March in Ohio *sigh* is typically characterized by celebrating sandal weather on a Monday and pulling out a parka from the back of your closet between tears by Friday. Luckily, we live in a city where something inspiring and informative is going on every night to keep us busy while we wait for patio season and Midwest sunshine to commit to us full time. We've highlighted a few bigger events coming up this month that we are especially excited about, but that doesn't mean the rest of what's happening this month isn't worth prioritizing. Head over to our creative calendar to see the entire list of activities here.
GenWex Presents: Off the Grid
Saturday, March 3 at the Wexner Center for the Arts
Known as THE contemporary art party of the year, Off the Grid festivities are scheduled to ensue this Saturday, March 3 at the Wexner Center for the Arts from 9:00-midnight. If you aren't familiar with Off the Grid, the night includes (but is not limited to) access to the galleries, non-stop dancing to live music from your favorite local acts and incredible eats from Columbus restaurants. Bonus: your ticket will help fund future Wexner Center education programs for children and youth. Convinced this is a night you can't miss? Buy your ticket here before it's too late!
Columbus Web Analytics Wednesday: Is There Really Influence in Influencer Marketing?
Wednesday, March 8 at Rev1 Ventures
CbusWAW is back to their normal Wednesday cadence this month and will be holding an evening talk with local influencer marketing experts Brian Zuercher and Alex Ditty from SEEN on March 8 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Rev1 Ventures.
At SEEN, Brian and Alex work with brand powerhouses like Hershey’s, Reebok and Hilton in the influencer marketing space. On Wednesday they'll share their expert insights and tools to help answer questions about influencer discovery, influencer impact, ROI, and what’s trending. Learn more about how to register for this always free event here.
Thursday, March 9 at The Bluestone
The highly anticipated ADDYs are back Thursday, March 9 at The Bluestone and this year the show is sporting a hilarious and relatable theme, The Proper Care and Feeding of the Creative Ego. According to AAF Columbus, 7 out of 10 egos suffer from malnourishment— fuel yours with an award or two, mingle with other fellow hangry egos in the industry and celebrate the best of creative in Columbus. We'll be there sponsoring the VIP Preview Party from 5:00-6:30pm— come hang out with us, see the winning work and vote on your favorite submission for the first ever Viewer's Choice Award that will be announced later during the show. More info & tickets for the show can be found here.
Pacesetters After Hours at the Pizzuti Collection
Saturday March 11 at the Pizzuti Collection
The Pacesetters will host an evening at the Pizzuti Collection on Saturday, March 11 from 6:00-9:00 pm, offering complimentary admission into the galleries. This is a great way to check out the new exhibition, Visions from India, meet fellow art lovers in the community and enjoy fancy cocktails before heading out for your typical Saturday evening in the Short North. Learn more about The Pacesetters and the Pizzuti Collection here.
AMA Luncheon: Building Purpose-Driven Brands
Tuesday, March 21 at Franklin University
Join AMA Columbus for a talk on purpose-driven brands at Franklin University on March 21 over lunch. The featured speaker, Dan Stanek, Chief Strategy Officer at Ologie, will discuss his experience working with Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities and how building purpose into their brand strategy and communicating it across internal and external channels has impacted their bottom line. Learn more and register for AMA's March luncheon here.
That's not all Columbus has to offer this month— click to check out our full calendar of events.