Pecha Kucha at Junctionview Studios on August 9

Pecha Kucha Columbus

photo by Jill Moorhead

Pecha Kucha Columbus will present its next event on Thursday, August 9 outside of Junctionview Studios (behind the building). Festivities kick off at 7:30 p.m. with live music by The Randys and presentations begin at 8:00.

Each speaker will follow the international Pecha Kucha format of showing 20 images and speaking about each image for 20 seconds. Presenters include Matthew Barnes and Jacob Taylor with CivitasNow, Bear Braumoeller from Slow Food Columbus, Erin Corrigan of Independents’ Day, Kim Crabtree from IM Creative, Connie De Jong with Global Gallery, dance artist Cassia Hinchman, artist Lisa McLymont, executive speech coach Ruth Milligan, Amy Spears from Ohio Roller Girls, and Lauren Wilson of Freshbox Catering. Presenters are subject to change. Pecha Kucha is about sharing passion and creativity, and is not a forum for sales pitches, commercial presentations, or self-promotional material.

A pop-up art show will be on display, featuring work by Catherine Bell Smith and Helma Groot. Food trucks will include Blu Olive, Green Meanie, and OH! Burgers, as organized by Food Fort Columbus. THOUGHTco will screen print T-shirts for guests throughout the evening ($5 for shirts brought from home and $12 to buy a new one). Scott Vayo will deejay the event.

The suggested donation is $2 per person, benefiting Pecha Kucha Columbus. Attendees are encouraged to bring reusable cups (for the water fountain) and lawn chairs. Junctionview Studios is located at 889 Williams Avenue in Grandview. Free parking is available on the street and alongside the building. Visit for a detailed map. Carpooling and bicycling are encouraged.

About Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha Columbus

photo by Kevin Fox

Pecha Kucha Night was devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture. It was founded in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for designers to meet and share their work in public, and has morphed into a massive celebration with events in 530 cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chitchat,” it rests on a simple and momentum-driven presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds. Pecha Kucha Columbus was formed by a group of designers and community members in February of 2007. This will be the group’s 22nd event.


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