The Third Ward neighborhood in Houston, Texas was once a thriving hub of African-American culture and business, full of mom-n-pop shops like â€œThe Beauty Boxâ€ â€“ a former beauty parlor that fell on hard times with the rest of the neighborhood. Now, two artists have reimagined the Beauty Box as a community meeting space.
A treasured arts leaders will be retiring next summer from his post as President of the Columbus College of Art & Design. Denny Griffith has long advocated that the livability of Columbus is tied to the vibrancy of our arts scene and was recently honored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council as the epitome of the “artist citizen.”
We want you to meet the man who inspired all of Columbus — from politicians to streetcar workers — to reach out to one another in friendship. Washington Gladden was a religious leader committed to social justice, and he called on city leaders to treat every citizen fairly in the age of industrialization.
Want to make biking an everyday part of your life? Try getting started at 3rd Hand Bicycle, a local co-op that promotes cycling by providing the community with the facilities, tools, skills and knowledge to repair and maintain their own bicycles.
When was the last time you explored your city? Matt Logsdon wants to break up your daily routine with the Bus Project, â€œa civic pride project designed to promote places unique to Columbus, Ohio, advocate a pedestrian lifestyle, and bring together Columbus communities through active participation in the arts.â€
Classical 101′s Christopher Purdy interviews the new music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Marie Zeitouni.