Calendar of Events

August 24, 2013

Columbus Area Arts Council Iron Pour Worskshops


The Columbus Area Arts Council is pleased to announce Meltdown: Iron Pour & Glass Forming Workshops. The Iron Pour will be held from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday, August 24. The Glass Forming workshops will be held from noon to 7:00 PM on Friday, August 23 and from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 24. Both events will be held in the Columbus Arts District near Jacksson Contemporary Art at 1030 Jackson Street.

One of the most popular aspects of the iron pour is the opportunity for community members to create their own piece of art using “scratch blocks.” The blocks are made of sand that is held together with resin. Participants can carve a design into the sand which will be cast in iron at the Saturday night iron pour. Scratch blocks are now available for purchase by calling the Arts Council at 812-376-2539. The cost is $25 per block with a limit of two per household. At the time of this press release only two spaces were available for the glass forming workshops.

Tools and instructions on carving the blocks will be given at workshops, which are conducted by Chicago-based artist Jim Brenner and a group of ten national artists working in metal sculpture. The workshops will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 21; Thursday, August 22; and Friday, August 23.

As an extension of Columbus Area Arts Council’s Meltdown: Iron Pour & Glass Forming Workshops, Jacksson Contemporary Art will feature the work of artists working with metal, stone, and glass. 3D works from artists associated with the iron pour and glass forming workshops, as well as other invited artists, will be featured in the exhibit, entitled Out of the Earth: metal, stone, and glass. The show opens on August 2 and runs through August 24. Jacksson Contemporary Art is located at 1030 Jackson Street, Columbus.

Meltdown: Iron Pour and Glass Forming Workshops is being held in conjunction with ArtFEST. Now in its fourth year, ArtFEST is a popular annual art festival that features the work of local and regional fine artists and artisans. Organized and produced by Columbus-based artist Bob Anderson, 120 booths will line Washington Street from Third to Fifth, and Fourth Street from Jackson to Franklin streets in the heart of the Columbus Arts District. ArtFEST hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 24. The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Brass Ensemble will perform a wide variety of music on the corner of Franklin and Washington Streets from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM during ArtFEST. Musical selections will include pops, classics, Dixieland, and Big Band Jazz.

Visitors to Meltdown and ArtFEST will also be able to view three other art exhibits on August 23 and 24. YuYu Columbus a community collaborative art project featuring Boston-based artist Mark Cooper will be on display at Indiana University Center for Art+Design (IUCA+D) through September 12. Daren Pitts Redman’s art quilts will be on display at Mill Race Center. Columbus Museum of Art and Design will feature a photographic retrospective by Jonathan Wilson at the Gallery at Hotel Indigo through September 30. While diverse and eclectic in subject matter, Wilson’s work attempts to showcase his singular viewpoint and approach to art and humanity.

The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Start: August 21, 2013
End: August 24, 2013
Venue: Jacksson Contemporary Art
Phone: 812-447-8781
1030 Jackson Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Vevay Swiss Wine Festival

Upholding the Swiss Wine Festival tradition, gates will open on Thursday, August 22 at 5:00 pm with the Little Swiss Polka Dancers performing at 6:00 pm. Hours of practice by local youths had been undertaken to bring together this traditional aspect of the Swiss Wine Festival entertainment.

Festivities begin on Saturday morning at 10:00am with the Bicentennial Grand Festival Parade in downtown Vevay. Marching bands, floats, and local and visitors line the streets of Main Street to kick-off the celebration Switzerland County-style, this year paying homage to the Vevay-Switzerland County 200th birthday.

Entry into the festival and parking is free on Thursday only and $5 per day on Friday-Saturday with children 5-12 years for $3. Youths under age five are free. Sunday admission is $4 for adults and $2 for youths 5-12. Youths under age five are free.

Festival times are Thursday, August 22 from 5-10pm; Friday, August, 23 from 3pm-2am; Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10:30am-2am; and Sun., Aug. 25-10:30am-6:30pm. There is a small parking fee.

