Urban Scrawl 12

 

Urban Scrawl is a 2-day arts festival organized by the Franklinton Arts District featuring the live creation of murals by talented artists from central Ohio and beyond. Since 2007, Urban Scrawl has provided Columbus artists a way to showcase their talent while participating in Central Ohio’s largest ongoing urban renewal project. Each year the number of participants, murals, sponsors, and attendees grows making this a landmark summer event in Columbus, Ohio.

These completed murals are now being made available for purchase annually at the Art for Franklinton fundraiser auction to benefit Franklinton Arts District’s new George Bellows Artist Grants program. Other murals not appearing in the fundraiser auction are weather-sealed and mounted publicly in the neighborhood, in cooperation with local businesses, to help enliven the community of Franklinton, Central Ohio’s historic first settlement.

This 2-day, free event features:
  • 50 artists creating murals
  • A performing arts stage presented by Squared
  • Beatboxing exhibition presented by Shut Your Mouth and Beatbox
  • Breakdancing exhibitions and a 3 round tournament presented by Flavor’d Flow Studios
  • A Children’s art space featuring collaborative kids art projects
  • Cold Beer and frosty cocktails from Land GrantRhinegeist and Middle West Spirits
  • Food and drinks Fetty’s Street Food, J-Pops, Bottoms Up, Sunnyside Tacos, Oh Burgers, Street Thyme, and Ajumama.
  • Custom t-shirt screen printing on-site by Positive Negative Press
  • Art awards for Crowd Favorite, Franklinton Arts District Board Favorite, and Artist Favorite

 

 

Mural Painting

Saturday, August 25

Breakdancing Tournament (15 & Under)

Presented by Flavor’d Flow Studios

Schedule

12:00-02:00 What the Bleep
02:00-03:30 RaymondT Vinyl
03:30-04:00 (Breakdance Exhibition) w/ DJ True Skillz
04:00-06:00 Cosmictraveler
06:00 Voting Begins for Murals
06:00-06:45 George Bellows Grant Announcements
06:45-8:45 Jason Allen
08:45-09:00 Lethal FX
09:00-10:00 Coma Coz

Breakdancing

Sunday, August 26

Breakdancing Tournament (15 & Under)

Presented by Flavor’d Flow Studios

*Sign up ends at 3:30 p.m.

Schedule

12:00-01:00 Dingo8 (live)
01:00-02:00 Dr. Zapata (live)
02:00-03:30 Beckett
03:00 Voting Ends for Murals
03:30-04:00 (Breakdance Battle – Preliminary ) w/ DJ Kevin Brugger
04:00-04:45 Urban Scrawl 12 Awards
04:45-05:00 D-Lyrical
05:00-06:00 (Breakdance Battle – Finals) w/ DJ Kevin Brugger

 

Beatboxing
Urban Scrawl
Mural Painting

Urban Scrawl 11

 

Urban Scrawl is a 2-day arts festival organized by the Franklinton Arts District featuring the live creation of murals by talented artists from central Ohio and beyond. Since 2007, Urban Scrawl has provided Columbus artists a way to showcase their talent while participating in Central Ohio’s largest ongoing urban renewal project. Each year the number of participants, murals, sponsors, and attendees grows making this a landmark summer event in Columbus, Ohio.

These completed murals are now being made available for purchase annually at the Art for Franklinton fundraiser auction to benefit Franklinton Arts District’s new George Bellows Artist Grants program. Other murals not appearing in the fundraiser auction are weather-sealed and mounted publicly in the neighborhood, in cooperation with local businesses, to help enliven the community of Franklinton, Central Ohio’s historic first settlement.

This 2-day, free event features:
  • 50 artists creating murals
  • A performing arts stage presented by Squared
  • Beatboxing exhibitions presented by Shut Your Mouth and Beatbox
  • Breakdancing exhibitions and a 3 round tournament presented by Flavor’d Flow Studios
  • A Children’s art space featuring collaborative kids art projects
  • Cold Beer and frosty cocktails from Rhinegeist and Middle West Spirits
  • Food from OH! Burgers, Fetty’s Street Food, Dos Hermanos Taco Truck, Ajumama, and Sunnyside Tacos
  • Custom t-shirt screen printing on-site by Positive Negative Press
  • Art awards for Crowd Favorite, Franklinton Arts District Board Favorite, and Artist Favorite

