Exhibit Columbus plans a meet up for drinks and to talk about design

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    Exhibit Columbus is making its presence known in downtown Columbus.

    Organizers of Exhibit Columbus, a three-month architectural event in Columbus, are inviting people in the community who love to talk design to meet up for a drink.

    Thursday marks the first #drinkingaboutdesign event, the beginning of weekly meet-up sessions at the Upland Columbus Pump House brew pub and restaurant. Community members and design fans can meet with Exhibit Columbus organizers and learn more about the upcoming exhibition, ask questions and learn more about the architectural designs that will be on display Aug. 26 to Nov. 26.

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    The inaugural event, from 4 to 6 p.m., will feature a talk with Rick Valicenti, founder and design director of Thirst, who created Exhibit Columbus’ distinctively colorful graphic identity, said Richard McCoy, Exhibit Columbus founder.

    Valicenti’s designs are featured on an Exhibit Columbus poster that will be distributed at Thursday’s meet-up, and are also featured on about 24 bright promotional banners that will line the entire length of Washington Street starting this week.

    McCoy said Valicenti’s designs are also being installed this morning in some windows of the former Republic building across from Columbus City Hall as an additional reminder of the Exhibit Columbus opening in just over three weeks.

    Exhibit Columbus banners now line Washington Street in downtown Columbus.
    Exhibit Columbus banners now line Washington Street in downtown Columbus.
    Quick Signs begins installation of an Exhibit Columbus wrap on the former Republic building in downtown Columbus.
    Quick Signs begins installation of an Exhibit Columbus wrap on the former Republic building in downtown Columbus.

    For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.

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    Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.