Staff Pick: The Simpsons Fan Art Show at Cafe Bourbon Street

Thirteen local artists will have Simpsons-themed work on display during business hours through March 1

Andy Downing
Columbus Alive
Fan art by Danielle Talbots

"The Simpsons" has now been on the air for 33 seasons and counting, making it the longest-running scripted primetime show in television history. Indeed, the animated series has been on the air for so long that "South Park" built an entire episode around the idea that every possible plot point had already been covered by "The Simpsons." In an episode that aired two decades ago, in June 2002.

One thing "The Simpsons" hadn't done, however, was feature as the subject of a fan art show at beloved Columbus music dive Cafe Bourbon Street. Until now.

On Friday, Feb. 4, Bobo will host an opening for the Simpsons Fan Art Show, featuring the work of "about 13" local artists, according to organizer Hillary Jones. The launch party kicks off at 7 p.m. and features live performances from Brian Damage and Sorry Eric, along with the DJ work of Safe Passages. There's a suggested donation of $5-$10 for the event, and the work will remain on display during regular business hours through March 1.

Fan art by Hillary Jones