 

 

Mural Painting

Saturday, August 26

Beatboxing Exhibitions

2:00, 4:00, 6:00, and 8:00 p.m.
Presented by Shut Your Mouth and Beatbox

Breakdancing Exhibition

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Presented by Flavor’d Flow Studios

Schedule

12:00-02:00 Cosmictraveler
02:00-02:10 Blair Lehmkuhl
02:10-04:00 Aaron Beckett
04:00-04:10 LethalFX
04:10-06:00 Jackie Boy
06:00-06:10 EtaCarinaPhenix
06:10-08:00 Kevin Brugger
08:00-08:10 JAB
08:10-10:00 Secret Sauce

*Set times are subject to change

Breakdancing

Sunday, August 27

Breakdancing Tournament (15 & Under)

*Sign up ends at 3:30 p.m.
4:10 p.m. (Round 1)
4:50 p.m. (Round 2)
5:30 p.m. (Finals)

Presented by Flavor’d Flow Studios

Beatboxing Exhibitions

4:00, 4:40, and 5:20 p.m.
Presented by Shut Your Mouth and Beatbox

Schedule

12:00-02:00 What the Bleep
02:00-03:30 Ororo
03:30-04:00 Announcements (FAD)
04:00-04:10 bstone
04:10-04:40 True Skillz (Round 1)
04:40-04:50 KaO
04:50-05:20 True Skillz (Round 2)
05:20-05:30 LethalFX
05:30-06:00 True Skillz (Finals)

*Set times are subject to change

 

Beatboxing
Urban Scrawl
Mural Painting

Restart

 

Restart returns on ‘Black Friday’ for the best night of funky disco edits and soulful house music with residents Ororo and Dingo8, and special guest J.R. Clark from Grown Ass Folks. No cover. 18+

J.R. Clark started playing records over 20 years ago working through the mid 90’s early 2000’s in NYC. Playing house all over the East Village he also worked for Syntax distribution which fueled his undying love for vinyl. Now he continues to love all things House, Disco and Edits with his party Grown Ass Folks which has played host to Razor N’ Tape, Sleazy McQueen (Whiskey Disco), Jarrett Tebbetts (Hot Mass/Cold Cuts), The Almond Brothers (NYC), and JP Source (Source Material). His style pulls from all of those influences and adds in his own special touch that can take you from Gospel House bangers to deep Detroit synthetics without missing a beat. Smiles, shaking booties and good times are all he asks in return.


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Body Language

 

Body Language is a free, monthly dance party, the second Saturday of every month. Resident DJ Lower Frequency and midislut, along with special guest 1 Auxy, spin a mix of cutting-edge techno, electro, house, and more. Hosted by BBX.

Mike Poe began forming his musical interests at an early age. He was fascinated by the use of electronic instruments in modern music and began listening to progressive rock groups such as Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Rick Wakeman in the 70’s. It was his mother who introduced him to the experimental electronic tones of Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. His appreciation for these creative styles lead to the creation of midislut.

A product of the 90’s Midwest rave scene 1 Auxy’s love affair with everything techno began while still attending high school in his hometown of Akron. Raving on the weekends exposed him to the many sounds of the era but what made the biggest impact were the dj’s and records coming out of other near by Midwestern cities like Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland and Chicago.

In ’95 1 Auxy began digging for the sounds he was hearing on the weekends at local record store Riff-Raff and Dan Curtin’s Deep Records. Buying his first decks soon after, he quickly became obsessed with the art of mixing records and spent countless hours practicing until he was good enough to be offered his first club and rave gigs in ’96.

2016 finds 1 Auxy still digging for the perfect record, still dj’ing and loving it now more then ever. This summer he launched his series of rooftop parties in Akron called ‘Seasonal’ – hosting some of his favorite Midwest selectors and live acts under his ‘banish/invoke’ flag. 2017 will see banish/invoke launch a label releasing trippy esoteric techno records by some of his favorite stateside techno and house producers as well as his own output.

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Restart

 

It’s time to boo-gie to our haunted house! Join us for our Haloween costume party. Restart DJ’s Ororo, Dingo8 and special guest Jackie Boy, will be laying down the spooky tunes.

