COLUMBUS – Local residents enjoyed wine, chocolate, art, and beautiful homes during the Artful Homes Tour Thursday evening.
Columbus Area Arts Council Executive Director Rod Magg says, there are 5 different homes that participants were able to tour in the central Columbus neighborhood. Magg’s art was also on display, during the tour, with some of his work inspired from his time living in Africa.
“We have so many programs. Some things we do, just volunteer, we teach art lessons, music, theater, we have a theater group coming here to Columbus this summer. Obviously that costs us something to do all that, so this is one of our fundraisers that we do [for the Arts Council] and it’s actually pretty successful,” says Magg.
Joslyn Barcel-Tate is a Bellwood native, who was featured in the 2016 Artful Homes Tour, and is now a board member of the Arts Council. Barcel-Tate says, her specialty involves making art pieces out of metal, creating signs and sculptures.
“That’s one of my biggest things, I guess mission in life, is to help promote the arts in this community. It’s always been a passion of mine, I’ve been creating art my entire life, and so I really just want to help the community grow, and support the local artists here,” says Barcel-Tate.
The 4th Annual Artful Homes Tour began at 5:30 p.m. and ran until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.