Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery Partners With SpringHill Suites For First-Ever ArtNight Event in Columbus

The Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery has joined forces with a local SpringHill Suites hotel to showcase the work of artists with disabilities and other barriers during the hotel’s inaugural ArtNight event.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the hotel, located at 1421 Olentangy River Rd., on Tuesday, October 28 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will include live music, food and beverages. Those wishing to RSVP for the event should contact Bryan Kerns at bryan.kerns@concordhotels.com or by calling 614-297-9912. According to the hotel, more than 300 SpringHill Suites properties across the country host their own "evenings of inspiration" annually to celebrate local talent. The initiative is an extension of SpringHill Suites' core element that focuses on style and design. ArtNight is a nationally recognized, award-winning program designed to give local artists visibility while exposing guests to the local art scene. The hotel chain/franchise first rolled out the initiative in 2010, this is the first time the event will be held in Columbus.

“ArtNight is a great way to not only introduce the community to local artists, but to the wonderful capabilities of individuals with developmental disabilities. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase our artists,” said Holly Adkins-Ardrey, Director of The Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery.

The Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery, located at 1331 Edgehill Rd. in Grandview, features an eclectic collection of high quality artwork created by nearly 80 artists within the program. In addition to original art available for purchase, the gallery features a diverse selection of artistic products including totes, cards and scarves. Most importantly, all proceeds from the sale of art products help support the individual artists and the continued expansion of gallery programming.

Goodwill Columbus has been proudly serving the local community for 75 years. Since 1939 the agency has dedicated itself to building independence, quality of life and work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers. Goodwill Columbus is the sixth largest nonprofit in central Ohio and is among the top 100 largest employers central Ohio. Goodwill Columbus provides nearly 2 million hours of service to more than 3,800 participants with disabilities and other barriers through day habilitation programs, community-based supported living services, employment training and job placement services. For more information on Goodwill Columbus, please visit our website at www.goodwillcolumbus.org.
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