1st Annual Latine Heritage Parade

Background Walking from Franklinton to the Scioto Mile, we were graced with luck. Luck being that we discovered the 1st Annual Latine Heritage Parade. This Latine Heritage Parade is the inaugural in Columbus. It started on the bridge by Milestone 229 and ended over at Columbus City Hall. Impression Walking from Franklinton to the Scioto…

The Linh Son Pagoda of Ohio

Background Not much information can be found about the Linh Son Pagoda of Ohio. What we could find is that it was founded in 1999 at the corner of Lehner and Cleveland Avenue. 4045 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio Impression Visiting over the Fourth of July weekend, the temple grounds were not open. So, our view…

Comfest 2022 – Sunday Edition

Background 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Community Festival, a.k.a. – COMFEST. This has been an annual event that has brought music, vendors, and activism to Goodale Park for as long as we can remember. If you’d like to know more about the principles of Comfest, check out their own words at the…

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…