbus Arts Festival | Genoa Park | Scioto Mile.

Thursday, June 15, 12 P.M | FREE

Conversations and Coffee with April Sunami, Visual Artist and Cultural Producer, Curator of the Main Gallery Exhibit, Water is Life, and Lauren Bucek, Director of Global Water Dances Columbus.

Saturday, June 24, 2 P.M | FREE

Screening of And Water for All. Join a discussion with the film’s producer and other panelists about water issues in Ohio and beyond.

Thursday, June 29, 12 P.M | FREE

Conversations and Coffee with Main Gallery Exhibitors for Water is Life: Gaye Reissland, Mixed Media Artist; Katerina Fuller, Mixed Media Artist; Rob Jones, Mixed Media Paintings; Cathy Bell Smith, Installation Artist.

Saturday, July 1, 9 A.M | FREE

Creek Clean-up and Community Conservation

  • Special Location: Redick Park, 3156 La Vista Drive