ArtBeat Radio, Arts in the Heart of Columbus!

Artbeat to me, is the life of Columbus. For two weeks, people come together and express themselves through their art. Me being originally from Augusta, Georgia I know of festivals like this such as Arts in the Hear. But Artbeat to me is special because of my involvement in it every year.

This week at the NPACE radio center I got to interview some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. Latino artist, sculpture artist , actors, dancers, chairmen of committees.

The key that I’ve learned from working on Radio with Josh Pate is in instances like this let him take over and do all the work!

No I’m just kidding, but the thing that really has people come alive on air is talking about their passion. Having them sit down and explain their life, their art, their angle. That is what really makes the whole thing pop.

Where else are people of different nationalities, cultures, backgrounds, and artistic taste going to meet up and become one for two weeks?

The answer is nowhere, nowhere but Artbeat.

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Jessica Word- Preparing for Artbeat 2013

The NPACE center is as busy as ever!

We are hurriedly preparing for Artbeat 2013.  ARTBEAT is a community-wide effort that celebrates and supports creative individual and arts organizations in Columbus, Georgia. Their mission is to provide culture, engagement, and education and the theme for this year is “Art in the Streets.” Artbeat 2013 will take place on  March 14-31.

For more information check out their website and official Facebook page:

I was unable to be here for  Artbeat last year, so I am excited not only to attend but to assist in filming a majority of these events! The NPACE center is throwing everything they’ve got at this event, and all the interns, assistants, and students will be helping to cover every event. Courtney and I are working on a sign-up sheet for students to first volunteer for events they want to cover and then we will assign students to events accordingly.

Professor Hart’s Video Production II class will make a collaborative documentary of this two-week arts extravaganza. Students were also offered the opportunity to turn Artbeat into their own personal documentary. I took Professor Hart up on his offer, and I can’t wait to get started on my project!

One event that I am especially excited about is the Color Me Rad 5k. The race will take place on March 23 and I am volunteering.  This is how it works: you start out as clean as a slate. Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your clean, painter’s palate until you cross the finish line into a final explosion of color. I think this will be an amazing opportunity for the students to film this run.

If you are interested in volunteering or running go this website: