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Central Ohio artists of every discipline are wanted in Gahanna.

Kevin Dengel, president of the Gahanna Area Arts Council, said the group is seeking experienced and emerging visual artists to display and sell their work at its headquarters, Momentum House, 116 Mill St.

Local musical talent also is being sought for a series of concerts at Momentum, he said.

“Our goal right now is to gather more artists of all different disciplines so that we can diversify the types of programming we’re able to offer at Momentum House this year,” said Christian Peck, the council’s development chairman. “Since we opened in the house last June, we’ve held lectures, classes, workshops and gallery shows, but most of them have been centered around visual art.”

Peck said the group hopes to find musicians and performers who would be interested in holding shows on dates that are still to be determined.

Dates will be selected based on how many performers answer the call, he said.

Dengel said some acts have been scheduled but many dates remain available.

“In keeping with our mission to support the creative economy, every performance will be paid,” he said. “The venue is small, so sellouts are expected and spillover anticipated.”

Peck said the arts council hopes to schedule one to two concerts per month.

“For each date, the concert would be open to the public and proceeds would be paid to the performers,” he said. “We’ll provide sound and stage (equipment), and we’ll help with ticket sales, but we’ll ask the band to help promote the event to their networks, too.”

For visual artists interested in displaying their work, Dengel said, the gallery’s exhibits typically last six to eight weeks, and the schedule is booked through March.

“So with enough lead time, even your works-in-progress will be considered,” he said. “(There are) no limitations on the subject matter. We want your biggest, boldest ideas.”

Dengel said the gallery is small, so…

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