The Wine Pavilion is closed on Thursday, but is open Friday, 3-10pm, Saturday, 11am-10pm, and Sun. noon-5:00pm. The $15 per person admission fee includes wine samples and a souvenir wine glass. The Beer Garden opens Thursday for Happy Hour from 5:00pm-10pm and will reopen Friday from 3:00pm-2am; Saturday 11am-2am; and Sunday, 11am-6pm.

Additional activities, performers, and events can be found on the Swiss Wine Festival website at, (812) 427-9463 or Reservations for riverboat cruises can be made by calling 1-800-435-5688. Information on lodging, local businesses and tourist activities can be found at, by calling Switzerland County Tourism at (812) 427-3237 or e-mailing

Start: August 22, 2013
End: August 25, 2013
Venue: Paul Ogle Riverfront Park
Phone: 812-427-3237
Ferry Street, Vevay, IN, 47043, United States

Columbus Kids Resale

Money and time are valuable, so shop and sell with us! We love bargains and know our clients do too! Our primary goals are to offer an easy and fun way to consign /sell items you no longer need and give shoppers a chance to purchase items at a fraction of the retail cost. Most of all we are excited to interact with the community by networking through our resales! We currently offer The Columbus Kids Resale up to 3 times a year! Check out this sale for great deals on items you need for your children or to downsize the amount of stuff you are storing in your home!

Join us August 24 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm.

If you have some great kid stuff you’re no longer using or no longer need, please visit the Online Registration page on this website to register electronically.

FAQ’s- Our resales are the latest trend for consigning unwanted items. You name the price! You receive up to 80% of your sales! You don’t have to advertise or work the sale. We do all the behind the scenes work! You can also have peace of mind in knowing that 5% of the sales, from our Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter Resales, will go to a local charitable organization.

Everyone benefits from a resale – the seller gets rid of unneeded items and makes cash, the buyer scores a great deal, and the community receives our donations!
Start: August 24, 2013 8:00 am
End: August 24, 2013 2:00 pm
Venue: Northside Middle School
Phone: 812-344-6310
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Sprint with the Spirit 5K

Sprint with the SPIRIT 5K Run – 5K Walk

Awards will be given to the Top Male and the Top Female in both the Run and the Walk events. Age group award winners will also receive prizes. Age groups are 13 & under, 14‐19, 20‐29, 30‐39, 40‐49, 50‐59, 60 & over. Results will be announced after the race. Indiana Timing will be timing the event and results will be posted at by 5 pm same day.

Family Fun Run Awards
A free event for the family. Participation ribbons and goodie bags will be awarded to all participants in the Family Fun Run.

‐Does not guarantee t‐shirt
‐$5 off if you do not want t‐shirt
Please make checks payable to St. Peter’s Lutheran School. The Sprint with the Spirit 5K race proceeds will be used to fund the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. in May 2014.


Celebrate with Us!
St. Peter’s Lutheran School
150th Anniversary
Let’s Get 150 Runners to
Commemorate 150 Years!!

Start: August 24, 2013 8:00 am
End: August 24, 2013 11:00 am
Venue: St. Peter's Lutheran Church
719 5th Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States




This will be our fourth year on Washington Street. It promises to be the best. With construction complete we hope to expand the art fair from 80 to 120 booths which will incorporate the addition of 4th Street between Lafayette and Jackson Streets. It promises to be one of the finest art fairs in Columbus. This year’s fair will feature artwork from local, regional and national artists.

It will be held August 24th on Washington Street in beautiful downtown Columbus, Indiana. This fine art fair is organized to provide shoppers in Columbus and South Central Indiana with an opportunity to shop a local art fair.



Start: August 24, 2013 10:00 am
End: August 24, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Columbus
Phone: 812-376-2539
4th and Washington Streets, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
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