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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

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.

 

Squared Provides Soundtracks to Popular Franklinton Festivals Again in 2015

This past month, Squared once again brought the underground sounds of Detroit, Berlin and beyond to the masses at the two best summer festivals in Columbus – Urban Scrawl and Independents’ Day. Over four days covering two weekends, Squared talent such as Lower Frequency, Coma Coz, Lights Out, and Jason Allen shared the stage with other local favorites like DJ Trueskillz, Druid Cloak, Kevin Brugger, Ororo, and Jenny Arcade.

Squared is a longtime contributor to Franklinton’s Urban Scrawl, having provided the soundtrack for 5 of the festival’s 9 incarnations. Working closely with the Franklinton Arts District and other participating organizations, Squared curates the local talent behind the decks, on the dancefloor and on the mic, extending beyond its own roster, to ensure a unique experience that captures the diversity of sound heard throughout the city.

Amidst a backdrop of fresh paint brushed on murals evolving before attendees’ eyes, youngsters danced among b-boys and old funk samples intermixed with disco, soul, house, techno and more. Not even periodic rains could stop the flow of people, as the weekend-long event drew even larger crowds than ever before.

Taking place in Franklinton itself for the second year in a row, former downtown resident Independents’ Day continued to settle into its new home over the last weekend of summer. The new location is a welcome change that led to a much less congested experience for those looking to enjoy all that the underground Columbus music scene has to offer. Like previous years, Squared managed the electronic presence at ID15, bringing in sound, talent and production. Echoing throughout food truck alley, house, techno, and drum & bass drew in those looking to dance and those looking to eat.

Over the course of the weekend, early sets from Ororo b2b Dingo8 and Beckett got people in the groove, while the ragga jungle and Drum & Bass of Mister Shifter had the entire crowd skanking before sundown. Even Druid Cloak’s deeper, darker, experimental sounds kept heads bobbing. It was another successful year for Independents’ Day and Squared, as techno thumped late into the night throughout Franklinton. With two more successful festivals etched into its long history, Squared looks forward to showcasing the best in Columbus electronic music to even more new fans next year.

ID15 (Independent’s Day 2015)

 

Independents’ Day returns for a celebration of the
music, art, performances, food and fun that fuels Columbus’ creative spirit.

A 2-day festival located in the heart of Columbus’ vibrant East Franklinton neighborhood, Squared will host Independents’ Day 2015’s electronic music area featuring some of the best acts in Ohio.

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Saturday
12:00-01:30 What the Bleep
01:30-02:30 Skubi
02:30-03:30 Noelsferatu
03:30-04:30 DJ Egotronic
04:30-05:30 Doctor Zapata LIVE
05:30-06:30 Aaron Beckett
06:30-07:30 Mister Shifter
07:30-08:30 Coma Coz
08:30-09:30 Lower Frequency
09:30-10:30 Jason Allen

Sunday
12:00-01:00 DJ Neil Jaye
01:00-02:30 Jake C b2b R-Masie
02:30-04:00 Dingo8 b2b Ororo
04:00-05:30 DJ Push b2b Aaron Austen
05:30-06:30 foi oi oi
06:30-07:30 Druid Cloak
07:30-08:30 The Fallen LIVE

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Urban Scrawl is a free, 2-day festival presented by the Franklinton Arts District at 400 West Rich featuring the live creation of murals by Columbus artists as well as performances by local DJs and dancers curated by Squared. Since 2006 Urban Scrawl has provided Columbus artists a way to flex their creative muscle and participate in Central Ohio’s largest ongoing urban renewal project. Each year the number of participants, mural panels, sponsors, and attendees grows making this a landmark summer event in Columbus, Ohio.

Once the panels are completed they will be available at an annual Art for Franklinton fundraiser auction to benefit Franklinton Arts District’s new George Bellows Artist Grants program. Other panels not auctioned are weather sealed and mounted in cooperation with Franklinton businesses to help enliven the community of Franklinton, Central Ohio’s historic first settlement.

This year Urban Scrawl is Saturday, August 29th from noon to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 30th from noon to 6:00 p.m.