Jack Sheets, also known as Jackie Boy, has been a notable figure in underground electronic music for nearly two decades.
As a burgeoning DJ in the Midwest United States during the 1990’s, the Ohio-native took advantage of his nearby surroundings of Chicago, Detroit, and Columbus by making warehouse raves a weekly ritual. A steady diet of techno, house, and drum & bass helped Jack keep an open mind musically, as he was never one to discriminate based on genre.

After years of making waves as Shapeshifter, a drum & bass DJ, Jack co-founded the production duo Random Movement with close friend Mike Richards in 2001. Random Movement quickly rose to prominence with releases on some of the biggest labels in the industry, including Breakbeat Science, Innerground Records, Bassbin, and Timeless Recordings. Their breakthrough single “Stars In The Dark” on Ireland’s Bassbin Records shot the duo into the international spotlight and remains a defining moment. Eventually Mike Richards relocated to Florida, and Jack moved on from the partnership. They remain close friends, and occasionally DJ together in reunion tag-team set performances.

In 2014, Jack embarked on a solo drum & bass production venture as Mister Shifter, with a debut release on Fanu’s Lightless Recordings based out of Finland. With techno & house side-projects as Jackie Boy, Jack continues to not be held down to one particular genre.

Known for his eclectic taste, technical skill, and knack for moving dance floors, he continues to be a crowd favorite while showcasing tracks across a vast array of influences, tempos & timelines.

No cover. 18+ Costumes are encouraged, but not manditory.

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Body Language

 

Body Language, our free, monthly dance party, the second Saturday of every month turns 2 years old this month! Resident DJ Lower Frequency, birthday boy Aaron Beckett, and special guest Josh Mace, spin a mix of cutting-edge techno, electro, house, and more.

Low sub-bass, UK influenced breaks, and stomping house beats provoke involuntary bodily movements when artist Josh Mace puts down a track. Within close proximity to Chicago, Detroit, and New York, native of Akron, OH DJ/Producer Josh Mace has grown up in the middle of an electronic music mecca. Exposed at an early age to electronic sounds in a middle school music-tech class, Mace was then introduced to a world of sound possibilities. Soon after, Mace found himself exploring and interweaving connection within electronic music, particularly favoring the expression that house and techno provided for him with a strong influence coming from bass music in Bristol.

Breaking out as an independent artist in 2012 is where it started for Mace. His single ‘Call Me’ was featured on Parisian label B.YRSLF Division. Josh continued his journey self-releasing singles & mixtapes while gaining support from local heavy hitters Brent Still Life & Thunder St. Clair. Acquiring residencies at infamous Cleveland parties Based & Submerged provided an outlet to share bills with global and national talent including acts like Distal, Clicks & Whistles, Jason Burns, Jim-E Stack, Vin Sol, Benito, Jaw Jam, A-Sides, Coyote Clean Up, Freeze-Tag, Prism, Golf Clap, and many more. After relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, Josh Mace became a regular fixture at the renowned club Monarch with the Soundpieces weekly event.

Inspired by his stay in California, Josh returned to Ohio and landed notable releases and press in 2014 with ‘Without A Gimmick’ on Washington, DC label Car Crash Set, and ‘Time in Yuba’ in 2015 on the Barcelona based Tracy Recordings label. Josh has set his place in the electronic music community having appeared on various established labels in the US and Europe. While continuing to further his passion with music Josh and his friend Jeff Everett launched Sequel Sound recordings, providing a platform for artists in the Midwest and Bay Area to build their catalogues and careers. Josh Mace’s excess of inspirations fuel his endless creative endeavors which are sure to be anticipated and enjoyed for years to come.

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Restart

 

Restart returns in September for the best night of funky disco and soulful house music with residents Ororo and Dingo8, plus special guest DJ Push.

For nearly 2 decades, there has been a fire, a love, a passion to play music for people inside DJ Push. Since 1998, Push Productions has worked to create events that let people loose themselves in the funky beats of house music. When it comes to the four on the floor, DJ Push is a heavyweight, schooled from the old to the new, he knows how to move dance floors, so prepare to dance.

The last couple of years have proven exceptionally succesful in bringing the message of good house music to the city of Columbus. DJ Push has gained a lot of momentum and notoriety in the electronic music scene, working with organizations like Trauma and their sister party, Drauma. When asked about Restart, Push said “I cant wait to move your feet!”

