Arts preview: 'Sedgwick Ave.: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Culture'

Jim Fischer
Columbus Alive
“P” by Justin Withrow

A preview of sorts to this year's 2x2 Hip-Hop Festival, the “Sedgwick Ave.” exhibition at Blockfort will have its closing reception on Friday, July 27. 2x2 co-founder Josh Miller curated the exhibition, which celebrates hip-hop culture (Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx is regarded as the birthplace of hip-hop), featuring work by artists who are not, or at least not exclusively, street or graffiti artists.

“I'd always wanted to expand the way we have art at the festival, and here we get a real diverse group of artists making something besides graffiti,” Miller said in an interview at Blockfort. “We have over 180 submissions for music at the festival, so I wanted to be able to do the same for art and artists.”

The closing reception will include DJ and MC performances, as well as b-boys and b-girls dancing.


6-10 p.m. Friday, July 27

162 N. Sixth St., Downtown