Exhibit preview: "Art for Franklinton" gives you chance to buy Urban Scrawl murals

Jesse Tigges, Columbus Alive

The auction for murals created during Urban Scrawl always features incredible - and quite large - pieces, but this year's event also comes with a worthwhile charitable component.

Proceeds from this year's sales will benefit the new George Bellows Grant Program, which assists artistically inclined Franklinton residents and enhances art and culture in the neighborhood.

Those looking to have their choice of pieces and not have to go through the auction process can purchase VIP tickets ($75) that includes early access, buy-it-now options, two free drinks, hors d'oeuvres and giveaways.

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General admission: 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, May 9

401 W. Rich St., Franklinton

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