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Body Language

 

Body Language is a free, monthly dance party, the second Saturday of every month hosted by B.B.X. Special guest DJ, Subtractive joins Coma Coz and Lower Frequency to bring you the best in underground house, techno, electro, and more. Reinforced sound provided by Bus8 Audio. No Cover.

With a drummer for a father, and a sister who was into illegal street racing, Alex Hunt’s (aka Subtractive) childhood was anything but normal. By age 13, Alex was already hooked by the euphoric, confidence-inducing sounds of electronic dance music; “I used to beg my sister to let me ride along on races … Sometimes she would give in. The days following, I would be asking her what the music was that her friends were listening to in the car.”

After his initial exposure, it didn’t take long for Hunt to dedicate himself to learning the art of music creation. Without means to to travel to the more vibrant music scenes of Detroit or Chicago, the young producer spent his nights practicing skills such as mixing, sampling, and synthesis. As years went on, Alex began making the trek from Indiana to Detroit nearly every weekend. With a head full of production knowledge and an eagerness to experience Detroit’s underground party scene, the cards were right for Alex Hunt to undergo a musical transformation; this is when he became Subtractive.

An artist whose eyes and ears are consistently set on the future, Subtractive strives to create music that is totally non-traditional. His compositions explore the limits of electronic sound, while maintaining a rhythm which is irresistible to dancers. Dream-like synth melodies and pristinely processed vocals float over the top of floor shaking bass, creating a groove which consists of equal parts dance party and introspective voyage. A true master of manipulating energy, Subtractive’s productions take his listeners on a journey that has captivated many across the globe.

 

Urban Scrawl 10

 

Urban Scrawl is a 2-day arts festival organized by the Franklinton Arts District featuring the live creation of murals by talented artists from central Ohio and beyond. Since 2007, Urban Scrawl has provided Columbus artists a way to showcase their talent while participating in Central Ohio’s largest ongoing urban renewal project. Each year the number of participants, murals, sponsors, and attendees grows making this a landmark summer event in Columbus, Ohio.

These completed murals are now being made available for purchase annually at the Art for Franklinton fundraiser auction to benefit Franklinton Arts District’s new George Bellows Artist Grants program. Other murals not appearing in the fundraiser auction are weather-sealed and mounted publicly in the neighborhood, in cooperation with local businesses, to help enliven the community of Franklinton, Central Ohio’s historic first settlement.

The 2-day, free event features:

  • A DJ, MC, and Breakdancing stage presented by Squared
  • Cold Beer from Rhinegeist and cocktails from Middle West Spirits
  • Great local food trucks
  • A Children’s art space featuring collaborative kids art projects
  • Custom t-shirt screen printing on-site from Positive Negative Press
  • Art awards to be given for Crowd Favorite, Franklinton Arts District Board Favorite, and Artist Favorite

Saturday

Children’s Breakdancing (15 and under) Competition
Presented by Flavor’d Flow Studios

12:00-01:00 DJ Hawstyle
01:00-02:00 DJ Coma Coz
02:00-03:00 DJ Secret Sauce
03:00-04:00 DJ Lower Frequency
04:00-05:00 DJ Kevin Brugger
05:00-05:30 Breakdancing Battle (Round 1) DJ True Skillz
05:30:06:30 DJ What the Bleep
06:30-07:00 Breakdancing Battle (Round 2) DJ True Skillz
07:00-08:00 DJ foi oi oi
08:00-08:30 Breakdancing Battle (Finals) DJ True Skillz
08:30-10:00 DJ The Enigma

Sunday

Beatboxing Exhibitions
Presented by Shut Your Mouth & Beatbox

12:00-01:30 DJ A Boy & His Dog
01:30-01:40 MC KaO
01:40-02:10 DJ SATELE (Live)
02:10-02:20 MC bstone
02:20-03:20 DJ Beckett
03:20-03:35 MC B.B.X
03:35-04:35 DJ Mister Shifter
04:35-04:50 MC Lethal FX
04:50-05:50 DJ Raymond T. Vinyl
05:50-06:00 MC EtaCarinaPhenix

*Set times are subject to change

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VOLUNTEER SIGNUP

Urban Scrawl 10 still needs just a handful of volunteers. If you are interested in signing up for a shift, click the button above and let us know! All volunteers will be given drink tickets for their efforts.

 

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