Columbus Crossing
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Art GALA to benefit Community Refugee and Immigration Services of Ohio

Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 139 West Main St., Columbus, Ohio.

Public Auction of The Columbus Crossing Borders original paintings.

While millions are fleeing war, terror and persecution, 34 artists and a film crew have engaged in a mission to inspire understanding, compassion and support. This mission, called the Columbus Crossing Borders Project, is currently touring the United States as an art exhibit and documentary film.

Through partnership with Community Refugee and Immigration Services the audience takes an intimate look into the arduous journeys of refugees who have been willing to share their personal stories on film. Taking inspiration from these stories, 34 artists were asked to work as a cooperative community, being challenged to ‘cross the borders’ into each other’s paintings. The result is a visual collage served up as a tribute to the resilience, strength and spirit of those who have survived the hardship of forced migration.

On April 4, 2020 the original Columbus Crossing Borders paintings will be auctioned to the public. All proceeds from the sale of these 34 paintings will be donated to Community Refugee and Immigration Services in support of their work.

Please join us for this special evening which will include hors d’oeuvres, a host bar and live music from the Bhutanese-Nepali Druk Fusion Band. 

To purchase tickets, please click this link.

If you are interested in becoming a Gala sponsor, please click here for more information or contact Amanda Epting at aepting@cris-ohio.org.

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