About the festival
2016 was the ninth iteration of Independents' Day Festival that took place in Columbus, OH and it was the third year I had been involved with the festival. ID Fest was a celebration of art, music, and maker culture in general. This was the first time the festival had been broken up into zones, and I partnered with Josh Miller to create Gritty City.
This zone was designed to celebrate the vibrant culture found on the streets of large cities all over the world. The music featured on our stage ranged from hip-hop, to thrash metal, and even a combination of the two during one performance. We brought in artists from all over the country to add their individual styles to the surfaces we created. When all was said and done, our subway car installation was named the #1 Columbus Art Installation in 2016 by Columbus Underground.
PLANNING & BUILDING
Gritty City took about three months to plan, and two months to build. ID Fest was unique because the creative leads got to work directly with their sponsors to create unique and engaging installations. throughout the festival