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Saturday
12:00-12:55 BBX
12:55-01:50 foi oi oi
01:50-02:10 P The Emcee
02:10-03:10 Mister Shifter
03:10-04:05 Coma Coz
04:05-05:00 DJ Kevin Brugger
05:00-05:20 Fleauxchild
05:20-06:15 Jenny Arcade
06:15-07:10 True Skillz
07:10-08:10 Lower Frequency
08:10-09:05 Lights Out
09:05-10:00 Brian Cheng

Sunday
12:00-01:00 JaH KiLLiN
01:00-01:20 Senseless
01:20-01:40 Phizz Ed
01:40-02:40 What the Bleep
02:40-03:00 PATH
03:00-03:20 Kaz & Royal T
03:20-04:20 Ghost Gardens
04:20-04:40 LethalFX & Tony C
04:40-06:00 Scooter

 

Mojostock 2015

 

It is an honor that Squared’s foi oi oi & What the Bleep are being invited to play one of the Midwest’s favorite small festivals at the Sleepybear Campground outside of Indianapolis, IN. They are featured alongside such names as Vaski, The Main Squeeze, Shy Guy Says, Kaleidoscope Jukebox, and numerous more TBA.

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Independents' Day 2014

Independents’ Day 2014

 

Squared returns to the annual Independent’s Day fest to highlight the very best musical currents flowing throughout Columbus’s underground electronic scene. Squared’s stage showcases eclectic sounds that you can’t hear just anywhere: the soulful, funky sounds of house, the deeper side of techno, rhythmic drum and bass and forward-thinking bass music. With an unrivaled roster of live electronic acts and DJs, and visual projections, Squared’s lineup is sure to be a hit at Land Grant Brewery this year, as it has been at Independents’ Days past. Come dance the day away with us from noon until eleven on Saturday, September 20th.

Each year, Independents’ Day is comprised of various performers, vendors, food offerings and special features that make the event unique. Squared is proud to present the Electronic Dance Area once again, featuring some of the best local producers, DJs, and performers the city has to offer.

Confirmed Acts:

Aaron Austen
Beckett
Dingo8
foi oi oi
Foust
Ginsu Von Mixwell III
Ill Atmospherics (Live)
Kevin Parrish (Live)
Lower Frequency
Ororo
Scooter (Live)
Rocketnerd
The Fallen (Live)
What the Bleep

 

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Returning for its fourth consecutive year, Squared has announced its lineup for the 2014 installment of the Franklinton Arts District’s annual Urban Scrawl festival, to be held Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. Since 2010, Squared has showcased Columbus’s best electronic musicians, as well as breakdancing exhibitions led by James Alexander, who returns to lead a children’s breakdancing battle between Battle Talez and Circle Villains along with adult battle exhibitions.The breakdancing exhibits are set to a backdrop of classic funk and hip-hop breaks from DJ Dedikate of Musicality fame on Saturday and Kevin Brugger on Sunday. Lower Frequency’s Saturday evening set and DJ Push’s Sunday evening set will include a house dance performance from the Jump Crew. A first for Urban Scrawl, Squared’s 2014 lineup will feature beatboxing by Youngstown transplant LethalFX, who has shared a stage with the likes of Rusko, Snoop Dogg and Rahzel.The Saturday lineup includes performances by veteran FBK playing a special birthday set and Night Mode, the curators of Columbus’s up and coming quarterly dance party of same name, leading into a closing set by Cosmictraveler on Saturday. Other Sunday acts include Hawstyle and Bohno with Squared’s Beckett closing out the festival.

See below for full schedule:

Saturday, August 23
12:00 – 01:30 Cosmictraveler
01:30 – 02:30 Mister Shifter
02:30 – 03:30 Carma
03:30 – 03:45 B.B.X (Beatboxing Performance)
03:45 – 05:30 Dedikate (Hip-Hop Dance Performances)
05:30 – 06:30 Lower Frequency (Techno Dance Performances)
06:30 – 07:30 FBK
07:30 – 09:00 Night Mode Sound System
09:00 – 10:00 Cosmictraveler

Sunday, August 24
12:00 – 01:00 Hawstyle
01:00 – 02:00 Bohno
02:00 – 02:20 LethalFX (Beatboxing Performance)
02:20 – 04:00 DJ Kevin Brugger (Hip-Hop Dance Performances)
04:00 – 05:00 DJ Push (House Music Dance Performances)
05:00 – 06:00 Beckett

 Times are subject to change.

Urban Scrawl is a 2-day festival that features the live creation of murals by Columbus artists, artist and food vendors, as well as performances by musicians, DJs and break dancers. Urban Scrawl provides Columbus artists a way to flex their creative muscle and participate in Central Ohio’s largest ongoing urban renewal project.