The Slingshot at Sullivant and Lucas in Franklinton

Background Designed by Franklinton resident and artist Andrew Lundberg of Lundberg Industrial Arts LLC, a giant slingshot sculpture is now installed at the Lucas Street Plaza. CASTO Communities wanted to place something there and approached Lundberg, whom they have worked on past projects. Half a dozen design ideas were discussed, with CASTO green lighting the…

New Dog Park at Scioto Audubon Metro Park

If you know us, you know we love us some dogs! INSTRAGAM LIVE SESSION! When downtown, one of our favorite places to take our pack is to Scioto Audubon Metro Park. Not only is it a great park to visit and hike for us, but they have a dog park area for the pooches to…

Arnold Sports Festival 2022

Ohio Combat League Background: Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts competitions have been a long standing series of event at the Arnold Sports Festival. In 2022, VisualOhio covered the Ohio Combat League matches at the Hollywood Casino event center. The Ohio Combat League is a relatively new mixed martial arts promotion that is based out…

Ascalon Sword Festival 2022

Background You may recognize the Ascalon Sports Festival as something that is familiar. You would be correct if you recognized it as the fencing event that was part of the Arnold Sports Festival held annually in Columbus, Ohio. Recognizing the popularity boom of the fencing sport and the event, expansion was inevitable and needed. Breaking…

Arnold Sports Festival 2022 – Local Support

One of our favorite restaurants in the Short North in Columbus is showing their support for the Arnold. TownHall restaurant not only has great food, but also great community spirit. We hit there for breakfast on Saturday before getting our media passes and gearing up to cover the Ohio Combat League Mixes Martial Arts competition…

State Auto Nativity Scene

Background Every year on the campus of the State Auto offices, Christmas Corner adorns the area with scene of the Christian nativity / birth of Jesus. There are plans for having a choir starting December 1 at 530pm. Lighting schedules are as follows for 2021: Through Jan. 3: Daily from 6 – 8 a.m.; 5:00…

Chalk The Block 2021

Background Chalk The Block is an annual event that showcases the temporary art of local talent.This is the 10th anniversary of the event. Held at Easton Town Center at the square. It was held Oct. 2-3, 2021 3993 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219Google Maps Address To Square Location Map below of the artists and their…

Garden of Constants

Background Want to find something interesting while out and about on OSU campus by the Horseshoe? Just a short walk from the main entrance to the ‘Shoe, you’ll find Dreese Laboratories. Dreese Lab is home to the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Installed in 1994, this art piece was the idea of Barbara…

Shooting in Short North At N. High and 1st on 7/18/2021

A felonious assault report was files by the Columbus Division of Police on 7/18/2021 @ 3:49 am. Visual Ohio staff happened to be walking in the vicinity of that incident at 9:00 am. The Columbus Crime Scene Search Unit (CSSU) was still on scene wrapping up their phase of the investigation. According to the police…

38th Annual Doo Dah Parade

Background From the Organizer Since 1984 we’ve been Celebrating Liberty & Lunacy at the Annual Doo Dah Parade! You can too! Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor. Parade Line-up begins as at Noon on Park Street. Parade Steps Off @ 1 pm from corner of Buttles & Park St. Parade your stuff around Short…