Since its inception in 1987, ACME Art Company was the first central Ohio gallery with a mission to provide a space devoted to local, avant-garde artists through art installations, music, and theater. ACME presented Columbus’ early underground events such as Cafe Ashtray – a venue for experimental performance art.
Originally located in Columbus’ Short North, ACME Art Company played an integral role the development of the area’s art scene. Many of ACME’s artists and supporters went on to continue their work as artists and musicians, open their own art spaces and theaters, and support arts organizations around the Short North and beyond.
ACME Art Company will be collaborating with
The Vanderelli Room – Columbus’ Center of Alternative Art
All events will be held at its Franklinton Arts District location
at 218 McDowell Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Cafe Ashtray Reunion Exhibition
Friday, Oct. 6th, 7 p.m.
Featuring The Evolution Control Committe
Presenting an ACME Artists’ reunion exhibition of artwork past and present in honor of Café Ashtray — ACME’s cutting-edge arts event.
The Vanderelli Room Presents: ACME Art Company Art Auction
Preview – Franklinton Fridays, Oct. 13th, 7 p.m.
Featuring Bob Sauls
Auction/Open Call for All Artists – Saturday, Oct. 21st, 6 p.m.
Featuring Jeff McCargish and
Hosted by Greg Moebius of WCBE 90.5, ACME Art Company’s infamous Art Auction is resurrected once again! New and emerging artists will present their artwork for silent or live auction. Proceeds benefit the artists and The Vanderelli Room.